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Braves Expected To Name Development Team For Mixed-Use Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

The Braves as soon as this week are expected to announce a "deal with the development team that will oversee" a $400M mixed-use development near their new Cobb County ballpark. Sources said that the club "will tap a joint venture team" that includes Fuqua Development, Pope & Land Enterprise...

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U.S.-Belgium Prices Jump On Secondary Market

Ticket prices for the U.S.-Belgium FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match "jumped" after the matchup was determined on Thursday afternoon, according to Richard Farley of NBCSPORTS.com. The secondary market "originally had tickets going for an average of $850.98" earlier Thursday, but the price on TiqIQ.c ...

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CWS Sets Overall Attendance Record

The College World Series drew a total of 347,740 fans this season, eclipsing the "old mark of 341,483 from last season," according to Evan Bland of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD. This year's event drew an average of 21,734 fans per game for 16 games. Last night's championship game, which saw Vanderbilt bea ...

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Tickets In High Demand For MLB All-Star Game

After-market brokers said that tickets to the July 15 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field are in “high demand,” as prices “range from $300 for a standing-room-only ticket to thousands of dollars for the best seats in the ballpark,” according to Elizabeth Hernandez of the ST. PA ...

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Breeders' Cup Formally Awarded For '15-17

Keeneland Race Course, where the one-day attendance record is 40,617, is "expected to add thousands of temporary seats" to accommodate Breeders' Cup crowds in '15, "which frequently are around 50,000 for the biggest of the two days," according to a front-page piece by Gregory Hall of the Louisville ...

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Euro Tour Opens Bidding For '22 Ryder Cup

The European Tour is "inviting countries to bid" for the '22 Ryder Cup, asking them to "submit a formal bid" by Aug. 31, according to Alistair Tait of GOLF WEEK. The venue and country "will be named" in fall '15, and "odds are the country or person who contributes the most money to the European Tour ...

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Delany "Determined" For MSG To Host Tourney

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany "continues to push" for the '18 men’s basketball tournament to be played at MSG, and he is "'determined' to make it happen," according to a source cited by Teddy Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. School officials are "concerned about increased costs associated ...

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Lack Of Home Runs In CWS An Issue

Crowds at the College World Series this year "remain strong," but there "remains an overwhelming sense that something needs to be done" regarding low offensive outputs to keep people coming, according to Pat Borzi of the N.Y. TIMES. The CWS last year attracted a record 341,483 fans (24,392 per game) ...

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Home Run Derby Gets New Format

MLB last night announced a broad restructuring of the competition format for the annual Home Run Derby, which in recent years has come under increased criticism for being overlong and bloated. The new structure will feature 10 participants, up from the traditional eight, with five representing each ...

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Back-To-Back U.S. Opens Deemed A Success

USGA Exec Dir Mike Davis said that holding the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in back-to-back weeks at Pinehurst No. 2 "might be a break-even proposition for the USGA, even though there was a savings -- the USGA won’t say how much -- in keeping the infrastructure in place for a second week," ...

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Woods' Return Due To Quicken Sponsorship?

Tiger Woods on Friday announced that he would return from back surgery this week at the PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., which "fundamentally changes the feel of the event in the first year that Quicken Loans replaces AT&T as the title sponsor ," a ...

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