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Mercury and BBVA Compass promote female-owned businesses

Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have teamed up for the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley. The four-week program encourages leaders from women-owned businesses to write a short essay expressing how $2,500 in cash and $5,000… Read More →

Cardinals and Shea Homes make a difference in Phoenix

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated the complete makeover of the House of Helps Community and Worship Center in South Phoenix.  The celebration included a ribbon cutting, a check presentation, a tour, and time for the community to spend with five Arizona Cardinals players, Big Red and Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

Could renovated Sun Devil Stadium be looking for naming-rights deal?

There are 13 NCAA Football Bowl Series programs that have made naming-rights deals for their stadiums. Only two are members of the Pac-12 Conference, and Arizona State isn’t one of them. That could soon change. Sun Devil Stadium is in the midst of the second phase in a three-stage, $268-million renovation project. When complete, ASU… Read More →

Phoenix Rising FC retains Goldman Sachs as structuring agent

Continuing its push for a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team, Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that Goldman Sachs has been retained as structuring agent for the financing of its proposed climate-controlled MLS stadium.  “We are thrilled Phoenix is among the leading expansion markets for MLS,” said Brett M. Johnson, Co-Chairman and Alternate Governor… Read More →

Diamondbacks surpass $50 million in charitable giving

The Arizona Diamondbacks and their charitable arm, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since their inception in 1998, it was announced tonight at the annual Evening on the Diamond at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Of that $50 million, 80 percent has been donated in just the last 11 years.… Read More →

Mark Grace will be D-backs analyst for FOX Sports Arizona

Whether during his days as a player, coach or television analyst, Mark Grace is one of the most popular personalities in Arizona Diamondbacks history. Now, fans will get to enjoy him even more as he will be joining FOX Sports Arizona as the network’s new “D-backs Live” pre and post game show analyst, FOX Sports… Read More →

County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Maricopa County is unclear on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ end goal in their ongoing dispute over Chase Field. “We’re hoping to sit down and go over what exactly it is (the Diamondbacks) want,” Maricopa County Public Information Officer Fields Mosley told Cronkite News Friday. “We’re not sure what they’re after.” In the latest development in a… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe? Not happening

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The plan to build a proposed Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe, near Tempe Marketplace, has been killed. On Friday, ASU released a statement saying that is has no intention of signing a development agreement, an option to lease, or any other agreement with the Coyotes. ASU did not give a reason for why it has… Read More →

Phoenix could be home for MLS expansion team

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Major League Soccer (MLS) has invited Phoenix Rising FC to submit an application for an MLS Expansion Team franchise following a meeting between MLS executives and Phoenix Rising FC owners last Friday in New York City. Phoenix joins a list of at least ten other cities competing for two MLS expansion team franchises that may… Read More →

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed out today, championship events regularly… Read More →

Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

The popularity of daily fantasy sports games is exploding across the country, but Arizona residents are among those who have been left out of the action. Arizona is one of five states in which pay-to-play fantasy games are considered a form of illegal gambling. However, that hasn’t stopped Scottsdale-based Head2Head Sports from providing such games… Read More →

Arizona Sports Complex announces merger

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Arizona Sports Complex, which currently offers recreational soccer leagues for all ages starting as young as three-years-old, announced a merger deal with Future Starts International Enterprises. Together, the two youth related sports entities will be focusing efforts to provide new opportunities for children throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Arizona Sports Complex (ASC) currently focuses efforts… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl will now be PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

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As part of an agreement with ESPN, the Fiesta Bowl has named PlayStation its new title sponsor. This year, the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl will be a College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal game played Saturday, December 31, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. “The Fiesta Bowl is pleased to partner with PlayStation to present… Read More →

Suns bring young talent and excitement into new season

by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

The Phoenix Suns showcase one of the NBA’s youngest teams this season behind 19-year-old star Devin Booker. Booker was recently voted by the NBA’s General Managers as the player most likely to have a breakout season. Former Los Angeles Lakers ball boy, Time Warner Cable employee and current Blaze Radio NBA host, Eliav Gabay, shares… Read More →