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This area features information on the business of sports and SBS partnership links.

Organization and athlete partnership links

All American Speakers Bureau

All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service agency representing sports speakers and celebrities. Featuring large selection of motivational and keynote speakers, including athletes, coaches & Olympians

Amanda Dunbar:

Amanda is a Florida-based professional bodybuilder. Visit her site to learn about what a bodybuilder does and see which businesses sponsor individual athletes like her. Ms. Dunbar is currently seeking new sponsors.

Baker Sports Management:

San Francisco-based Baker Sports Management is the firm owned by sports attorney Steve Baker. Mr. Baker represents professional football players like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia. Visit Mr. Baker's site to learn about his sports agent practice, who he represents, and how he does it.

Big Star Printing:

Big Star Printing produces promotional material for Sports Business Simulations.

Fitness Information Technology:

Fitness Information Technology is publisher of the Sport Marketing Quarterly and numerous, high-quality books in the sport management field.

France Resources:

If you're conducting research for a paper on French sports, business, and culture, there are few better sites than France Resources.

Fred Davis:

Fred Davis is a true Silicon Valley pioneer. One of the founders of Ziff Davis' computer publishing division, he also worked on the launch of Wired Magazine, to list only two of his many achievements. Currently, Fred is Chairman of "dig_iT" a new digital lifestyle magazine. Visit his web site to learn more about this true Internet industry talent.

Kenneth Shropshire:

Ken Shropshire is the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. He is a noted expert on sports negotiation, contracts, diversity training, and athlete representation.

Rachel Sears:

Rachel is a California-based professional triathlete. Visit her site to learn about what a triathlete does and see which businesses sponsor individual athletes like her. Ms. Sears is currently seeking new sponsors.


SportsEconomics is a professional services firm that provides a broad range of consulting services to the sports business community.

Sports Writer 4 Hire

SBS' Brian Killgore is also an accomplished writer of game results for various sports organizations like the San Jose SaberCats. This website is about his service.

Workit.Com:, established and ran by SBS Advisory Board member Derinda Gaumond, is the best online networking resource for startup firm officers.

Information links

American Specialty, Inc.:

American Specialty specializes in providing insurance to clients in the sports industry, including Major League Baseball.

This is a very complete and complex website especially developed for baseball researchers looking for detailed information on individual players and teams. This website collects (via links) newspaper accounts of players, contracts, and other transactions.

The name of this site describes exactly what it is: a comprehensive data reference for Major League Baseball. It contains information on existing and defunct leagues, players, teams, and managers.

Business of Baseball:

A great source of good information of various aspects of the business of baseball. Published by Doug Pappas, it's become one of the key destinations on the web in its category.

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Fans:

This web site was developed by two students of the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco. It's a well-designed and easy-to-access site that offers the history of labor negotiations and collective bargaining agreements in Major League Baseball.


This web home of the Enterprise Sports Network, provides excellent coverage of day-to-day sports events and news. If you're writing a paper that calls for the analysis of a current sports labor issue, more than likely, ESPN's web site has up-to-the-minute information on it.


This is the official website of Major League Baseball, with links to each to the websites of its member organizations


This is the official website of the National Basketball Association, with links to each to the websites of its member organizations


This is the official website of the National Football League, with links to each to the websites of its member organizations.


This is the official website of the National Hockey League, with links to each to the websites of its member organizations.

Sports Business Journal:

A valuable and widely-read resource of weekly information on breaking business news in the sports industry. Considered the weekly sports business "bible."

Sports Lawyers Association

The Sports Lawyers Association is a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement, and ethical practice of sports law.

The Official Web Site of the Oakland Athletics:

The Internet home of the organization that is the basis for our Oakland Baseball Simworld.

The Oakland Athletics provide a great platform for the study of how various business models can impact the performance (on and off the field) of a baseball organization. The Athletics are generally regarded as the best example of the "efficient baseball organization" obtaining optimum performance with far less revenue compared to many of its competitor firms.

The Women's Sports Foundation,Inc.:

The Women's Sports Foundation is a nonprofit corporation which promotes and advances the cause of women's sports and women in the sports industry.

The XFL Tribute Web Site:

This web site provides a great "look back" at the XFL. For users of the XFL Simworld who may not have been familiar with the league, this web site helps to communicate how the league was structured, and "who was who" among the players, coaches, and executives within the XFL and its teams.

Subject: Stadium Financing

This is a controversial area of study.

SBS presentation of information is concentrated on that which provides a guide for stadium financing strategies. As a rule, politically-motivated papers and web sites are not included here for presentation.

The rationale is that what the student can learn is clouded by politically-biased reporting either for stadiums or against stadiums; thus the focus should be on studies that are not politically-motivated.

With that, here's the list, we will expand it as time progresses:


2. The Michigan Stadium Story

3. Seattle Seahawks Stadium Costs

4. The Evolution of Miller Park

5. Pittsburgh Steelers Sell Bonds To Build New Stadium

6. Office of The Controller City of Philadelphia: Stadium Myths and Realities

7. Harris County Stadium Legal Documents. (These are the core legal papers forming the deal to build what is now called Reliant Stadium, and serves as the home of the NFL expansion Houston Texans. These documents are required reading).

Other Stadium Financing Links and Articles

1. PNC Park Negotiations

2. Should the City Fund New Stadiums for the Eagles and the Phillies? (Great background, although the question has been answered.)

3. State of Minnesota: Stadium Discussion Points

Stadium Authority Links and Articles


2. Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority

3.Norwich Stadium Authority faces another deficit - Local News

4. Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

5. Washington State Public Stadium Authority

6. Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District

7. New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (NJSEA)

8. (Minneapolis) Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

9. Illinois Sports Facilities Authority

10. Tampa Sports Authority

11. (Denver) Metropolitan Football Stadium District

12. Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Stadium web sites

Lincoln Financial Stadium
The new home of the Philadelphia Eagles

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