The NFL announced the ninth #NFL100 Experiences of a Lifetime contest— “Disney MVP Experience”—which will send one fan and three guests to Disney World to participate in the Super Bowl Celebration Parade. In addition to riding down Main Street U.S.A. in the parade, the winner also will receive a chance to stay in Cinderella’s Castle Suite and meet the Super Bowl MVP.
SiriusXM is giving subscribers nationwide access to live play-by-play broadcasts of all 41 Division I FBS and FCS bowl games this college football postseason, including ESPN Radio’s coverage of the College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship, on SiriusXM radios and the SiriusXM app. The schedule begins Friday, December 20 and concludes with the crowning of the national champion on January 13.
CBS Sports’ NCAA Men of March series airs its next two episodes Sunday, December 22 on CBS Sports Network. The first episode features Mark Few, who has never missed an NCAA tournament, as Gonzaga’s head coach. The second episode highlights Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton, now in his 18th year at FSU. Last season, Hamilton led the Seminoles to the Sweet 16, following the team’s Elite Eight appearance in 2018.
NBC Sports will air hourlong special PGA Tour 2019: Must-See Moments of the Decade that will look back on shots and storylines that shaped the decade. The NBC Sports feature, produced by PGA Tour Entertainment, will air Sunday, December 22 at 1 pm ET.
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SPONSORSHIP & PROMOTION
Avocados From Mexico is partnering with AT&T Stadium to offer fans fresh avocado menu items for the remainder of the 2019-20 sports season along with other events and concerts that take place at the venue into the new year.
Frito-Lay released a 30-second spot titled “Group Chat” that features Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Tony Gonzalez and Terry Bradshaw. The spot features tent-pole snacks Lay’s, Doritos, Tostitos and Cheetos. The ad will make its TV debut December 26, in time for the marquee college football games.
TransPerfect, a B2B provider of language and tech solutions, reached a multiyear deal to become the new title sponsor of the college bowl game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, which will become the TransPerfect Music City Bowl next season. The game will remain the Franklin American Music City Bowl for this year’s contest on December 30 featuring Louisville and Mississippi State.
Daytona International Speedway and Anheuser-Busch announced that for the first time since 1997, Busch Beer will return as the title sponsor for The Clash At Daytona on Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm. The exhibition race will return to its original iconic name – Busch Clash At Daytona.
Mobil 1TM motor oil and the New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis launched a new sweepstakes promotion through which NBA fans can win $250,000. During a 10-game period, from December 28 to January 15, if Davis achieves five or more points, five or more rebounds, five or more assists, five or more blocks and five or more steals in a single game, one fan will be awarded the grand prize.
Beer and hockey continue to be hot topics this week. Yesterday (December 18), Yuengling became the official sponsor of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center in a multiyear deal that includes a branded restaurant—the Yuengling 1829 Club—on the arena’s suite level 1. It’s the company’s first branded space inside a sporting venue. The sponsorship also includes visibility on the LED ring at Prudential Center, along with in-broadcast virtual glass signage and support/promotion for Yuengling’s Lagers for Heroes program celebrating veterans.
DIGITAL, DATA AND TECH
PlayOn! Sports raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by venture investment firm BIP Capital. New investors include Lighting Owner Jeff Vinik, Teall Capital and Crossover. The new capital will be used to accelerate deployment of the Pixellot automated video production system throughout the high school market, as well as for additional investments in consumer products and automated marketing infrastructure.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced all concerts and shows at Capital One Arena announced after January 1—as well as season tickets for the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards beginning with the playoff season in 2020—will be fully digital. It’s a move the org hopes will help make venue entry and overall ticket management better for fans. As the official ticketing partner of the Wizards and Capitals, Ticketmaster continues to enhance and develop mobile ticketing technologies to simplify and improve the live event experience. This year, Monumental implemented Ticketmaster Presence, a next generation venue access control and fan engagement platform that replaces paper tickets with digital passes. Presence streamlines live event venue operations, provides real time insights and analytics to venues and teams, enhances security, protects against fraud and allows for a personalized fan experience.
- Riot Games’ League of Legends championship breaks viewership records
- EA and Respawn prime Apex Legends launch
- Snickers signs on to sponsor Madden NFL championship series
- Deutsche Telekom picks up 25 percent stake in SK Gaming
- DreamHack names Roger Lodewick co-CEO
INDUSTRY AND ROSTER MOVES
The NWHL named Michelle Picard its new deputy commissioner and director of player development.
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