The ATP has announced that the Italian city of Turin will replace London as host of the ATP Finals, the season-ending event for men’s tennis, after next year.
Turin has sealed a five-year deal, running from 2021 to 2025, with the ATP Finals to call Pala Alpitour, Italy’s largest indoor sporting arena, its new home.
The BT Sport Industry Awards has officially sold out for 2019.
Thursday’s glittering showcase will bring together 1,700 industry leaders, key influencers and stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment to celebrate the best of the industry’s creative and commercial output.
The night will represent the culmination of a process that began seven months ago to determine the winners of the world’s largest, most prestigious and rigorously-assessed commercial sports awards.
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s non-executive directors have recommended that the governing body’s current Chairman, Colin Graves, should remain in the role for an additional six-month period, until November 2020.
The extension will allow Graves (pictured) to oversee the first season of The Hundred, a new ECB competition that will form a key component of a new five-year strategic plan that has been dubbed ‘Inspiring Generations’.
The recommendation will be put to the ECB’s membership for consideration at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 7th May.
Sport and entertainment marketing consultancy Strive Sponsorship has been appointed by World Rugby to explore growth opportunities for rugby union’s global governing body in video gaming and the burgeoning esports industry.
The partnership has been announced just days after Strive struck up a similar arrangement with the England & Wales Cricket Board.
Premiership Rugby has confirmed that media industry executive Darren Childs will succeed Mark McCafferty as Chief Executive.
Childs, who has more than 25 years of experience in the media sector, announced in February that he would be stepping down in June from his current role as Chief Executive of multi-channel broadcaster UKTV after eight years at the helm.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will roll out new sustainable branding and trackside signage for the remaining races of the electric car-racing series’ 2018/19 campaign after linking up with global branding supplier CSM Live.
The division of the CSM Sport & Entertainment marketing and branding agency was tasked with developing non-PVC material to reduce plastic production and waste at Formula E events.
LaLiga has claimed that new research shows the Spanish league is making “significant inroads” in Asia, including the key markets of China, India and Indonesia, long considered to be strongholds of rival the Premier League.
Unaided awareness of LaLiga increased by four percentage points in the three countries in the 12 months through to November 2018, according to market research company GfK.
The sport industry has been reacting to news that Gordon Taylor is to stand down as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) after 38 years in charge.
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