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Concert and sports game attendees could transfer tickets if bill passes
The Texas Tribune via Pegasus News
Professional sports and live events are big business in Texas, and a bill before state legislators aims to ensure fans who buy tickets can resell them or give them away without interference from venues or ticket brokers. But opponents of the measure say it actually protects scalpers and the secondary ticket market — not consumers.
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Bill would make sports teams, stadiums compete for subsidies
Orlando Sentinel
An attempt to fund Miami Dolphins stadium improvements has morphed into a catch-all sports stadium package that could provide tax dollars for everything from Major League Soccer in Orlando to spring training improvements statewide — but require teams to compete for the money. The bill, SB 306 by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami, originally started as an attempt to give the Dolphins a $3 million annual sales tax rebate and the ability to raise more local bed-tax dollars with voter approval.
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Grand Park sports campus to open in Indiana
Hamilton County, Ind., Sports Authority
Grand Park, the Sports Campus at Westfield, currently under development, is a championship-level facility on a 360-acre multi-sports campus. The campus includes more than 200 acres and 31 fields devoted to field sports including soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse; and 26 baseball and softball diamonds. When completed, it will be the largest sports campus in the nation.
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Best in Midwest disc golf organizer's goal
HTR News
Herb Kohler's Whistling Straits in northern Sheboygan County along Lake Michigan may be the most famous golf course in Wisconsin attracting the world's best professionals for several major tournaments in the past decade. Jim Van Lanen Jr. told the city’s Parks & Recreation Committee Monday his goal is to have the Silver Creek Disc Golf Course in Manitowoc become known as "one of the best places in the Midwest for disc golf."
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Sports authority tries to lure X Games to Houston
KRIV-TV
Houston is one of 13 cities in consideration to host the X Games between 2014 and 2016. The Harris County - Houston Sports Authority submitted an official bid to ESPN to bring the annual event to Houston. Houston venues where X Games events are projected take place include Reliant Stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, and the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park.
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The Texas boxing commission ... Does not exist?
The Sweet Science
According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the state of Texas does not have a boxing commission or a boxing commissioner. So is Texas off the hook? Not quite. The state's Combative Sports Program is recognized by the Association of Boxing Commissions, as well as the federal government, as the legitimate authority overseeing all combative sports events in Texas. Whatever the governmental body and its Program Manager, Dickie Cole, are called, the basic requirements of a state boxing commission remain in play.
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Hawai'ian Maui Invitational generated $11.5 million in visitor spending
The Maui News
The 2012 EA Sports Maui Invitational in Hawai'i dunked $11.5 million in visitor spending to Maui County, Hawai'i's economy, according to an announcement from the promoter of the annual event hosted by Chaminade University. The amount represented an increase of $3.4 million compared with the 2011 college basketball tournament, the announcement said. The Nov. 19-21 event drew 5,000 people to the Lahaina Civic Center during Thanksgiving weekend, when much of the Mainland was chilled by cold winter weather.
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Concert and sports game attendees could transfer tickets if bill passes
The Texas Tribune via Pegasus News
Professional sports and live events are big business in Texas, and a bill before state legislators aims to ensure fans who buy tickets can resell them or give them away without interference from venues or ticket brokers.

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Pittsburgh to host 2014 gymnastics meet
ESPN
USA Gymnastics will hold its 2014 national championships in Pittsburgh. It's the first major gymnastics competition to be held in the city.

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What is the 'Spartan Death Race'?
The Houston Press
You know those "adventure" races like the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash? The Spartan Death Race is like the Ironman version of those.

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Raleigh, NC tourism agency to pay $125,000 for Rock 'n' Roll marathon next year
News Observer
The city of Raleigh, N.C.'s tourism agency will pay $125,000 to bring the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series to the city next year, according to contract details. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, a division of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, negotiated the contract for the event, which is held in more than 30 cities worldwide and features about 40 local and regional bands playing along the route of the footrace.
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Porter County, Ind., to pursue amateur sports tourism
The Associated Press via WISH-TV
The Porter County, Ind., commissioners plan to expand a tourism board by two seats to pursue amateur sporting events. Commissioner President John Evans said that amateur sports are "a big business." Evans says the new appointees also will look at what's needed to create opportunities for venues that can bring thousands of people to the northwestern Indiana county.
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In-venue IPTV transmission projected to drive additional revenues for sports
Exterity via Fierce IPTV
Sports is big business — perhaps the biggest of all businesses in the video transmission space — and it can be even bigger and more profitable, according to Exterity, an IPTV communications solutions company, that is promoting "enterprise IPTV" as a financial boon to sports franchises, teams and venues. In addition to watching the event already in progress live, sports fans could have an immersive experience with venues and teams creating "their own internal TV channels showing highlights, pre-and post-game coverage, and access to other on-site events and event-specific services via a customizable, branded, on-screen interface."
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