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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Go Figure: Deloitte Deal With USTA Includes Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Paralympics

Special To NYSportsJournalism.com

January 23, 2017: Audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firm Deloitte knows a lot about numbers and stats, so in what can be deemed an organic move, the company has signed a "long-term, wide-ranging" deal with the U.S. Tennis Assn., the overseeing body for the sport in the U.S.

Under terms of the alliance, Deloitte becomes an official sponsor for the U.S. Davis Cup and U.S. Fed Cup teams, as well as become an official sponsor of the U.S. Open and the first sponsor of the Wheelchair Competition at the U.S. Open this August-September.

Financial terms were not shared.

Deloitte will support the partnership with multi-media marketing and other on-court, front office and community platforms.

As a sponsor of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, Deloitte’s logo will appear on U.S. team warm-up jackets. Deloitte said it would also support U.S. team events in markets where the competitions are being held.

In addition, Deloitte is working with the USTA to "revamp USTA’s core enterprise digital technology and build the USTA’s grassroots digital capabilities."

A key focus will be the "development of a suite of products to help the USTA deepen its connection to tennis players." 

Deloitte said its would support USTA initiatives and assets, including "programs that celebrate community impact and promote inclusion, empowered well-being and innovation in and beyond the tennis community."

Deloitte is also working to revamp USTA’s core enterprise digital technology and build the USTA’s grassroots digital capabilities.

A main initiative will be the development of a suite of products to help the USTA deepen its connection to tennis players. The strategy look to "encourage more people, especially youth, to pick up the game of tennis," such as support of USTA initiatives and programs that "celebrate community impact and promote inclusion, empowered well-being and innovation in and beyond the tennis community."

"We are proud to support the USTA with our innovative thinking and creativity," Cathy Engelbert, CEO for Deloitte LLP, said in a statement. "We’re excited to do our part in helping make sure that the next generation of leaders continues to benefit from the enjoyment and lessons of the game."

Other Deloitte sports sponsorships include the USOC and more than a dozen athletes, the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams, the U.S National Speedskating Team, U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships.

According to Gordon Smith, USTA COO and executive director, "We couldn’t be more pleased that our initial relationship with Deloitte has now expanded to this broader support of USTA properties and the sport of tennis.

"They have a world-class team and by collaborating to support world-class tennis events, Deloitte will help the USTA realize its mission of growing the sport of tennis in the U.S.," said Smith.

The U.S. Davis Cup team begins its 2017 Davis Cup campaign Feb. 3 in Birmingham, Ala., against Switzerland. The U.S. Fed Cup team begins its 2017 campaign Feb. 11 against Germany in Maui, Hawaii. The wheelchair competition is held annually, except during Paralympic years.

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