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Ethan Brown named SVP, Marketing & Community Relations, New York Islanders, from VP, Marketing & Brand, Indiana Pacers
LEAGUES & TEAMS
On Sept. 4, 2019, Empower Retirement and the Denver Broncos announced a 21-year stadium naming rights deal, renaming their field Empower Field at Mile High, pending final approval from Denver’s Metropolitan Football Stadium District. Endeavor represented the Broncos, Catalyst Marketing represented Empower.
On Sept. 5, 2019, Twitch and the National Women’s Hockey League announced a three-year exclusive live-streaming partnership starting with the 2019-20 season that begins Oct. 5. Twitch will stream all regular season, Isobel Cup Playoff and special event games live. It marks the first time the NWHL will receive a broadcast rights fee.
On Sept. 9, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the retirement of CEO/Secretary General Dan Flynn, effective Sept. 16, 2019, with the search for his replacement ongoing. In the interim, current Chief Stakeholders Officer Brian Remedi will add the title of Chief Administrative Officer and handle most of Flynn’s duties until the replacement is hired.
On Sept. 13, 2019, the Chicago Fire announced that Andrew Hauptman has sold his controlling interest in the team to minority investor Joe Mansueto. In addition, the team confirmed plans to break their lease at SeatGeek Stadium in suburban Bridgeview, Ill., and return to play at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Reports placed the value of the 51 percent stake at $204 million.
On Sept 16, 2019, SoFi was announced as the naming rights partner of the yet-to-open Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment District (LASED) at Hollywood Park football stadium that will be the home of the NFL Los Angeles Chargers and NFL Los Angeles Rams. The 20-year deal is reportedly valued at $30 million per season, a venue naming-rights record. The stadium will be called “SoFi Stadium.” Legends represents LASED.
On Sept. 9, 2019, FuboTV launched its initial original content and fall programming for the Fubo Sports Network, FuboTV’s free, ad-supported sports streaming network. The company also announced consultant Pamela Duckworth joined the company as head of Fubo Sports Network.