Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer covers the NFL and all other professional football news for Sports Business Journal. A journalist with a unique blend of experience in government, sports and business, Fischer wrote about the New York tech startup scene, the health care industry in Washington, D.C., and politics in Ohio before joining Sports Business Journal. BEATS: NFL, NFL clubs, sponsors, broadcasters; XFL, CFL.

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Rams line up local media deals in four countries

Closing Bell / Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The Rams have secured media distributors in their international markets of Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and China. In Mexico, Rams preseason games and other team content will air on Groupo Imagen’s broadcast channel, Canal 3, and other platforms owned by the conglomerate. Imagen’s radio stations will also air regular...

Apparel brand Nobull takes over sponsorship rights for NFL combine

Daily / Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Boston-based training apparel maker Nobull has taken sponsorship rights to the NFL talent combine, getting both “official combine training partner” and “official on-field supplier of apparel and headwear” designations for the annual event. Under the deal, prospects will be required, starting in 2023, to wear Nobull gear during...

Rivalries: Spinning spirited matchups

Weekly / Monday, August 15, 2022
Rivalries among professional teams are often built around big moments and are subject to the fluidity of parity, national popularity and player movement. The effort becomes more about showcasing those games for fans and less about generating ticket sales or marketing a connection to that passion. ...

Cowboys, TelevisaUnivison take on Mexico together

Morning Buzz / Friday, August 12, 2022
Spanish-language media giant TelevisaUnivision struck an expansive deal for the Cowboys’ local media rights in Mexico. As part of the deal, TelevisaUnivision will also become the team’s exclusive commercial agent in Mexico, representing the biggest splash yet by an NFL team under the league’s new international marketing program. The...

Ross steers Dolphins succession toward family

Morning Buzz / Friday, August 12, 2022
Suspended Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has taken steps to notify the league of his intention to change his successor from limited partner Bruce Beal to his daughter, Jennifer Ross , sources said. Such a move would keep the franchise in his family...

NFL owners approve Broncos' Walton-Penner group

Closing Bell / Tuesday, August 9, 2022
The NFL has a new richest owner after the league gave final approval to the sale of the Broncos to the group led by Walmart heir Rob Walton . Walton, whose ownership group includes his daughter Carrie Walton Penner and son-in-law Greg Penner...

Dapper Labs strikes full-season NFT deal with Rams around Super Bowl win

Daily / Tuesday, August 9, 2022
NFT marketplace creator Dapper Labs has struck its first full-season deal with an NFL franchise, announcing plans to release digital collectible images of the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI rings on the NFL All Day platform. Dapper first announced a deal with the NFL in September 2021, but did not...

Another Hall of Fame enshrinement without the full Village

Daily / Friday, August 5, 2022
The Hall of Fame Village real estate development is making progress. But as Canton’s biggest weekend of the year gets started, Enshrinement Week visitors will discover that most consumer-facing businesses in the complex still aren’t open. Supply-chain problems stymied hopes of launching a series of restaurants and...

HOF Village stock price clears $1 threshold

Morning Buzz / Thursday, August 4, 2022
The share price for Hall of Fame Village stock (traded under the Nasdaq ticker HOFV) closed up 10% yesterday at $1.05, the first time it cleared $1 since early April. In May, the Nasdaq threatened to delist the troubled mixed-use project adjacent to the Pro Football HOF in Canton,...