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CONCACAF Gold Cup Sees 6% Attendance Increase From '13 Tournament

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CONCACAF Gold Cup matches averaged 41,854 fans across 14 sites during the ’15 tournament, up 6.4% from the 39,348 average in ’13. The largest draw was the July 19 quarterfinal doubleheader at MetLife Stadium, with 74,187 fans watching Panama-Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico-Costa Rica. S...

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Packers Favorite NFL Team Among Voters

Twenty-two percent of voters said that the Packers are their favorite NFL team, the most of any club, according to a recent national survey conducted by the firm Public Policy Polling (PPP). The Cowboys finished second in the poll, but also led a separate survey that asked fans who their least favo ...

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San Antonio Top NBA Market For Avid Fans

San Antonio, Memphis and Salt Lake City are the top U.S. markets for avid NBA fans, according to data from consumer marketing firm Scarborough Sports Marketing. Avid NBA fans make up 9% of all U.S. adults ages 18+, with avidity being defined as those who say they are "very interested" in the league. ...

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NASCAR TV Media Value Up 22% In '11

NASCAR saw $1.3B worth of TV media value across its three top series in ’11, up 22% from last year, according to a study conducted exclusively for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal by sponsorship measurement firm Repucom. The large majority (87%) was captured by the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), while ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

College bowl season began Saturday with ESPN airing three games. The Ohio-Utah State Famous Idaho Potato Bowl had the highest rating among the three with a 1.7 overnight rating from 5:30-9:00pm ET. However, that figure was down slightly from a 1.8 overnight for the Northern Illinois-Fresno Sta ...

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Execs Say Mexico City Should Have NFL Game

Sports execs feel that after following NFL regular-season games being played in London and Toronto, Mexico City should be the next foreign market to stage a game, according to data from a Turnkey Sports Poll taken in November. Twenty-seven percent of execs polled said Mexico City should be the ...

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Most Popular Gifts During College Bowl Season

Gift suites and watches remain the most popular bowl gifts for teams this season, according to an annual review of gifts to bowl game participants by David Broughton of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. At least “14 of this year’s 35 bowl games will offer gift suites to players.” The s ...

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Michigan Sets Single-Season FBS Attendance Record

The Univ. of Michigan once again set a single-season home football average attendance record this year, drawing 112,179 fans per game, according to data compiled by the NCAA. The mark was up from last year’s record-setting 111,825 per contest. The increase was fueled by the ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

Navy's 10th consecutive win over Army earned a 4.0 overnight on CBS on Saturday afternoon, marking the weekend's best non-NFL sports rating. That figure is up 14% from a 3.5 overnight last year. ESPN's coverage of the Heisman Trophy Presentation led all sports telecasts on cable with a 2. ...

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ESPN Finishes '11 In 99 Million Homes

ESPN is in 99 million U.S. homes in December, down slightly from the start of the year, when the net was in 99.8 million homes. ESPN had a six-month run from February-July when it was in more than 100 million homes, but it did not reach that mark again. The net's low point f ...

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ACC/Big Ten Challenge Audience Up From '10

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge averaged a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.3 million viewers for eight games across ESPN and ESPN2 this year, up 29% and 26%, respectively, from a 0.7 rating and 1.0 million viewers for nine telecasts last year. The telecasts were solely on Tuesday and Wednesday nights this sea ...

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