Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain said that about 96% of the PSLs for the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium "already have been sold, with the sales process expected to wrap up by Thanksgiving," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Raiders are "already a big hit" in Las Vegas, as the "surge of buying has surpassed the team's original goal set about three years ago."
The slowdown in dealmaking spread to the US market in recent months, causing global M&A to drop 11.4% YTD to USD 2.49tn (across 13,304 deals), according to Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report. Activity was particularly subdued in the difficult to interpret third quarter of the year, when USD 622.2bn worth of deals were struck globally, down 21.2% on 3Q18 (USD 789.7bn) and with 1,164 fewer deals than last year.
Senior marketeers from Heineken, SeatGeek and Target, three of Major League Soccer (MLS)’s leading corporate partners, will be discussing how brands connect with soccer fans in North America as part of Soccerex USA, 21-22 November, Miami.
SportsPro travels to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park to hear how the Bundesliga’s new US media deal with ESPN was made, and to find out why the German soccer league is banking on OTT to drive its growth in the country.
The Chicago Cubs played the Detroit Tigers in the 1908 World Series. The Series was a rematch of the 1907 World Series which was won by Chicago four games to none. The Cubs also won the 1908 World Series besting the Tigers four games to one.