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Since 2013, a Sports Management news archive of resources designed to support the book The Business of Sport Management, eds. John Beech and Simon Chadwick, Pearson Education. Regularly updated with news from the world of Sports Management.. See also http://tinyurl.com/TBOEM for Events Management news, including, for example, the FIFA World Cups.  Using the TAGS below is strongly recommended.
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10 top-earning football clubs from shirt sales and merchandise - ranked

10 top-earning football clubs from shirt sales and merchandise - ranked | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
The ten clubs that have generated the most income in 2023 from shirt and merchandise sales, including several Premier League clubs.
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Tebas says Boost LaLiga initiative has increased commercial revenues 33%

Tebas says Boost LaLiga initiative has increased commercial revenues 33% | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

February 20 – LaLiga president Javier Tebas has reported that LaLiga’s commercial revenues have grown by 33% since the launch of Boost LaLiga – an innovation scheme designed to increase the business capacity and revenues of Spanish clubs.
Tebas provided an update on the Boost La Liga project during the III Clubs Conference on February 6-7, highlighting growth in the areas of social media, commercial income and stadium attendance.

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European club football is booming, growing at more than €1bn a year, finds UEFA report

European club football is booming, growing at more than €1bn a year, finds UEFA report | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

February 15 – Top tier clubs in Europe have recorded aggregate revenue of just under €24 billion for the 2022 financial year, with projections that revenue will grown beyond €26 million in 2024.
Club football in Europe is booming and the growth does not seem to be capped.

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FC Barcelona Hit With Huge Multimillion-Dollar Blow By National Court

FC Barcelona Hit With Huge Multimillion-Dollar Blow By National Court | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped FC Barcelona has been hit with a huge economic blow on Friday as confirmed by Spain's National High Court.
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FIFA’s international transfer report charts record $9.63bn spent in 2023

FIFA’s international transfer report charts record $9.63bn spent in 2023 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

January 31 – Clubs worldwide spent a record $9.63 billion on international transfers last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2019 by more than $2 billion.
The latest figures published by FIFA in its Global Transfer Report represent a 48.1% increase compared to 2022 when transfer spending began to climb again after two years of belt-tightening due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The top 10 player transfers in 2023 accounted for over 10% of the entire outlay.

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FIFA And Soccer Agents: The Ongoing Clash In A Billion-Dollar Industry

FIFA And Soccer Agents: The Ongoing Clash In A Billion-Dollar Industry | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Rumbling beneath the January transfer market are unresolved tensions between FIFA and soccer agents—how they function and their perception is central moving forward.
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‘Rugby needs all the help it can get’: sport hunts F1-style Netflix uplift

‘Rugby needs all the help it can get’: sport hunts F1-style Netflix uplift | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Big names prepare for their close-ups as Six Nations: Full Contact aims to take rugby union to whole new audience
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Fifpro survey finds stadium security needs improvement

Fifpro survey finds stadium security needs improvement | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

January 12 – Security in stadiums must be improved and sanctions strengthened to deter physical and verbal abuse of footballers, according to a survey by the players’ union Fifpro.
A new report suggests this is a bigger concern than many might think.
Sixty-three per cent of the 41 national unions surveyed said the standard of security guards and stewarding was not high enough and needed improving, with 71% saying security checks on supporters entering stadiums were inadequate.

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Where Is Sports Betting Legal? A Guide To All 50 States

Where Is Sports Betting Legal? A Guide To All 50 States | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
There are 38 states that allow sports wagering in the U.S. Here's where the rest of the action is across America.
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England's men split with Rugby Players Association after 20-year partnership

England's men split with Rugby Players Association after 20-year partnership | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
England men's rugby union team choose to end their relationship with the Rugby Players Association (RPA).
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Inter Milan are on the verge of bankruptcy despite player sales

Inter Milan are on the verge of bankruptcy despite player sales | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Italian giants Inter Milan are reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy after financial problems with the Chinese company that owns the club.
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Gambling: Premier League and other sporting bodies urged to cut betting adverts

Gambling: Premier League and other sporting bodies urged to cut betting adverts | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
The Premier League and other sports governing bodies "should commit to cutting the volume" of gambling adverts in stadiums, says an influential group of MPs.
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German fan protests force DFL to scrap plans to raise private equity cash against TV rights

German fan protests force DFL to scrap plans to raise private equity cash against TV rights | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

February 22 – In a classic case of fan power, multiple protests have torpedoed plans by the German Football League (DFL) to sell a stake in its media rights income to an outside investor.
The stunning u-turn came after fans had for weeks littered pitches with everything from tennis balls to chocolate coins in opposition to the proposal.

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Belgian clubs go deep into the red with losses topping €190m

Belgian clubs go deep into the red with losses topping €190m | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

February 15 – Belgian clubs in the top two divisions recorded a cumulative loss of €193 million for the 2022-23 season, the licensing commission confirmed on Wednesday. Club Brugge, Union, STVV, Racing Genk, Kortrijk and Cercle Brugge were the only clubs out of 25 to not make a loss, confirming once again the chronic financial mismanagement that plagues Belgian clubs.
The cumulative loss exceeds the €156 million deficit of the 2021-22 season by 37 million euros.

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NFL heading to Madrid in 2025

NFL heading to Madrid in 2025 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

The NFL will play its first regular-season game in Spain next year after announcing plans for a fixture aThe NFL will play its first regular-season game in Spain next year after announcing plans for a fixture at the Santiago Bernabéu, home of LaLiga football club Real Madrid.

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Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams 2024

Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams 2024 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Lionel Messi’s arrival at Inter Miami last season created MLS’s second billion-dollar franchise—but they’re still not No. 1.
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Real Madrid beat Man City to top 2023/23 money league, PSG third

Real Madrid beat Man City to top 2023/23 money league, PSG third | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

January 25 – Real Madrid have reclaimed top spot in the annual Deloitte Football Money League, beating last year’s league leader Manchester City by a slim €5 million.
PSG broke into the top three positions followed by Barcelona on €300 million – €31 million behind their Spanish rivals.
Manchester City’s cross-town rivals Manchester United have dropped to fifth place (€746 million) and are now truly confirmed as Manchester’s second team, not only on team performance but also by being ahead by a substantial €80 million.

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Germany invests heavily in club sports

Germany invests heavily in club sports | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

Germany has achieved a highly convincing outcome in its ReStart
program - "Sport Moves Germany," as it not only saw an increase in the number of members in sports clubs but also enhanced better conditions for voluntary engagement and increased physical activity.

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Corona Cero becomes first Worldwide Olympic Partner to sponsor the Olympics

Corona Cero becomes first Worldwide Olympic Partner to sponsor the Olympics | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
For the first time in its 40-year sponsorship programme, the
International Olympic Committee has signed up Anheuser-Busch InBev as
a beer brand. The non-alcoholic version of the popular Corona beer,
Corona Cero, is set to become the first beverage of its kind to
sponsor the Olympic Movement.
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NASCAR Expands Sports Betting In North Carolina; When Remains A Question

NASCAR Expands Sports Betting In North Carolina; When Remains A Question | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
NASCAR announced new agreements with betting partners this week in North Carolina. When those agreements will take effect, however, is still an open question.
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PSG rethink stadium options as Stade de France bid deadline passes

PSG rethink stadium options as Stade de France bid deadline passes | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

January 5 – A deal that would see French Champions Paris Saint Germain relocate to the neighbouring Stade to France has not materialised, with the club set to stay put at the Parc des Princes for the time being.
The club were linked with a purchase of the Stade de France but were met with FFF (France Football Association) and FRF (France Rugby Association) restrictions involving priority usage, which the club were not prepared to uphold.

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PSG ends interest in purchasing Stade de France

PSG ends interest in purchasing Stade de France | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint-Germain has opted against submitting a bid to buy the Stade de France and will turn its attention to renovating its current home, the Parc des Princes, or building a new stadium.

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777 Partners-owned Standard Liège post losses of €20m+

777 Partners-owned Standard Liège post losses of €20m+ | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

January 3 – Belgian club Standard Liège have posted more than €20 million in losses for the 2022-23 season, bringing further damages to its finances and threatening the club’s future. 
On Wednesday, the club’s accounts were published by Belgium’s national bank, revealing a loss of €20.3 million, topping the €20.2 million loss in the 2021-22 season. Club debts has risen to €24 million.

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The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2023

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2023 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Iga Świątek, Eileen Gu and Coco Gauff are the top earners for the past 12 months as tennis players continue to dominate the annual pay ranking.
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