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NYRA Increasing Digital Capacity, Parking For Belmont Stakes After Last Year's Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

NYRA President & CEO Chris Kay said that Belmont Park this year is "quadrupling its digital capacity, adding food options and expanding the LIRR loading area to allow for more cars" for this June's Belmont Stakes, according to Rick Karlin of the Albany TIMES UNION. NYRA officials on Wednesd...

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NASCAR Awards HOF To Charlotte

NASCAR yesterday awarded its HOF to Charlotte, whose city council voted unanimously to approve the proposal shortly after the announcement, according to Rubin & Crouch of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Charl

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Atlanta Makes Final Push For NASCAR HOF

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin yesterday announced the city would pledge $72M in new money for the NASCAR HOF, but sources said that “Atlanta’s efforts may be too late,” according to Woods & Minter of

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Charlotte Reportedly Wins NASCAR HOF Race

Charlotte has won the “race to land” NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, beating out Atlanta and Daytona Beach, according to three sources cited by Utter & Morrill in a front-page piece in today’s CHARLOTTE OBSERV

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Pacific Life Open To Remain In Indian Wells

PM Sports Management’s Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore are “within days of completing a complicated financial package that will avoid ... the sale and move” of the Pacific Life Open from Indian Wel

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Charlotte Leading NASCAR HOF Race?

NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France indicated that Charlotte has “two critical advantages” in bidding to land the sport’s HOF over Atlanta and Daytona: “Lots of guaranteed money and superstar drivers and

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Detroit To Host Another Super Bowl?

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and other Detroit officials suggested yesterday that the city “has put itself back in rotation for another Super Bowl by doing so well at hosting” Super Bowl XL, accordi

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Rolling Stones Discuss Super Bowl Halftime

At a Super Bowl press conference Thursday, the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger said, “Network television, they’re always worried about how many times you’re going to say f—- on the air. ... And they

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Super Bowl Economic Impact Estimates Vary

A new report by Michigan-based Anderson Economic Group estimated that Super Bowl XL will have a $49.3M economic impact on the Detroit area, compared to the $302M estimate from an ‘04 study commissione

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National Sports Forum Highlights

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was a keynote speaker this week at the National Sports Forum at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Bettman spoke on a number of issues as part of prepared remarks for roughly

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X Games Barely Misses Attendance Record

Winter X Games 10’s five-day attendance total was 69,650, “just 100 short of last year’s record” of 69,750, according to Christine Benedetti of the ASPEN DAILY NEWS. Saturday’s attendance of 28,250 ma

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