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Stat of the Week
This isn’t your typical stats report from days gone by. This is ASAP’s modern world of sports analytics providing you with statistics you can utilize to inform and impact your business each and every week. We hope to entertain, and certainly inspire you to achieve greatness in your innovative sports business!

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August 17, 2017

$3 million: the estimated media value of ESPN’s College GameDay visit to James Madison University in 2015, to both JMU and their opponent, the Richmond Spiders. This was the last time an FCS school hosted the three-hour program, and according to UR’s research firm, the university benefitted from over 33 minutes of on-screen visual exposure and mentions in front of an audience of 66 million viewers.

August 10, 2017

235,500: Megawatts of renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased by the NHL during the 2016-17 season, accounting for more than 100% of the League's energy consumption. NHL Green is committed to counterbalancing environmental impact through a variety of initiatives.

August 3, 2017

61,428: attendance at Soldier Field in Chicago for the sold-out MLS All-Stars vs Real Madrid match, setting a record for a soccer match at the venue. Real Madrid won 2-1 in a shoot-out, which MLS reported was viewed by the largest ever TV audience for an MLS All-Star game, 2.1 million viewers across the US and Canada.

July 27, 2017

25 million: aggregate calories burned by 2017 Tour de France champion Chris Froome and the other 197 cyclists during the 21 stages. In capturing his fourth yellow jersey, Froome burned an average of 5,000 calories a day on flat stages and as many as 7,000 calories during hilly stages according to Cycling Weekly in this in-depth accounting of the nutritional demands of the average competitor.

July 20, 2017

$1.04B US: The potential seat license revenue of the Rams’ and Chargers’ new NFL stadium, as projected by the Los Angeles Times. If the teams, set to move into the 70,000 seat Hollywood Park stadium in 2020, sell PSL’s, it will be the first time for a professional team in the LA market.

July 13, 2017

4.4, $400: number of buys and value (USD) in millions of the largest pay-per-view sporting event in history, the Mayweather, Jr. - Pacquiao bout on May 2, 2015. The views and revenue shattered the previous records (2.4M / $136M) from the 2007 Mayweather, Jr. - De La Hoya fight. 12 of the 14 highest grossing PPV events are either boxing or UFC events and an August 26 crossover bout between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor ($89.95 / $99.95 HD, same as the 2015 fight) could set new highs.

July 6, 2017

5: The number of countries represented by the top 10 athletes in the 2017 NHL Draft (Canada – 5, Sweden – 2, Finland, Switzerland, USA), and the 2017 MLS SuperDraft (USA – 5, Ghana – 2, Denmark, England, Germany). The 2017 NBA draft class had three countries represented among its top 10 (USA – 8, Finland, France), marking the first time in history Finnish athletes have been drafted in the top 10 in both the NHL and NBA.

June 30, 2017

128 million: total value in GBP (about $166M US) of Manchester United’s kit deal annually.  75M comes from the apparel manufacturer, Adidas, and 53M is from the sponsor, U.S. automaker Chevrolet.  The second richest deal in the EPL currently belongs to Chelsea, reportedly at 100M GPB ($129M US), with 60M attributed to Nike and 40M to logo sponsor Yokohama of Japan.  Over half of the premier league shirt sponsors are companies based outside of the UK, speaking to the global popularity of the EPL.

June 22, 2017

10.6 years: average length of the professional careers of the #1 overall NBA draft picks from 1947 – 2001. Two #1 picks played zero games: Clifton McNeely, the very first draft pick in 1947, had no desire to play professional basketball and became a high school coach, while the first pick in 1951 was banned from pro ball for point shaving. (The average career length across the NBA is closer to 6 years.)

June 9, 2017

15,000: limit in km an F1 team can test its car in a calendar year.  As the Formula 1 circuit heads to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend, check out the strict limits on number of test days, distance, and types of testing F1 implements to keep the fight fair regardless of the amount of funding a team has.

​Meanwhile, the GSW 16-0 watch marches on!

June 1, 2017

$251 million ($AUS): amount appropriated by the government for the Australian Sports Commission in the 2016-17 fiscal year, which includes the Australian Institute of Sport. Over 4,400 elite athletes have trained in more than 25 sports at the AIS since it opened in 1981 in Canberra.

May 25, 2017

52: The number of names the winning NHL organization is allowed to have engraved on the Stanley Cup. Currently there are more than 2,200 names on Lord Stanley’s Cup (including 12 women), which was originally awarded to the best amateur team in Canada in 1893.

May 18, 2017

0: number of new permanent venues required to be constructed for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. With the addition of the new NFL stadium in Inglewood (due in 2019), this would be the first time in the modern games that the host city would be able to work with existing venues and temporary installations to host the games. The IOC will choose between LA and Paris in September.

May 11, 2017

$20 million: the highest revenue (gross) in minor league baseball in 2016 belongs to the Sacramento River Cats, who attribute over 50% of their total to ticket sales. According to Forbes, the River Cats are the most valuable franchise in MiLB ($49 MM), and their $5.6 MM pre-tax profit ranks second among the 160 teams.

May 4, 2017

13: the number of global markets where the NBA has offices. The NBA will broadcast this year’s Finals in more than 45 languages, check out in which cities on five continents NBA regional offices are connecting to the world of basketball.

April 27, 2017

493: players from USC drafted into the NFL since 1936, one more than the 492 Notre Dame has sent. Each school boasts five overall number one picks; USC hold the edge in Round 1 picks with 79 to ND’s 66. Tune in this week to see how the 2017 NFL draft impacts those tallies.

April 20, 2017

493: players from USC drafted into the NFL since 1936, one more than the 492 Notre Dame has sent. Each school boasts five overall number one picks; USC hold the edge in Round 1 picks with 79 to ND’s 66. Tune in this week to see how the 2017 NFL draft impacts those tallies.

April 20, 2017

The United States ranks second, behind India, in digital/streaming consumption of cricket (via ESPN Cricket Pass, Willow TV, etc). Cricket has the 2nd largest global fan base (to football/soccer), however Total Sportek recently ranked it as the 3rd most popular sport in the world using a more inclusive list of criteria

April 13, 2017

28,000+ represents the membership of the PGA of America, recognized as the largest sports organization in the world. Members of the PGA are expert golf professionals who teach the game, play competitively, and work across all sectors of the golf business.

April 6, 2017

2.65 miles – the average distance covered per game by the top 10 most “well-traveled” players during the 2015-16 NBA playoffs (nbaminer.com). For perspective, per SportVu, global futbol players run an average of 7 miles, up to 9.5 miles for midfielders, in a game more than twice as long, on a field as much as 18 times the size of a basketball court.

March 31, 2017

370,000,000 – the total number of live eSports hours viewed during 2016 League of Legends World Championships. This 15 day competition hosted by Riot Games was just one tournament in one of ten eSports games which paid out more than $1 million in prize money in 2016.

March 24, 2017

61 – the single game record for points in an NCAA men’s basketball DI tournament game, set in the first round in 1970 by Austin Carr of Notre Dame. Since the ’70 tourney, the most points scored in a game is 50, by David Robinson of the US Naval Academy in 1987 in his final collegiate game.

March 17, 2017

40.1% - the projected CAGR for the global sports analytics market through 2022 according to Research and Markets. With investments into high-end services for a growing fan base, and continued widespread use of analytics in business operations, scouting, performance and injury analysis, and game strategy, the worldwide market is expected to grow to an aggregate $3.97 billion over the next five years.

March 10, 2017

731,740,000 viewers of 19 of the top 20 American primetime network telecasts of 2016 – which were all sports. Only the Academy Awards (no. 5) broke the stranglehold of 8 Summer Olympics, 7 NFL, 2 NBA, the CFP and game 7 of the World Series broadcast windows. (source: The Nielsen Company)

March 3, 2017

141,924,939 Combined 2015-16 regular season attendance of MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLS. Welcome to the ASAP, where someone can also tell you how many times those tickets changed hands, what those fans ate, which swag they bought, and how much they tweeted about it.