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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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SUPER BOWL LIII

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Nov252014

Name Game: TicketCity Punches Ticket As New Title Sponsor For CFB Cactus Bowl

By Barry Janoff

November 25, 2014: The game of musical chairs continued in college football today (Nov. 25) with word that TicketCity had signed a deal to become title sponsor for the Cactus Bowl, which is played in Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Az.

The post-season game had been known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) before Buffalo Wild Wings left and in October became title sponsor of the Citrus Bowl, which previously had been the Capital One Bowl. (Capital One this season replaced Discover as title sponsor for the Orange Bowl.)

This marks TicketCity's second foray into college football Bowl naming rights, having been title sponsor in 2011-12 for what is now known as the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl in the Cotton Bowl.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TicketCity will support with multi-media efforts including print, in-stadium signage, Internet and social media, as well as activations during fan-fest and other events leading up to the game.

“We are pleased to partner with TicketCity to present the TicketCity Cactus Bowl,” Mike Nealy, executive director for the Fiesta Bowl committee, which oversees both the Cactus and Fiesta Bowl games, said in a statement. “They are such a natural partner for a college football bowl game and will only help us to enhance the game day experience.”

The Fiesta Bowl earlier this season also saw a change in title sponsors when Vizio signed a deal to put its name on the game played in the University of Phoenix Stadium that previously had been known as the Tostitos Bowl (1997-2014).

"TicketCity has a long tradition of creating memorable experiences and we are excited to continue that with the new TicketCity Cactus Bowl."

The TicketCity Cactus Bowl, which dates back to 1989, has also been known as the Copper Bowl (1989, 1996), Domino's Pizza Bowl (1992-95), Insight.com Bowl (1997-2001) and the Insight Bowl (2002-2011).

The TicketCity Cactus Bowl will feature teams from the Pac-12 and Big-10 and is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2015 (ESPN).

According to Randy Cohen, founder and CEO for Austin, Texas-based TicketCity, “We are thrilled to be sponsoring such a premier event. TicketCity has a long tradition of creating memorable experiences and we are excited to continue that with the new TicketCity Cactus Bowl. Our relationships with the Pac-12 and over a dozen NCAA teams make this event the perfect partnership for us.”

(See the full list of 2014-15 Bowl Games here.)

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