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UFC Plans Return To Orlando In Wake Of Strong Ticket Sales For Saturday Card

04 / 18 / 14

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL....

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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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01/30/14
Yankees Officials Would Welcome NHL Return

Yankees officials "liked the whole experience" of the NHL Coors Light Stadium Series enough "that they're all for" bringing it back on a regular basis, according to Barry Bloom of MLB.com. Yankees President Randy Levine: "If they want to come back, whenever they want to come back, the sche ...

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01/30/14
Do Atlanta's Snowstorm Struggles Impact SB Bid?

The snowstorm that hit Atlanta this week "likely will not derail any future bid to host a Super Bowl," according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. NFL Senior VP/Communications Greg Aiello in an e-mail wrote, "We would deal with a (Super Bowl) bid from Atlanta at the approp ...

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01/30/14
Fans Flock To Super Bowl Boulevard Opening

Thousands of fans yesterday "braved the freezing weather to stand in long lines" as the NFL's Super Bowl Boulevard opened in Manhattan, according to Kari Plog of the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE. The area contains the "most affordable part of the Super Bowl festivities," including the toboggan run "built on ...

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01/30/14
SB Ticket Prices See Massive Drop

The average ticket price for Super Bowl XLVIII "went from $12,500 to $7,768 and the average hotel room in the two states from $302.30 to $278 in the last few days," according to data from Web analysis firm Connotate cited by Yamiche Alcindor of USA TODAY. Experts said that the factors causing the dr ...

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01/30/14
More Skyboxes Than Normal At Phoenix' 16th

The PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open has become known for the fully enclosed, rowdy par-3 16th hole, and the tournament, which teed off this morning, has even more premium offerings this year. Event organizers have increased the number of skyboxes at the 16th to 200 for this week’s tourn ...

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01/29/14
Rangers-Islanders At Yankee Stadium Sold Out

Ticket demand for tonight's Rangers-Islanders NHL Coors Light Stadium Series game at Yankee Stadium "has increased, a sign that the NHL’s strategy of staging two outdoor games in the metropolitan area during Super Bowl week is succeeding," according to Jeff Klein of the N.Y. TIMES. The NHL yes ...

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