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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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12/02/14
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12/02/14
Fans Complain About Mobile Use At NRG Stadium

Visitors to NRG Stadium "continue to complain about the difficulty" of accessing the venue's "underpowered, overloaded cellular antenna system," according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. NFL Senior VP & Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle said that in its "current con ...

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12/01/14
AEG Talking To Forest City About Barclays Center

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12/01/14
Braves Covering Early Costs Of Ballpark

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CSU Seeks Approval For New Football Stadium

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