Archive for the 'Business' Category

February 22nd, 2014

Fast Company Names Uncharted Play (Soccket) one of the top 10 most innovative companies in sports

from FASTCOMPANY 8. UNCHARTED PLAY For lighting it up. With their unique product, Soccket, Uncharted Play founders Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman tapped into the global popularity of soccer in hopes of providing a clever and much-needed source of renewable energy for the estimated 1.4 billion people worldwide without access to ...
February 5th, 2014

MLS Announces David Beckham Has Exercised His Option For An MLS Club

It's official, David Beckham is taking his talents to Miami. In a press conference today, it was announced that Beckham has exercised his option for an MLS expansion team and that he will build his team in Miami. There wasn't a tremendous amount of details that were put forth in the press conference, mainly the exercising of the option for a franchise ...
January 27th, 2014

PUMA and Arsenal Announce Long Term Partnership

This has been talked about for awhile now, but today came the official announcement at a London press conference. PUMA will become Arsenal's official kit partner starting July 1st, 2014. This is another big get for PUMA after signing some big players recently and extending partnerships with Borussia Dortmund and Italy. PUMA is continuing to make some ...
January 23rd, 2014

2014 World Cup Infographic

Chapman-Freeborn has put together this really great info graphic comparing the 1950 World Cup, which was held in Brazil, to the upcoming 2014 World cup, also being held in Brazil. There are some financial comparisons, games played, expected goals and visitors, etc. It's a really great info graphic with some really interesting information. One of the ...
January 11th, 2014

MLS’ Don Garber on Growth and Competition with INC.com

As soccer's popularity continues to grow stateside, MLS has added nine new clubs since 2007 (two of which, the most recent additions, will begin play in 2015). Meanwhile, the league's average attendances now rival those of the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association, and TV ratings (though they dipped in 2013) have significantly ...
January 8th, 2014

Buy David Beckham’s BODYWEAR with a Samsung TV and Remote during the SUPERBOWL

[Ad AGE] H&M plans to air a 30-second spot during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII that will let viewers with certain Samsung smart TVs use their remote controls to engage with the commercial and buy products from David Beckham's Bodywear line, according to H&M and Delivery Agent, the ad tech company supporting the commerce function. The way ...
December 31st, 2013

Bolton Wanderers announce debt of £163.8m :: Shows Effect Premier League relegation

image If you ever wondered the hardships and financial impact of what it means for a club in the bottom 3 of the Premier League that gets relegation OR the sheer joy in the teams that get promoted to the Prem League, take the case of the Bolton Wanderers. The Bolton Wanderers announced, today, a debt of £163.8m with losses of £50.7m 18 months ...
December 30th, 2013

French Court Approves 75% “Millionaire Tax” … That’s Bad for (parity) French Soccer

French President Francois Hollande received approval from the country’s constitutional court to proceed with his plan to tax salaries above 1 million euros at 75 percent for this year and next (2013/2014). Under Hollande’s proposal, companies will have to pay a 50 percent duty on wages above 1 million euros ($1.4 million). In combination with other ...