December 5, 2023

Sports Business

Messi Magic

Seemingly overnight, murals of Lionel Messi popped up on buildings across downtown Miami. Argentinian muralist Maximiliano Bagnasco, who has painted Messi murals around the world, was summoned in July shortly after word broke of the soccer icon's move to Inter Miami and went to work on the side of a mixed-use building near a rising condo development in Wynwood. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

Different Strokes

This spring in Delray Beach, Greg Bartoli and Tiger Woods will open their latest PopStroke golf entertainment location, their fifth in Florida. And more are on the way. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2023

Tennis sees resurgence during the pandemic

It's 90-plus degrees on a weekday morning in mid-July, but the 64-acre campus of the U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona is hopping. On 12 collegiate courts at the northeast corner of campus, summer camp participants are practicing serves and returns. Across the grounds in the tournament area, the nation's top players in the boys' 12-and-under division are battling it out in the national clay court championships. And inside the welcome center, younger summer camp players are milling about the pro shop and ducking into the Netpost Grill with their parents for a bite to eat. Read more »
Published on 9/7/2022

2018 MLB Spring Training Generated More Than $680 Million for Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Sports Foundation estimates that the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) spring training in Florida generated an economic impact of $687.1 million. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2018

Proposed ballpark for Tampa Bay Rays

The location would be in Ybor City, just outside downtown Tampa. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2018

Marlins announce new members of leadership team

Elisa Padilla, Travis Apple and Michael Shaw join club Read more »
Published on 5/17/2018

Soccer Goals

The ‘beautiful game' is making inroads throughout Florida, but its professional business affairs are — complicated. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Turning Radius: NASCAR tries to engage Millennials

NASCAR is trying to respond to the challenge faced by almost all spectator sports — how to engage Millennials. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Wrestle Mania: Grappling with the future of the WWE in Florida

WWE cultivates a new generation of foreign and female wrestlers at its training center in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

IRONMAN Expansion to Create 70 New Jobs at Tampa Headquarters

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that IRONMAN, a global endurance sports brand, will be expanding its Tampa headquarters and creating 70 new jobs. The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2018

Michael Jordan taps Bobby Weed Golf Design to design golf course at new Hobe Sound club

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – Bobby Weed Golf Design has been selected to design the golf course at GROVE XXIII, an exclusive, members-only private club under construction in Hobe Sound, Fla. NBA legend and avid golfer Michael Jordan is the majority partner in GROVE XXIII. The golf course is scheduled to be ready for play in 2019. Read more »
Published on 2/7/2018

Orlando Magic unveil NBA 2K league team name and logo

The Orlando Magic organization unveiled today the name and logo for its NBA 2K League team – Magic Gaming. As the Magic organization continue to grow its business, it ventures into the ever-growing esports landscape, tapping into the estimated 385 million fans. Magic Gaming, one of 17 NBA 2K League teams, will begin play in the league's inaugural season which tips off in May 2018. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

Fanatics Announces Formation of New Fanatics College Division

Company Acquires Fermata Partners to Create Robust Offering of Brand and Retail Services to Strengthen Connection between Universities and Fans Read more »
Published on 10/17/2017

Statement from Jeffrey Loria, previous owner of the Miami Marlins

"Owning the Miami Marlins has been one of the singular honors of my life. I want to thank our players, coaches and employees for the incredible dedication they brought to this pursuit. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to our loyal fans for your passion and commitment to what we built together." Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

MLB OKs Marlins sale to Sherman-Jeter group

Major League Baseball's owners unanimously welcomed Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter to the club on Wednesday, approving the Marlins sale to the group led by the venture capitalist and the Yankees legend. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

University of Miami Health System & Dolphins Announce Cornerstone Partnership at Hard Rock Stadium

The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveil $150 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium

Part of the renovations include a completely redesigned West Stadium Club Read more »
Published on 4/12/2017

Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship game set for Orlando

Kickoff remains set for primetime, national television on Saturday, December 3 Read more »
Published on 9/29/2016

College football is a 'touchdown' for Florida's local and state economies

It is Hurricane season in Florida. And Seminole season. And it's also the season for the Gators and Rattlers and Bulls and many others. After a long hot summer, Floridians are eagerly awaiting the return of college football. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2016

Publix acquires naming rights to Tiger Field in Lakeland

The stadium will be renamed Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

Sports Authority locations in Florida

Sports Authority has 61 stores in Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2016

Camping World secures naming rights for stadium and kickoff game

Entities now to be known as Camping World Stadium and Camping World Kickoff, respectively Read more »
Published on 4/26/2016

Spring training games in Florida reached record high per-game attendance

New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa had highest season attendance Read more »
Published on 4/20/2016

Florida sports business: Hockey power play

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik turned around a hockey organization that one person described as a ‘gong show.' Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Kick Starter: Aaron Davidson re-establishes pro soccer in Florida

Almost single-handedly, Aaron Davidson re-established pro soccer in Florida with his media company, Traffic Sports. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

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Largo Central Park comes alive with dazzling holiday lights
Largo Central Park comes alive with dazzling holiday lights

Largo Central Park came alive Sunday night with over two million dazzling LED lights lighting up holiday carnival rides.

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