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Ranking NFL stadiums 1-28: From Lambeau Leap to D.C. disaster (Sep 16, 2020)


‘Sports went out the window’: Sports-related spending dives without federal help

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Aug 17, 2020)


New York A-listers in $2bn bidding war to buy the Mets

Sara Germano, James Fontanella-Khan and Arash Massoudi, Financial Times (Aug 14, 2020)


D-backs lead MLB with lowest Fan Cost Index for 12th consecutive year (Jul 28, 2020)


D-backs lead MLB with lowest Fan Cost Index for 12th consecutive year

KYMA-TV 13 Yuma, Ariz. (Jul 28, 2020)


Fantasy MLB: If fans could attend games in 2020, here’s what it would cost

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Jul 23, 2020)


MLB Owners Could Be Lying About How Much Money They Would Lose

Jilly Capello, Sportscasting (Jul 13, 2020)


Are MLB’s New Ballparks Better Than the Old-School Classics?

Joel Reuter, Bleacher Report (Jul 8, 2020)


The NBA bubble in Orlando is coming. But is it actually gonna work?

Alessandro Malave, Kulture Hub (Jul 7, 2020)


Power Ranking Wrigley, Fenway and All 30 MLB Ballparks Ahead of 2020 Season

Zach Rymer, Bleacher Report (Jul 6, 2020)


How Is Major League Baseball Going To Win Back Fans After This Debacle?

Jerry Beach, Forbes SportsMoney (Jun 14, 2020)


Pandemic slows but can’t halt stadium naming rights deals

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Jun 8, 2020)


MLB Owners Say They Could Lose $4 Billion Even If Games Are Played. Does That Math Add Up?

Neil Payne, FiveThirtyEight (June 1, 2020)


Sources: The Cubs’ return-to-play plans are taking shape

Patrick Mooney, The Athletic (May 22, 2020)


Knights’ empathy questioned after season ticket deferrals end

Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Review-Journal (May 21, 2020)


Votes are in: Part 1 of the Orioles’ Fan Survey and your confidence in the club

Dan Connolly, The Athletic (May 20, 2020)


Sports Philanthropy Podcast with Chris Hartweg, TMR’s Publisher

Roy Kessel, Sports Philanthropy Network (May 19, 2020)


What if Arte Moreno had bought the Arizona Diamondbacks?

Jim McLennan, AZ Snake Pit (May 13, 2020)


Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says

Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru-Wada, David Purdum and John Barr, with research by John Mastroberardino, ESPN (May 1, 2020)


Survey says? The Athletic’s Avalanche fan voting results are here

Ryan S. Clark, The Athletic (May 1, 2020)


Astros could lose over 40 percent of their revenue due to coronavirus pandemic

Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle (Apr 14, 2020)


Bring back the Metrodome

Jay Boller, City Pages (Apr 14, 2020)


47 Million Americans May Be Missing Out On March Madness Bets Worth an Estimated $8.5 Billion

Sarah Dreher, Newsweek (Apr 8, 2020)


Teams, networks and many others feel effects of massive sports shutdown

Kevin Kreps, Crain’s Cleveland Business (Apr 6, 2020)


Study Shows Cubs Produce MLB’s Worst ROI Based on Game Action for Ticket Cost

Evan Altman, Cubs Insider (Apr 3, 2020)


ROI in Baseball (Apr 1, 2020)


Why XFL Players Being Signed By NFL Presents More Opportunities Than Challenges For Upstart League

Patrick Rishe, Forbes SportsMoney (Mar 31, 2020)


NHL Puck Drops: What the NHL might look like after COVID-19

Lyle Richardson, The Guardian (P.E.I) (Mar 31, 2020)


Corey Leff, The Street (


Cost of Attendance Expected to Decrease Upon Sports’ Return

Kelly Byrnes, TicketNews (Mar 25, 2020)


‘Cost of Attendance’ Expected to Decline Post COVID-19

Corey Leff, John WallStreet/ (Mar 24, 2020)


How sports standstill hits Astros, Rockets and Texans

David Barron, Houston Chronicle (Mar 22, 2020)


Stoppage in play due to coronavirus could cost Blues millions in revenue

Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Mar 20, 2020)


How the coronavirus pandemic could hurt bottom line for Crew, MLS

Jacob Myers, The Columbus Dispatch (Mar 19, 2020)


Tom Brady To Tampa Bay Is More About Branding Than Performance

Mike Ozanian, Forbes SportsMoney (Mar 18, 2020)


The Coronavirus’s Economic Effect On Sports Could Be Staggering

Neil Payne, FiveThirtyEight (Mar 16, 2020)


Coronavirus: What will economic hit be for Warriors, Sharks, other Bay Area pro teams?

Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News (Mar 15, 2020)


NHL financial impact: How much money does a team bring in each home game?

Scott Burnside, The Athletic (Mar 13, 2020)


XFL’s first rivalry? Houston vs. Dallas is a ‘Texas throwdown’

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin Statesman (Feb 29, 2020)


Sabres to alter ticket pricing model, increase prices

Lance Lysowski, Buffalo News (Feb 28, 2020)


LAFC sells out its entire inventory of 2020 season tickets

Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times (Feb 25, 2020)


Here’s how much it costs to attend an XFL game and why it’s important

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Feb 21, 2020)


D-backs Single Game Tickets on Sale This Monday (Feb 19, 2020)


Didi Gregorius on growing the game: ‘Lower the price and get rid of blackout restrictions’

Destiny Lugardo, (Feb 18, 2020)


Like it or (more likely) not, Browns’ ticket price increase is a case of supply and demand

Kevin Kleps, Crain’s Cleveland Business (Feb 7, 2020)


Bills to increase season ticket prices, parking passes

Jay Skurksi, Buffalo News (Feb 5, 2020)


2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans

Adam McCann, WalletHub (Jan 27, 2020)


The aura of Bridgestone Arena is gone

Adam Vingan, The Athletic (Jan 17, 2020)


Good luck getting a family of four into a professional sport for $100 — not in good seats, but any seats

Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times (Dec 26, 2019)


How NFL Sponsor Bud Light took advantage of an NFL beer fine

Daniel Roberts, Yahoo Finance (Dec 20, 2019)


The Cost of Being a Hockey Fan

Bryan Bastin, On the Forecheck (Dec 17, 2019)


What NHL teams are the best cash value for fans? You might (or might not) be surprised

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Dec 16, 2019)


Family Of Four Cost To Attend Golden Knights Game Is Nearly $560 – Fifth Highest In NHL, According to Data-Tracking Team Marketing Report

Alan Snel, Las Vegas Sports Biz (Nov 18, 2019)


Cubs season ticket prices dropping by an average of about 2.5% for 2020, team says

Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune (Nov 6, 2019)


From Terrible Teams to Rising Costs: Why MLB Attendance is Down Over 7% Since 2015

Maury Brown, Forbes (Oct 4, 2019)


The Rockies biggest star? Coors Field, which remains a baseball mecca, despite team’s losing ways

The Denver Post (Sep 22, 2019)


That trendy hard seltzer or fancy craft beer at the stadium may drive up your NFL game day costs

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Sep 19, 2019)


Bengals Enhance Fan Experience At Paul Brown Stadium (Sep 11, 2019)


Here’s what’s new at Paul Brown Stadium as Bengals kick off home schedule

Cincinnati Business Courier (Sep 11, 2019)


Team Marketing Report analysis: Browns’ ticket prices go up 11.4%, are league’s second-cheapest

Kevin Kleps, Crain’s Cleveland Business (Sep 6, 2019)


Individualism and swagger: What the NHL can learn from the NBA about branding its stars

Joe Smith, The Athletic (Sep 5, 2019)


Padres’ season ticket sales up, prices remain steady for now

Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Tribune (Aug 31, 2019)


Sports economists weigh in on how another recession could prove costly for the industry

Bill Shea, The Athletic (Aug 19, 2019)


As LAFC rises, so do team’s tickets, already the most expensive in MLS

Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times (July 27, 2019)


Lakers remain a thriving financial ‘gold mine’ in competitive L.A. sports market

Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times (Jun 18, 2019)


From tickets to hot dogs: How the cost of Raptors fandom has soared

Jeanie Tran, BNN Bloomberg (May 31, 2019)


Despite losing seasons, cost to attend Detroit Tigers games increases, per new Fan Cost Index

Bill Shea, Crain’s Detroit Business (Mar 26, 2019)


Angels are more of a bargain than Dodgers for a family night out

Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times (Mar 21, 2019)


Analysis says Indians’ average ticket price increases 3.7%, but is 5.5% lower than MLB norm

Kevin Kleps, Crain’s Cleveland Business (Mar 21, 2019)


Diamondbacks still the best ticket deal in the MLB, league survey shows

Tim Gallen, Phoenix Business Journal (Mar 21, 2019)


How technology is improving the fan experience – and creating legal challenges for clubs and leagues

Law in Sport (Feb 22, 2019)


Dodgers are No. 1 in ticket price jump

Bill Shaikin, L.A. Times & Baltimore Sun (Apr 25, 2018)


Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune (Dec 5, 2016)


D-backs lead MLB with lowest fan cost index for 10th straight year

Fox Sports Arizona (Apr 11, 2016)


Orioles to increase ticket prices for 2016 season

Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun (Feb 9, 2016)


Atlanta Braves ticket prices among cheapest in MLB

Phil Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle (Jul 23, 2015)


Survey: Braves’ tickets third cheapest in MLB

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Apr 23, 2015)


The most expensive regular-season MLB game tickets

Jessica Golden, CNBC (Apr 8, 2015)


Texas Rangers fans rejoice: Team has cheap beer and relatively cheap tickets

Sports Day DFW, Dallas Morning News (Apr 7, 2015)


Astros games are a steal this year

Mark Yost, Houston Business Journal (Apr 7, 2014)


High cost of Citi visits helping to keep Mets fans away


Report says Royals’ average ticket price increase is highest in the major leagues

Kansas City Star (Mar 2014)


What it costs for a family of four to attend an MLB game

Milwaukee Journal-Star (Apr 3, 2013)


MLB Fan Cost Index (Video)

Darren Rovell, CNBC (Apr 8, 2011)


Redskins eighth in Fan Cost Index

Dan Steinberg, Washington Post “D.C. Sports Blog” (Sep 21, 2010)


Ticket prices going, going…up

Chris Isidore, (Apr 3, 2006)


Using TMR’s Fan Cost Index to Model the Chicago Cubs Average Ticket Price

Byron Clarke, The Cubdom (Jul 5, 2004)


Team Marketing Report’s NFL Fan Cost Index

Sports Business Journal (Sep 17, 2001)


Hoop it up: NBA prices on the rise

Los Angeles Times (Jan 16, 1994)