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NCAA championships site selections
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The NCAA announced 523 sites have been awarded as hosts for 82 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 seasons, making it the largest collection of host site announcements in association history. The original pool of bids included 1,984 submissions. The sites were selected by the respective sport committees, made up of coaches and administrators from NCAA member schools and conferences, and ultimately approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets or committees.
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Online registration opens for 2014 Symposium
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Online registration for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium is open now for members. We've further discounted pricing for second and additional attendees from the same host organization to encourage you to bring a colleague, board member, facility representative, parks and recreation partner, etc., so they, too, can share the same vision for your sporting community.
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2014 membership renewals
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The 2013 membership year is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been! The NASC staff and board of directors thank you for your involvement and hope your organization values its membership as much as we value your continual support! We encourage you to take full advantage of all the benefits and resources that are available to your organization as a NASC member by renewing today.
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New navigation and capabilities on SportsCommissions.org
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We have been hard at work making updates to SportsCommissions.org over the last several months to improve your experience while visiting our site. We have redesigned the sitemap and are now using a new platform to deliver SportsCommissions.org to you. While you will notice only minimal visual changes to our site, we have completely updated navigation and other capabilities to make the site more user-friendly.
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Major League Soccer stadium likely to land in The Bronx
Curbed
New York's newest Major League Soccer team is reportedly very close to finding a permanent home. The New York City Football Club, a franchise co-owned by the Yankees and Manchester City owner and Abu Dhabi royalty Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, look to build a new stadium near Yankee Stadium. The 10-acre site includes three bankrupt parking facilities, a portion of 153rd St., and a commercial building that holds a 400-person elevator company.
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Senior Games mean gold for host city
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We know that sports events can bring in hundreds of visitors and thousands of dollars to a host city, but the 2013 National Senior Games became a gold medal winner for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. According to a recent study by the Kent State University Department of Economics, the National Senior Games contributed a $36 million jump in the economy for Northeast Ohio, about $1 million more than had been projected.
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'Cleats for Kids' levels the playing field for athletes
KOKH-TV
As parents of athletes, Stacy McDaniel and her husband quickly learned clothing comes and goes. "Kids outgrow their clothes so quickly and their shoes," Stacy said. "And they're virtually brand new so many times." The same is true for sports equipment. The McDaniels realized some athletes they're children were playing against didn't have proper sports equipment so they pledged to level the playing field. Their non-profit, Oklahoma Cleats For Kids, gives athletes in need free access to all kinds of gear.
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Money, fans needed for arena improvement
The Hutchinson News
The Hutchinson, Kan., arena used by the National Junior College Athletic Association men's basketball championship has become a conundrum. It recently came to light that the NJCAA was requiring changes to the tournament facilities or considering yanking the event from Hutchinson — a nightmare for some.
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NCAA championships site selections
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The NCAA announced 523 sites have been awarded as hosts for 82 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 seasons, making it the largest collection of host site announcements in association history.

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Rebuilding old Gator Bowl turned out to be bargain; number of seats still an issue
The Florida Times-Union
Former Jacksonville mayor Jake Godbold still remembers the message from the late Bob Irsay when the Baltimore Colts owner made his celebrated helicopter arrival at the old Gator Bowl in 1979.

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Rays unveil Tropicana Field upgrades, vow better fan experience
The Tampa Tribune
Upgrades to Tropicana Field, including a 360-degree walkway around the playing field, are a sign that the Tampa Bay Rays are committed to making their stadium better for fans, even if it's only for a few years.

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US to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at FIFA World Cup
Associated Press via Team USA
The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year's World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil. Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer's showcase, the Americans were drawn into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the Americans at the 2006 and 2010 tournaments. The U.S. meets Portugal and 2008 FIFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo on June 22 in the Amazon rain forest city Manaus. The Americans close group play on June 26 in Recife against Germany.
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NYPD to use patrol boats for Super Bowl
Bloomberg News via Newsday
New York City police will deploy groups of officers with heavy weapons, patrol boats and canine teams as fans gather in the week leading to the 2014 Super Bowl. Dozens of pregame events will take place in the city related to the Feb. 2 National Football League championship game across the Hudson River at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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