May 6, 2013 |
The last time the Flyers won the Stanley Cup, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was a box-office sensation, sentences were handed out for the Watergate cover-up, and gas was about 57 cents a gallon. Yeah, it's been a while. Thirty-eight years, to be exact. No one is more frustrated than Ed Snider, the Flyers' founder and chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, the team's parent company. The frustration grew this season. First there was the senseless lockout. Then the Flyers' head-scratching, inconsistent play caused them to miss the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 years.
November 1, 2012 |
Right on schedule. That's how Joshua Harris, 76ers managing owner, views the franchise he purchased in 2011 on the eve of the 2012-13 season. "When I purchased the team, I said that my goal was to bring a championship team to the city of Philadelphia," Harris said via phone Monday night. "We made some changes and some upgrades in the offseason, and I think we are on track to do that. Obviously this isn't going to happen overnight. But I like the direction we're headed. " Harris extended coach Doug Collins' contract through next season.
August 26, 2012 |
The owners of the NBA's Sacramento Kings may have declined to confirm or deny a published report that the team will announce next week that is it planning to relocate to Virginia Beach, Va. But a Kings representative, speaking on background because he was not authorized to comment, told the Sacramento Bee on Thursday that team officials will not be in Virginia Beach when the announcement is reportedly scheduled to be made. Citing anonymous sources, the Hampton Roads Business Journal reported Thursday that the Kings owners are expected to be in Virginia Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday, when Comcast-Spectacor, the Kings, and city officals announce an arena proposal.
August 25, 2012 |
Are the Sacramento Kings headed east? Inside Business of Norfolk, Va., citing sources who asked not to be identified, reported Thursday that Virginia Beach, Va., officials and the Maloof family, owner of the Kings, are expected to announce on Wednesday that the Kings will move to Virginia Beach. The report did not say when the relocation was to take place. How such a move would affect the NBA is unclear. The Kings play in the Pacific Division, and it's unlikely they would remain there if they moved to Virginia.
August 25, 2012 |
Comcast Corp. may be part of a deal to relocate the NBA franchise Sacramento Kings to Virginia Beach, Va., according to a published report. Inside Business, a business publication in Norfolk, Va., reported early Thursday that next week, Comcast-Spectacor will discuss plans with Virginia Beach officials for a new basketball arena and that Comcast could help finance the project with naming rights. A bid for the Sacramento Kings would be the latest attempt by the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area, the nation's 43d-largest TV market, to claim a professional sports team.
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.
August 24, 2012 |
OFFICIALS FROM Comcast-Spectacor will meet with the Virginia Beach City Council on Tuesday to propose building an arena to house an NBA team. The Hampton Roads Business Journal has identified the team as the Sacramento Kings. Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, told the Daily News in a statement: "Comcast-Spectacor, through several of our subsidiaries, and Live Nation, both of which have a substantial presence in Southeastern Virginia for many years, are always looking for new opportunities to expand our business in the area.
May 9, 2012 |
A JENKINTOWN-based law firm filed a consumer fraud class-action suit against Comcast Spectacor, parent company of the Flyers, on behalf of all 2011-12 full season ticketholders on Monday. The complaint alleges that Comcast Spectacor and the Flyers misled season ticketholders by excluding the 2012 Winter Classic game tickets - a regular-season game held at the Phillies' Citizens Bank Park - after the contractual ticketholder agreement stated that fans prepaid for 44 home games, three preseason contests and all 41 regular-season home games.
January 26, 2012 |
The Xfinity Live! entertainment complex, rising on the site of the old Spectrum, is on target to open a week early - in time for the Bruce Springsteen concerts in late March. The Boss is scheduled to perform with the E Street Band on March 28 and 29 at the Wells Fargo Center - next door to what Comcast-Spectacor hopes will become a popular destination to dine, view sports and attend performances. Xfinity Live! expects to soon name a "national recording act" to be part of the official grand opening celebration on March 30. April 5 was previous launch date for the joint venture of Philly-based Comcast-Spectacor and the Cordish Companies, based in Baltimore.
December 29, 2011 |
Two West Coast sports executives are suing Comcast-Spectacor L.P. to collect a $2 million finder's fee that they contend is owed them for helping with the sale of the win-challenged and financially ailing 76ers. Robert Whitsitt, the former president of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Thomas Shine filed the federal breach-of-contract lawsuit in Philadelphia on Tuesday, contending they introduced Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider and general counsel Philip Weinberg to sports agent Jason Levien, who became part of the group that eventually purchased the Sixers.