Sports Business Report
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank Leaving Trump's Manufacturing Council
Baltimore-based Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced Aug. 14 that he is leaving President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council.
Topgolf Could Help Revive Entertainment District Near M&T Bank Stadium
The long-awaited sports and entertainment district near M&T Bank Stadium and the Horseshoe Casino may be coming together, as there's a proposal to bring a Topgolf to the area.
Chesapeake Bayhawks Looking To Build Stadium, Athletic Complex
Chesapeake Bayhawks president Mark Burdett has been leading the charge for his Major League Lacrosse franchise's proposal to build a 10,000-seat stadium and 20-field lacrosse complex in Anne Arundel County.
MASN, Nationals Both Claim Victory In TV Rights Fees Dispute
Both sides in the TV rights fee dispute involving MASN and the Washington Nationals declared at least a measure of victory following a New York State Appeals Court ruling July 13.
Under Armour A Finalist For ESPN Sports Humanitarian Award
In recognition of its leadership in the renovation of UA House, Under Armour was named one of four finalists for the Corporate Community Impact Award at ESPN's Sports Humanitarian Awards.
Under Armour Names New President, Kevin Plank Still CEO
Under Armour named a new president and COO June 27, as founder Kevin Plank relinquished the title but will remain chairman and CEO.
Professional Wrestling Events A 'Staple' At Royal Farms Arena
"They are a market staple," Royal Farms Arena general manager Frank Remesch said of wrestling events. "We have two to three shows every year, which do phenomenally well."
Orioles Assured Of Bright Future, At Least From New LED Lights
The Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority have installed LED lights on the four towers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, replacing the high-intensity discharge lamps that have been in place since the park opened in 1992.
M&T Bank Stadium Concerts Provide 'Positive Boost' For City
"Hosting concerts of big-name bands, such as Metallica, is important to building Baltimore's brand as a first-class entertainment destination," said Al Hutchinson, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, the city's tourism agency.
Pimlico Planners Can Glean Lessons From Other Renovations
Janet Marie Smith, who Orioles fans know for her work on Oriole Park at Camden Yards, lives a mile or so from Pimlico, which has left her "passionate" about the future for the home of the Preakness.
Under Armour's Kevin Plank Addresses Pro-Trump Comments
In an open letter to Baltimore that appeared as a full-page ad in The Baltimore Sun, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank addressed his recent comments regarding President Donald Trump.