Category Archives: The Sports Business

The Family Business—Inside the company behind baseball’s leading franchise

When Anheuser-Busch put the St. Louis Cardinals up for sale in 1995, the team looked like a risky bet for any future owner. A labor strike had eroded fans’ interest in baseball, and the Cardinals were perceived as financially handicapped due to the team’s small market size. Even on the field, things weren’t looking good—in 1994 and again in 1995,

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The KC Sports Commission promotes the local economy while inspiring area athletes

“Come for the Marathon, Stay for the Barbecue.” That’s just one of the many slogans used by the Kansas City Sports Commission to inspire and empower people through sports. Founded in 1966, the Kansas City Sports Commission works to promote sports and recreation in the metro area and has generated roughly $750 million for the local economy in the past

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Post-Game Plan—A growing Missouri company helps athletes manage their wealth

As a former NHL defenseman, Tom Tilley knows a lot about delivering big checks. He also still remembers the life-altering experience of receiving his first big check from the St. Louis Blues. “It’s a strange feeling to, all of the sudden, realize you can buy just about whatever you want,” says Tilley, who played for the Blues in the late

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