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Indiana park to add $20 million indoor sports arena
Indianapolis Star
At the grand opening of Westfield, Indiana's highly touted 400-acre Grand Park youth sports complex, Mayor Andy Cook announced the planned addition of a privately funded $20 million indoor sports arena. Indianapolis-based Holladay Properties will fund and develop the 370,000-square-foot facility, which had been planned as a future phase of Grand Park.
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NJCAA accepting competitive bids for 10 championship events
NJCAA
The national headquarters of the National Junior College Athletic Association announced recently that the competitive bid process for hosting 10 of its national championships is officially underway. All bids are due via an online submission process by Oct. 1, and will then be reviewed by the NJCAA Championship Events Committee.
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Dream teams for tourism industry
Indianapolis Business Journal
The biggest youth sports event in Indiana is not held at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse or Victory Field. Capitol Sports Volleyball Tournament, which draws 30,000 visitors, including 10,000 players, is held each March in the Indiana Convention Center. The sprawling facility, with its 23-foot ceilings, accommodates a mind-numbing 110 courts, where about 350 college volleyball coaches come to scout teenage competitors.
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Central Florida sports business on pace for $110M in economic impact
Orlando Business Journal
Tourism is always good business in Central Florida, and another industry playing its part to boost the economy and fill hotel rooms is sports. This year is on pace for the region to generate up to $110 million in sports-related economic impact and 170,000-plus hotel room nights, said the Central Florida Sports Commission.
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Quidditch World Cup wants to take over Texas parks
KXAN-TV
VideoBrief Austin is a finalist to host the World Cup of Quidditch in 2015. Quidditch — the mythical game of Harry Potter's alma mater Hogwarts — has been turned into a reality, and the International Quidditch Association wants to take over the Travis County Northeast Metro Park soccer fields for the 2015 World Cup.
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Big hurdles cleared on final day of track & field championships
The Sacramento Bee
Inika McPherson said she had an "out of skin experience" on a recent afternoon, and her free spirit, showmanship and broad grins captured the theme of the final, festive day of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. All told, the first USA title meet in Sacramento since the 2004 Olympic Trials was a rousing success as athletes raved about the conditions, facilities and fans.
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Midsummer Night Madness national championship relocates in Washington
Sports & Event Tourism
More than 110 basketball teams will converge in Snohomish County, Washington, on July 10-13 for the Midsummer Night's Madness National Championships. The 17th annual event will move north from the Kirkland area.
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Ignition sports training program brings NFL players to Florida city
Ignition
Five NFL standouts will be in Naples, Florida, for the elite Ignition training program focusing on mind, body and spirit taking place primarily at North Collier Regional Park. One of the players, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Keuchly, was just nominated for the 2014 ESPN ESPY Awards in the category of Best NFL Player of the Year.
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Indiana park to add $20 million indoor sports arena
Indianapolis Star
At the grand opening of Westfield, Indiana's highly touted 400-acre Grand Park youth sports complex, Mayor Andy Cook announced the planned addition of a privately funded $20 million indoor sports arena.

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NASC Playbook June issue now available
NASC
The June issue of the quarterly NASC Playbook is available. Among the features included in this issue are a look at the newly elected NASC board members, honors for the 2014 Member Award Winners and a local's guide to Milwaukee.

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$45,000 awarded to Bob Warnicke Scholarship recipients
American Bicycle Association
Thanks to increased participation this year in the Bob Warnicke Scholarship races, the American Bicycle Association is pleased to award $45,000 in scholarships to 31 deserving collegiate students.

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South Dakota archery complex earning international cred
The Associated Press via Yahoo Sports
Yankton, a city in South Dakota's southeast corner with a population of less than 15,000, is setting itself up as an international powerhouse in the world of archery. The city recently outbid Mexico City to host the 2014 World Youth Championships, which will bring 6000 competitors from more than 60 nations.
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AYSO brings its national soccer tournament to California cities
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Hundreds of young soccer players, their families, friends and supporters have arrived in Riverside, California, for the American Youth Soccer Organization's 2014 National Games — the largest tournament staged by the AYSO, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.Riverside is co-hosting the mega National Games with Torrance. More than half of the 500-plus participating teams will be staying and playing in Riverside, providing the community with a huge economic boost and an opportunity for sports fans to come out and cheer on the kids.
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Populous' Santee helps shape sports architecture
Kansas City Business Journal
Earl Santee, the founder of Kansas City architecture firm Populous, is ready for a new challenge. He has traveled the world and designed sports stadiums for the past 26 years. Now, he’s leading the firm into a brave new era.
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Sports businesses join forces in Texas city
Community Impact Newspaper
Sports in Frisco, Texas, have become big business — big enough that a network is being formed for area sports-related businesses and organizations. Plans are nearly complete for the launch of a new group, the Frisco Sports Network, intended to support that fast-growing sports community, said Katy Motsinger, marketing director for the new organization and communications director and age coach for Frisco Aquatics.
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