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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

KEEPING SCORE

Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

BUY SELL

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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The Real Super Bowl Stats: 51M Cases Of Beer, 1B Chicken Wings, 27M Tweets

By Barry Janoff

January 31, 2017: Super Bowl LI comes with a lot of X’s and O’s that will make the game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons unique, and ultimately see one take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

But there are a plethora of stats and numbers that fill the Big Game playing field that set this one apart from all others, ultimately making fans, viewers and consumers satisfied winners.

With Fox charging upward of $5 million for a 30-second spot on Feb. 5, there is a lot of attention paid to what marketers do to boost their visibility.

Since 2010, Anheuser-Busch, among the biggest Big Game spenders, has spent $218.5 million on Super Bowl ads, according to research, consulting and financial firm WalletHub, Washington, D.C.

That is due in large part  to the fact that Anheuser-Busch has been the exclusive national broadcast partner in the beer category for 28 years. Under a new contract that was signed in 2015 valued at $1.4 billion, the beer maker will hold that distinction through 2022.

For the company, whose brands include Bud Light — which is the official beer sponsor for the NFL — Michelob and Budweiser — the bottom line is sales. And there will be some 51.7 million cases of beer sold (not limited to Anheuser-Busch brands) on Super Bowl Sunday.

Some 13% of viewers say they recognize a brand after its Super Bowl commercial.

Unfortunately, even with the cost of a Super Bowl spot having gone up 110% over the past decade — versus 25% for the cost of an ad during the World Series over the same period — 80% of commercials "do not boost sales or purchase intent," according to WalletHub’s Super Bowl LI By The Numbers.

Among the items that join beer as best-sellers: Nearly 10% of people who will buy a TV this year will do so in time for the Super Bowl.

Also being sold in mass quantities for the Big Game: 14.5 tons of chips, 1.23 billion chicken wings and more than eight million pounds of guacamole, per WalletHub.

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest-selling day of the year for pizza, according to the National Restaurant Assn. Last year, Pizza Hut sold more than two million pies and Domino’s more than 12 million slices. Overall, there is a 35% rise in the number of pizza deliveries versus other days.

In addition to the cost of TV spots going up, the average price of a Super Bowl ticket has also risen.

For Super Bowl LI, the average price of tickets in Houston’s NRG Stadium will be $5,216, according to WalletHub.

The price for a Super Bowl ticket for the prior four Super Bowls has averaged $3,334, including Super Bowl XLVII ($2,380), Super Bowl XLVIII ($2,392), Super Bowl XLIX ($4,253) and Super Bowl 50 last year in Levi’s Stadium ($4.307).

Hosting the Super Bowl generally turns out to be good news for the city and surrounding regions.

People who come to Houston will spend an average of $400 per day, according to WalletHub. That includes food and drink, transportation, amenities and hotel rooms, of which there are 84,000 in the area — including 1,000 in the new Marriott Marquis, which is serving as the NFL’s Super Bowl headquarters — some 91% more than when Houston last hosted the Big Game.

That was Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, in which the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers, 32-29, with Pats quarterback Tom Brady named MVP.

Houston also hosted the Big Game in 1974, Super Bowl VIII, played in Rice Stadium.

According to the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, about one million people are projected to attend a Super Bowl-related event, 140,000 from out of town.

Unlike that game in 2004, social media is now a major part of the overall coverage and story.

During Super Bowl 50, some 60 million people discussed the game live on Facebook, and the platform saw 200 million posts, comments and likes.

No social media slacker, Twitter during Super Bowl 50 registered some 27 million tweets from pre-game to post-game, which were viewed 4.3 billion times worldwide.

One other stat for companies nationwide: About 1.5 million people will call in sick the day after Super Bowl Sunday, with larger numbers likely to skew in the hometown and region of the victorious team.

And one reason that Heinz’ marketing is calling for Feb. 6 to be a national holiday known as "Smunday."

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