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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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02/07/14
Lorde To Headline Preakness Infield Concert

Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas on Thursday announced that singer Lorde "will headline the Preakness Stakes’ InfieldFest concert on May 17," according to Wesley Case of the Baltimore SUN. Chuckas said, "We believe Lorde is cutting edge. Some people think she’s the next Ma ...

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02/04/14
N.J., NFL Investigate Super Bowl Transit Logjam

Super Bowl XLVIII was "billed as the first 'mass transit Super Bowl,' but embarrassed officials in New Jersey were left to explain" yesterday how it "became the mess transit Super Bowl," according to Donohue, Meyers & Hutchinson of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Critics "slammed the NFL and NJ Transit for ...

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02/04/14
Goodell Pleased With N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl

As snow blanketed the N.Y. area yesterday morning, the "question became whether Super Bowl XLVIII -- with its interstate planning, its transit issues, its security measures and its climate -- had been successful enough that the NFL would consider trying it again," according to Jared Diamond of the W ...

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02/03/14
Bruno Mars Wins Mostly Positive Reviews

Bruno Mars during his halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII "brought dynamism and an old-fashioned sense of showmanship to his Super Bowl blow-out," according to Jim Farber of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Mars' 12-minute performance "exuded a friendliness and ease so winning, it made the edginess or coo ...

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02/03/14
Mara Eyes Another N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl

Giants President & CEO John Mara, who was "instrumental in bringing Super Bowl XLVIII to MetLife Stadium," said that he "would like the New York/New Jersey region to host the big game again," according to Ian O'Connor of ESPN N.Y. Mara before kickoff yesterday said, "If we can be assured that we ...

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02/03/14
Transit Issues Delay Fans At Super Bowl

More than 27,000 people yesterday "flooded the Secaucus train station in New Jersey" for transportation to Super Bowl XLVIII, "wildly exceeding official estimates as fans waited uncomfortably amid long delays to the game," according to Brent Schrotenboer of USA TODAY. NJ Transit spokesperson Bill Sm ...

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02/03/14
Could Seattle Make Bid For Future Super Bowl?

Seattle Sports Commission Exec Dir Ralph Morton was part of a "larger delegation of Seattle tourism and marketing officials" in N.Y. last week to "study this year's Super Bowl events ahead of a potential Emerald City bid," according to Geoff Baker of the SEATTLE TIMES. Morton "cautioned that no offi ...

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02/03/14
Phoenix Open Sets Attendance Record

Fans "appeared in record-setting numbers" at last week's PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open, "proving this tournament will always win an arm-wrestling match with Super Bowl weekend," according to Paola Boivin of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The event "continues to successfully balance tournament and pa ...

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01/31/14
Locals Critical Of Super Bowl Boulevard

The theme at Super Bowl Boulevard in Manhattan is "fun," but for people that run local shops and sit "in the back seats of taxis inching along side streets," the theme "is misery," according to James Barron of the N.Y. TIMES. Local flower shop Owner Cliff Jacobs on Wednesday said, "It’s a disa ...

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01/31/14
Super Bowl Ticket Prices Slumping

The secondary market for Super Bowl XLVIII is ending up as the third straight declining market for the game, despite initial high hopes of staging the event in the nation’s largest metro area. StubHub officials said the company’s median sale price for the game was $2,300, down ...

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