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Ten Cities In Contention To Host Future Army-Navy Games Sending Reps To Baltimore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The annual Army-Navy football game will "move back to Philadelphia" in '17, but the two schools "have yet to award games" for '18 and beyond, according to Ryan Sharrow of the BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Saturday's game will be played at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, and Navy AD Chet Gladchu...

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Kentucky Snaps Up TaxSlayer Bowl Tickets

The Univ. of Kentucky on Thursday said that its fan base has "snapped up the team’s initial allotment of 8,000 tickets" for the New Year's Eve TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia Tech at Everbank Field and has "requested additional tickets," according to Garry Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. ...

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Bonney Field In Sacramento To Host '17 MLL ASG

Sacramento's Bonney Field will host the '17 MLL All-Star Game in July, a choice the Sacramento Sports Commission "says is part of an effort to increase interest in the sport in California," according to Mark Anderson of the SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL. The MLL has nine teams, and "most are from the ...

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MLS Cup Sells Out In Three Minutes

Tickets to Saturday night's Sounders-Toronto FC MLS Cup championship at BMO Field "sold out three minutes after they went on sale to the general public" at 1:00pm ET yesterday, according to Laura Armstrong of the TORONTO STAR. The "minutes-long spree did not include tickets for every seat in the sta ...

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Del Mar Fall Meet A Mixed Bag

Del Mar's 15-day fall meet ended Sunday, and the San Diego-area horse track "showed an increase in daily average handle from last year, largely powered by out-of-state wagering," according to Jay Privman of the DAILY RACING FORM. Del Mar's daily average handle was $10.17M, up 4.6% over last fall, wi ...

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On Location Bringing Super Bowl Events In-House

Hospitality firm On Location Experiences, which was spun off by the NFL more than a year ago, has "set out to own the signature events" at the Super Bowl and has been on a "buying spree to bring some of the biggest Super Bowl parties and concerts in-house," according to Michael Smith of SPORTSB ...

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Nitro World Games Returning Next June

Action sports property Nitro Circus will announce today it is bringing back the Nitro World Games to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24. NBC is returning as broadcaster and is planning to air the event live in primetime, said Nitro Global Head of Business Development & Marke ...

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National Finals Rodeo Sellout Streak Hits 300

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins Friday night at the renovated Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, "setting off another run of 10 sold-out nights that will bring the Super Bowl of Rodeo’s streak to an even 300," according to Patrick Everson of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. I ...

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Attendance For Conference Title Games An Issue

Attendance for this weekend's conference championship games "might be an issue" for the ACC in Orlando, the Big Ten in Indianapolis and the Pac-12 in Santa Clara, according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY. As of Thursday, upper deck tickets in Lucas Oil Stadium, host of the Big Ten Championship, were "le ...

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CFP Participants Get Massive Gift Haul

Players on the team that wins the CFP championship this season will have "secured a total gift haul of up to $5,620 should they run the table across their conference title game, the semifinal bowl game and the Jan. 9 national championship," according to David Broughton in next week's SPORTSBUSINESS ...

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MLB Refutes Report '17 Will Be Final WBC

MLB currently has "no plans to cease" the World Baseball Classic after the '17 tournament despite a recent report to the contrary, according to MLB Network's J.P. Morosi. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is “very committed to the future of the WBC," as he "wants this to be the preeminent baseball ...

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