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Jan. 22, 2015

Timeless ticket or unique crowdfunding?
NASC
The Milwaukee Brewers are making available to fans a deal they call the "Timeless Ticket." In engraved brass, the oversized one-pound ticket will allow the ticket holder to attend any single game, any time in the future. So, you may ask, what’s the savings in that? A thousand dollars for one ticket?More

Carrow led the effort to bring figure skating to Greensboro
News & Record
Four years after their debut in Greensboro, North Carolina, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships have returned to the Greensboro Coliseum, with Hill Carrow again serving as chairman of the local organizing committee. Carrow, the 60-year-old CEO of Sports & Properties Inc. in Cary, led the effort to bring figure skating to Greensboro in 2011, convincing an established winter sport to try a little Southern hospitality.More

Commissioner: NBA jerseys with sponsor logos 'inevitable'
Los Angeles Times
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the practice of selling ad space on team jerseys, common in other international sports, and the WNBA, is likely coming, whether you like it or not.More

Panama City Beach Sports Village — Request for statement of qualifications
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau via NASC
The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has issued a Request for Qualificationsto find an experienced and qualified firm, or teams consisting of more than one firm providing support services to a lead firm, capable of planning, evaluating and developing a variety of operationally connected sports facilities and to assist in placing these facilities into service (the "Sports Village"). More

In 1st appearance at NCAA Convention, student-athletes make an impact
Associations Now
College sports' governing body gathered for its annual convention recently, and for the first time in its 109-year history, student-athletes had a seat at the table. One student volunteer leader shared his experience.More

Job Board
NASC
The Richmond Sports Backers are seeking an energetic leader to fill the role of Active RVA Director. Applicants for the position should have a personal dedication to living an active lifestyle along with a commitment to advancing Sports Backers' mission of making Richmond the most physically active community in the nation. Interested applicants should mail a resume and cover letter explaining how their personal story applies to this position by Feb. 20 to the attention of Amy Waters at Sports Backers, 100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond, VA 23230, or via email at amy@sportsbackers.org. A full description of this position can be found on our job board as well as at www.sportsbackers.org/jobs-internships. More

Dunn aims big for 2015 Flagler County tourism
Palm Coast Observer
In the year after Matt Dunn took over the position of vice president of tourism development for Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, the county recorded the most successful tourist development tax collections in history, with an increase of 13% over the previous year. Dunn and his team are already working to make an even bigger year by rebooking a significant amount of group business, launching a new ad campaign and booking several new events for the area. More

As colleges cut sports, will cities lose?
CityLab
Birmingham, Alabama's reputation as a budding sports town took a major hit recently. Recently, facing serious budget constraints, University of Alabama-Birmingham shut down its football program. The controversial decision shocked the community. And now residents are grappling with the fallout: The city's most recognizable sports team is gone and its largest sports facility has suddenly been left without a permanent tenant.More

Multi-sports complex 'feasible' for former Champion Paper site in Ohio
Journal-News
An indoor sports complex, baseball stadium and rowing center in Hamilton, Ohio, is a step closer to becoming a reality. Two sports center consulting and managing firms have seen positive results from feasibility studies conducted in 2014 for an "adaptable mixed-use development" at the former Champion Paper mill property.More

Lake Erie Duathlon to Return in August 2015
Erie Sports Commission via Erie Times-News
The Erie Sports Commission announced the Lake Erie Duathlon will take place at Presque Isle State Park on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, returning after a two-year hiatus. The event will be hosted by and benefit Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.More

How fake sports are turning man cave dwellers into millionaires
Bloomberg Businessweek
Enormous TV screens with live NFL feeds cover the walls of the ballroom at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. A sound system blares the broadcasts of all the various games at an ear-shattering volume. Couches and bar stools are scattered around the 14,520-square-foot space, which is playing host to the fifth annual FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. More

The rising costs of youth sports, in money and emotion
The New York Times
With travel teams and indoor versions of outdoor sports now in full swing, some former top athletes and even the coaches who feed parents' obsessions are encouraging caution. The willingness to spend heavily — in money, time, emotion and a childhood — needs to be looked at more carefully, they say.More

How German national team used wearable technology to win World Cup
GeekWire
Leading up to last year's World Cup, the German team wore small devices during practice to monitor everything from speed, distance, and heart rate of each player. Norman and his colleagues would crunch the data after training sessions and see how exactly each athlete performed. Coaches then used the information to plan future workouts more effectively and make better personnel decisions.More

Play ball? LaGrave, Fort Worth Cats future tied up in funding, politics
Fort Worth Business Press
The view from any seat at LaGrave Field — the longtime North Side home of the Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team — offers an easy view of part of its promise: Overlooking the burgeoning downtown and the Trinity River, it's nestled in the heart of the proposed major Panther Island redevelopment plan. But LaGrave's future is unclear. More