The Irish brand, O’Neills announced less than a week ago it would be redirecting its sports apparel business to manufacture scrubs to assist medical workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The “Choice Of Champions” brand, established […]
What a time to be moving to a new city … Especially for me, with this sports business-focused blog, to go to the mecca of sports, America, and more specifically, Boston. “Titletown, USA” as some […]
Never has the way of life had to change so quickly in the days of living with the deadly and dangerous novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). With the NBA struggling to reconcile itself with the sudden […]
Every January Google Search sees huge spikes in searches for “gym membership” as people look to shift the excesses of the Christmas period. However, beyond this yearly spike, the fitness industry is now worth a […]
With the showpiece of Rugby, the World Cup, coming to a close at the start of November, how truly global is the game? As of 2018, it was reported that a record of 9.6 million […]
Back in October 2007 the BBC’s website produced a headline: “NFL takes UK seriously“ ahead of the first regular season game to be hosted outside of North America between the Miami Dolphins and New York […]
At 23.07pm on Tuesday 27th August, for all intensive purposes, with the announcement that the club had been demoted from the English Football League (EFL), effectively signalled the extinction of Bury FC. The club had, […]
A game reckoned to be created in the UK, but by 1856 was being referred to as America’s “national game”. Meet baseball, which has come to the UK this weekend when two of Major League […]
The glitz, the glamour, the vast riches on offer can attract families and guardians to push young people into careers in sports.
Yesterday’s EFL Championship Playoff Final between Aston Villa and Derby County was portrayed as the “richest game in sport”. How much is the yearly playoff worth to the victor, Villa? According to ESPN, the game […]
Today (29/03/19) was meant to be “Independence Day” with the UK due to leave the European Union for good, following the referendum vote in June 2016. Street parties, minted coins and a host of merchandise, […]
Heard of the Alliance of American Football (AAF)? The new American football league launched a week after Super Bowl LIII, kicked off to over two million viewers for its debut game. Its second week pulled […]
You may remember BusinessOfSport’s recent post on the XFL, and if it can survive its second attempt at launching a professional American football league. Ahead of the biggest games in the NFL’s calendar this week, […]
In just over a year, there will be a new American football league, yet the XFL is not so new. 2001, the bombastic owner of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Vince McMahon launched the X-Treme Football League (XFL) to much fanfare
The new documentary follows Sunderland’s disastrous 2017-18 season where the club is relegated to the third division, League Two, of English football for the first time in 30 years.
It would seem that British fans, regardless of their wider circumstances, have a deep love of attending live sporting events. What has also helped boost attendance is the plethora of newer sports that have taken off or sports which are suddenly back in fashion.
Snow sports is a huge market with many brands seeking to specialise in this area. Protest Sportswear, a Dutch-based high-quality sports apparel company is an example of this.
The World Cup Trophy, standing at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 13.5 pounds, is estimated to be worth a staggering $20 million. To put this in perspective, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winners of the annual Super Bowl is worth a just over a paltry $4,000 in comparison. Even the venerated Stanley Cup, given to the NHL’s winners, is worth only just over $23,000.
A study revealed how much stars can earn from social media, for sponsored posts and estimated that Ronaldo earns a simply incredible £308,000 per post (thanks to his 100+ million followers on Instagram).
Globally, sports generates a whopping $91 billion a year. That’s a hell of a lot of money and you might be thinking you could get a slice of the action.