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Cowboys To Convert AT&T Stadium For '18 NFL Draft; First Time Event Held At NFL Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

The Cowboys will host the '18 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium , marking the "first time in league history that the draft will be staged at an NFL stadium," according to a front-page piece by David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Cowboys "intend to convert AT&T Stadium into an indoor/outdo...

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Monahan: Greensboro's Future Safe

Any speculation the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship might "lose its spot on the schedule or its position as the last tournament of the regular season was put to rest" by Commissioner Jay Monahan, according to Ed Hardin of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. A safe future for the event "wasn't a for ...

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AAC Tourney Headed To Ft. Worth In '20

Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth has "landed" the AAC men's basketball tournament for '20-22, according to Kelly Hines of the TULSA WORLD. The 14,000-seat venue is "scheduled to open" in November '19 and has "been selected as a first- and second-round host" for the '22 NCAA Tournament. The '20 AAC tournam ...

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World Cup Bid Floats Possible Host Venues

The joint U.S.-Mexico-Canada bid to host the '26 FIFA World Cup yesterday "began to take shape" with the "unveiling of the 44 cities in contention to host at least one of the record 80 matches," according to Brian Straus of SI.com. The bid will "go up against one from Morocco" and a decisi ...

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U.S., Britain To Face Each Other In Track Meet

British Athletics and USA Track & Field have joined to create a new head-to-head team track event set for July 21, 2018, at London Stadium. Dubbed “The Meet,” the dual meet will last just two hours and include nine to-be-determined individual and relay events that will generate team ...

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ND-UW To Split Tickets Evenly For Football Series

Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame Two iconic NFL stadiums Oct. 3, 2020 at Lambeau Field Sept. 25, 2021 at Soldier Field https://t.co/wsd4TusHYj — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 14, 2017 Notre Dame and Wisconsin are "splitting the tickets evenly" for their two-game football s ...

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Rogers Cup Sets An ATP Attendance Record

The Rogers Cup in Montreal drew the "largest crowd ever for a one-week tournament on the ATP Tour," according to Pat Hickey of the MONTREAL GAZETTE. The week-long event drew 216,097 fans, passing the previous Montreal Rogers Cup-record of 213,760 in '11. Organizers "expected good crowds this ye ...

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Colorado Classic Organizers Hopeful For Return

Cycling fans yesterday were "out in force" for the last day of the Colorado Classic, and organizers are "cautiously optimistic" about the first-year event's future, according to a front-page piece by Nathan Van Dyne of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. RPM Events Group Chair Ken Gart, whose organiz ...

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Esports Tourney Brings Thousands To Orlando

Amway Center over the weekend hosted the "Call of Duty" World League Championship, and the "crowd numbering several thousand" backed up the excitement for the event, according to Ryan Gillespie of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Tickets for the event "started at $53.99," and ultimately OpTic Gaming defeated T ...

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Morocco Launches Late Bid For '26 World Cup

Morocco beat Friday's deadline in announcing it will "bid for the 2026 World Cup, providing a challenge to North American hopes of hosting" the tournament, according to Gerald Imray of the AP. A joint U.S.-Canada-Mexico bid launched in April, and the countries "hoped to be awarded the World Cup with ...

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Tennis Canada Keeps Rogers Cup Eco-Friendly

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