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Cowboys To Convert AT&T Stadium For '18 NFL Draft; First Time Event Held At NFL Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

The Cowboys will host the '18 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium , marking the "first time in league history that the draft will be staged at an NFL stadium," according to a front-page piece by David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Cowboys "intend to convert AT&T Stadium into an indoor/outdo...

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Long Beach Likely To Stay With IndyCar Race

The Long Beach City Council selection committee yesterday announced that it has recommended retaining the annual IndyCar race instead of pursuing F1. The city hired KPMG to conduct a study over whether to continue with the long-running Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach or switch ...

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Montreal Mayor Lauds Formula E Race

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said that the local Formula E event is an "'audacious' investment that will raise" the city’s international profile, according to Andy Riga of the MONTREAL GAZETTE. Coderre: "It’s going to be a great event. Let’s have fun, let’s be proud again. Mo ...

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Del Mar Exec Shrugs Off Lower Attendance

Del Mar's summer meet had "what can only be described as a roller coaster last week" after opening last Wednesday, according to Jeff Nahill of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The opening day attendance was 34,128, the smallest since '01. However, the "parimutuel numbers were up for the week, so Del Mar ...

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Orlando Could Host '26 World Cup Games

The city of Orlando has been "contacted about being part of the joint bid" for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the '26 FIFA World Cup, according to Alicia DelGallo of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati sent a letter to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on July 10. Dye ...

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RBC Canadian Open Ready To Debut "The Rink"

The PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open this week will debut “The Rink,” an activation that combines golf and hockey in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Golf Canada and RBC came up with the unique idea that will transform the par-3 7th hole at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont ...

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Caution-Laden Brickyard 400 Elicits Criticism

Kasey Kahne won yesterday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and though NASCAR "wanted a more exciting Brickyard 400," it is "hard to imagine Sunday is what it had in mind," according to Jim Ayello of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. There were "three red flags and almost ...

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Seattle Lauded As WNBA All-Star Game Host

The WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday "delivered a satisfying spectacle" that included an "ample amount of highlights and limited doses of defense" in front of 15,221 at KeyArena in Seattle, according to Percy Allen of the SEATTLE TIMES. Celebrities in attendance at the event included Basketball HOFers ...

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Int'l Champions Cup Seeing Success In U.S.

The International Champions Cup (ICC) soccer tournament has "evolved into the most prominent preseason tournament in the world," and games such as Sunday's Real Madrid-Manchester United match at Levi's Stadium are a "way to cash in on the massive and continually growing popularity of soccer wit ...

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IMS Hopes Moving Brickyard Benefits Race

With NASCAR's Brickyard 400 "floundering" with its mid-July date at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was "time to try something new" by moving the Monster Energy Cup Series race to the second weekend in September beginning next year, according to Jim Ayello of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. In re ...

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ITF Delaying Start To World Cup Of Tennis

The ITF is "putting off its proposal for a World Cup of Tennis Finals for another year," according to Chris Lehourites of the AP. The ITF last month said that it " wanted to combine next year's Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals into one event to raise the profile of the two national team competitio ...

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