Featured Story

Monmouth Park Record Crowd Sees American Pharoah Cruise To Victory In The Haskell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

American Pharoah's "dominating victory" yesterday in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes drew an announced attendance of 60,983 to Monmouth Park, the "biggest crowd" in the facility's history, according to Frank Angst of BLOODHORSE. The Triple Crown-winner's presence also "produced record p...

Read More

Tags: Events and Attractions

More Stories

World Series Of Poker Execs Expect Record Turnout

The '15 World Series of Poker, which begins on May 27 with the first two of 68 tournaments scheduled through July, will "likely produce multiple events with participation above or similar to last year’s monster stack," according to Case Keefer of the LAS VEGAS SUN. There is "virtually no doubt ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Wells Fargo Field Strong Despite Date Move

When the PGA Tour temporarily moved the date of this year's Wells Fargo Championship back two weeks, there were "concerns that the switch might affect the quality of the tournament’s field," but when Rory McIlroy "committed to play ... late last week, it brought to eight the number of top 20 p ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

Stronach Group Eyeing Laurel Park For Preakness

Preparation for Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course comes "against a backdrop of great optimism -- and some uncertainty" -- for Maryland's 272-year-old racing industry, according to Childs Walker of the Baltimore SUN. The uncertainty lies with the Stronach Group's "long-term plans," a ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Maryland Jockey Club

Austin Bowl Looking To Firm Up Details

The NCAA has "certified Austin to host a bowl game" for the '15 college football season, but organizers "don’t have a sponsor, stadium, date or a specific conference tie-in," according to Suzanne Halliburton of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Austin Sports Commission Exec Dir Lance Aldridge sai ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Minute Maid Park Prepares For Boxing Event

Saturday's 16-bout boxing event at Minute Maid Park -- the first ever at the ballpark -- represents a "major endeavor for promoters trying to grow the sport and for the Astros, who have staged several concerts and other events at the stadium in an effort to increase non-baseball revenue," according ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Boxing

Players Championship Doesn't Want Title Sponsor

Naming rights to the PGA Tour's Players Championship have never "been sold," and if organizers "have it their way, there likely will never be a title sponsor," according to Drew Dixon of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. PGA Tour Chief Commercial Officer Tom Wade said, "I don't see it ever having a title spo ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

Atlanta To Bid For '18 CFP Title Game

Atlanta will "submit a bid this month" to host the January '18 CFP Championship game at the new Falcons stadium, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Atlanta Sports Council Exec Dir Dan Corso said, "We’re in the process of organizing a proposal to host the event." The p ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NCAA

NYRA Capping Belmont Stakes Tickets At 90,000

The NYRA announced that the paid attendance for next month's Belmont Stakes "will be capped at 90,000," according to Melissa Hoppert of the N.Y. TIMES. This comes one year after "long lines at concession stands and betting windows, a lack of food and drinks late in the day, a shortage of ushers and ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NYRA

Minneapolis Bids For '20 CFP Championship Game

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton yesterday "officially announced Minneapolis’ bid" for the CFP National Championship Game in '20, to be played at the new Vikings stadium, according to Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Willis of Minnesota Inc. President & CEO Scot Housh, who also is t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

NCAA Approves Three New Bowl Games

Three new bowl games "have been approved by the NCAA" for the '15 season, "bringing college football's postseason perilously close to a tipping point" with a total of 42 games, according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. NCAA Championships & Alliances Managing Dir Damani Leech yesterday confirm ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug