What is the Biggest Threat to Sports?

What is the Biggest Threat to Sports? According to the Sports Business Daily Reader Survey, Raising Ticket Prices.

According to the 6th annual Sports Business Daily Reader Survey 29% of their almost 2,000 responders believe raising ticket prices are the biggest threat to Sports. In the NFL alone ticket prices have gone up 37% over the last 6 years. The NBA, MLB and NHL have also raised prices, albeit at a slower rate, despite average game attendance falling.

Some other interesting results from the survey included how many hours per week readers spend watching or attending sporting events. A whopping 22.5% spend 15 hours or more per week watching sporting events. As far as the biggest sports business story of the year – South Africa hosting the FIFA World Cup (21.9%) edged out LeBron James making “The Decision” on ESPN (20.7%).

Peyton Manning continues to be Sports most marketable athlete, which comes as no surprise to anyone that owns a TV. Manning destroyed the competition with almost 40% of the votes, Derek Jeter was the next closest athlete with 18%.

More results from the Sports Business Daily Reader Survey will be released over the next 5 days, be sure to return to sportstvjobs.com where we will continue to summarize the results for you.

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Article by Nick

I grew up in Philadelphia watching the Eagles and Flyers with my Dad. I picked up every nugget he threw my way. We disagreed on the Randall Cunningham era, but in most other ways my father shaped my sports perspective. I am currently a Marketing Executive, which plays a major role in my sports writing perspective. Read 15 articles by
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