Sports Fans Brace for the NFL and NBA Playoffs
No, it’s not April Fool’s Day for sports fans; it is the month of exciting baseball and football battles. The month of April is undoubtedly the most bullish on the sports industry calendar because of the opening week in baseball. With the start of a new baseball season, the upcoming week has become unparalleled. With all 30 clubs playing on Thursday, MLB launched one of the most optimistic opening days in its history while still basking in the light of the World Baseball Classic. This kind of confidence and good energy have seldom been present throughout Rob Manfred’s term as MLB commissioner.
Alongside baseball comes the most coveted football season. The National Football League is well on its way to becoming the US$25 billion industry it hopes to be by 2027, with a current market cap of US$19 billion. Breaking the record of the largest national media deal in league history the NFL almost triple its annual revenues. Among those that contributed to its huge success are Sunday Night Football on ABC/ESPN and Amazon Prime in NFL Broadcast family.
Let the competition begin!