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November was a good month for a couple of Minor League Baseball operators. The owner of the Binghamton, New York Double A Rumble Ponies, John Hughes, got five million dollars from New York State and the city of Binghamton, which is a depressed area, to renovate the Rumble Ponies stadium.
The Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada area is not going to bother bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympics. That leaves Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado as possible United States candidates for the 2030 event.
Not every President of the United States leaves a sports legacy. But John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, did leave one permanent impression on the sports world. He created a massive revenue stream for sports owners from television by signing The Sports Broadcast Act of 1961.
The clock is ticking down to the December day that the National Hockey League Board of Governors gets around to telling the people who are renovating the Seattle arena that once housed the National Basketball Association’s SuperSonics, and Seattle’s potential NHL owners that you have been accepted to join the lodge in 2020.
The operators of minor league baseball teams seem to have everything in order and should be ready to start marketing their product, minor league baseball for the 2019 season.
National Basketball Association pre-season games are being played and in a sense, the pre-season is a reminder of what the National Basketball Association of the 1950s was like. Anyone willing to throw down a basketball floor could land a game.
The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.
The National Football League regular season is near and there is more gambling available to consumers during the 2018 season
The July numbers are in from sports betting in New Jersey. Three casinos and two racetracks took more than $40 million in bets. Overall, $57 million has been wagered in the Garden State from June 14, when sports betting started in New Jersey, through July 31.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has expressed an interest in seeing his business add two teams in the future but before that happens, Manfred and his bosses, the 30 owners of Major League Baseball teams have to fix a problem.