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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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Falcons Stadium Bidding For Super Bowl, CFP

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11/21/14
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11/21/14
CSU Panels Supports On-Campus Stadium

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11/21/14
Virginia Beach Reaches Deal To Build $200M Arena

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11/21/14
Facility Notes

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11/20/14
Avaya-Earthquakes Deal Worth $20M

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11/20/14
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