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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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11/04/14
Sports Execs Among NYC Marathon Finishers

Runners in Sunday's TCS New York City Marathon were challenged by blustery winds and frigid temperatures, but many readers of THE DAILY  overcame the elements and accomplished the 26.2-mile feat. We would like to congratulate all those who ran through N.Y.'s five boroughs, and thank those ...

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11/03/14
Breeders' Cup Attendance Up, Handle Down

Attendance was up 4%, but the total handle was down 6% at this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. A crowd of 61,114 attended the races Saturday for the two-day Breeders' Cup, which combined with the crowd on hand Friday, brought the total attendance to 98,319. That is a ...

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11/03/14
F1 Race Draws Nearly 108,000 To COTA

Yesterday's F1 U.S. Grand Prix drew a "crowd of 107,779" to Circuit of the Americas, according to Suzanne Halliburton of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Race winner Lewis Hamilton, "wanting to impress the Texas crowd, asked to borrow Mario Andretti’s black cowboy hat during his podium party." H ...

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11/03/14
Rugby At Soldier Field Sets U.S. Attendance Mark

The sellout crowd of 61,500 at Saturday's New Zealand-U.S. rugby game at Soldier Field was the "largest to witness" the sport in U.S. history, "far eclipsing" the previous record of 20,181 for an Ireland-U.S. game in '13, according to Jack McCarthy of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Saturday's game "celebrated ...

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10/30/14
Rebranded Memphis Open Cuts Ticket Prices

Memphis Open Tournament Dir Erin Mazurek said ticket prices for the recently rebranded ATP event will be reduced by 15-20% "across the board" for '15, according to Phil Stukenborg of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. The tourney yesterday also "unveiled its guitar pick-shaped logo." The USTA "partner ...

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10/27/14
WTA Finals Exceed Allaster's Expectations

The season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals was held in Singapore for the first time last week and WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster gave the event a "10 out of 10," according to Chua Siang Yee of the Singapore STRAITS TIMES. Allaster: "It's exceeded our expectations. It has been our collective goa ...

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10/22/14
PBR Gets Bump From Retiring Bull

Bushwacker, the "baddest, most muscular bucking bull" in PBR, is retiring this year, and this week's Built Ford Tough World Finals "is the bull's swan song," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The 8-year-old bull's owner, Julio Moreno, said, "PBR has put him out there, and ...

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10/21/14
Secondary World Series Tix Prices Ebb

Secondary ticket market interest in this year’s World Series has ebbed compared to initial pricing after the Royals and Giants clinched their pennants last week, and compared to last year’s Red Sox-Cardinals matchup. Average resale listings for tonight’s Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium ...

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10/21/14
Keeneland Limits Tickets To '15 Breeders' Cup

Breeders’ Cup officials are "preparing to sell 28,000 reserved tickets" for next year’s two-day event at Keeneland Race Course, which would be the "lowest for a Breeders' Cup Saturday card in the event's history," according to Matt Hegarty of DAILY RACING FORM. Attendance, which "in ...

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10/21/14
F1 Could Head Back To Vegas

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is "in discussions about hosting a grand prix on the streets of Las Vegas," according to Christian Sylt of the London INDEPENDENT. Ecclestone said, "Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure." Sylt notes F1 last raced in Las Vegas in '82 "on a trac ...

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