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December 4, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter A. Luukko, an ally and partner of Flyers founder Ed Snider for more than a quarter-century, resigned as president and chief operating officer at Comcast-Spectacor, a major operator of sports stadiums and owner of the Flyers. The company has 10,100 employees nationwide and the resignation came as a surprise inside the organization and the stadium-management industry. With Luukko's departure, Comcast Corp. - the majority owner of Comcast-Spectacor since the mid-1990s - tightened its grip on the entrepreneurial subsidiary in South Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2010 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Comcast-Spectacor, which is jointly owned by Comcast Corp. and businessman Ed Snider, completed its purchase of ticketing-software business Paciolan, the companies said yesterday. The deal was part of an agreement with the Justice Department announced in late January that allowed Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. to merge with concert promoter Live Nation. As part of the agreement, Live Nation had to sell Paciolan. Terms of the deal with Comcast-Spectacor were not disclosed. "From Day One we will be a big competitor" in the ticket business, Comcast-Spectacor chief executive Peter Luukko said yesterday.
SPORTS
June 15, 2000 | by Junji Noda, Daily News Sports Writer
Comcast-Spectacor has decided to stretch its boundaries. The Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, which owns the Sixers, Flyers, First Union Center and First Union Spectrum, announced yesterday it has acquired three minor league baseball teams affliated with the Baltimore Orioles from Maryland Baseball, LLC. The Frederick Keys and the Delmarva Shorebirds are Class A affliates of the Orioles. The Bowie Baysox are Baltimore's Double A franchise. All three teams are based in Maryland: the Keys in Frederick, Md.; the Shorebirds in Salisbury; and Baysox in Bowie.
SPORTS
August 24, 2012
The NBA's Sacramento Kings, unhappy with their situation in California, may be headed to Virginia Beach, according to a report in the business journal, Inside Business. Officials from Comcast-Spectacor have proposed moving the team to Virginia Beach and for Comcast to help build and lease a new pro sports arena, according to the report . The Kings have tried but been unsuccessful in building a new arena in Sacramento. How the move would affect scheduling and conference alignment in the NBA is not known.
SPORTS
November 4, 1999 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
The Flyers never have had a problem drawing fans to games. But, just in case, it can't hurt to make sure that interest in ice hockey in the Philadelphia area continues to grow. With that in mind, Comcast-Spectacor, owners of the Flyers, Phantoms, Sixers and First Union Center and Spectrum, officially will open the first of its new Flyers Skate Zone arenas today in Atlantic City. "This is an opportunity to develop fans of the game and ice skating in general," said Pat Ferrill, vice president for rink development and management for Comcast-Spectacor.
NEWS
July 14, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast-Spectacor reached an agreement Wednesday to sell the 76ers to a group of investors led by New York billionaire Joshua Harris. The deal, first reported as being in the works just over a month ago, is pending approval by the NBA's board of governors. No difficulties are expected regarding the NBA's approval of the sale. Although terms of the agreement were not disclosed, the deal is for 100 percent of the Sixers for approximately $280 million, possibly slightly more.
NEWS
July 24, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nearly 20 years after casinos arrived in Atlantic City, it appears as though the resort town is about to get something nongamblers can enjoy: a hockey rink. Comcast-Spectacor, in a joint venture with Scarborough Properties, has undertaken a feasibility study to build an ice-skating facility for public use adjacent to the Sandcastle Baseball Stadium in Atlantic City. The firms will have 60 days to complete their study and form an agreement to develop and operate the facility. Scarborough is a commercial real-estate developer based in Gibbsboro.
SPORTS
August 11, 2006 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Comcast-Spectacor truly wants to sell the 76ers, it probably won't have much trouble finding serious buyers. "There are quite a few people in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas that love basketball and would like to be part of the NBA," said Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp Ltd., a sports-marketing firm based in Chicago. "There's so much money in that part of the country. " But how much money would a buyer be willing to shell out for the 76ers? Could Comcast-Spectacor break the record of $401 million for an NBA franchise transaction set by the Phoenix Suns and even approach the half-billion dollar figure?
SPORTS
April 26, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Larry Brown became the 76ers coach last May 5, the man with 14 years of NBA experience, with numerous teams, didn't accept the job because of his infatuation with the roster or the club's history. "I took this job because of Pat Croce and Ed Snider," Brown said. "To me, the two go together. Add them up, and they are the Philadelphia 76ers. I can't even imagine life in this organization without them. " Reached last night at his home in Malibu, Calif., Brown had no choice but to wonder.
SPORTS
March 24, 1996 | By Michael Sokolove, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Advocates of Center City as the site for a new baseball stadium once included Mayor Rendell and Phillies president Bill Giles, but the concept has been dying for some time. The deal that makes Comcast Corp. the majority owner of the 76ers, Flyers, and new CoreStates Center on South Broad Street will act as a magnet to draw any new stadium to South Philadelphia, and is likely to be the last, fatal blow for a Center City stadium. Giles is working with Comcast-Spectacor and developer Ronald Rubin, who brokered last week's megadeal to bring the teams and arenas under one ownership, on plans for a sports-themed entertainment and retail complex that would include a baseball stadium.
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April 2, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another Comcast Corp. executive parachuted Monday into Ed Snider's Comcast-Spectacor fiefdom in South Philly, as the venture that owns the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center reorganizes its top management after the quick departure in December of Snider ally and partner Peter Luukko. Michael Sheehey was appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president for business development. He has been senior vice president with NBC Sports and worked for Comcast's cable division for almost two decades.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When something like 40 million Americans watch the Oscars on a Sunday night - and when more than 100 million watch the Super Bowl, as they did earlier this winter - Eddie Decker and his team of analysts from Front Row Marketing in South Philly are watching the watchers. At the firm's "war room" at Comcast-Spectacor's Wells Fargo Center, and on site at the events, they watch the shows and the brand-name products in ads, the paid placements and accidental appearances throughout the programming.
SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shawn Tilger assumed some of Peter Luukko's duties and was named the Flyers' chief operating officer of business operations on Thursday. Tilger, 42, will continue to serve as senior vice president, but will have added responsibilities, including serving as an alternate governor to the NHL. "It's an honor to represent the club from a business standpoint and work with the NHL and the . . . Philadelphia hockey market," said Tilger, who grew up in...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WATCH OUT, Flyers. Heartthrob David Boreanaz will be hanging out with your wives come January. I've learned exclusively that the "Bones" actor, and son of legendary Philly weatherman Dave Roberts , will be the co-chair of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 26. Boreanaz will not only help out with the festivities (fingers crossed he'll be a dunk-tank volunteer), he'll attend them as well, including the Broad Street Bash at Xfinity Live on Jan. 25. Boreanaz is a lifelong Flyers fan, a passion that has bled into his "Bones" alter ego Seeley Booth.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter A. Luukko, an ally and partner of Flyers founder Ed Snider for more than a quarter-century, resigned as president and chief operating officer at Comcast-Spectacor, a major operator of sports stadiums and owner of the Flyers. The company has 10,100 employees nationwide and the resignation came as a surprise inside the organization and the stadium-management industry. With Luukko's departure, Comcast Corp. - the majority owner of Comcast-Spectacor since the mid-1990s - tightened its grip on the entrepreneurial subsidiary in South Philadelphia.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Last week, hours before Thanksgiving, Peter Luukko sat comfortably in the lower bowl of the Tampa Bay Times Forum and watched the Flyers practice before their game against the Lightning. Luukko, multitasking master of a mound of email, was replying to emails on his phone as the Flyers skated. He chatted about the Flyers' next road trip, said he would join the team sometime this week. Luukko was particularly excited about the Flyers' early-January trip to Phoenix, where Comcast-Spectacor manages the Coyotes' arena and Cardinals' stadium.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ed Snider sounded like he was blindsided on Monday morning. Peter Luukko had just informed him he was stepping down as president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. "We've had better days," Snider, the club's chairman, said in a telephone interview after Luukko's stunning decision. "It came out of the blue, but I guess he gave it a lot of thought over the holidays and decided to do other things with his life. " Added Snider: "We'll survive, but he's done a hell of a job and he will be hard to replace.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
COMCAST-SPECTACOR president Peter Luukko will rub elbows with some famous faces as the co-chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Enduring Vision gala. Chairing alongside Luukko are Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria (who recently gave birth to the couple's first child), and fashion designer Donna Karan . The gala takes place Oct. 15 in New York City. John's charity is known for its Hollywood bigwig involvement. The likes of Neil and Pegi Young , Stevie Wonder , Cyndi Lauper , Matt Lauer and Billy Joel are all expected to be involved.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2013
Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County hired Cynthia Jaros as director of development. She had been development director at the Brandywine Valley Association.   ACE Group , Philadelphia property and casualty insurer, named Derek Talbott division president, North America property and specialty lines, effective Sept. 1. He is executive vice president, international property, for ACE Overseas General. Talbott succeeds Paul McNamee, who has been named deputy president of ACE's Asia Pacific region.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Concerned 76ers fans really need to relax. Although some NBA fans would love for the Sixers to move to Newark, N.J., that's just not going to happen. Having a franchise in Philadelphia means too much to the Sixers ownership group and the NBA. So much so that moving to New Jersey, especially North Jersey, would be a disaster for both parties. But some fans are panicking because Sixers majority owner Josh Harris and another member of the ownership group, David Blitzer, bought the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the team's lease to the Prudential Center in Newark.
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