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Messi Effect Transforms MLS: From Short-Term Thrill to Long-Term Game Changer for U.S. Soccer

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The “Messi effect” on Major League Soccer (MLS) has been nothing short of revolutionary, transforming not just the fortunes of Inter Miami CF but reshaping the league’s entire landscape. With Lionel Messi leading the charge, Inter Miami’s valuation has skyrocketed to over a billion dollars, marking an extraordinary leap in franchise value and spotlighting…

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Viva Las Vegas: Football Economics Led to the End of the Pac-12, but not College Football in the Silver State

Las Vegas emerges as a burgeoning hub for college football, highlighted by successfully hosting the final Pac-12 championship at the $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium and growing interest in the city as a potential site for future major events, including College Football Playoff games and conference championships. Still, the Pac-12’s loss of USC, UCLA, Washington,…

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Lionel Messi Increases Ticket Prices: Can He Also Boost the Quality Perception of Major League Soccer?

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi will grace Nashville with his presence as he and Inter Miami CF gear up to challenge Nashville SC in the highly anticipated Leagues Cup final. Fans eagerly await the match, scheduled for Saturday, August 19, at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets went on sale Wednesday. Messi has been on a scoring…

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The Intersection of Sports and Business: A New Age in Sports Facility Development

In a rapidly evolving world of sports, the confluence of business and sports facility development has become more apparent than ever. Modern stadiums and arenas are no longer just venues for games: they’re also transformative developments that catalyze economic growth and social change within their communities. According to the PwC Sports Outlook report, North…

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A Diverse and Non-Linear Career Background is Pivotal in the Making of Every Successful Sports Industry Leader

The business landscape of sports is witnessing a transformation, brought on by shifts in technology, fan experience, and operational strategies. It’s why understanding the role of sports executives in this dynamic environment has never been more crucial. One of the major emerging themes revolves around the concept of a non-linear career trajectory, a notion…

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Snapdragon Stadium and Record-Setting Expansion Fee Keys to San Diego’s Inclusion as Major League Soccer’s 30th Franchise

As Major League Soccer (MLS) continues to grow and gain popularity in the United States, the recent announcement of San Diego becoming the league’s 30th franchise marks a new era in the sport. Patrick Rishe, the host of Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports, hailed the move as a victory for the vibrant San Diego…

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Records Were Meant to be Broken: Tennessee Titans to Receive $1.2 Billion in Public Funding for New Stadium

Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports host, Patrick Rishe, recently commented on the Oakland A’s plan for its franchise move to Las Vegas. Part of that deal includes public funding to supplement the new stadium’s estimated $1.5 billion cost. Topping that news comes the announcement that the Tennessee Titans NFL franchise just closed a new…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Sports Business is Booming in Dallas
April 27, 2023

Big cities love their sports, but one city recently rose to the top of the list. In Sports Business Journal’s March 2023 ranking of the top 50 cities in the U.S. for sports business, Dallas, Texas came in at number one. Dallas has several major sports franchises, from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and…

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Are the Oakland A’s Making a Move to Las Vegas?
April 24, 2023

Although Major League Baseball’s Athletics have been on the move before, since 1968, Oakland, California, was the home turf of the A’s. If the rumors are true, and this story seems to be getting more factual by the moment, the A’s could soon be playing baseball in the desert after team president Dave Kaval…

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Storytelling in Branding and Marketing Builds Fan Experience in the Sports Industry
April 4, 2023

What’s new for 2023 in the world of branding and marketing in the sports industry? Personalization and fan engagement are two focus areas in branding and marketing in the sports industry. Brands understand the power of mobile content to make connections and build stories with fans throughout a sporting event, from non-match to game-day…

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Musial Awards: The Most Important Awards Ceremony, Highlighting Character and Sportsmanship
March 24, 2023

Sportsmanship means being kind, but most importantly showing respect and humility during a sporting event. Competition can be fierce but it’s important not to let the negativity of a competition drown out the positives of a sport. To highlight the importance of kindness and selflessness in the sports industry, the Musial Awards were created….

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St. Louis CITY SC Expands Pro Soccer
February 22, 2023

Missouri soccer fans have reason to celebrate as St. Louis CITY SC kicks off its expansion year season. And St. Louis is doing it in style with its beautiful, state-of-the-art open-air stadium, CITYPARK. This brand-new facility boasts 22,500 seats, all within 120 feet of the pitch, with the closest seats a mere 15 feet from…

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The XFL Ushers in Spring Football. Can it Also Bring in Attendance and Ratings?
February 21, 2023

The 2023 Super Bowl has come and gone. While that TV ratings bonanza is over, officially marking the end of the 2022-2023 NFL season, plenty of action remains on the gridiron. Spring football is here with the XFL. Eight teams play a ten-week schedule, plus a semifinal and a championship round ending May 13,…

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FIFA World Cup 2026: Navigating the Hosting Process
February 15, 2023

The FIFA World Cup is one of the most prestigious global tournaments in soccer. Held every four years, cities and countries spend billions of dollars preparing for and hosting the event. So, how does the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) select host locations? On today’s episode of Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports, host…

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Eagles’ Star Quarterback is Predicted to be Signed Long-Term
February 14, 2023

Philadelphia Eagles’ Star Quarterback, Jalen Hurts, came up short in his quest for his first Super Bowl win, but his performance was no less than historic. Could Jalen Hurts’ next contract prove just as historic? In yesterday’s defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs, Hurts scored 20 points himself (three touchdowns and a two-point conversion) and…

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Sports Betting and TV Ratings for Super Bowl LVII
February 11, 2023

What is the relationship between sports betting and TV ratings? The Super Bowl is the largest television and sports event of the year, but it’s also the biggest sports betting event too. Betting on this weekend’s Super Bowl matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the American Gaming Association, is…

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