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NASC unveils new capabilities for Economic Impact Calculator to measure $8.3 billion industry
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The National Association of Sports Commissions announced that it is launching an improved Economic Impact Calculator to guide its membership in measuring the $8.3 billion U.S. sports events industry. The Economic Impact Calculator model and Event Spending data are based upon studies completed by Sportsimpacts at more than 50 events within the last decade spanning various market sizes and event types, and a 2011-2012 Consumer Spending study conducted by the University of Arizona Sports Management program that analyzed daily visitor spending trends at 30 events spanning various market sizes and event types.
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Myrtle Beach could have new indoor sports facility as soon as February 2015
The Sun News
More than 17,000 athletes could be traveling to Myrtle Beach as soon as 2015 to use a new state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot indoor sports facility. Nearly 10 years in the making, Myrtle Beach City Council voted to move forward with plans to build the estimated $12.4 million facility adjacent to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, to applause from the council. City manager Tom Leath now has the authority to partner with the Sports Facility Advisory, a Florida-based management consultant company, to bring the facility to the city.
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2013 USA Ultimate National Championship head to Frisco, Texas
Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau
Frisco, Texas, will host the 2013 USA Ultimate National Championships on Oct. 17-20, the national governing body for the sport of Ultimate announced. Co-organized by the Dallas Ultimate Association and USA Ultimate, the four-day event represents the culmination of the competitive Ultimate season in North America and awards a national championship to tournament winners in Men's, Women's and Mixed divisions.
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Youth tournaments to make impact
Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
More than 4,500 youth baseball and softball players will visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in July to participate in five major tournaments. The United States Sports Specialty Association Baseball Summer Games, the Cal Ripken Baseball 7-, 8- and 11-year-old Southwest Regionals and the United States Fast Pitch Association Softball Southern National events are anticipated to fill up area hotels and have a major economic impact along the coast.
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St. Louis stadium won't receive upgrades
Fansided
The request made by the St. Louis Rams organization to pump $700 million of public funds into upgrading their stadium has been denied. The decision may impact whether the city has a football team in the upcoming years. The Rams have Edward Jones Dome leased through the 2014 season, but the future beyond that is unknown. If the Rams indeed move after the 2014 season ends, it'll mark the second time a football franchise has left the city, the first occurring in 1987 when the Cardinals left St. Louis for Arizona.
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Orlando, Fla., prioritizes sporting events with $60 billion building plan
Skift
Six years after the first $1 billion venues plan, business and elected leaders are quietly working on a deal worth $60 million or more to build a soccer stadium while boosting money for the Florida Citrus Bowl, arts center and tourism marketing.
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Major league baseball to be using new, renovated stadiums in Mesa, Ariz., by 2015
Independent Newsmedia
Two major league baseball teams will have renovated spring-training ballparks ready, one in 2014 and the other in 2015, in Mesa, Ariz., after the city council agreed on terms with two construction companies to carry on the projects. The Chicago Cubs will be leaving Hohokam Stadium after 17 seasons and will move into a brand new facility called Riverview Park, on the northwest corner of Dobson Road and eighth Street. Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center St., will undergo a year of renovations until the 2015 spring training season starts when it will welcome the Oakland A's to the field.
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NASC unveils new capabilities for Economic Impact Calculator to measure $8.3 billion industry
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The National Association of Sports Commissions announced that it is launching an improved Economic Impact Calculator to guide its membership in measuring the $8.3 billion U.S. sports events industry.

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ACC officially welcomes Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame
The Post and Courier via Athletic Business
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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Event Development Institute set to launch
EDI
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 startup events and properties, this initiative combines industry expertise, financial resources and key partnerships.

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Savannah Sports Council adds new position
Greater Savannah Sports Council
The Savannah Sports Council has added a new event coordinator position, expanding its staff to two. Jonathan Sykes, a recent graduate from Georgia Southern University, will work in this position under Sports Council Director Ben Wilder. Wilder and Sykes will work to develop new ways to grow the Sports Council.
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