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• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Under Armour is making the spacesuits that Virgin Galactic astronauts — people who will pay upward of $250,000 for one of six seats — will wear on flights to the "edge of space."

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Super Bowl LII Has Bold North Results: $450M Economic Impact To Minneapolis

By Barry Janoff

May 29, 2018: It turns out that the Philadelphia Eagles were not the only group that had a winning experience in Minneapolis during Super Bowl LII.

Last week, the NFL named the host stadiums for Super Bowl LVII (University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ) in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII (Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans) in 2024.

Minneapolis, which hosted Super Bowl LII this past February, today confirmed some of the reasons why NFL cities want to host the Big Game.

Under the title, Super Bowl LII: The Bold North Delivers, members of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and their "Bold North" umbrella initiative unveiled an economic impact report for the region from the game and surrounding events between Jan. 26-Feb. 5.

The lead: The region realized more than $450 million in economic impact, almost $50 more than anticipated.

Even subtracting $80 million for displaced tourism — money that would have been spent by people who stayed away from the area due to the Super Bowl — the area realized some $350 million in spend from visitors who came to see the Eagles play, and defeat, the New England Patriots.

Among the categories in which the most money was spent: $81.6 million (30%) went for accommodations, $61.3 million (235) for food and beverage, $34.5 million (13%) for entertainment and $28.5 million (11%) for retail-shopping.

The report was unveiled today during a media conference with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and members of the Host Committee, with the numbers themselves coming from Rockport Analytics, West Chester, PA.

Among the numbers, Super Bowl LII generated more than $273 million in wages, enough to support nearly 5,500 annual jobs, generating incremental state and local tax receipts of more than $32 million.

By comparison, the impact of Super Bowl LI in 2017 was driven by an incremental $347 million of new spending to Greater Houston, which originated from the local travel spending of 150,000 visitors (not including game tickets), according to the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.

And Super Bowl 50 in 2016 had an economic impact of upward of $350 million to the San Francisco Bay Area, according to Rockport Analytics.

More than 95% of the estimated 125,000 Super Bowl LII visitors were from outside Minnesota, with 6% of them from outside the country.

The remaining 5% came from within Minnesota but stayed overnight in paid rooms or traveled more than 50 miles away on a day trip.

The average length of stay among visitors was 3.9 days, with each person spending an average of $608.

For every two ticket holders, there was one additional visitor who came to Minneapolis but did not attend the game, according to the report.

More than half of the visitors were between the ages 35-54. Some 70% of those who visited the area have household incomes of more than $100,000.

The majority, 71%, were men. Their average age was 47 and almost half earned at least $150,000 a year.


In addition to the game itself, the festivities during a ten-day period leading to the game in U.S. Bank Stadium Stadium on Feb. 4 included Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon (on Nicollet Mall) and the NFL Fan Gallery inside the Mall of America.

There were also an estimated 150+: Super Bowl-related parties and events across the Twin Cities during ten-day event.

All told, more than one million people came to Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon, including people from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and and visitors, the U.S. and worldwide.

Some 1.4 million people visited Mall of America.

Something for which upcoming Super Bowl host cities can aim: 83% of first-time visitors said they planned to return.

“Minnesota promised the ‘Bold North’ and we delivered,” Gov. Dayton said during the media conference.

Upcoming Super Bowls

Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3, 2019 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (CBS)

• Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2, 2020 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (FOX)

• Super Bowl LV Feb. 7, 2021 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (NBC)

• Super Bowl LVI Feb. 6, 2022 Los Angeles Stadium, Inglewood, CA (CBS)

• Super Bowl LVII Feb. 5, 2023 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Fox)

• Super Bowl LVIII Feb. 4, 2024 Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans (NBC)

Source: NFL

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