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Venue Managers Hosting Free Webinar On Ebola Incident

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

The Int’l Association of Venue Managers will host a free webinar today taking an in-depth look at how venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have handled the recent Ebola incident in that market. The discussion will include AT&T Stadium, the Texas Motorplex and the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, ...

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Daily Digit....

25 – Number of racks devoted to the Cavaliers at a Cleveland-area Dick's Sporting Goods store, up from four prior to LeBron James announcing his return ( "SportsCenter," ESPN, 10/30 ).

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Buzzer Beaters....

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