Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 3.2 – Revenue

U.S. Open Returns With Fewer Star Players, More Premium Seating

For the first time since 1997, a tennis major championship will not have Serena and Venus Williams, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the main singles draw. Yet the possibility of Novak Djokovic winning the Grand Slam, plus upgraded high-end hospitality packages, have U.S. Open officials optimistic about attendance at

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First round of 2021 NFL draft had better ratings than the Oscars

More people tuned in to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars select Trevor Lawrence than watched Anthony Hopkins win the Best Actor Academy Award. The ratings for the first round of the 2021 NFL draft are in, and football remains king over everything else.  Over 12 million people watched the first round of the draft. The

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How Much is an NCAA Tournament Win Worth?

March Madness is the NCAA’s biggest money maker, but it’s also lucrative for conferences. That’s because the NCAA bases certain aspects of its annual distributions calculations on basketball performance in its men’s postseason tournament. A unit system tallies how revenue is distributed through two key NCAA funds, which will distribute a combined $222.5

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No Duke? No Problem: CBS, Turner Sports Sell Out March Madness

A year after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out what is arguably the greatest three weeks on the sports calendar, advertisers have scrambled back to assume their positions with March Madness. Speaking to reporters on a Zoom call late Wednesday afternoon, the senior-most ad sales execs at CBS Sports and Turner Sports said that anyone who’s

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