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Men's/Women's Lax Championships Share Venue After NCAA Shift Away From N.C.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

The women's lacrosse national semifinal and title games were "relocated to Gillette Stadium" after the NCAA announced in September that it was removing seven championship events from orth Carolina, and now the event is "sharing a venue" with the men's lacrosse championship for the first time, accord...

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Zurich Classic Sees Boost In Buzz, Attendance

The team of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt this morning won a four-hole playoff to capture the PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and the event, which debuted a new two-man team format, was "nothing short of a rousing success," according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. Official ...

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Philadelphia Sets New Bar For NFL Draft

Philadelphia provided an "absolutely electric atmosphere" for the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, as more than 70,000 fans packed the Ben Franklin Parkway for the event, according to ESPN's Trey Wingo. As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walked to the podium to make his opening remarks, Wing ...

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Twenty-Three Cities Hoping To Host '18 NFL Draft

Twenty-three cities "want to host" the NFL Draft in '18, and the league is "considering turning the burgeoning fan festival into a multicity event," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The NFL "projects that more than 200,000 fans will attend the event in Philadelphia this wee ...

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Pocono Giving Fans "Worry-Free Weather Guarantee"

Pocono Raceway is "initiating a new incentive for fans this year -- a 'worry-free weather guarantee,'" according to Zach Sturniolo of the POCONO RECORD. If any NASCAR or IndyCar race is "postponed due to weather, fans who purchase their tickets directly through PoconoRaceway.com who cannot attend ...

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NASCAR Tracks Brace For Future Without Dale Jr.

Richmond Int'l Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier in the wake of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement  announcement must decide how his track will "bid farewell to the fan favorite" and "consider how to do business in the seasons ahead when he’s no longer on the track," according to Randy Hal ...

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Fenway Sports Promoting CFB Games

Fenway Sports Management yesterday was running a promotion to "entice area fans to come out and see college football" at Fenway Park in November, according to Rich Thompson of the BOSTON HERALD. The Fenway Gridiron Series is the creation of FSM and "begins with a clash" between Dartmouth and Br ...

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NFL Draft Expanding Day 3 Gimmicks

The NFL "insists on some gimmicks" for Day 3 of the Draft, and this year's late-round selections will "include a mix of celebrity and unique locations," according to Josh Slagter of MLIVE.com. The Texans will announce their late-round picks from " outer space ," while the Cardinals are "having picks ...

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Indy, Pacers Submit Bid For '21 NBA ASG

Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird yesterday "delivered Indianapolis' bid" to host the '21 NBA All-Star Game to Commissioner Adam Silver at league HQ in a specially themed Pacers Indy car, according to a front-page piece by Zagoria & Taylor of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Pacers ...

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NFL Draft In Philly Requires Extensive Set Up

The NFL wanted the 3,000-seat theater erected at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for this week's Draft to be "more accessible to fans, so they stuck to the plan of keeping the theater open-ended to allow fans gathered along the Parkway to crowd near the theater to watch," according to Zach Berma ...

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Miami Beach Bowl Moving To Frisco, Texas

Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, is in "line to host what was formerly the Miami Beach Bowl," according to Ben Baby of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Frisco CVB Dir of Sports & Events Josh Dill said that the game is "expected to be in Frisco for at least the next three years." The exact date ...

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