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Minnesota Twins debut self-serve beer machines at Target Field
Pioneer Press
Beer drinkers at Minnesota's Target Field can now pour their own. The home of the Minnesota Twins has installed self-service beer machines in time for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. To get the beer, fans buy a vending card after showing their ID to a cashier. The card is then used at the machine to fill a beer cup to their liking.
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Creating your own events
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VideoBrief How do you create your own event? One of the best ways to do it is to find an event in your community that's already bringing visiting teams to the area. Meet with the organizers of that event and see what's holding back the total number of teams that are coming into the area from out of town.
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Indianapolis lands huge volleyball event with $59 million impact
Indianpolis Business Journal
Indianapolis is expecting 15,000 athletes and 30,000 spectators for the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships, expected to juice the local economy to the tune of nearly $60 million. Indianapolis tourism officials announced recently that the city had netted hosting duties for the event, set for the Indiana Convention Center on June 24-July 3, 2016.
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Registration open for annual Olympic Sportslink
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Registration is open for the upcoming 7th Annual Olympic SportsLink to be held Sept. 24–25 and the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly, to be held Sept. 25–26 in Chicago. Once again this year, we have scheduled the Olympic SportsLink in conjunction with the Assembly to add convenience for your travel and both agendas are provided below.

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Youth soccer tournament in Rhode Island scores tourist dollars
Providence Journal
License plates from at least 17 states helped tell the story on a recent Saturday, but bouncing, rolling soccer balls explained why all roads led to the University of Rhode Island in recent days. An estimated 15,000 people converged on Kingston as the top 260 boys and girls U.S. Youth Soccer teams from the organization's Region 1 faced off in competition. In all, they'll play 444 games on 22 fields.
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Central Washington State. Specifically, the Wenatchee Valley. We’ve got what it takes to make your event or tournament a big success. Fantastic weather you can count on, an inviting community anxious to host you, and the facilities and surrounding environment that will be a huge hit before, during and after your event. Take a look at the impressive list of events that chose the Wenatchee Valley in 2014. You’ll be asking yourselves, “Why Not Us?”

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Women's collegiate rugby championship coming to Florida
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
For the second time in less than a week, Flagler County, Florida, has landed a sporting event that might not be on the radar of most sports fans. Following the announcement that the United States Quidditch Association is bringing its South Regional Tournament to Palm Coast in 2015, the American Collegiate Rugby Association announced plans to hold its National Women's Rugby Championship at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast on Dec. 6 and 7.
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Greater Columbus Sports Commission moving to the Arena District
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission announced that it will be moving to the Ohio city's Arena District in October. The move and expansion is a result of successfully attracting the many large-scale events that are coming to the region over the next several years.
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Bayfront Convention Center to host Great Lakes Sports Festival
Erie Sports Commission via WJET-TV
The Erie Sports Commission announced that the Great Lakes Sports Festival will be held Sept. 13 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Great Lakes Sports Festival is a series of physique, power, lifting and performance sports competitions.
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Dayton Dragons minor-league game on national TV
Dayton Convention and Visitors Burea via OurSportsCentral
The Dayton Dragons, the Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, will host the South Bend Silver Hawks in the Minor League Baseball Game of the Week on CBS Sports Network.
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Central Florida sports industry on pace for $110 million 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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Minnesota Twins debut self-serve beer machines at Target Field
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Beer drinkers at Minnesota's Target Field can now pour their own. The home of the Minnesota Twins has installed self-service beer machines in time for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.

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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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Quidditch World Cup wants to take over Texas parks
KXAN-TV
Austin, Texas, is a finalist to host the World Cup of Quidditch in 2015. Quidditch 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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Most-visited sports complex in Minnesota is expanding
Star Tribune
The National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, — which draws about 4 million visitors a year — will build 20 additional playing fields, bringing the total to 66, along with hockey rinks, a golf course and more. While some amateur sports venues have struggled, the state-owned, nonprofit Sports Center appears to have come up with a successful formula.
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Quidditch World Cup VIII coming to South Carolina in 2015
US Quidditch via Sports Destination Management
US Quidditch is proud to announce that the 2015 USQ World Cup will be coming to Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on April 11-12, 2015. Rock Hill won the rights to host this World Championship, event keeping it in South Carolina for another year.
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Youth baseball park possible for Branson, Missouri
Springfield News-Leader
Bradley Snyder has a vision for the former Factory Merchants Mall in Branson, once the largest outlet center in southern Missouri and now an aging city-owned eyesore that Branson officials would like to see redeveloped. Snyder, who has worked as an investment broker, sees a replica of the St. Louis Arch rising behind a miniature Busch stadium, all part of what he hopes will eventually be a 66-acre project hosting youth baseball tournaments and bringing more tourism to Branson.
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YMCA gymnasts to compete on a national stage in Florida
The Tampa Tribune
Months of practice will be put to the test for 20 young gymnasts from the North Brandon Family YMCA in Tampa, Florida. The youngsters will be among 1,800 gymnasts from around the country who will compete for trophies at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Competition in Tampa.
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$20 million indoor facility coming to park in Indiana
Current in Westfield
After describing how important Grand Park will be to the economic development of Westfield, Indiana, Mayor Andy Cook announced that Holladay Properties has committed to build a $20 million indoor sports facility at the sports complex. The 370,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building will house three full-size professional soccer fields that can be used for recreational play and competitive play for all field sports.
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Minor-league team to turn ballpark into miniature golf course for charity
The Detroit News
After the minor-league baseball season ends in Toledo, Ohio, the grounds crew at Fifth Third Field will be turning the playing surface from a ball diamond into an 18-hole miniature golf course. The course will be open for four days, Sept. 25-28, and open to the public for $15, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
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