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• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• CBS Sports returns to the court for the 2019-2020 college basketball season, its 39th consecutive season broadcasting college basketball, with what the network called its "strongest and most extensive schedule to date," featuring more than 275 games across broadcast and cable. The CBS season begins Dec. 14 and runs through March Madness 2020 along with TBS, TNT and truTV.

The 2020 tournament will start with Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020. the Final Four and NCAA championship game will take place April 4-6 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire

• The Professional Fighters League has formed a partnership with Mike Tyson, with the first initiative "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will provide “fighter perspective, inside analysis, and irreverent discussion never before experienced in combat sports. The series airs on PFL and Tyson digital and social platforms, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Best Chance To Win 2019-20 Stanley Cup Based On Player Voting Via NHL.com

  • Tampa Bay Lightning 45%
  • St. Louis Blues 11%
  • Dallas Stars 10%
  • San Jose Sharks 7%
  • Boston Bruins 4%
  • Colorado Avalanche 4%
  • Washington Capitals 4%
  • Nashville Predators  4%
  • New Jersey Devils  2%
  • Philadelphia Flyers 2%
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2%
  • Vegas Golden Knights 2%
KEEPING SCORE

Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Music City Maestros: The NFL Recorded Several Hits During 2019 Nashville Draft 

By Barry Janoff

May 23, 2019: Calling it an “immense success” that “exceeded all expectations,” the NFL and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. unveiled numbers that showed the 2019 Draft set numerous records across the board.

The three-day event in April generated $133 million in direct spending and the economic impact to the city and region was $224 million.

Both topped the records set during the 2018 NFL Draft, held in AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, which was the first hosted in an NFL stadium.

The Dallas event generated a then-NFL Draft record $125.2 million in economic impact and $74 million in direct spending for the city and region, according to an economic impact report compiled by VisitDallas, using Destinations International's economic impact calculator.

The Nashville event also attracted a Draft record crowd of 600,000 for the three days.

The 2019 Draft aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, DisneyHD and NFL Network, attracting 47.5 million in TV viewership.

The NFL said that the 2021 Draft would take place in Cleveland and the 2023 event would be staged in Kansas City.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be in Las Vegas. The site for the 2022 Draft has not yet been determined.

“The NFL Draft in Nashville outperformed even our lofty expectations and set the bar for future NFL events,” Peter O’Reilly, NFL evp-club business and league events, said via the league.

“We are grateful to the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, the City of Nashville, the volunteers and the fans who made this unforgettable event the most-watched and most-attended Draft ever.”

Among the economic impact figures released by the NFL and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., the Draft generated $10.6 million in taxes and fees for Davidson County, 54% of attendees were from out-of-town, 33% of visitors said they flew in, 67% drove and 97% of attendees said they were likely to recommend the event.

Visitor spending included: Lodging 32.1%, Recreation (attractions, museums, etc.) 21.5%, Food and Beverage 17.7%, Retail: 16.2% and Transportation (not including airfare) 12.5%.

According to host Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, “By any measure, it was the NFL’s most successful draft in their history and I am so proud that our organization played a role in that achievement.

"This year’s Draft will be remembered for years to come and will definitely lead to other events large and small for our city.”

“The 2019 NFL Draft exceeded all expectations,” Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., said via the organization.

“Nashville had record spending, record attendance, record viewership and a record number of credentialed media — the biggest and best NFL Draft ever. The overall success is due to the tremendous spirit of collaboration within the city, including the Tennessee Titans, and our great Metro departments.”

NFL Draft Locations

• 1965-2014: New York (various locations)

• 2015-16: Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University-Grant Park,  Chicago

• 2017: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

• 2018: AT&T Stadium, Dallas

• 2019: Downtown Nashville

• 2020: Las Vegas Blvd. and surrounding areas

• 2021: Downtown Cleveland

• 2022: TBD

• 2023: Downtown Kansas City

NFL Draft Coming To Cleveland, Kansas City

NFL Stakes Its Claim in Las Vegas For 2020 Draft

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