- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp talks to Steve Jones about the sports sponsorships and corporate partners.
(June 18, 2014)
“The reality is, the corporate dollar right now is rushing to China, it’s rushing to Europe…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks to Steve Jones about the Indianapolis 500 and the Clippers.
(May 14, 2014)
“It’s also the opportunity to really sponsor something where you can get more bang for your buck…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks about March Madness and corporations.
(March 19, 2014)
“It really allows you to touch all your customers… You get to really leverage the Final Four weekend which is a premium event…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks about corporate partners and the Sochi Olympic games.
(February 24, 2014)
“Corporations are always looking to get a hold of somebody that has a very packed schedule…the only time I’m going to get a hold of him is if I take him to something he absolutely wants to go to, and that’s not Sochi…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks about the upcoming Super Bowl and how to get tickets.
(January 21, 2014)
“The Super Bowl is a corporate event. It’s a very different event than an NFL game…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks with ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones about the Penn State football ticket sales and corporate suite revenues.
(October 16, 2013)
“The revenue for luxury suites is so much higher than the regular suites…”
- ESPN Radio: ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones and Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp discuss trends in college football attendance and the future of stadium capacities, changes in NFL game experience and the increasing influence of social media and fantasy football, and the upcoming MLB playoffs
(September 18, 2013)
“The numbers you see with the NFL are much more dramatic than any other sports. We have NFL suite partners that host $20 million in potential revenue at every game they’re at…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks with ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones about the upcoming NFL season and U.S. Open Tennis.
(August 21, 2013)
“I believe you need to create fan bases, and the number of fans come from the ability to consume your sport, consume your team, and to consume your passion for your sport and team…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks with ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones about the PGA Tour.
(July 17, 2013)
The interview begins with PGA Tour and it also covers: MLB and mid-season news, the NFL pre-season, NHL economics, and the relationship between game ambiance and TV broadcasting.
“The reality and interesting thing about Tiger is he’s still not carrying the big sponsors…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks with ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones about the US Open and what an 18-game schedule for the NFL can do for business.
(June 16, 2013)
“You’re starting to see sports outgrow what it once was…”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp speaks with ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones about corporate relationships with the leagues, pricing in college athletics and the growth of sponsorship dollars being put into sports.
(May 15, 2013)
“There is a reason that sponsorships in sports is higher than it has ever been in the last year and there has been a significant growth. It’s because there is a tremendous return for it.”
- ESPN Radio: ESPN Radio’s Steve Jones and Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp discuss naming rights sponsorships, corporate involvement in sports and the recent courtroom battle on the ownership of tickets.
(April 22, 2013)
“The reality is, only 20%-30% of total team revenue is coming from game day. The rest of that payroll is being paid for by the people sponsoring and partnering with the team.”
- ESPN Radio: Spotlight CEO Tony Knopp sits down with ESPN radio to discuss the business and sports legacy left behind by Jerry Buss
(March 20, 2013)
“The Lakers have been a dynasty for decades now, and that goes all the way to the top of the organization.”
- Bloomberg Radio (The Hays Advantage): Tony Knopp discusses the national appeal of college basketball’s March Madness tournament and why the event is second only to the Super Bowl in terms of its popularity
(March 15, 2013)
“March Madness is dramatically more accessible than the Super Bowl is to the common fan.”
- ESPN Radio: SpotlightTMS CEO Tony Knopp speaks on the passing of Dr. Buss and the legacy he leaves behind for sports business going forward
(February 20, 2013)
“When it comes to the Lakers, they’ve made it easier for an entire LA empire to be built around them…They are the staple of the LA sports environment.”
- ESPN Radio: Tony Knopp, CEO of Spotlight Ticket Management, with Superbowl talk, the NHL, and more
(January 30, 2013)
“10 years ago, it was incredibly difficult for the average fan to get a ticket to the Super Bowl. The market is more efficient now.”
- Total Education Spotlight Show: Tony Knopp sits down to discuss the most important things to consider when buying a Super Bowl ticket. Recording starts around 21:20.
(January 21, 2013)
“Make sure you can get a ticket in your hand more than a week prior to the game.”
- ESPN Radio: CEO of Spotlight Ticket Management, Tony Knopp, speaks to ESPN Radio 1450 on the NHL Lockout
(January 9, 2013)
“I do believe there are customers that have already made the decision that no matter how this year goes, they aren’t coming back next year.”
- Southern California Public Radio: Former AEG and StubHub employee changing the ticket management game
(October 24, 2012)
“Sometimes it’s not that simple. Most of the companies we have doing this have really dramatic return numbers on their tickets. It’s really impressive.” | Read Article
- Fox Sports Radio: SpotlightTMS CEO Tony Knopp discusses the NHL lockout with Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM
(October 15, 2012)
“The NHL fan is incredibly loyal. The problem is, the corporate fans are not loyal. The fact is, 40% of ticket revenue comes from corporations.”
“The global brands, they’re going to be fine. It’s those mid-market and small-market teams that already are having trouble competing, you start cutting revenue for them, it’s going to show up on the ice.”
- ESPN Radio: Tony Knopp, CEO of Spotlight TMS, discusses the financial impacts of the NHL Lockout with Steve Jones
(October 9, 2012)
“Since 2008 people are looking to cut costs, and one of the first places they go is sporting events on the corporate side.”
“There’s only so much these sponsors and execs can fight off before finally they say let’s offer up the NHL. They’re not playing this year anyway and we can save our NBA, MLB and NBA (tickets).”