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• Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels, allowing Prime members to subscribe to MLB.TV and stream regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand, all from the Prime Video service.

• WWE said it would move its global headquarters to a new office complex in Stamford, Conn, where WWE is now headquartered, to “allow the company to bring together its operations, including its production studios and corporate offices at its new site.” The move is expected to take place in early 2021.

• “Inspired by the intersection of past and future,” Foot Locker is launching the Discover Your Air Network, featuring “cable network-inspired programming for the ultimate sneakerhead” filled with Nike Air Max content, news and product. People will be able to view DYA Network content on Foot Locker's Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat channels.

NBA2K League has unveiled the match-ups and tournaments for the second season, with $1.2M prizes Begins 4-2.

• ESPN and UFC have extended their deal, naming ESPN+ as the exclusive distributor of UFC Pay-Per-View events in the U.S. through 2025, beginning with UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 on April 13. UFC’s alliance with ESPN, which began in January, also has been extended through 2025

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

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Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

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The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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WWE: WrestleMania 34 Generated $175M In Economic Impact For New Orleans

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

November 12, 2018:
The NFL’s Saints are having a great in year in New Orleans, and so, too, is the WWE.

WWE said that WrestleMania 34, held on April 8 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, generated $175 million in economic impact for the greater New Orleans region this past April.

That marks an increase of $33 million from the $142 million generated for WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans (2014) and the seventh consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host region.

Over the past 12 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.2 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event, said WWE.

WrestleMania 34 also generated approximately $23.7 million in federal, state and local taxes, according to a study conducted for WWE and New Orleans by the Enigma Research Corp.

A big part of the attraction was the WrestleMania debut of Ronda Rousey, former UFC champion, who teamed with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

“We were thrilled to have been a cornerstone event as part of the city’s Tricentennial Celebration, and that WrestleMania’s triumphant return to New Orleans once again generated an incredible economic windfall for the city,” John Saboor, WWE evp-special events, said via the company.

“The success of our weeklong celebration would not have been possible without the tireless support of the State of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans and all of the public and private sector partners throughout the region.”

WrestleMania 33 (2017) in the Orlando Citrus Bowl generated $181.5 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending in the Orlando region, still a WrestleMania record.

WWE earlier said that WrestleMania 34 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event, grossing $14.1 million.

That figure surpassed the venue’s previous record of $10.9 million, which was set by WrestleMania 30.

WWE also reported the attendance was a sold-out crowd of 78,133, including people from all 50 states as well as 67 countries.

That figure was the sixth highest in WrestleMania history.

WrestleMania 32 (2016) holds the all-time attendance record for the event, 101,763 in AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Highlights from the Enigma Research Corp. study for WrestleMania 34 include:

• $175 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by visitors to New Orleans for WrestleMania 34.

• 77% of fans who attended WrestleMania were from outside the New Orleans region and stayed an average of 3.9 nights.

• $22 million was spent on hotels and accommodations within New Orleans.

• The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,583 full-time jobs for the area.

• $9.9 million was spent by visitors to New Orleans at area restaurants.

According to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, “I would like to thank the WWE fans from around the world that descended on New Orleans for WrestleMania Week.

“We hope they enjoyed their visit, and more importantly, we hope to bring WrestleMania back to New Orleans in the future."

WrestleMania 35 is scheduled for April 7, 2019, live from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Tickets will be available Nov. 16. The event will be streamed live around the world on WWE Network.

Top Ten All-Time WrestleMania Attendance Records

1. 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016
2. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, March 29, 1987
3. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, April 7, 2013
4. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, MI, April 1, 2007
5. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL, April 1, 2012
6. 78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018
7. 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, March 29, 2015
8. 75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, April 2, 2017
9. 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014
10. 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, March 30, 2008

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