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Extreme athletic competition 'Tough Mudder' coming to Maine
WCSH-TV
More than 15,000 athletes and another 10,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the city of Westbrook, Maine, the weekend of Aug. 23-24 for the first ever Tough Mudder competition to be held in the Pine Tree State.
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Youth basketball tournaments coming to Virginia
WAVY-TV
Virginia Beach, Va., officials have secured a multi-year contract with the Junior Sports Association, Inc. to bring youth basketball competitions to the beach.
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Charlotte eyes $72 million hotel-sports complex around Bojangles' Coliseum
Charlotte Observer
Can a sports-focused hotel breathe new life into the neighborhoods around Bojangles' Coliseum? The city of Charlotte, N.C., and a Sarasota, Fla.-based developer are considering spending a combined $72 million on a new hotel and indoor-sports facility, which is designed to cater to amateur sports teams on the weekends and fitness-conscious travelers during the week.
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TSE Consulting — Relationship between host cities, international sports federations
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In 2013, TSE Consulting, in conjunction with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, conducted a worldwide independent study that focused on the relationship between host cities and international sports federations. The primary motivation was to determine the true level of partnership between cities that stage important events and the rights-holding organizations that grant them the privilege to do so.
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Harrisburg City Islanders proceeding with plans for new stadium
The Patriot News
Generally upbeat and enthusiastic, Eric Pettis was even more upbeat and enthusiastic than usual as he stood inside the atrium that welcomes visitors to Harrisburg, Pa.'s City Government Center. And with good reason. Stoked by the thumbs ups and the overall support Pettis has received from Harrisburg city leaders and the Dauphin County commissioners — and numerous other parties — he is ready to undertake the grind necessary to uncover the funding needed to finance the proposed $14 million stadium at the north end of City Island that will house the professional soccer franchise he fronts and countless other events.
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Properly assessing the economic impact of sporting events you host within your community is a key aspect to helping your organization strategically determine several things. Whether to pursue an event, whether to bring an event back and whether the event provides your local tourism industry a meaningful boost.
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Alaska expects economic impact of $13 million from Arctic Winter Games
Newsminer.com
Hosting the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, is expected to have an impact of $13 million on the local economy, according to Arctic Winter Games general manager Karen Lane. Economic impact studies are done after every Arctic Winter Games. The most recent one available is from the 2010 games in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
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Group wants sporting events in Michigan
Lansing State Journal
Hauling our children to hockey tournaments and cheerleading competitions is big business in the United States, generating more than $8 billion in economic activity by one estimate. A group of regional sports leaders wants Michigan to get a share of it. The Michigan Sports group is a coalition of sports authorities from 15 regions that has partnered with the Pure Michigan travel campaign to promote the "Mitten" state as the perfect location for amateur athletic events.
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Extreme athletic competition 'Tough Mudder' coming to Maine
WCSH-TV
More than 15,000 athletes and another 10,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the city of Westbrook, Maine, the weekend of Aug. 23-24 for the first ever Tough Mudder competition to be held in the Pine Tree State.

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USA BMX wants Arizona to be its epicenter
Arizona Republic
Gilbert, Ariz., could soon become America's epicenter of BMX bike racing with a $19 million national headquarters, Olympic training track and public park if plans are approved by the town council.

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NASC Playbook March 2014 — In-depth: 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium anticipated to set new attendance record
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The 22nd Annual NASC Sports Event Symposium is right around the corner and anticipated to set a new attendance record.

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Florida Panthers next up for Bahamian sports tourism
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Bahamian Ministry of Tourism executives said they were focused on bringing sports tourism to the "forefront" of this nation's offerings, leveraging relationships with major Florida franchises such as the Miami Dolphins to attract more top events to this destination.
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