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Etihad Stadium CEO Says American College Football Clash Will Be Held In Melbourne

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

Etihad Stadium CEO Paul Sergeant confirmed an annual American football college bowl game "will be held at the stadium" during the Australian Football League offseason for at least four years, according to Larissa Nicholson of THE AGE. Sergeant said, "American sport, let alone American coll...

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05/20/15
Koi: Presidents Cup Asian Debut Will Help Game Grow

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05/20/15
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05/19/15
Mexican F1 Preparations In High Gear

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