Kerry Hassen
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Delaware North
Phone: 716-858-5016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 6, 2007) -- Jeremy Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North Companies and owner of the Boston Bruins, took part in a panel discussion at the World Congress of Sports in New York City on March 22. The discussion, titled, "How Much Higher Will the Price Tag Go?" focused on the global economic impacts of sports.

Other panelists involved included Bill Cella, vice chairman of Draftach; Ed Horne, president of NHL Enterprises, Beatriz Perez, vice president of Media Sports and Entertainment Marketing for Coca Cola; Doug Quinn, president of Carat Media Group Americas; and Mark Wright, vice president of corporate media for Anheuser-Busch.

The discussion was moderated by SportsBusiness Journal's managing editor, Ross Nethery.

Jacobs' comments focused on celebrity athletes, corporate sponsorship, advertising costs, the next generations of media and the impact of sports on a global basis. He also delivered insight into fans' expectations and new trends in fan amenities.

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Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit

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