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• Under Armour said this morning that Patrik Frisk, the company’s president and COO, would become its new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will also remain president. Company founder, chairman and CEO Kevin Plank, will become executive chairman and brand chief. According to Friske via Under Armour, "The opportunity that lies ahead of us is incredible as our entire global team continues to lean hard into our transformation."

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• 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. 

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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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1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Raiders, Allegiant Fly High With $400M+ Naming Rights Alliance To New Stadium

By Barry Janoff

August 5, 2019: The Raiders now in Oakland will in 2020 have a new city and a new stadium.

And now that $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat indoor venue officially has a name: Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders and Las Vegas-based Allegiant unveiled the naming rights deal on Monday, even as the venue was still being built to open in time for the 2020 NFL season.

Financial details were not released, but terms were put at $20 million-$25 million annually for 20 years by industry analysts, upward of $400 million to $500 million.

Among upcoming events, Allegiant Stadium will also be site of the college football Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus either a Big Ten or SEC opponent; as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

The NFL has named Las Vegas as the site for the 2020 Draft.

"We're thrilled that our future home will be known as Allegiant Stadium," Marc Badai, Raiders president, said via the team.

”As the hometown airline, Allegiant is the perfect partner to showcase the incredible support we continue to receive from the Southern Nevada community. We are grateful to all involved who worked diligently to make Allegiant Stadium a reality."

Allegiant Air, a division of Allegiant Travel Co., said it would have its name showcased on the outside and various other locations of the 1.75 million-square-foot domed stadium.

The company is also expected to support with multi-media marketing, in-stadium and on-flight activation and community projects “that benefit Southern Nevada residents.”

The Raiders and Allegiant said they would unite to “provide additional enhancements, rewarding customers and fans with unique in-game and season-long promotions including the ‘Allegiant Connection of the Game’ linking a lucky fan to their favorite Raiders player; and an opportunity to win ‘Fan Traveler of the Year’honors.

In November, Caesars Entertainment signed a 15-year deal to become the inaugural founding partner of the Las Vegas Stadium, with the 65,000-seat venue expected to bring “520,000 people to home games each year, when it opens for the 2020 NFL season,” according to the Raiders.

The alliance also marked the Raiders first deal with a gaming and hospitality company,

Allegiant said it currently generates nearly $3 billion in annual economic impact for the state of Nevada. It said it has 55 nonstop routes from cities nationwide, "bringing more than 1.2 million customers to Las Vegas each year."

According to Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and CEO, ”This partnership is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join Las Vegas' hometown airline with its new hometown NFL team.

”It will not only amplify our growing brand as the only U.S. airline focused on leisure travel and experiences, but will also provide access to NFL games and special opportunities for fans across the country. We are thrilled to be able to bring Raider Nation to its new capital — Las Vegas."

Legends Global Partnerships represented the Raiders to secure the naming rights agreement with Allegiant as a part of their duties as the stadium's official premium ticketing and sponsorship agency.

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