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Sports Enterprise and Investigative Reporter — Seattle Times

Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for Seattle Times. If I'm writing about your biz, great news. Investigating your biz, better run.

TV deal gives Mariners plenty to spend this season

seattletimes.com — In what should surprise nobody, the latest Forbes annual MLB team valuations released last week suggest the Mariners are a billion-dollar franchise. Forbes valued the Mariners at $1.1 billion - up 55 percent from a year ago.

Kingdome debt to be retired 15 years after implosion

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published March 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM | Page modified March 26, 2015 at 6:06 PM Fifteen years after the Kingdome was imploded, King County taxpayers have finally stopped paying for the stadium that was home to the Mariners and Seahawks.

Kingdome debt to be retired 15 years after implosion

seattletimes.com — On the 15th anniversary of the implosion of the Kingdome, a King County official said enough lodging-tax revenue has been collected to pay off debt of the former home of the Mariners and Seahawks. Fifteen years after the Kingdome was imploded, King County taxpayers have finally stopped paying for the stadium that was home to the Mariners and Seahawks.

Super Bowl ticket claims by Washington residents reach $820,000

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published March 25, 2015 at 5:47 PM | Page modified March 25, 2015 at 7:35 PM More than $820,000 worth of claims have been made by Washington residents against Super Bowl ticket brokers nationwide in complaints to the state Attorney General's Office.

Super Bowl ticket claims by Washington residents reach $820,000

seattletimes.com — Washington residents made 133 complaints for Super Bowl ticket 'short sales' through the state's Attorney General's Office as of Friday. More than $820,000 worth of claims have been made by Washington residents against Super Bowl ticket brokers nationwide in complaints to the state Attorney General's Office.

Super Bowl ticket brokers reneged on orders even while selling nearby seats for far more

seattletimes.com — Washington residents angry about practice of filling consignment orders for big money while prepaid ticket orders aren't filled. Complaints have been made to state attorney general offices and possible suits threatened. Missing out on the Super Bowl when their prepaid tickets failed to materialize was tough enough.

Tax-exempt bonds for sport arenas under scrutiny, but no need to worry about Sodo

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published March 22, 2015 at 6:52 PM | Page modified March 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM An interesting measure deep within President Barack Obama's recent 2016 federal budget proposal understandably caught the eye of some anxious Seattle hockey and basketball fans. Namely, it recommends eliminating federal tax subsidies on municipal bonds used to build sports venues.

Hosting NCAA tournament games has tangible benefits

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published March 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM | Page modified March 15, 2015 at 9:24 PM Inside sports business My eyes rolled when assigned something that typically sends sportswriters sprinting in the opposite direction: outlining the "economic impact" of next weekend's NCAA men's basketball tournament games at KeyArena.

Hosting NCAA tournament games has tangible benefits

seattletimes.com — My eyes rolled when assigned something that typically sends sportswriters sprinting in the opposite direction: outlining the "economic impact" of next weekend's NCAA men's basketball tournament games at KeyArena. Anybody with cursory sports business savvy knows such forecasts can be all over the map and rise in accordance with how close those citing numbers are to various organizing committees.

State sues Super Bowl broker that sold tickets it never had

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published March 11, 2015 at 8:49 PM | Page modified March 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM Erika Schultz / THE SEATTLE TIMES Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing a New York ticket broker for what the suit calls "unfair" and "deceptive'' practices leading up to last month's Super Bowl.
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Mar 26, 2015

@VinceMaduri @VanCanucks Also, #Seattle clinched Cup winning 9-1 against goalie Georges Vezina, the guy the netminding trophy named after

Mar 26, 2015

A look at which ticket brokers generating most #SuperBowl complaints by WA residents. $820K+ in claims. #NFL #Hawks seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Mar 26, 2015

Here's update on prior stories of #SuperBowl ticket brokers reneging on deals + details on $820K in claims here in WA seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @BizballMaury: MLB Forbes valuations came out today. Here's what the actual sale price was to value and increase value since sale-> http…

Mar 25, 2015

Top 3 brokers in complaints: SB Tickets of NY (32), Vivid Seats of CHI (19), The Ticket Guys of East St. Louis (10) seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Mar 25, 2015

Top-3 complaints vs brokers in $$$: SB Tickets ($205K) of NY, DEM Ticketing of PA ($120K), Vivid Seats of CHI ($72K) seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Mar 25, 2015

Only 1 #Seattle-registered ticket broker made the AG's list, which we obtained via public records request #Hawks #NFL seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Mar 25, 2015

We got the list of all #SuperBowl ticket "short sale" complaints vs brokers filed with WA Att. Gen. $820K in claims. seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

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