State of sports business: Economics shift as tech expands

Technology is the undercurrent shaking up the sports industry.

From fan experiences to selling more merchandise, there are hardware and software advances that are changing sports economics, said Abraham Madkour, executive editor of Sports Business Journal, at the Tampa Bay Business Journal’ s 2016 Business of Sports event, Feb. 9 at Amalie Arena.

Near the top of his list is “cord cutting,” or getting rid of basic cable television packages as more people turn to alternatives such as streaming… …read more