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New Atlanta Stadium to Showcase Next Generation Fan Experience with IBM Technology, February 20th, 2015

ARMONK, N.Y. & ATLANTA, G.A. – February 19, 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) today announced a strategic partnership to develop a game-changing fan experience at the state-of-the-art new Atlanta stadium set to open in 2017.
This will enable AMBSE to provide highly advanced, interactive technologies for sporting events including Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer Atlanta games as well as concerts and other marquee events.

Forbes: Emerging Trends, Hot Topics For 2015, January 16th, 2015

What are the trends and hot-button topics to follow in the sports business industry in 2015? How will the different niches within sport — digital, technology, agency, traditional media, sponsorship, athletics and others — change heading into the new calendar year?

30 Under 30: The Sports World’s Brightest Young Stars, January 16th, 2015

Presenting our third annual 30 Under 30, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30. This is the time to be young and ambitious. Never before has youth been such an advantage. These founders and funders, brand builders and do-gooders aren’t waiting for a proper bump up the career ladder. Their goals are way bigger — and perfectly suited to the dynamic, entrepreneurial, and impatient digital world they grew up in. Meet the 450 prodigies reinventing the world right now.

Anderson: Tropicana still squeezing value from stadium, January 9th, 2015

BRADENTON – Tropicana Field — or “The World’s Largest Pinball Machine” as Hall of Famer Wade Boggs once called it — has been branded as an antiquated eyesore most baseball purists revile and national media members despise.

Feld Entertainment And Overstock.com Join Forces For Launch Of Marvel Universe LIVE!, August 28th, 2014

ELLENTON, Fla., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family events, and online shopping site, Overstock.com, today announce a partnership in support of one of the most ambitious live event experiences in history, Marvel Universe LIVE! This sponsorship agreement will bring Overstock.com front and center of the 85-city tour, which debuts in July in Tampa, FL before embarking on an extensive national rollout. Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment sales firm, Premier Partnerships, brokered the partnership on behalf of Feld Entertainment.

‘Multiple offers’ helped Rangers boost naming-rights deal, February 18th, 2014

The deal for Globe Life Park, announced Feb. 5 and brokered by Premier Partnerships, the Rangers’ official sales agency, was reported locally to be a 10-year agreement valued at $5 million annually.


Arlington, TX—The Texas Rangers and Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company today announced a 10-year agreement establishing Globe Life Park in Arlington as the new name for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The name change of the park is effective immediately.

Ottawa landmark Lansdowne Park to be renamed TD Bank set to take over naming rights at facility, January 10th, 2014

Lansdowne Park is expected to be renamed TD Place when it reopens in 2014, the Citizen has learned, after the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group reached an agreement on naming rights for the entire facility with the TD Bank Group.

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group Scores TD, January 7th, 2014

OTTAWA, ON. January 7, 2014 – The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and TD Bank Group today announced an agreement that will benefit millions of sports fans, concert goers and visitors to Lansdowne Park. TD will be the official naming rights sponsor of the sporting/concert areas, including stadium and arena, to be called TD Place. The agreement also makes TD the official bank of OSEG’s three sports franchises, the Ottawa REDBLACKS (CFL), Ottawa Fury FC (NASL) and the Ottawa 67’s (OHL).


When the University of California Golden Bears football team comes out of the locker room at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., they won’t just be setting foot on a football field, they’ll be trotting onto a new-age sponsorship deal. The university announced this week that Cal’s players will now be trotting across Kabam Field.

Kabam! Cal lands naming-rights deal, December 9th, 2013

The University of California broke new ground by signing naming rights for Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility named for a video game company.

Cal, Kabam Form 15-year Partnership, December 5th, 2013

BERKELEY – The University of California, Berkeley, the world’s top public university, and Kabam, Inc., the western world’s leader in free-to-play mobile games for traditional players, today announced a long-term partnership that includes the naming rights to the field at California Memorial Stadium. Additional elements include a scholarship program, an internship program, speaking engagements and other partnerships on campus around innovation and technology.

Cal Signs 15-Year Deal With Video Game Company Kabam For Field Naming Rights, December 5th, 2013

The Univ. of California-Berkeley has signed mobile video game producer Kabam to a 15-year, $18M deal for field naming rights at its football stadium. The official name is now Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility to be named for a video game company.

Hobbits Come to Cal’s Football Field, December 5th, 2013

The University of California, Berkeley, may be enduring one of the worst football seasons in its history, but it’s still “game on” – at least on the yard markers, anyway.

Branding change led Moda to naming deal, August 19th, 2013

By Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer The sales team at Premier Partnerships spent the first four months of the year contacting more than 300 companies to gauge their interest in buying naming rights for the Rose Garden, but it hadn’t found any serious buyers. But in May, one of its sales executives, Uzma Rawn, read a news… Read More »

Trail Blazers Sign 10-Year Naming-Rights Deal With Moda Health Valued At $40M, August 14th, 2013

The Trail Blazers today announced regional health insurance provider Moda Health has signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement to rename the Rose Garden as the Moda Center. Sources valued the deal at $40M. Television, radio and digital advertising inventory are included in the sponsorship and naming-rights package. Moda also will receive sponsor benefits with the Seahawks… Read More »

Blazers’ McGowan Discusses Moda Naming-Rights Move, Company’s First Sports Deal, August 14th, 2013

The Trail Blazers “looked at 317 companies, including some national and international businesses,” before agreeing to a naming-rights deal with Moda Health for the Rose Garden, according to a front-page piece by Mike Tokito of the Portland OREGONIAN. Trail Blazers President Chris McGowan said that the team and California-based Premier Partnerships “had ‘deep conversations’ with 10 to… Read More »


PORTLAND, Ore. (August 13, 2013) – Two of Oregon’s most dynamic and innovative companies are banding together in a 10-year agreement that will energize Portland’s hub for sports and entertainment, creating an urban showcase for healthy, active living. The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health have unveiled a community partnership that changes the name of… Read More »

Tim Hortons Finds Right Fit In Hometown CFL Naming Rights Deal, July 30th, 2013

The Tim Hortons naming-rights deal for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ new stadium was a natural fit between two brands with strong local ties. But the 10-year agreement for Tim Hortons Field — the richest in CFL history, with an annual value thought to be in the low seven figures — was no sure thing, team officials involved in the negotiations… Read More »


HAMILTON – Two of Hamilton’s most celebrated brands, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Tim Hortons, today unveiled a landmark ten-year presenting partnership agreement that includes naming rights to Hamilton’s brand-new, world-class stadium set to open in 2014 as Tim Hortons Field. The Tiger-Cats and Tim Hortons have been proud partners for over 30 years and share… Read More »

Cal Looks To Bundle Lab, Field Naming Rights, May 10th, 2013

By Don Muret, Staff Writer The University of California, Berkeley, seeking new ways to generate revenue for the school and its athletic department, is developing a naming-rights package for Memorial Stadium’s football field that could extend to an “innovation lab” at the stadium and other assets on campus. The 2,700-square-foot lab, scheduled to open this fall on the main… Read More »

From the Ground Up: The Vision and Execution of Ottawa’s Sports City, April 22nd, 2013

Attendees at the 2013 Sports Facilities & Franchises Conference got a detailed look at the Ottawa Sports City development, a $500M project led by Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group CEO Bernie Ash, Perkins Eastman Principal John Clifford and Premier Partnerships Managing Director Jeff Marks. Ottawa Sports City will redevelop a 40-acre site at Landsdowne Park… Read More »

Windsor Fashions Donates Prom Dresses to Senior Girls, April 22nd, 2013

Prom season is fast approaching. For some girls, proms are not about “What do I wear?” but “Where do I find the money for a prom dress?” Windsor Fashions, the Los Angeles chain of  stores known for its vast selections of prom dresses, helped solve that problem. The retailer stepped in and partnered with the… Read More »

Inside Philip Anschultz’s Vision For His Sports and Entertainment Empire, April 22nd, 2013

In the summer of 1987, the reclusive Philip Anschutz, then a billionaire in the making, thrust himself into the public eye to pitch Denver officials on an entertainment destination anchored by a new convention center, amusement park and 1,450-room hotel. “Am I crazy?” Anschutz said during an impassioned presentation. “My opponents say I am, but… Read More »

Jackie Robinson film ‘42’ promotes ties with Dodgers, April 11th, 2013

Baseball icon and Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson never played for the franchise in Los Angeles, but marketing and outreach efforts tied to a forthcoming biographical film about the famed second baseman are tapping the L.A. team. The move by Warner Bros., which is distributing the Legendary Pictures-produced “42,” makes sense. Robinson, universally revered for… Read More »

Best Practices: Working With Sponsorship Sales Agencies, April 8th, 2013

March 25, 2013 These are good days for sponsorship sales agencies. With spending on the rebound, rightsholders are increasingly relying on third-party agencies to develop new programs or take existing initiatives to the next level. “We have received an increase of inquiries from prospective sports and entertainment properties seeking representation. Part of that is driven… Read More »

Tour the Dolby Theatre – Home of the Oscars, March 14th, 2013

California played host to one of the most notable events of the year earlier this week – the Oscars!

Grand Central Hits The Century Mark, February 4th, 2013

Grand Central Terminal celebrates its 100th birthday Friday, and it plans to do so in style. A brass band will perform, as will a high school jazz band, the Knicks’ City Dancers and the Westchester Philharmonic Brass Octet.

Trail Blazers, Premier Partnerships Working To Land Naming Rights For Rose Garden, January 16th, 2013

The Trail Blazers have announced an effort to “re-energize a search” for a Rose Garden naming-rights sponsor, which was first launched in ’07, according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. The team “will work with Premier Partnerships” to find a sponsor.

Curtains Up on The TCL CHINESE THEATRE!, January 16th, 2013

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (www.chinesetheatres.com) is teaming with one of China’s biggest electronics manufacturers, TCL, aka “THE CREATIVE LIFE,” in a 10-year, multi-million dollar partnership that will include naming rights to the most famous movie palace in the world, it was announced today at an event emceed by SyFy Network FACE OFF star McKenzie Westmore, as the executives of both companies hosted a bi-lingual press and VIP launch in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre, which will be renamed the TCL Chinese Theatre.