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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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01/08/15
Rolling Stone Again Holding Super Bowl Party

Rolling Stone magazine will host a Super Bowl party on Jan. 31, the night before the game, "at the Venue Scottsdale for about 1,000 guests," the fourth straight year the magazine will hold a such an event, according to Nathalie Tadena of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, along with ...

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01/07/15
CFP Title Game Tix Prices Lower Than Expected

The novelty of the first College Football Playoff championship game "doesn’t seem to be driving up ticket prices on the secondary market," as the average cost to get into Monday's Ohio State-Oregon matchup at AT&T Stadium "seems to be dropping by the day," according to Brandon Formby of th ...

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01/07/15
Large Baseball HOF Class Should Draw Fans

Related stories : '14 HOF Induction Ceremony Draws Third-Largest Crowd In History Rain, No Living Inductee Dampen '13 HOF Induction Ceremony HOF To Roll Out Traveling Exhibit Featuring Mobile IMAX Theater The Baseball HOF yesterday revealed its Class of '15 -- Rand ...

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01/06/15
World Junior Championship To Stay In Montreal For '17

Hockey Canada yesterday "reaffirmed its commitment to Montreal as a co-host city" for the World Junior Hockey Championship when President & CEO Tom Renney "threw cold water on the idea of holding the tournament exclusively in Toronto" in '17, according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. Atten ...

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01/05/15
DC's Winter Classic Draws Rave Reviews

Last Thursday's Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic "will certainly be remembered as one of the outdoor games that stand the test of time," according to Jared Clinton of THE HOCKEY NEWS. The pageantry "was given a healthy bump thanks to the team entrances, and the game itself was one of t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NHL, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks

01/05/15
MSU's Hollis Wants Better Fan Ticketing Process

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis is "hoping for serious conversations in the offseason on how to streamline the fan ticket process for bowl games," according to Graham Couch of the LANSING STATE JOURNAL. Hollis estimated that "between 10,000 and 20,000 Spartan fans attended the Cotton Bowl," and "rough ...

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12/31/14
RFPs For Upcoming CFPs To Go Out In Early '15

College Football Playoff COO Michael Kelly on Tuesday said that bids to host future college football national championship games "will go out to interested cities early next year," with RFPs going out "either in late January or early February" to prospective cities who have shown interest in po ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NCAA

12/31/14
GT Sees Slow Orange Bowl Ticket Sales

Georgia Tech "has sold about 5,000 tickets out of its allotment of 15,000" for Wednesday's Capital One Orange Bowl matchup against Mississippi State and "will be required to absorb the cost of the remaining tickets," according to Ken Sugiura of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Ticket prices availab ...

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12/31/14
San Diego Works To Avoid '16 All-Star Conflicts

A "key hurdle overcome recently by officials" trying to bring the ‘16 MLB All-Star Game to San Diego was “avoiding schedule conflicts with Comic-Con and several other annual summer conventions,” according to David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. High-tech mapping company En ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles

12/31/14
Masters Ticket Prices Increase By $75

Tickets to the '15 Masters will increase $75 to $325, the "first increase since 2012, when the coveted badges went up $50 to $250," according to John Boyette of the AUGUSTA CHRONICLE. This marks the "biggest single price increase for a badge since the tournament started" in '34. A Masters badge is c ...

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