The National Basketball League announced today that all NBA franchise season-ticket holders would receive a full refund on all purchased tickets if any of next season’s games are canceled because of a possible labor dispute. In addition, according NBA Senior VP/Marketing Communications Mike Bass, the NBA will pay interest on any monies already paid by fans and in the control of the NBA franchises. Mr. Bass stated, that NBA teams will “pay interest on what could amount to loans to franchises from fans.” The league office will set the interest rate before any games are potentially canceled.
The Romano Sports & Entertainment Agency is proud to announce that it will provide an Economic Impact Study to Quiksilver and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) regarding the Quiksilver Pro New York set to take place on Long Island’s Long Beach from September 4-15, 2011.
The Quiksilver Pro New York will be the 6th stop on the 2011 ASP World Tour and the first-ever ASP World Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States. The event will offer a $1 million dollar prize purse to competitors, an amount unprecedented in professional surfing. The Quiksilver Pro New York will expand the Quiksilver Pro Global Series, which also includes the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia (February 26-March 9, 2011) and the Quiksilver Pro France (October 4-15, 2011).
Surfline.com, a leading forecaster of wave and surf conditions, conducted a 15-year wave study for western Long Island, New York, summarizing that September 4-15 is one of the most consistent time periods for sizable surf in the region. In addition, local feedback supports these findings, with September typically averaging 3+ hurricane swells, with at least one 3-4 day swell.
The competition dates will include the Quiksilver Pro Trials in Long Beach on September 3, 2011 the Quiksilver Pro New York WT competition on September 4-15, 2011. In addition, Quiksilver will bring world-class athletes to New York City during the month of September for a series of demos, films, parties, music concerts and art exhibits that represent the best of surf, skate and snowboarding cultures.