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• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• Alex Rodriguez' future is so hot he needs to wear shades. Good thing Jennifer Lopez also needs to wear shades. The celebrity couple stars in a new year-long marketing from Quay Australia, which is being called “their first major fashion campaign together,’ by industry analysts. Media includes print, digital and social media.

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originally scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Mar012018

Gold Reunion: Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard In Burton Championships

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2018: Burton Snowboards is planning a golden reunion, but it is anything but a gathering of golden oldies.

The 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships is scheduled to feature 50 Olympians among the competition — including 15 athletes who medaled at the 2018 Winter Games — at Vail Mountain Resort, Colo., March 5 –10.

The group is led by three U.S. competitors who won gold at PyeongChang: 17-year-old Chloe Kim (halfpipe), Jamie Anderson (slopestyle) and 17-year-old Red Gerard (slopestyle); as well as gold medal winners Anna Gasser (big air, Austria) and Sebastien Toutant (big air, Canada).

Also among the field are Olympic and international competitiors Max Parrot, Spencer O'Brien and Mark McMorris (Canada); Ayumu Hirano (Japan), Scotty James (Austria), Jiayu Liu (China), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (New Zealand); and Arielle Gold, Julia Marino and Kelly Clark (USA)

Marketing partners will be activating throughout the 36th Burton U.S. Open, including title sponsor Burton, Toyota, Town of Vail, Pacifico, Clif Bar & Company, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Microsoft Surface, Stoli, Rethink Water, Bose, Jack Daniels, Uber, Boa and Vail Mountain.

Each men's and women's final competition events will feature ten men and six women competing for equal share of the overall $343,000 prize purse.

Burton Snowboards was the official outfitter of the 2018 Olympic uniforms worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team, marking the fourth consecutive Winter Games at which Burton has partnered with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Burton recently unveiled the line-up for the free 2018 U.S. Open Concert Series, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, BØRNS, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Monophonics, DJ Hedspin, Dean Ween & Friends, Madaila, Dangermuffin, Deejay Theory, DJ Cre8, Brothers Keeper, The Medallions and Town Calvary.

There will be live broadcasts at BurtonUSOpen.com.

The Finals will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and locally in the Front Range on TV8.

Additional national TV broadcasts will air on FS2.

Burton U.S. Open Schedule

• Tuesday, March 6: Junior Jam presented by Clif Bar

• Wednesday, March 7: Slopestyle Semi-Finals

• Thursday, March 8: Halfpipe Semi-Finals

• Friday, March 9: Slopestyle Finals

• 
Saturday, March 10: Halfpipe Finals

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