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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

KEEPING SCORE

Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

BUY SELL

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Dec072015

Livin' On A Player: On Location Experiences Acquires Bon Jovi's Runaway Tours

By Barry Janoff

December 7, 2015: On Location Experiences, which just named John Collins as its CEO and is in the process of rebranding from NFL On Location, has added rock-and-roll icon and businessman Jon Bon Jovi to its enterprise.

On Location Experiences, a premium experiential events and hospitality business jointly owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital and the NFL, has signed what it called a "creative partnership and strategic investment" with Bon Jovi.

The alliance sees On Location Experiences acquiring Runaway Tours, a VIP hospitality business for premier music acts created by Bon Jovi. Concurrently, Bon Jovi has made a "strategic investment" in On Location Experiences and becomes a member of the board.

This is not Bon Jovi's first foray into the business of pro football. He was majority owner for the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul from 2004-08. More recently, his name has been attached to a potential partnership seeking to purchase an NFL team, including an unsuccessful bid in 2014 to acquire the Buffalo Bills.

On Location Experiences, which already works with the NFL on such jewel events as the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, International Series and NFL Draft, signed Collins, former COO for the NHL, last week as it moves to expand its premium platform to such sports events as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.

The addition of Bon Jovi and Runaway Tours now adds the potential of offering customers "one-of-a-kind" experiences at such events as The Grammys, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and festivals, in addition to concerts with Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi's global hits include "Livin' on a Prayer," "Runaway," "Bad Medicine," "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Wanted Dead or Alive," the latter of which was covered by Rob Riggle (dressed as Twisted Sister's Dee Snyder) for a comedic opening to Fox Sports' coverage of Thanksgiving Day NFL games.

Bon Jovi said that his relationship with Gerry Cardinale, managing partner and founder for RedBird Capital Partners, was a key factor in the deal.

“This is an exciting day for Runaway Tours and for me personally,” Bon Jovi said in a statement. “I have a longstanding relationship with the NFL and with Gerry Cardinale, and becoming a part of On Location Experiences is a unique opportunity for me to combine my passion for football and my love of music and entertainment to provide fan experiences worthy of the rights holders that will be our partners.

"On Location Experiences' partnership with the 32 NFL owners and with me sets the foundation for similar global partnerships going forward across sports and entertainment," Bon Jovi said.

RedBird Capital Partners and Bruin Sports Capital were brought into NFL On Location this past April when the league gave them a long-term license and operational control, with the NFL remaining a minority partner.

According to Cardinale, “Our partnership with the NFL is predicated on the expansion of the On Location platform to include other global iconic rights holders in sports and entertainment. I can't think of a better example of fulfilling this mandate than welcoming Jon Bon Jovi as our partner and co-investor in the business.

Collins joined On Location Experiences after some 25 years as an executive with the NFL and NHL.

“Runaway Tours is an established and recognized brand for VIP hospitality, and this partnership will add new opportunities and capabilities to the premium events On Location Experiences can offer.” Collins said in a statement.

Added Eric Grubman, evp-business ventures for the NFL, “Jon Bon Jovi's interest in joining this initiative speaks volumes about the On Location platform. On Location represents the intersection of business and entertainment. Jon Bon Jovi is a person who has world class talents in both areas, and we could not be more pleased to welcome him as a partner.”

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