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Tens Of Thousands Heading To Cooperstown For Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 15

The crowds at this weekend’s National Baseball HOF & Museum’s induction ceremony "may rival last year’s announced crowd of 48,000, putting it on the event’s top-five list for best crowds for the second-straight year," according to Joe Mahoney of the Oneonta DAILY STAR. Ap...

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With Rolling Stones, IMS Eyes Non-Racing Events

The July 4 Rolling Stones show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway "is the first time in the facility's 106-year history that a concert will happen on a date outside a race weekend," and live music "is part of an overall strategy" to build IMS' brand and its core business of auto racing, according to Dav ...

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U.S.-China Women's World Cup Match A Hot Ticket

The U.S. women's national soccer team's quarterfinal against China in Ottawa tomorrow night "has become the hottest ticket of the Women's World Cup, with seats going at more than five times face value," according to Martin Rogers of USA TODAY. Factors include the "mouthwatering prospect of a re ...

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Q&A With Special Olympics Pres. McClenahan

The summer edition of the Special Olympics World Games returns to the U.S. for the first time since ’99 on July 25 in L.A., and after a career spanning local TV and a position on the LA84 Foundation BOD, Games President & CEO Patrick McClenahan is prepared for the challenge. “The loc ...

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Charlotte To Host '17 NBA All-Stars

The NBA and the Hornets yesterday formally announced that Charlotte has been awarded the '17 NBA All-Star Game. The game itself will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena, with other events that weekend to be held at Bojangles' Coliseum and the Charlotte Convention Center. Delivering the official news ...

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USGA Addresses Chambers Bay Criticism

USGA Exec Dir Mike Davis "agrees with the criticism" about the greens and viewing access for spectators last week at the U.S. Open, but "only to a point, and he promises to do better" if the tournament returns to Chambers Bay, according to Paul Ramsdell of the SEATTLE TIMES. Davis said of the gree ...

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Charlotte Lands '17 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA today announced that the '17 All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena. The festivities will be spread across the city, including Bojangles’ Coliseum playing host to the Celebrity Game traditionally held on the Friday of All-Star weekend. The league's week-lo ...

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Horschel Leads Golfers Ripping USGA

Billy Horschel was one of the most outspoken golfers about the set-up of Chambers Bay for this weekend's U.S. Open, stating the greens were not "very good" and saying, "I lost a little respect for the USGA this week." Speaking to Fox' Holly Sonders following his round yesterday, Horschel said, "I&rs ...

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Chambers Bay Views Prove Difficult For Fans

The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay provided a "challenging viewing experience" for on-course spectators, as the "massive hills and difficult terrain prevented fans from following groups around the course," according to Dave Sheinin of the WASHINGTON POST. The 8th hole "was played in silence, wi ...

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Spectator Viewing An Issue At Chambers Bay

During the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday at Chambers Bay, the course "proved to be a beautiful and uniquely challenging layout" for the players, and "especially for the fans," according to Bill Nichols of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The dramatic elevation changes "offer spectacular view ...

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U.S. Open Huge Event For Northwest

Hundreds of people over several years "have spent thousands of hours getting ready" for this week's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, and a "strong case can be made that this is the biggest sporting event ever held in the Northwest," according to a front-page piece by Scott Hanson of the SEATTLE TIMES ...

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