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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sports Stocks Directory Released - Big 4 leagues in America Bring in $26 Billion Says Plunkett Research

Sports Stocks Directory Released - Big 4 leagues in America Bring in $26 Billion Says Plunkett Research

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC – June 21, 2016 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering actively traded sectors releases its updated sports directory for investors following the sector.

The market opportunity is substantial and based on a contributor to Forbes, “The sports market in North America was worth $60.5 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2019.”

Source - http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2015/10/19/sports-industry-to-reach-73-5-billion-by-2019/#7c07a76a1585
According to Plunkett Research Ltd, “Combined, the “Big 4” leagues in America, the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), bring in about $26 billion.”

Industry Statistics Sports & Recreation Business Statistics Analysis
Sports Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
Amount
Units
Year/Season
Source
Estimated Size of the Entire Sports Industry, U.S.
498.4
Bil. US$
2015
PRE
Estimated Size of the Global Sports Industry
1.5
Tril. US$
2015
PRE
Annual Company Spending for Sports Advertising, U.S.
34.9
Bil. US$
2015
PRE
Major League Baseball (MLB)
MLB League Revenue
7.9
Bil. US$
2014
Forbes
Source – Plunkett Research Ltd

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Sports & Sporting Stocks 2016

Sporting Goods and Equipment:
Big 5 Sporting Goods (NasdaqGS:BGFV) is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States, operating 420 stores in 12 states under the "Big 5 Sporting Goods" name as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 29, 2013. Big 5 provides a full-line product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages 11,000 square feet. Big 5's product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports.
Black Diamond (NasdaqGS:BDE) is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative active outdoor performance products for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, cycling and other outdoor recreation activities for a wide range of year-round use. The Company's principal brands, Black Diamond(R), Gregory(TM), POC(TM) and PIEPS(TM), are iconic in the active outdoor industry and linked intrinsically with the modern history of these sports. Black Diamond is synonymous with performance, innovation, durability and safety that the outdoor and action sport communities rely on and embrace in their active lifestyle. Headquartered in Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, the Company's products are created and tested on some of the best alpine peaks, slopes, crags, roads and trails in the world. These close connections to the Black Diamond lifestyle enhance the authenticity of the Company's brands, inspire product innovation and strengthen customer loyalty. The Company's products are sold by leading specialty retailers in the U.S. and 50 countries around the world.
Cabelas (NYSE:CAB) is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program.
Columbia Sportswear (NasdaqGS:COLM) is a leading innovator in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia products are sold in approximately 100 countries and have earned an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance. Columbia products feature innovative technologies and designs that protect outdoor enthusiasts from the elements, increase comfort, and make outdoor activities more enjoyable. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns outdoor brands Mountain Hardwear®, Sorel®, Montrail® and OutDry®.
Daktronics (NasdaqGS:DAKT) has strong leadership positions in, and is the world's largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, LED text and graphics displays, and related control systems. The company excels in the control of display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation, and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world in four domestic business units: Live Events, Commercial, Schools and Theatres and Transportation, and one International business unit.
Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of November 19, 2013, the Company operated 558 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 46 states, 82 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
Escalade Inc (NasdaqGM:ESCA) is a global consumer products company.  The largest division, Escalade Sports, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods and outdoor products. Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade Sports' brands include STIGA® and Ping-Pong® Table Tennis, Accudart® and Unicorn® darting, Goalrilla®, Goaliath® and Silverback® sports training equipment and basketball goal systems, and Bear Archery®, Trophy Ridge®, and Cajun Bowfishing hunting products.  Escalade Sports products are available at sporting goods retailer and independent dealers nationwide.
Finish Line, The (NasdaqGS:FINL) is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has 660 stores in malls across the U.S., manages the athletic footwear inventory in 660 Macy’s stores including 189 branded or staffed shops, and employs more than 11,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style. Finish Line also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the Running Specialty Group, including 40 specialty running shops in 11 states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile and Boulder Running Company banners.
Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) is a specialty athletic retailer that, as of November 2, 2013 operated 3,510 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including footlocker.com, Eastbay, CCS.com, SIX:02.com, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
Hibbett Sports (NasdaqGS:HIBB) operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.
Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide.
Johnson Outdoors (NasdaqGM:JOUT) is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™ and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle® paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® motors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics; LakeMaster® electronic charts; SCUBAPRO® and SUBGEAR® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Jetboil® personal cooking systems; and Eureka!® camping and hiking equipment.
Lululemon Athletica (NasdaqGS:LULU; TSE:LLL.TO) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback.
Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio including Nautilus®, Bowflex®, TreadClimber®, Schwinn®, Schwinn Fitness™ and Universal®, Nautilus markets innovative fitness products through Direct and Retail channels.
NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. (TSX:OML.V) is a Canada-based research and development company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture of precision components forged from composite and other alloyed materials. The Company operates four business segments defined as the Military, Aerospace, Specialty Automotive, and Sports and Recreation divisions. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries which include Omni-Lite Industries International Inc., Omni-Lite Industries California Inc., Formed Fast International Inc. and Omni-Lite Properties Inc., the Company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets specialized components to a range of Fortune 500 customers. Its components are utilized in the products of Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, the United States Military, Chrysler, Ford, Nike and adidas. The Company offers ceramic track spikes.
Pacific Sunwear of California (NasdaqGS:PSUN) and its subsidiaries (collectively, "PacSun" or the "Company") is a leading specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle. The Company sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults. As of November 2, 2013, the Company operated 635 stores in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
PEN Inc. (OTC:PENC) is a global leader in developing, commercializing, and marketing consumer and industrial products enabled by nanotechnology that solve everyday problems for customers in the optical, transportation, military, sports, and safety industries. Through PEN's wholly-owned subsidiary Nanofilm Ltd., the Company develops, manufactures and sells products based on nanotechnology including the ULTRA CLARITY® brand eyeglass cleaner, CLARITY DEFOG IT™ brand defogging products and CLARITY ULTRASEAL® nanocoating products for glass and ceramics. The Company also sells the environmentally friendly HALO™ brand surface protector, fortifier, and cleaner through a wholly-owned subsidiary, PEN Technology, LLC. The Company's Applied Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas functions as the Design Center conducting research and development services for government and private customers and new product development for PEN focusing on innovative and advanced product solutions in the areas of safety, health, and sustainability.
Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) one of the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle companies, designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s apparel and footwear brands, inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who connect with its boardriding culture and heritage. The company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. The company’s products are sold in more than 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores, select department stores and through various e-commerce channels. Quiksilver’s corporate headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California.
Under Armour (NYSE:UA) the originator of performance footwear, apparel and accessories, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland
V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC) is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with more than 30 brands. The company’s largest five brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Wrangler®, Timberland® and Lee®. Other brands include 7 For All Mankind®, Bulwark®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, Kipling®, lucy®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Nautica®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid® and SmartWool®.
XFit Brands Inc. (OTC:XFTB) designs, develops, markets and sells functional equipment, training gear, apparel, and accessories for the impact sports market and fitness industry worldwide.  The Company's mission is to become the leading developer and marketer of functional fitness brands and products at retail and fitness outlets worldwide.  The Company's products span the Impact Sports, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), High and low impact fitness and Cross Training, and other Action Sports and are marketed and sold under the Throwdown®, XFit Brands®, and Transformations™ brand names.  The Company's products are marketed and sold through gyms, fitness facilities, and direct to consumer throughout the world.
Zumiez Inc. (NasdaqGS:ZUMZ) is a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, focusing on skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and BMX for young men and women. As of November 2, 2013 we operated 548 stores including, 511 in the United States, 28 in Canada, and 9 in Europe. We operate under the name Zumiez and Blue Tomato. Additionally, we operate ecommerce web sites at http://www.zumiez.com/ and http://www.blue-tomato.com/.
                                                           
Sports Teams
Major League Baseball
Liberty Media Corporation (NasdaqGS:LMCA) owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Charter Communications, Live Nation Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable, and Viacom. Liberty Media Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of media, communications, and entertainment businesses. The company owns the Atlanta Braves, a league baseball club, as well as certain of the Atlanta Braves minor league clubs; publishes and markets needlework, craft, decorating, entertaining, and other lifestyle interest how-to books; and produces and develops The PBS NewsHour, documentaries, Web sites, interactive DVD’s, civic engagement projects, and educational programs. It also offers TruePosition U-TDOA, a location technology that locates mobile phones in various environments. In addition, the company, through its interests in Sirius XM Radio Inc., a satellite radio company, delivers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather to approximately 22.9 million subscribers. 
Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI; TSX:RCI-A.TO; RCI-B.TO) is a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in the telecom and media businesses. Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country's only national carrier operating on the combined world standard GSM/HSPA+/LTE technology platforms. Rogers Cable is a leading Canadian cable services provider, offering cable television, high-speed Internet access, and telephony products, and together with Rogers Business Solutions, provides business telecom, data networking and IP solutions to small, medium and large enterprise, government and carrier customers. Rogers Media is Canada's premier group of category-leading broadcast, specialty, print and online media assets, with businesses in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, sports entertainment, magazine and trade journal publishing and digital media. We are publicly traded on both the TSX and NYSE stock exchanges and are included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index of the largest publicly traded companies in Canada. Rogers Media is Canada's premier combination of category-leading radio and television broadcasting, sports entertainment, publishing, and digital media properties. Television properties include the multi-station City network, its five multicultural OMNI television stations, Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE specialty sports television services, which provide sports programming across Canada, and The Shopping Channel, Canada's only nationally televised shopping service. It's Radio group operates 55 radio stations across Canada, while its Publishing group produces more than 50 well-known consumer magazines and trade publications. Media owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, Canada's largest sports and entertainment facility. Rogers also holds a 37.5% investment in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Basketball
American Basketball Association (OTC:ABKB) operates the American Basketball Association, a professional basketball league in the United States. It also markets league-related merchandise and other products and services. In addition, the company develops media outlets and ancillary entertainment businesses. It has approximately 47 teams located in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. 
Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.

United States Basketball League (USBL) (OTC:USBL) engages in the development and management of a professional basketball league, the United States Basketball League in the United States. It is involved in selling franchises and managing the league. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Meisenheimer Capital Real Estate Holdings, Inc. owns and rents an office building in Milford, Connecticut. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Milford, Connecticut. United States Basketball League, Inc. is a subsidiary of Meisenheimer Capital, Inc.


Hockey:
Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.
Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI; TSX:RCI-A.TO; RCI-B.TO) is a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in the telecom and media businesses. Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country's only national carrier operating on the combined world standard GSM/HSPA+/LTE technology platforms. Rogers Cable is a leading Canadian cable services provider, offering cable television, high-speed Internet access, and telephony products, and together with Rogers Business Solutions, provides business telecom, data networking and IP solutions to small, medium and large enterprise, government and carrier customers. Rogers Media is Canada's premier group of category-leading broadcast, specialty, print and online media assets, with businesses in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, sports entertainment, magazine and trade journal publishing and digital media. We are publicly traded on both the TSX and NYSE stock exchanges and are included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index of the largest publicly traded companies in Canada. Rogers Media is Canada's premier combination of category-leading radio and television broadcasting, sports entertainment, publishing, and digital media properties. Television properties include the multi-station City network, its five multicultural OMNI television stations, Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE specialty sports television services, which provide sports programming across Canada, and The Shopping Channel, Canada's only nationally televised shopping service. It's Radio group operates 55 radio stations across Canada, while its Publishing group produces more than 50 well-known consumer magazines and trade publications. Media owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, Canada's largest sports and entertainment facility. Rogers also holds a 37.5% investment in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Soccer (European Football)
AFC Ajax NV (Netherlands AMS:AJAX) is a Netherlands-based company active in the sports industry. It owns and operates AFC Ajax, a football team based in Amsterdam. The team plays its home matches at the Amsterdam ArenA. The Company obtains its revenue from five main sources; sponsoring, merchandising, the selling of television-rights, ticket sales and the selling of players. The Company also offers travel and event organization which is specialized in organizing official hospitality packages to home games of AFC Ajax, as well as Ajax television broadcasting services. The Company has divided its football activities into four areas: amateur football, football education for young people, scouting and fan clubs.
AS Roma SpA (Italy BIT: ASR) is an Italy-based company primarily engaged in the operation and management of the AS Roma soccer team. The Company is involved, among others, in the organization of soccer matches, which includes the ticket sale, the sale of television and radio rights for the match transmissions and rights for its brand. The football team AS Roma performs its home matches in the Olympic Stadium in Rome, which has 70,634 seats. The Company also operates the sporting center Fulvio Bernardini in Trigoria.
Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co.KGaA (Frankfurt:BVB.F) is a Germany-based company engaged in the operation of Ballspielverein Borussia (BVB), a professional football club based in Dortmund, Germany. BVB's stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, is a football-specific arena capable of holding approximately 81,000 spectators for Bundesliga (German league) games or approximately 66,000 spectators for international fixtures, which stipulate an all-seated audience. The stadium's north stand is also home to Borussia Park, a hospitality facility spread over two floors that includes a restaurant, a bar and a museum displaying the club's trophies and exhibits documenting its history. 
Celtic plc (LSE:CCP.L) is engaged in the operation of a professional football club, with related and ancillary activities. The Company is engaged in controlling and managing the assets of the business whilst the operating activity is carried out by the subsidiary, Celtic F.C. Limited. The Company operates in three segments: Football and Stadium Operations, Merchandising and Multimedia, and Other Commercial activities. Football and Stadium Operations generates revenue from all ticket sales, standard, premium and corporate, derived from matches played at Celtic Park. Merchandising revenue includes the revenues from Celtic’s retail partners and outlets, including home shopping, wholesale revenues and other royalty revenues derived from the exploitation of the Celtic brand. Television rights sales dependent upon the nature of the sale of the rights, such as domestic league television rights, domestic cup rights, European rights and other television rights.
Financiere Croissance Investisssment SA (France EPA:MLFCI.PA) is a France-based company representing a football club, FC Istres. The football club was founded in 1920. Its home stadium is the Stade Parsemin located in Fos-sur-Mer, France. Financiere Croissance Investissement FCI SA operates as a holding company, engaged in the exploitation of the Club’s brands, organization of matches and exploitation of the sport stadiums, among others.
Futebol Clube do Porto (Portugal ELI: FCP) is a Portugal-based company primarily active in the management of the FC Porto soccer team. The FC Porto team plays games at Estadio do Dragao, which includes a conference centre, leisure facilities, shopping areas and restaurants. Additionally, the Company operates teams in basketball, athletics, handball, roller hockey, adaptive sports, snooker and swimming. The Company is also involved in the promotion and organization of sports events. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in the commercialization of image rights; sponsorship; merchandising and licensing products branded with the FC Porto's trademark; editing, production and marketing of material for the Internet, multimedia and periodicals; management and operation of sports equipment; insurance intermediation; organization and sale of travel and tour packages; ticket and seat reservation, and representation of other travel and tourism agencies.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A (Italy BIT:JUVE; Frankfurt: JUVE.F) works in the field of professional football activity characteristic of the Company consists of participation in national and international football competitions and the organization of the games. The main sources of income of the Company arising from the activities of economic exploitation of the sporting event, brand and image of the Juventus first team, including the most significant with regard to licensing of television and media rights, sponsorship activity the sale of advertising space.
Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 135 year heritage we have won 62 trophies, enabling us to develop the world’s leading sports brand and a global community of 659 million followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and matchday.
Olmpique Lyonnais (France EPA: OLG.PA) is a France-based company that owns and manages primarily the Olympique Lyonnais soccer team. The Company’s activities include the sale of television rights, player transfers, ticket sale, sponsorship and publicity, and sale of derived products. The club is composed of a variety of teams, including professionals, women and amateurs teams. The Company also distributes a range of merchandise products with the Olympique Lyonnais trademark, available for purchase online on the team’s Website, including scarves and clothing, and offers the OL Mobile short messaging service (SMS) that provides soccer scores and updates via text messages, in partnership with Orange. Olympique Lyonnais Groupe SA operates a number of subsidiaries, including Olympique Lyonnais SASP, OL Merchandising SAS and M2A SAS, among others.
S.S. Lazio Societa Sportiva Lazio (Italy BIT: SSL) is an Italy-based company primarily engaged in the management of the SS Lazio soccer team. The Company is also involved in the sale of tickets, as well as in the advertising and merchandising of SS Lazio brand. It also provides management services of broadcasting rights for Italian league. The team of SS Lazio plays at the Olimpico Stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 73,000 places.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica Futebol SAD (Portugal ELI:SLBEN) is a Portugal-based company primarily engaged in the management of the professional soccer team Sport Lisboa e Benfica. The Company is active in the participation in professional soccer competitions at national and international levels; training of soccer players; exploitation of television rights; management of image rights of players; exploitation of the trademark Benfica, and management of rights to operate part of the sports complex of Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium. The Company also operates other sports teams, such as basketball, handball, roller-hockey and volleyball, among others. Additionally, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, it is involved in the management, construction, organization, planning and economic exploitation of sports infrastructure; provision of medical and nursing services; operation of an investment fund, and insurance brokerage.
Sporting Clube de Portugal (Portugal ELI:SCP) is a Portugal-based company primarily active in the management of a professional soccer club, Sporting Clube de Portugal. The Company is engaged in the participation in professional football competitions, promotion and organization of sport events and the promotion and development of activities related to the professional football. In addition, it operates teams in other sports, such as handball, indoor soccer, table tennis, gymnastics and swimming, among others. The Company is active in the sale of tickets for sport events and television broadcasting rights, as well as in the provision of sponsorships, advertising, merchandising and licensing services. 

Rugby
Brisbane Broncos (ASX:BBL.AX) engages in the management and operation of the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Football Team in Australia. The company is based in Red Hill, Australia. Brisbane Broncos Limited is a subsidiary of Nationwide News Pty Ltd.

Miscellaneous Sports:
Auto Racing:
Dover Motorsports (NYSE:DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and own Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee.
International Speedway Corporation (NasdaqGS:ISCA) is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois;  Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York. The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing Network, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise.  In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.
Speedway Motorsports (NYSE:TRK) is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its US Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture formed with International Speedway Corporation to design, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise.
TD AmeriTrade (NYSE:AMTD) Millions of investors and independentregistered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade’s technology and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 38 years.  An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services.
Boxing, MMA, Wresting:
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (NYSE:WWE) is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Equestrian/Horse Racing
Churchill Downs (NasdaqGS:CHDN) headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations and a poker room in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; and a casino in Oxford, Maine; CDI also owns the country's premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering real-money Bingo online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. In addition, CDI's 50 percent owned joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing LLC, is currently constructing a video lottery terminal and harness racing facility in southwest Ohio.
Dover Saddlery, Inc. (NasdaqCM:DOVRis the leading multi-channel retailer of equestrian products in the United States. Founded in 1975 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, by United States Equestrian team members, Dover Saddlery has grown to become The Source® for equestrian products. Dover offers a broad and distinctive selection of competitively priced, brand-name products for horse and rider through catalogs, the Internet and company-owned retail stores. Dover Saddlery, Inc. serves the English rider and through Smith Brothers, the Western rider. The Source®, Dover Saddlery® and Smith Brothers® are registered marks of Dover Saddlery.
Fitness:
Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. The Company currently operates 106 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada.
Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:CLUB) is a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 162 fitness clubs as of September 30, 2013, comprising 108 New York Sports Clubs, 29 Boston Sports Clubs, 16 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 507,000 members.

Golf:
All-American SportPark, Inc (OTC:AASP) operates Callaway Golf Center (CGC). CGC is a golf facility located on 42 acres of leased land in Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. CGC includes a par 3 golf course lighted for night golf; a 110-tee two-tiered driving range; and a 20,000 square foot clubhouse, which includes the Callaway Golf fitting center, the Saint Andrews Golf Shop retail store, and Upper Deck Grill and Sports Lounge restaurant. The company was formerly known as Saint Andrews Golf Corporation and changed its name to All-American SportPark, Inc. in December 1998
Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands worldwide.
Winter Sport:
Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc.
           
Miscellaneous Sports and Entertainment:
Global Entertainment Corporation (OTC:GNTP) through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated event and entertainment company in the United States. It engages in sports management, multipurpose events center development, facility and venue management and marketing, and venue ticketing operations. The company operates and manages a minor professional hockey league known as the Central Hockey League, which consists of 18 teams located in mid-market communities in the central, western, and southern regions of the United States. It also develops multipurpose events centers in mid-market communities; and promotes, markets, and sells various services related to multipurpose entertainment facilities, including facility naming rights, luxury suite sales, premium seat license sales, and facility sponsorship agreements. In addition, the company provides ticketing services for the multipurpose events centers, entertainment venues, theaters, concert halls, and other facilities and event coordinators by way of box office, outlet, phone, Internet, and print-at-home service that utilizes distribution outlets; and offers multipurpose events center operational services, such as administrative oversight in the areas of facility/property management and finance, event bookings, and food and beverage, as well as manages facility food service operations. 
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV) is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based on its market capitalization and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay-television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, cable television and telecommunication services, magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, the operation of a horizontal internet portal, and gaming.
Liberty Media Corporation (NasdaqGS:LMCA) owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Charter Communications, Live Nation Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable, and Viacom. Liberty Media Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of media, communications, and entertainment businesses. The company owns the Atlanta Braves, a league baseball club, as well as certain of the Atlanta Braves minor league clubs; publishes and markets needlework, craft, decorating, entertaining, and other lifestyle interest how-to books; and produces and develops The PBS NewsHour, documentaries, Web sites, interactive DVD’s, civic engagement projects, and educational programs. It also offers TruePosition U-TDOA, a location technology that locates mobile phones in various environments. In addition, the company, through its interests in Sirius XM Radio Inc., a satellite radio company, delivers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather to approximately 22.9 million subscribers. 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) operates as a live entertainment company. The company operates through Concerts, Ticketing, Artist Nation, and Sponsorship & Advertising segments. The Concerts segment engages in the promotion of live music events in its owned and/or operated venues, and in rented third-party venues; operation and management of music venues; and production of music festivals. The Ticketing segment operates an agency business that sells tickets for its events and third-party clients across various live event categories through its Websites, telephone services, and ticket outlets. This segment provides ticketing services for arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, music clubs, concert promoters, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. The Artist Nation segment offers management services to music artists; sells merchandise associated with musical artists at live performances to retailers and directly to consumers through the Internet; and provides other services to artists. The Sponsorship & Advertising segment offers online advertising services; and online sponsorship programs for corporate clients.
Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.


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