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4/1/2021

SS – BOS – Column – April – 2021

Race tracks continue to change the playbook over their future in a post-pandemic world. The month we will take a look at how circuits pivoted and the stress on their finances. Last year, racing took the black flag for a few months. Slowly activity returned with a few maverick short tracks playing loose with local […]

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3/1/2021

SS – BOS – Column – March – 2021

The past year has presented challenges never foreseen on the business plans of most entities with operations coming to a standstill. The finance side for a few has been a different story. This month we will look at the expansive growth of the equity markets and what they may entail for the sports and entertainment […]

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2/1/2021

SS – BOS – Column – February – 2021

The year going forward will continue to impact almost all aspects of the motorsports industry.   We will look at those segments and see how they will proceed during this extended period of uncertainty. Racing started last year similar to previous seasons but was soon interrupted.  Plans were stalled and went into lengthened holding patterns. Many […]

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1/1/2021

SS – BOS – Column – January – 2021

Investment in sports continued during the shutdown.  This month we will take a look at the rationale and outlook going forward. Every industry was deeply effected by the pandemic, but sports and entertainment were among the hardest hit.  Seasons and events were canceled, postponed or rescheduled. As in any downturn, there will be an adjustment […]

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12/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – December – 2020

The sports industry was challenged during 2020 like no other time in recent memory.  We will review how motorsports responded and its results after its season of racing. The early portion of race schedule was subject to typical weather delays. The Daytona 500 finished on Monday and posted lower ratings and attendance.  The next several […]

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11/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – November – 2020

The sports betting industry in the United States is growing with relative speed.  This month we will look at how wagering has been impacted by the shutdown. The forced lockdowns of physical buildings caused on-site casino revenue to drop substantially. Most laid off thousands of employees and closed down their ancillary operations for hotel rooms, […]

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10/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – October – 2020

The sports industry continues to feel the impact of the extended shutdown.  As the most leagues have returned to action, led by motorsports, their financial foundations are being assessed. The outbreak of the coronavirus and related government containment measures created uncertainty for the sports and entertainment sectors.  As the recent financial metrics are being calculated, […]

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9/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – September – 2020

This month we will take a look at the relationship between the sports leagues and their teams during the pandemic. These unprecedented times created an operating environment never seen by the sports industry.  The shutdown eliminated live sports for weeks during each respective season. Each entity developed a playbook for its return.  This involved working […]

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8/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – August – 2020

This month we will take a look at the business assistance package what were available during the pandemic. The unprecedented shutdown caused by the coronavirus severely impacted the operations of most sports and entertainment entities. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law which created several programs designed to support […]

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7/1/2020

SS – BOS – Column – July – 2020

This ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous negative impact of the international economy and the sports industry has been among the hardest hit. As the country begins to open four months after the initial shutdown, the costs have been massive to motorsports. While this crisis began with many unknowns, the path forward appears to […]

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