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Ohio sports complex attempts silent soccer weekend
WLWT-TV
The World Cup had the world cheering all about soccer, but in Cincinnati on a much smaller scale some fans are being told to stay quiet. In particular, we are talking about parents.
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Security rules affect all levels of sport
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How do security measures impact your own event or venue? When you’re dealing with youth sports in particular, you can’t be too careful. But there’s a fine line between security and annoyance.
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Don't let youth sports hijack your life
Outside
Youth sports are on steroids, feeding the widespread competitive pressure for kids to be proficient at everything and exceptional at one thing. Organized sports, once a healthy outlet, are threatening to hijack the lives of children and their families.
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How tech failure can impact sponsorship agreements
Athletic Business
Technological advances in advertising mediums offer sport venues a multitude of unique platforms to include in sponsorship agreements, but with increased technology comes increased risk of defect or malfunction.
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Georgia state legislator Ehrhart oversees burgeoning sports mecca
The Marietta Daily Journal
A $1.5 billion sports and entertainment facility is expected to provide an economic boon to Cobb, despite being located outside the county lines. State Rep. Earl Ehrhart is the CEO of LakePoint Sports, a 1,400-acre sports and recreation facility in Emerson, about three miles outside of Cobb in Bartow County.
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Research shows sponsor opportunities in way female fans consume sports
Sports Business Daily
Octagon chief strategy officer Simon Wardle presented new research at the 2014 Game Changers conference that focused on fan interactivity and how female fans consume and interact with sport through digital, social and mobile platforms. We caught up with Wardle to discuss misconceptions about female fans and how "interactive" is the new "avid."
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Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 whitewater changes pass panel's first review
The Oklahoman
An advisory group agreed with plans for $4 million in substitutions and deletions to keep Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 whitewater park on budget. Proposed savings range from $10,000 for window shades, to $72,000 by substituting concrete sidewalks for pavers, to $383,000 by eliminating an entrance fountain.
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For high school football coaches and fans, a new digital blitz
The New York Times
Teams have become part of a technology revolution that is transforming high school football nationwide and creating opportunities for companies that supply equipment and services. Many sources finance the sport, including school boards, parents and booster clubs. That all adds up.
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Why do fans ignore women's pro sports?
The Boston Globe
The best female athletes in Boston and beyond usually play to empty stadiums with little pay and little praise. Their leagues could be as successful as men's — but it won't be easy.
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Palm Beach County to vote on $90 million for spring training ballpark
South Florida Business Journal
Florida's Palm Beach County Commission will vote on whether to provide $90 million in hotel taxes for a spring training ballpark for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The Major League Baseball teams have offered to sign 30-year leases for a proposed $140 million, 6,500-seat stadium.
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Ohio sports complex attempts silent soccer weekend
WLWT-TV
The World Cup had the world cheering all about soccer, but in Cincinnati on a much smaller scale some fans are being told to stay quiet. In particular, we are talking about parents.

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Website launched for 23rd Annual NASC Symposium
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The NASC is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for 23rd annual NASC Symposium, scheduled for April 27-30, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted by VISIT Milwaukee. The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting for the only not-for-profit association for the sports tourism industry.

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Florida tourism boards cool towards USSSA plan
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
A $20 million proposal to bring an amateur sports association to Daytona Beach got a tepid reception from officials at two of Volusia County's three tourism advertising authorities. At their monthly meetings, the boards briefly discussed the proposal that calls for the three tourism marketing organizations to guarantee $15 million in loans to build 12 to 16 ball fields and office space.

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Passionate parents can mean trouble for youth sports
The Wichita Eagle
Parents and youth sports games aren't always a good mix, say coaches, league officials and others in the Wichita, Kansas, area who have spent a lot of time trying to help kids learn about exercise, teamwork and the other positive values that sports can teach. The goal of youth participation in sports is to promote lifelong physical activity and healthy competition, officials said, but too often adults approach their kids’ games with their own goals, such as fame, money, Olympic medals and college scholarships.
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Respect for women being instilled at youth football level
Chattanooga Times Free Press via Athletic Business
His Scenic City Youth Football League having taken over Finley Stadium on Saturday, SCYFL president Bobby Dunn stared down from the press box at his undersized scrappers in oversized helmets and said, "I like to think we've been successful because we're about more than football."
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MLB forms 'Pace of Game Committee'
CBS Sports
Major League Baseball has formed a new committee to study the issue of the pace of play. Specifically, the goal of the Pace of Game Committee is to focus "on decreasing time of game and improving the overall pace of play in the 2015 regular season and beyond."
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