Dallas-Based Arctos Raises Over $4B to Invest in Sports Teams, Leagues

by | Apr 2, 2024
The private investment firm said its Arctos Sports Partners Fund II has already been 30% deployed in investments in entities that own the Utah Jazz, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, the Paris Saint-Germain soccer team, and the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team.
The Last Word: Dallas Sports Commission’s Monica Paul On World Cup Strategy — ‘Like an Onion We’re Still Peeling’
by | Mar 28, 2024
NTXIA's new Urban Resilience Fellowship Program, launched in partnership with UT Arlington and UT Dallas, connects students from universities and higher education institutions across Dallas-Fort Worth with community and industry partners. The pioneering initiative "aims to nurture emerging leaders and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to address critical challenges facing the North Texas community."
Dallas-Based Valesco Industries Sells Its Interests in Drug Free Sport International
by | Feb 12, 2024
DFSI is an international third-party administrator of drug prevention/education and drug-testing programs for professional, collegiate, and amateur sports organizations. It's also a third-party service provider for clinical and mobile health services.
Dallas-Based National Cricket League To Launch Locally with ‘Coachella Meets Cricket’ Event in South Dallas
by | Dec 18, 2023
On the heels of Major League Cricket's inaugural season in Grand Prairie last summer, the Dallas-based National Cricket League has launched to bring its own fast-paced version of the sport to the U.S. Coming next May: a 9-day inaugural South Dallas tournament featuring play by the Dallas Wolves and 30-plus performances by Bollywood celebrities from around the world.

Dallas-Based PlayersTV Network Inks Distribution Deal with Prime Video and Amazon Freevee

by | Nov 7, 2023
PlayersTV is the first-ever athlete-owned TV network focused on athletes' lifestyle and culture. The new distribution deal will bring its content—from reality to comedy, documentaries, and both scripted and unscripted programming—to two large new audiences.
Dirk Nowitzki Reflects On His Drive for Greatness, Post‑Mavericks Future, and Enduring Bond With Dallas
by | Oct 31, 2023
To cap off the recent Venture Dallas summit—just like he closed out so many Dallas Mavericks games with a buzzer-beating one-legged fadeaway—Dirk Nowitzki shared stories of his journey from Germany to the NBA, his 21 seasons with the Mavericks, his post-Mavs moves as a business investor, and his enduring bond with the Dallas community.
Meet the Texas Super Kings: Major League Cricket Takes the Field in July at Grand Prairie Stadium
by | Mar 21, 2023
Major League Cricket is coming to Grand Prairie Stadium starting in July after the league held its first draft of domestic players for teams including the newly named Texas Super Kings. The team also has a newly named coach: Stephen Fleming, a former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team and head coach of Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.
FC Dallas and ParkHub Kick Off New Partnership, Scoring a Goal for Improved Fan Experience at Toyota Stadium
by | Mar 8, 2023
The Dallas-based parking tech firm's innovative hardware and software will be used to manage the soccer club's parking operations and streamline payment processing for ticket sales, merchandise, and food and beverage sales. The technology will also support the FC Dallas youth soccer program.

Pop Star Jason Derulo Is Launching an Omaha Franchise of the Frisco-Based Pro Volleyball Federation

by | Feb 14, 2023
Partnering with Omaha businessman Danny White, Derulo—who's sold more than 250 million singles worldwide—is making Omaha, Nebraska, the second city to be announced so far for the Frisco-based women's pro volleyball league. Dallas Innovates wrote about the new league in November. It's just one of many sports leagues and businesses—from pickleball to the PGA to esports to high-tech soccer entertainment—that are proving the future of sports is in North Texas.
The Future of Sports Is In North Texas
by | Feb 9, 2023
If the future of sports has one home, it’s right here in North Texas. A big brag, we know. But consider this: From high-tech advances to the hottest sports trends to startups on the edge of fitness science, it’s all kicking off in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Dallas’ nVenue Is Named One of 20 Sports Tech Ideas to Invest in Now
by | Feb 8, 2023
Sports Pro Daily is out with its 2023 list of 20 Sports Tech Ideas to Invest in Now—and local startup nVenue has made the list. Dallas-based nVenue's predictive analytics platform takes real-time data of what’s happening in a game and runs it through “millions” of models to show the predictive percentage of what could happen next. nVenue's tech is "helping bookmakers and broadcasters generate value from every moment in every game," Sports Pro Daily writes.
Soccer Meets Ping Pong on Funky Town’s New Teqball Tables 
by | Aug 20, 2022
Move over, pickleball. There's a new game in town. And it's got Olympic aspirations.

Backed by Big-Name Athletes, PlayersTV Lands ‘Seven-Figure’ Deal to Fuel Expansion

by | Feb 2, 2022
PlayersTV, the TV streaming division of Dallas-based sports media and entertainment firm Players Media Group, landed the investment from ReachTV, which has been distributing it since 2020. Now its presence on ReachTV's network could put PlayersTV on 2,500+ airport screens and in 1 million hotel rooms.
Stars Do Dallas: How 11 Celebrity Deals and Endorsements Are Building Local Brands
by | Jun 28, 2021
When Dallas-area businesses want to build their brands—or find investors—celebrities are the go-to move. From pop culture stars to sports legends with deep pockets, here's a roundup of recent deals and endorsements. 
Former Pro Athlete Turned Fitness Entrepreneur Opens First Black Female-Owned Gym in Richardson
by | Oct 14, 2020
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Victoria Thomas opened the third location of her JourneyFit Gym, where she helps people on their fitness journeys with in-person and online classes.
#IfThenSheCan: Ten Statues From All-Female Exhibit Are on Display at NorthPark Center Until Nov. 9
by | Sep 10, 2020
COVID-19 delayed the opening of a 3D-printed display from Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN Initiative of the most statues of women ever assembled. Starting Sept. 10, the exhibit is instead doing a pop-up near Macy’s Court.