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Great Lakes USA in sports tourism focus
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Great Lakes USA has launched a new dedicated sports travel brochure. The region has seen a large increase in sports tourism, both in participating and observing, and the guide complements Brand USA's promotion of sports in the U.S. Several high profile championships have taken place recently in the region, including the Ryder Cup in Illinois. This event will go back into the region in 2016 in Minnesota and in 2020 in Wisconsin, a true "Ryder Cup region."
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Registration opens for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium
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Online registration for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium will be available beginning the week of November 25th. Members who wish to register now may complete a registration form and return to Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events. The deadline to register is Friday, February 14, 2014.
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Newest Texas youth sports venue opens
San Antonio Express-News
Texas' Bexar County crossed a multimillion-dollar finish line recently, when officials celebrated the opening of a new South Side soccer complex, the county's 13th and final amateur sports venue as part of a voter-approved bond program. Voters in 2008 approved spending $415 million in bonds on a plethora of projects, including $80 million for sports venues for young people in the county. Mission City Youth Soccer Complex is the last sports facility to open, and its eight new soccer fields are among the 46 new fields added in the venues program, bringing the total number of county fields to 89.
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Rancho Cordova request for proposals
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The Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism Corporation desires to enter into a Facility Management Agreement with a qualified Facility Operator for a period of not less than three years and not more than six years and six months.
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8 short-lived sports venues
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The Atlanta Braves have announced they are saying goodbye to their 17-year-old stadium and building a new home in the suburbs. They aren't alone. You might be surprised how many teams have forked over hundreds of millions of dollars for new digs, only to leave them a relatively short time later.
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Virginia-based company makes bid to build Va. Beach sports arena
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The president of the Newport News, Va.-based W.M. Jordan Co. says his recent proposal to build a sports arena at the oceanfront would not only turn the City of Virginia Beach into a year-round resort area but will also benefit both sides of the water. "I've always been of the opinion that Hampton Roads is one big area as opposed to several big, separate cities," said John Lawson, CEO of W.M. Jordan.
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Great Lakes USA in sports tourism focus
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Great Lakes USA has launched a new dedicated sports travel brochure. The region has seen a large increase in sports tourism, both in participating and observing and the guide complements Brand USA's promotion of sports in the U.S.

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Sports revenue to reach $67.7 billion by 2017
Bloomberg
North American sports industry revenue will grow at a compounded annual rate of 4.8 percent to $67.7 billion by 2017, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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ACO State Championships of Cornhole
American Cornhole Organization
American Cornhole Organization announced plans to develop and coordinate annually in all 50 States, a State Championship of Cornhole. The event will initially feature a State Singles and State Doubles title.

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Even the NFL can't do anything about the weather
Wisconsin State Journal
As powerful as fans and even rival sports leagues believe it to be, even the NFL can't do anything about the weather. Yet some 24 hours after the Chicago Bears closed out a dangerous afternoon at Soldier Field in light rain with a 23-20 overtime win against visiting Baltimore, more than a few people in the Windy City were still shaking their heads. And not just because of dropping temperatures and still-gusting winds that lingered across the Chicago area.
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