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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

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Head Of FIFA's Hospitality Provider Arrested

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro State yesterday arrested the head of Zurich-based Match Hospitality, FIFA's official hospitality provider, "accusing him of aiding scalpers who illegally resold World Cup tickets" worth an estimated $100M, according to Kiernan, Jelmayer & Johnson of the WA ...

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Events and Attractions, Soccer

Humana Challenge Leaving PGA West After '15

The PGA Tour Humana Challenge "will see changes in its golf courses in the coming years," as PGA West officials have sent a letter to members stating that the tournament "will not be played on the Palmer Private or Nicklaus Private courses after next January's event," according to Larry Bohannan of ...

Tags: PGA Tour, Events and Attractions

Police Investigate World Cup Ticket Scandal

Brazilian police "have arrested 11 people on charges of illegally reselling tickets to World Cup matches, and police allege that the source of the tickets is a senior official at FIFA," according to Jordan & Connors of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Rio de Janeiro police officials "didn't name th ...

Tags: FIFA, FIFA World Cup, Events and Attractions

IndyCar's Future At Pocono Undecided

The Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway yesterday "featured a thin crowd of an estimated 20,000 fans," according to Mike Kuhns of the POCONO RECORD ( 7/7 ). In Philadelphia, Bill Fleischman wrote Pocono President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky is "wondering just how committed IndyCar racing fans ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, IndyCar

Ticket Sales Strong For Int'l Champions Cup Games

The Guinness Int'l Champions Cup will head to Heinz Field on July 27 for a match between EPL club Manchester City and Serie A club AC Milan, and Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano said that organizers have "seen a spike in ticket sales in recent weeks as fans have become hooked on the World Cup, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Soccer

FIFA Execs Hinting At '26 U.S. World Cup?

FIFA execs have "flagged up a possible American bid" for the '26 World Cup after "the 'staggering' impact of the tournament" in the U.S., according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told Brazil newspaper Globo, "What we see in the United States is staggering. The audi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, FIFA World Cup

Match Play To Feature Round-Robin Format

TPC Harding Park in S.F. yesterday was announced as the site of the '15 WGC-Match Play Championship, which will have a "different format starting next year," according to Jeff Rude of GOLF WEEK. The 64-man field will be divided into 16 four-player groups, and each group "will play round-robin matche ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

'15 Match Play headed To Harding Park

The '15 WGC-Match Play Championship is "coming to Harding Park" in S.F. and also is "expected to move from February to May, improving the chances of dry conditions," according to Ron Kroichick of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The tournament was "held the past eight years at Dove Mountain outside Tucson." A so ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

Future Dates For Quicken Loans National Unknown

The PGA Tour has not announced its '14-15 schedule, but "a quirk in the calendar will move the Quicken Loans National off its traditional late-June or early-July date to July 30-Aug. 2," according to sources cited by Barry Svrluga of the WASHINGTON POST. The reason for the change is that the U. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Golf

Kentucky Speedway Pleased With Cup Race

Kentucky Speedway "finally enjoyed a NASCAR Sprint Cup race where all went relatively well," as attendance "was good, the weather cooperated and there were no major traffic problems" during Saturday's Quaker State 400, according to Tom Groeschen of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. While attendance "was shy ...

Tags: NASCAR, Events and Attractions

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