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ACC officially welcomes Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame
The Post and Courier via Athletic Business
The official welcome won't take place in the Carolinas, or one of the new campuses, or some other destination city like Boston or Miami already represented by the conference.
It's fitting, yet the Atlantic Coast Conference chose New York City as the site to roll out the red carpet for Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame, officially becoming the 13th, 14th and 15th members.
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Schedule set for the 2013 Little League Baseball world series
Little League Baseball
With the first realignment of the International Bracket since 2008, the Perth Metro Central Little League team from Perth, Australia is the first-ever team from that continent to represent the new Australia Region. Perth Metro Central won the Region Championship on June 5. Seven other teams from around the world and eight teams from the United States will win their way to South Williamsport, Pa., over the next eight weeks.
World Orienteering Championships to be broadcast on NBC
The World Orienteering Championships will be broadcast on US television! Through the work of the International Orienteering Federation's president Brian Porteous the Universal Sports Network (NBC's all sports platform) will air the Sprint, Long, Middle, and Relay on a tape delay basis on consecutive nights. The schedule is:
To watch the telecast go to NBC Sports' website or watch on TV. To learn more about orienteering visit Orienteering USA's website.
- Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m. ET — Sprint
- Thursday, July 11, 6:00 p.m. ET — Long
- Friday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. ET — Middle
- Saturday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. ET — Relay
Speedway joins trend changing the American sports experience
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
A planned renovation at Daytona International Speedway will rocket the track forward in terms of fan comfort and amenities, but the $375 million to $400 million project also places the racing venue in the middle of a fast-growing trend changing the way Americans experience professional sports. From high-end dining in Orlando's Amway Center to a swimming pool in Marlins Park, sports owners and executives are adding upgrades and high-tech features to make their arenas entertainment destinations where fans can find options they don't have in front of their big-screen televisions at home.
GE supplies Albeo high-bay LEDs for Utah's Weber State Dee Events Center
Lighting sports venues is one of the last applications where LED lighting has made headway. There are many instances of major sports venues using SSL for decorative or entertainment purposes, or to light areas such as concessions or concourses. The Weber State, Utah, projects, however, may be the most significant use of SSL products in lighting a playing surface.
On the road again
The NASC staff travels often on behalf of our members and loves catching up when we are in your area. Please call the NASC office at 513.281.3888 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate staff member while we are on the road.
July 15-17: Orlando, Fla. (DMAI)
July 19-23: Las Vegas, Nev. (MPI WEC)
July 22-24: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
August 3-6: Atlanta, Ga. (ASAE)
August 12-13: Oklahoma City, Okla.
August 14-16: York, Pa.
August 19-20: Porter, Ind.
UTA venue attracts visitors to downtown Arlington, Texas
Boxing is among the growing list of events hosted at downtown Arlington, Texas, venues that compliment the nearby pro sports stadiums. Local fighters entered the ring at the University of Texas at Arlington's year-old College Park Center for the Bud Light Pro Boxing Series. "College Park Center is probably the No. 1 venue for boxing in the whole state of Texas," said Dustin Haney, president of Standing 8 Promotions, which is organizing the event.
Sports world teams up against climate change
According to Scott Jenkins, the Seattle Mariners VP for ballpark operations and chairman of the board of the Green Sports Alliance, a US-based association of more than 170 sports teams and venues from 15 leagues: "We are pleased to see President Obama outline his plan to address climate change, expand clean and renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. Green Sports Alliance member teams and venues have been embracing conservation efforts and cleaner sources of energy not only because it is better for the environment, but it is also better for our bottom line."
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Event Development Institute set to launch
The world's first-ever sports and entertainment event incubator, the Event Development Institute has begun accepting applications for potential event ideas. A platform for start-up events and properties, this initiative combines industry expertise, financial resources and key partnerships. "Think of it as a global think tank for sports and entertainment event ideas," commented Event Development Institute founder, Rob Higgins. "Anyone from anywhere can apply with an event idea. These ideas will then be accelerated by some of the best resources from the world of sports and entertainment."
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