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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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NCAA Happy With Texas Final Four

AT&T Stadium "earned its share of believers as a Final Four venue in its debut in that role, with multiple NCAA administrators offering praise at the conclusion of a long weekend marked by record-setting crowds and minimal traffic snarls," according to Jimmy Burch of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. ...

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Legends Reports Huge Per Caps For Final Four

Legends reported monster food and drink numbers for the '14 Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Cowboys’ concessionaire posted a $44.39 per cap for Saturday’s UConn-Florida and Kentucky-Wisconsin men's semifinals games, generating gross sales of $3.5M. Those two games drew 7 ...

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Final Four Sees New Attendance Record

A record-setting crowd for the UConn-Kentucky men's national championship at AT&T Stadium last night capped a "crazy, elongated sports weekend in North Texas, which was hosting its first Final Four" since '86, according to Madigan & Dickson of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. A crowd of 79,238 w ...

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AT&T Stadium A Finalist To Host Another Final Four

AT&T Stadium will host its first NCAA men's basketball championship game tonight, and the venue is "one of eight finalists" to host the Final Four from '17-20, according to a front-page piece by Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. NCAA President Mark Emmert yesterday "enthusiastically praise ...

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CFP Studying Final Four At AT&T Stadium

College Football Playoff Exec Dir Bill Hancock and "many of the organization's staff members have spent the past few days looking at everything from the fan events in Dallas and Fort Worth to the traffic flow in anticipation of next year's national championship game" at AT&T Stadium, according t ...

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Final Four Attendance Record Likely To Fall

The NCAA men's Final Four attendance record "seems likely to fall" this weekend at AT&T Stadium, but because of the venue's capacity, ticket demand "is relatively cheap," according to Matt Porter of the PALM BEACH POST. The record attendance for a college basketball game is 78,129, set in '03 fo ...

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Sprint Cup Race Avoids Final Four Conflict

When NASCAR moved the Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 to Sunday to "avoid a direct conflict" with Saturday's Final Four games in Arlington, it was "another sign of an emerging trend in NASCAR," according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. NASCAR recently has "shown more of a willingness to embrace ...

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Masters Tix Prices Down Without Tiger

Tiger Woods on Tuesday announced that he would miss The Masters next week due to back surgery, and less than 24 hours later, tickets prices for the tournament were "down significantly on the online secondary market," according to Dan Wetzel of YAHOO SPORTS. Some prices for "one-day badges on StubHub ...

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GP Of Long Beach Inks IndyCar Extension

The contract for the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach "will be extended" through '18, but the city "will open up bidding for the event in a move that could bring Formula One back to Southern California," according to Karen Robes Meeks of the Long Beach PRESS-TELEGRAM. The exten ...

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Sony Open Suffering From Stalled Upgrades

With plans stalled to renovate The Tennis Center at Crandon Park , the ATP/WTA Sony Open is left "looking much like an annual county fair in a world of increasingly upscale tennis theme parks that stretch from Shanghai to the California desert to the four Grand Slam venues," according to Christophe ...

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