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New Orleans tops 2013 World Travel Awards for sports tourism
World Golf
New Orleans received top honors at the 2013 World Travel Awards for excellence in sports tourism on Sept. 14. This is the first time New Orleans has received the award since its inception in 2010. Nominees for the award included leading leisure travel and sports tourism destinations such as Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Recognizing weather risks at sports venues: Why it's important
The Washington Post
In the midst of a riveting game at a packed stadium, a weather disruption is often the last thing on attendees' minds and the last thing they want to see happen. Delays and cancellations can be inconvenient, but protecting fans, officials, players and coaches must take priority.
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University sued for failing to provide closed-captioning at football games for deaf fans
The Patriot-News
We've all heard the announcements on TV: This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. It makes sense to add subtitles at the bottom of the TV screen for those viewers who can't hear what the actors are saying. But how do you close caption a football game or other live sporting event inside a stadium? Well, universities will likely have to find a way.
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DC looks for Winter Classic venues
The Associated Press via Fox Sports
The Winter Classic is moving south of the Mason-Dixon Line, which means it's time to check the forecast. "Now what I start to worry about is, I hope it's cold enough, right?" Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said. Leonsis announced that the Capitals will host the NHL's annual New Year's Day outdoor game in 2015.
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NCAA to house Final Fours in football stadiums through 2020
USA Today
NCAA basketball leaders' intentions with the future of the Final Four were made clear: The bigger, the better. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee formally made bid specifications available to prospective Final Four hosts to determine the locations for 2017-2020. The most notable specification is that only venues that hold 60,000 fans or more are eligible.
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Savannah Sports Council launches new website, logo for 20th anniversary
SSC
A new website and logo was released in honor of the Savannah Sports Council's 20th anniversary. The updated look will refresh the branding of this council, a division of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce that has been booking and planning sports-related tourism events in Savannah for the past 20 years. "We want our new website to position Savannah as a world-class sports events destination," said Ben Wilder, director of the Sports Council.
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New Orleans tops 2013 World Travel Awards for sports tourism
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New Orleans received top honors at the 2013 World Travel Awards for excellence in sports tourism on Sept. 14. This is the first time New Orleans has received the award since its inception in 2010.

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Stadium renovations: Is it time?
By Nick Merrill
From getting electric car charging stations to completely modernizing food vendors, stadiums across the country (and across the world) are making improvements and renovating to justify the price of admission. But where to start?

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New Denver sports director arrives with big expectations
Denver Business Journal
Make no mistake about the expectations on Ken Chin as he starts his job as the new executive director of Denver Sports — he is to bring Denver a Winter Olympics, a Super Bowl or both.

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World's largest HD video board to be built at Texas Motor Speedway
NBC Sports
VideoBriefTexas Motor Speedway is set to deliver a super-sized fan experience beginning next spring with the world's largest high-definition video board on the backstretch of its 1.5-mile oval. Dubbed "Big Hoss," the nearly 21,000-square-foot Panasonic screen will broadcast in 1080p, top out at nearly 125 feet high, and stretch 218 feet wide. It will be bigger than the current world's largest screen at TMS' sister track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, which built their own monster, 16,000-square-foot display two years ago.
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