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Calls Increase For NASCAR To Move All-Star Race From Charlotte After Lackluster Weekend

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 17

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson following Saturday's Monster Energy All-Star Race said the governing body "should consider" following MLB's lead by moving the event's venue each year instead of always racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, according to Michael Persinger of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Larson: "Yo...

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Chiefs "Serious" About Hosting NFL Draft

The Chiefs are "so serious" about hosting the NFL Draft that they are "sending representatives to this year’s draft in Philadelphia to get a first-hand look at the logistics of the event," according to Terez Paylor of the K.C. STAR. Chiefs President Mark Donovan said, "We’ll have represe ...

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Final Four Ticket Prices Decrease Significantly

The Final Four takes place Saturday in Phoenix, and the "current get-in price" on the secondary market is $226, a 29% decrease since the first 24 hours following the Elite Eight, according to TicketIQ data cited by Whitney Ogden of the Spokane SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. That price is also "significantly high ...

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NCAA Women's Tournament Strugges With Attendance

There were "a lot of empty seats at the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament regionals," as the NCAA saw its lowest attendance in 20 years, and there is "no change to the format in sight," according to Doug Feinberg of the AP. An average of 4,719 fans showed up for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eig ...

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Sources: Vegas' Future NCAA Events Hit Snag

The NCAA BOG on April 25 will consider a proposal from UNLV and the Mountain West to stage three championship events in Las Vegas from '19-22, as well as one to "play the entire women’s Sweet 16 down to the Final Four in Vegas," but the chances of the bids being approved "have decreased of lat ...

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LPGA ANA Inspiration Alive And Well

The "blank canvas" of the LPGA ANA Inspiration, which starts Thursday, has allowed tournament operator WME-IMG and title sponsor ANA to "try to re-create one of the jewels of women’s professional golf," according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. In '14, the "last year of ...

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Miami Mayor Comments On Miami Open's Future

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez weighed in on a proposal by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross to move the ATP/WTA Miami Open to Miami Gardens from Key Biscayne , saying his "top priority is to keep the tennis tournament in Miami," according to Michelle Kaufman of the MIAMI HERALD. Gimenez: "If it is ...

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Stephen Ross Interested In Miami Open

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross has "proposed building a state-of-the-art tennis complex adjacent to Hard Rock Stadium and partnering" with the ATP/WTA Miami Open owners to "move the 32-year-old tournament from Key Biscayne to Miami Gardens," according to sources cited in a front-page piece by Kaufman & ...

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WGC-Match Play Staying In Austin Long Term?

The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament will return to Austin Country Club in '18 and in '19, but until negotiations "get more serious, the long-term future of this event at ACC remains in limbo," according to Kirk Bohls of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. One long-time ACC member said that ...

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QuintEvents Growing Staff Following F1 Deal

Sports ticketing and hospitality firm QuintEvents is "staffing up to handle the additional work of a multi-year deal" with F1, according to Katherine Peralta of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. QuintEvents CEO Brian Learst said that the hires "will take place over the next six to 12 months." The company curr ...

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Final Four Secondary Market Prices Lower

Tickets to the Final Four have been "sold out for months," but the secondary market dipped after Arizona's loss in the Sweet 16, and Phoenix's Final Four became "one of the cheapest in years," according to Alden Woods of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. According to SeatGeek data, three-game passes "sold for a ...

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