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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

AUBURNDALE, FLA. Rugby finals call Florida home NDP Championships, a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, reached a three-year agreement with Polk County, Fla., to host The Sevens Championship, the first youth and high school rugby sevens North American championship tournament, at L...

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09/08/14
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ATLANTA Ballpark groundbreaking next week The Atlanta Braves will hold a groundbreaking for their new ballpark Sept. 16. The ceremony begins the construction phase of the project, putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day 2017. The ballpark, at I-75 and I-285, will feature 14 access ...

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09/01/14
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ATLANTA Fans flock to new hall of fame      Fans of more than 150 colleges visited the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience on its opening day Aug. 23, according to an Atlanta Journal Constitution report. Rather than a traditional ribbon-cutting, dignitari ...

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08/25/14
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ATLANTA College football hall picks 2 agencies The new College Football Hall of Fame selected two Atlanta-based agencies as its marketing and communications partners. Jackson Spalding will manage communications planning, media relations, event planning and digital/social media strategy. CSE wi ...

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08/18/14
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BALTIMORE O’s plan social media night The Baltimore Orioles are scheduled to host a promotion called Birdland Social at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Aug. 28. A pregame party on the roof deck in center field will host 250 of the team ...

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08/11/14
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ABERDEEN, MD. Ripken Stadium seeks naming partner Ripken Baseball is looking for a naming-rights sponsor for Ripken Stadium, home of the Class A New York-Penn League Aberdeen IronBirds, according to a Baltimore Sun report. Bank of America was a previous naming-rights partner for the ballpark, ...

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08/04/14
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS Hyundai rebranding Rangers club The Texas Rangers reached a five-year sponsorship with Hyundai. The partnership through the 2018 season includes a rebranding of the former Batter’s Eye Club, the indoor seating area located beyond center field. ATLANTA Judge OKs st ...

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07/28/14
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ATLANTA Yellow Jackets accepting Bitcoin BitPay reached a deal with Georgia Tech that will allow for Bitcoin payments for the school’s football and basketball programs. The agreement was brokered by IMG College. BUFFALO Bills s ...

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07/21/14
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BUFFALO Bulls installing new turf The University at Buffalo is installing a new playing surface for the Bulls’ 2014 football and soccer seasons at UB Stadium. The new surface will be constructed by A-Turf Titan, which is headquartered in suburban Buffalo. Work began earlier this month. T ...

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07/14/14
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CHARLOTTE Knights break attendance record The Class AAA Charlotte Knights through July 5 had seen 429,133 fans attend games at the club’s new downtown BB&T Ballpark, eclipsing the club’s season attendance record, set in 1993 in Fort Mill, S.C., according to a Charlotte Observer ...

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06/23/14
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS Sponsors set up Rangers Sleepover Buckner International and Fox Sports Southwest are presenting the 2014 Texas Rangers Sleepover and Fireworks Show on July 3 at Globe Life Park. Fans can stay overnight or just attend the fireworks show. Tickets for the sleepover are $40 for ad ...

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