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Amazon will pay the NFL roughly $65 million per year to stream two more season’s of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football, offering live streams of the games to its Prime service members. Rick’s take: Amazon is significantly expanding its role in the live sports streaming world.
How do you get 46,000 Oakland A’s fans to show up to a game? Easy: Give away the tickets for free. That was the concept for a recent game against the MLB’s Chicago White Sox, a day after a the clubs attracts just short of 7,500 ticket holders for the first of their three-game series. Perhaps a repeat is in the works? Rick’s take: While this is certainly a positive experience for the A’s that could be replicated in the future, it still does little to mask the team’s looming issue of finding a new stadium or significantly renovating the Coliseum.
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