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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Sellout Streak Hits 300 With Another Sold-Out 10-Night Run

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins Friday night at the renovated Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, "setting off another run of 10 sold-out nights that will bring the Super Bowl of Rodeo’s streak to an even 300," according to Patrick Everson of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. I...

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Infantino Says World Cup May Expand To 48 Countries

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CBB Barnstorming Event Canceled

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NHL Considering Outdoor Game At Michie Stadium

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Officials Expect Bigger Crowds For '18 Ryder Cup

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Giants-Mets Tickets May Set Record

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