Mariners Launch Mobile-Only Entry and Cashless Pilot At T-Mobile Park

The Seattle Mariners will test a cashless pilot program at T-Mobile Park this upcoming MLB season. The club also announced that fans will no longer be able to enter its stadium with print-at-home tickets as part of a new mobile-ticketing policy. Join us for the premier sports business, technology, and analytics conference Sports business, tech,…

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Bullish Wearable Forecast Signals New Demand for Trackers

The worldwide market for wearable devices, from smart wrist brands to wireless headphones, is forecast to experience “steady” double-digit growth in coming years as the use cases for such devices expand. The market is predicted to grow 15.3 percent in 2019 compared to last year, according to new estimates published by industry tracker IDC this…

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NFLPA Plans to Use Blockchain to Combat Memorabilia Fraud

Subscribe to the SportTechie Podcast TuneIn | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Casey Schwab, VP of business and legal affairs at the NFL Players Association, joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie Podcast to discuss the association’s plans to use blockchain technology to combat sports memorabilia fraud.  “When we think about the OneTeam Collective, and we…

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Dodgers Sign Multi-Year Solar Panel Manufacturer Sponsorship

Solar cell manufacturer Hahwha Q Cells has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The company is now the official solar partner of the team and will have its brand promoted at Dodgers Stadium starting from the upcoming MLB season. The Hahwha Q Cells logo will appear on field-level signage during home…

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NFL Star Haloti Ngata Retires Atop Kilimanjaro via Instagram

Haloti Ngata put some serious thought into his retirement. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle made a banner declaring his retirement from the NFL after a 13-year career, then trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and used Instagram to blast his announcement out to the world. In an Instagram post to his 19,500-plus followers…

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