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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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03/25/14
NCAA Tourney Tickets In High Demand

The secondary ticket market is "sizzling hot" for the three NCAA men's basketball regional games at Madison Square Garden this weekend, as the venue has not hosted a tourney game in 53 years, according to Neil Best of NEWSDAY. SeatGeek Communications Analyst Connor Gregoire said that prices at ...

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03/25/14
Large Crowds Expected For Final Four Concerts

Dallas Police Department officials told City Council members last night that overflow crowds at the Final Four free concert series "could lead police to turn away concertgoers," according to Tristan Hallman of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The NCAA events are "expected to draw tens of thousands of people ...

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03/25/14
Grey Cup Heading To Winnipeg In '15

The CFL tomorrow will formally announce that the '15 Grey Cup will be held at Investors Group Field, marking the "fourth time the Grey Cup has been played" in Winnipeg, according to Paul Friesen of the WINNIPEG SUN. CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon will travel to Winnipeg to make the announcement. The ci ...

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03/24/14
MLB's Aussie Opening Series A Success

The D-Backs-Dodgers Opening Series in Australia "felt like a success" for MLB, "at least based on the size of the crowds for both games -- near sellouts -- and the atmosphere at Sydney Cricket Ground," according to Nick Piecoro of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. MLB is "hoping these sort of showcase events in ...

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03/24/14
Strong Tourney Crowds In Orlando, Buffalo

Central Florida Sports Commission officials said that they were "pleased with the turnout" for Amway Center's sessions of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and "believe it makes a good case for area to host another round of NCAA Tournament games in the future -- possibly a regional as well," acco ...

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03/24/14
ACC, Barclays Center Deal To Be Announced

The ACC on Wednesday will announce that it has signed a "two-year contract" with Barclays Center to hold its men's basketball tournament there in '17 and '18, according to sources cited by David Teel of the Hampton Roads DAILY PRESS. Barclays Center has hosted the A-10 Conference tournament the last ...

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03/24/14
Sony Open Seeks Facility Upgrades

The ATP/WTA Sony Open is "expected to draw more than 310,000 fans over two weeks" to Key Biscayne, Fla., but plans for $30M worth of renovations at the tennis facilty , approved by 72% of voters in a '12 referendum, "have been stalled," according to Linda Robertson of the MIAMI HERALD. The Tennis C ...

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03/24/14
Fiesta Bowl Lays Off Some Employees

The Fiesta Bowl on Friday "laid off an undisclosed number of employees, citing projected declines in revenue," according to Craig Harris of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Fiesta Bowl Interim Exec Dir Duane Woods "declined to say how many employees were let go." The event "listed 33 employees on its staff dir ...

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03/21/14
Fans Of Local Schools Pack NCAA Tourney Sites

Around 650 tickets for the night session of Friday's NCAA tournament action at Scottrade Center, which includes Wichita State-Cal Poly and Kentucky-Kansas State, "were still listed on Stubhub.com" as of Thursday evening, "starting at around $61 for the nosebleed sections and going up to $1,050," acc ...

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03/21/14
MVC Sends Out RFPs For Hoops Tourney

The Missouri Valley Conference has sent out RFPs to four cities to "hold its men’s basketball tournament" beginning in '16, according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. The cities "invited to bid for the tournament" are St. Louis, the site of the event since '91; K.C.; Chicago and Las Ve ...

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