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Tickets To Sounders-Toronto FC MLS Cup Championship Match Sell Out In Three Minutes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

Tickets to Saturday night's Sounders-Toronto FC MLS Cup championship at BMO Field "sold out three minutes after they went on sale to the general public" at 1:00pm ET yesterday, according to Laura Armstrong of the TORONTO STAR. The "minutes-long spree did not include tickets for every seat in the sta...

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Report: NFL, Lady Gaga Talking Super Bowl

The NFL is in talks with Lady Gaga about "performing at the Super Bowl halftime show" for the Feb. 5 game at Houston's NRG Stadium, according to sources cited by Shirley Halperin of BILLBOARD. One of the "main reasons for why the NFL is said to be hot on the singer" to perform at Super Bowl LI is du ...

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Large Crowds Watch World Cup Of Hockey Exhibitions

The World Cup of Hockey officially begins Saturday in Toronto, but already there have been "eye-popping crowds everywhere" for exhibition games leading up to the event, according to Paul Wiecek of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. North America-Europe drew 18,005 in Quebec City last week, Canada's match ...

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Rutgers Gets Doubleheader At Yankee Stadium

Rutgers yesterday announced it will “host the ‘Big Ten Battle in the Bronx,’ a football and wrestling doubleheader” with Maryland at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017,” according to J.P. Pelzman of the ASBURY PARK PRESS. It will mark the "first wrestling match in the histo ...

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Battle At Bristol Gets High Marks

The Tennessee-Virginia Tech game on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway "drew an NCAA single-game record crowd of 156,990," according to the AP. The previous NCAA record was 115,109 at Michigan Stadium for Notre Dame-Michigan in '13 ( AP, 9/10 ). In Knoxville, Mike Strange wrote BMS "actu ...

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U.S. Open's New Roof, Grandstand Highly Regarded

Stan Wawrinka yesterday defeated Novak Djokovic in the men's final of the U.S. Open, and the tournament "put to good use" the new roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, according to Marc Berman of the N.Y. POST. The roof was "used for parts of nine matches." But the "genuine star" of the tournament was the "b ...

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Is World Cup Of Hockey Risky Business?

In one fundamental sense, "nothing has changed" from the '84 Canada Cup to this year's World Cup of Hockey: It is "still all about the money, another cash-grab," according to Stephen Harris of the BOSTON HERALD. For all the "breathless promotion the league has done for this event, fondness for the W ...

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Iverson, O'Neal Shine At HOF Induction

Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson on Friday "headlined the 10-member" Class of '16 enshrined into the Basketball HOF, according to Kyle Hightower of the AP. One of the "most star-packed classes in recent memory," the event also featured Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Tom Izzo, and Jerry Reinsdorf.& ...

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Battle At Bristol Sells Out In Advance Of Game

The Tennessee-Virginia Tech game on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway has "already sold out," and what is expected to be the largest college football crowd in U.S. history has business "booming for ticket brokers and other secondary markets," according to a front-page piece by Robert Sorrell of the ...

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USTA Open To Moving Miami Event To Orlando

USTA Chief Exec of Community Tennis Kurt Kamperman said it is "within the realm of possibility'' that the ATP/WTA Miami Open in Key Biscayne could move at some point in the future to the new USTA National Campus in Orlando, according to the AP. He said that if the owners of the Miami Open "'wanted t ...

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Can World Cup Of Hockey, Olympics Co-Exist?

NHL players' participation in the '18 PyeongChang Games is a "spicy topic again because of the imminent" World Cup of Hockey (WCOH), which makes its return next week in Toronto, according to Tim Wharnsby of the CBC. But there is still "plenty of time" for the NHL, IOC and IIHF to "come to an agreeme ...

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