1. In your opinion, which of the following would be the best choice for the Oakland Raiders franchise?

Move to Las Vegas – 51%
Stay in Oakland – 30%
Move to Los Angeles – 9%
Move to a city other than Las Vegas or Los Angeles – 8%
Not sure / No response – 2%

2. Where should the NFL’s next expansion franchise be located?

USA – 47%
Canada – 19%
UK – 16%
Mexico – 9%
Continental Europe – 2%
Not sure / No response – 6%

3. Ten years from now, will there be another NFL team in Los Angeles in addition to the Rams?

Yes – 44%
No – 50%
Not sure / No response – 6%

4. Which athlete or team have you been most excited about following in Rio? (Write-in; Top mentions)

Michael Phelps – 26%
Katie Ledecky – 5%
Simone Biles – 4%
Usain Bolt – 4%

5. If the Big 12 Conference were to expand, which of the following schools should it add first?

Houston – 23%
BYU – 12%
Boise State – 11%
Cincinnati – 10%
Colorado State – 9%
SMU – 5%
Memphis – 4%
Not sure / No response – 27%

6. Which female sports business executive do you most look up to? (Write-in; Top mentions)

Lesa France Kennedy – 7%
Val Ackerman – 6%
Jill Gregory – 4%
Jeanie Buss – 3%
Amy Brooks – 3%

7. During your sports business career, have you ever directly reported to a woman?

Yes – 57%
No – 43%
Not sure / No response – 0%

8. If you have/had a daughter, would you encourage her to pursue a career in sports?

Yes – 71%
No – 21%
Not sure / No response – 7%

9. Do you think men and women in sports business are treated equally when it comes to…

Yes No Not Sure
…compensation 35% 55% 10%
…advancement 35% 58% 7%
…respect 45%  49% 6%

 

10. In the last five years, has the role and position of female professionals in sports business …?

Significantly improved – 24%
Somewhat improved – 69%
Not changed – 5%
Somewhat regressed – 0%
Significantly regressed – 0%
Not sure / No response – 1%

11. When not utilizing your professional connections, where do you typically go to buy tickets to sporting events?

Primary market – 55%
Secondary market – 38%
Not sure / No response – 8%

12. Are “closed” ticketing markets in sports – markets strictly limiting transferability and resale options – a viable long-term strategy?

Yes – 26%
No – 58%
Not sure / No response – 16%

13. In your opinion, does it make a difference to consumers whether they buy their sports tickets from a primary or secondary ticketing source?

Yes – 22%
No – 74%
Not sure / No response – 4%

One Question on the Lighter Side:
14. Which of the following scenarios best describes your behavior during your upcoming or completed 2016 summer vacation?

Not checking email – 8%
Passively keeping an eye on email – 27%
Checking and responding to some emails – 40%
Actively checking and responding to emails – 22%
N/A – 3%

15. Thinking about your own particular business, what best describes your confidence level regarding the next 12 months for your own business?

7 – Extremely optimistic – 13%
6 – Very optimistic – 33%
5 – Somewhat optimistic – 40%
4 – Neither optimistic nor pessimistic – 6%
3 – Somewhat pessimistic – 6%
2 – Very pessimistic – 2%
1 – Extremely pessimistic – 0%
Not sure / No response – 0%

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The Turnkey Sports Poll is a monthly survey of 2,000 sports industry executives representing teams, leagues, governing bodies, facilities, media, events, agencies and brands. The poll covers current events and topics affecting sports business and takes 2-3 minutes to complete. Results are published in the SportsBusiness Journal and on Turnkey’s website. To be considered as a TSP panelist, please click here.

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