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PostPosted: 03/23/09 10:14 am    ::: WPS lands TV deals, sponsor Reply Reply with quote

http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/othercities/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/03/23/story15.html?b=1237780800%5E1797954
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While dominant sports leagues like the NFL and Major League Baseball feel the recession’s sting, upstart Women’s Professional Soccer is building momentum for its inaugural season.

WPS, the second try at a major pro soccer league for women, attracted a significant league wide sponsor, has a TV deal in place and will add an eighth franchise next year.

“The league is in a really strong position right now,” said Tonya Antonucci, commissioner of San Francisco-based WPS, which has its first match March 29.



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PostPosted: 03/24/09 10:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Interesting to notice that the franchise fee is significantly lower than the WNBA's (as well as the average salary).
Of course for an upstart league and seeing how the previous attempt failed, they have to be cautious.



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PostPosted: 05/22/09 10:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Finally ESPN Brasil picked up some games. Will get my first look at the Sol on Sunday. Very cool.



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