Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports

Tune in, as host Patrick Rishe, provides insight on the business side of sports covering topics ranging from ticketing to corporate partnerships in an informative and entertaining way.

Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports

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

  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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Providing Analytics for the Sports Creative Community to Track Their Content

LinkedIn is fantastic, no doubt about it, but it only tells a story of how good you are and where you’ve worked on paper. Especially for those who are a part of a creative community, more platforms need to be available for creators to showcase and claim ownership of their work. If you really want […]

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The Business of Sports Data: How Analytics Are Bringing Intentionality in Every Layer of the Sports Industry

If sports are a multibillion-dollar engine, the data fueling that engine is big business too. Strategic Market Research puts sports analytics at a value of $2.1 billion in 2020, with a growth trajectory of $16.5 billion by 2030. The rise of machine learning and AI technologies drives this market growth. Companies like SBRnet provide comprehensive […]


FIFA World Cup 2026: Navigating the Hosting Process

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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St. Louis CITY SC Expands Pro Soccer

  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 […]


The XFL Ushers in Spring Football. Can it Also Bring in Attendance and Ratings?

  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, […]


Eagles’ Star Quarterback is Predicted to be Signed Long-Term

  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) […]

Secondary Ticket Market

Sports Betting and TV Ratings for Super Bowl LVII

  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, […]

Secondary Ticket Market

Secondary Ticket Market Prices Spike with LeBron James on the Verge of History

  38,387 points. That’s the number of points scored by all-time NBA points leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And all that separates LeBron James from surpassing that number is 36 points. LeBron’s career average is 27.2 points scored per game. That number puts James on pace to overtake Jabbar’s record on February 9 when the Lakers face […]

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Breaking Down Super Bowl LVII Business Figures

  The biggest event of the season is coming up in football, and no it’s not the Pro Bowl. As the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs face each other this coming Sunday, Super Bowl LVII kicks off with high stakes and high reward. But while Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are focusing on the […]

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Super Bowl LVII Ad Spots Sold Out. Why Did It Take So Long This Year?

  Patrick Rishe, Host of “Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports“, takes a look at the 2023 Super Bowl LVII Ad trends. An uncertain economy is one of the biggest factors as to why it took companies so long to buy out the ad spaces for this year’s Super Bowl. Not to mention we have […]