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Columbus to host the Association of Chief Executives of Sport annual meeting in 2014
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
One of sport's most powerful associations will visit Columbus, Ohio, in June 2014. The Association of Chief Executives for Sport — which is a trade association comprised exclusively of CEO's of the United States national sport governing bodies, including all 47 U.S. Olympic sports — will hold their annual meeting in Columbus next spring.
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Could Cecil County, Md., become an amateur sports venue?
Cecil Whig
Maryland's Cecil County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors is exploring the option of creating the county's first regional park near Calvert to attract amateur/youth sports tournaments as well as providing recreation for residents. "There is a great opportunity here," said Director of the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing Terry Hasseltine at a meeting in Elkton.
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Florida approves $94.5 million venues package
Orlando Business Journal
Did you hear that giant sigh of relief that spread across Orlando? That was the weight finally coming off the shoulders of boosters and supporters of a $94.5 million funding package that Orange County leaders approved for Orlando's major projects such as the downtown Orlando soccer stadium, Florida Citrus Bowl renovation and Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.
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University of Washington to add GreenDrop recycling stations at sports venues
Waste360
The University of Washington Athletic Department is working with Pacific Cascade Corp. and using its GreenDrop Recycling Stations to increase its waste diversion at its primary sports venues. The Seattle-based university said in a news release the addition of the recycling stations will help with its sustainability plans at Alaska Airlines Arena and the newly renovated Husky Stadium.
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Youth sports spurs tourism in Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Youth sports tournaments have become the fastest-growing sector of Bucks County, Pa.'s tourism industry, the county's tourism promotion agency said at its annual meeting. The Pony National Softball Championships were held on fields throughout lower Bucks in July, attracting more than 10,000 people who booked more than 2,000 hotel rooms. The county also hosted the Patriot Games, a boys' lacrosse tournament, which drew the same number of people.
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Mississippi town takes a swing on downtown baseball
WLOX-TV
In the Spring of 2015, you'll be able to catch a minor league baseball game in downtown Biloxi, Miss. That's because the city council voted 5-2 to enter into a lease agreement with Beau Rivage and the owners of a minor league baseball team to build a stadium across from the casino. The council also voted to issue $21 million in bonds to help pay for construction. You can view the plans here.
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Enhancing the sports-fan experience
The Philadelphia Inquirer
For a sports fan, is anything better than being at a live game? TV networks hope so. They're using new software to beam alternative camera shots, player stats, and other extras into fans' smartphones, tablets and PCs — while also networking ads and collecting viewer data — so home fans can enjoy extra stimulation. Indeed, remote viewing is becoming so sophisticated, stadium and team owners are paying companies like Cisco Systems to make those apps and capabilities available to fans at live games, too.
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NASC Symposium Committee now accepting proposals for education sessions
Beth Hecquet, Director of Meetings and Events, NASC
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium has been released. For a proposal to be considered, it must include a maximum of 20 minutes of lecture/panel discussion and a minimum of 30 minutes of practical application, audience interaction, etc. Total time for each session is 60 minutes (including 10 minutes for speaker introductions, sponsor recognition and housekeeping notes). All proposals must be submitted online by Thursday, Oct. 31, and speakers may submit a maximum of three proposals. The NASC Symposium Committee will review all proposals and I will contact all who submitted a proposal no later than Dec. 13. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact me at 513-842-8508 or via email.
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Columbus, Ohio, to host the Association of Chief Executives of Sport annual meeting in 2014
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
One of sport's most powerful associations will visit Columbus in June 2014.

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5 gigantic venues that could be next to host college football games
College Spun
College football might be on to something. Could the game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway be the tip of the iceberg for games being played at massive venues?

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Northwestern hosting 1st peanut-free football game
Chicagoist
Northwestern is adding a unique and thoughtful approach to their game against Minnesota that makes it safer for certain fans to attend.

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NFL sets stadium Wi-Fi/cellular standards
SportsBusinessJournal
The NFL is requiring all league stadiums to meet newly crafted minimum Wi-Fi and cellular standards by the end of the 2014 season, the latest move by America's top sport to improve the in-game experience. Owners were informed of the new requirements at their meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The standards will push stadiums to ensure minimum capacity levels for concurrent downloads, uploads or browsing, while setting similar thresholds for phone calls and texting.
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