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Major League Soccer: How the economics of co-branding will help the MLS grow its business. Part 1

Co-branding and co-creation are vital elements in shaping a football/soccer culture on North American soil. The MLS has come a long way since the first game was played in 1996. However, a football/soccer culture is not built overnight in a nation that still climbs to the NFL and the pervasive power of Super Bowl as […]

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The passion of sports fan culture – case of Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers derby

The derby between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers reflects two US cities that just embrace their soccer teams and thus help to build unique fan cultures. So, although the MLS and football (soccer) in the US is new in the professionalized version that we experience today, there are still great lessons to learn about sports […]

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Is football a ‘public service’ product – a discussion of the professionalization of the football economy?

Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated in the German newspaper Zeit that “Der Deutsche meint eben, dass der Staat neben der Renten- und Krankenversorgung am besten auch noch für die Fußballversorgung zuständig ist.” Of course, this is generalizing opinion that German fans think that the state must support its citizens in terms of retirement […]

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Restructuring of sports leagues – case of the Danish Super League

Photos: The Danish Super League product (source: Superligaen) In an era in which globalization and media development has merged, the commercialization rates and the inflow of money in sports have been very visible. The right to logo placement at the local stadium or via one of the traditional media platforms associated with a specific sports […]

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Football Economy: New Premier League TV deal reinforces the overall commercial power of English football

The English Premier League’s new TV rights 3-year deal from the 2016-2017 season shows a huge increase compared to BT and Sky’s current deal. The current deal has a value of approximately £3 billion while the new deal of approximately £5.1 billion symbolizes a 70 % increase. Thus, it will be interesting to see how […]

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