O’Reilly book cited by Mercury News in San Jose Earthquakes story

In a story about the stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes major league soccer club, The Mercury News cited a book co-authored by Norm O’Reilly, dean of the University of Maine Graduate School of Business, titled “Sports Business Management: Decision Making Around the Globe.” The book highlights efforts by former Quakes President Dave Kaval to have premium seating installed in the stadium. “In order to convince ownership to make the additional investment in these amenities, Kaval and his team packaged and sold all 12 field suites and more than 1,000 club seats over a six-month period in 2012,” wrote O’Reilly and co-authors George Foster and Antonio Dàvila. “This gave ownership more confidence in the endeavor and enhanced the construction budget to accommodate these upgrades.”