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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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