CAA, Baltimore Begin Tourney Extension Talks Quail Hollow Lands '21 Presidents Cup World Cup Dates Cause Strife In Euro Leagues Texas May Expand Incentives To Land Events Daytona 500 Sees Attendance Increase PGA Tour Honda Classic Continues Growth Mayweather-Pacquiao Scheduled For May 2 Kings-Sharks Outdoor Game Draws Over 70,000 Orlando Considering Bid For CFP Title Game Will Weather Affect NHL Outdoor Game?
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/June 12, 2013/Events and Attractions
Don't Rain On My Parade: Weather Issues Could Jeopardize Merion's U.S. Open Future
Published June 12, 2013
BRIDGE TO SUCCESS: In Delaware, Jeff Wolfe writes the USGA realizes that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s "cooperation was vital to the tournament’s success." When the USGA awarded the U.S. Open to Merion seven years ago, it "knew there would be a number of logistical challenges." One of those was "finding a way to get fans to and from the course in an orderly fashion." The "best way the USGA found it could happen would be to put a pedestrian bridge just behind Haverford College over SEPTA tracks that would lead to the golf club’s main entrance." The bridge will carry "thousands of spectators per day as it is where the main shuttles from Rose Tree Park and PPL Park will drop off and pick up fans the rest of the week" (DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES, 6/12).