By the Numbers: The U.S. Open in Wisconsin
The U.S. Open takes place in Erin Hills, Wisconsin, this week. That's a first for Wisconsin. And to Wisconsin, that's the most impressive figure, but sports business buffs will always be happy to find a few more to crunch. Here they are.
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe
When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, "The Big House" on the University of Michigan campus. The 107,601-seat stadium, the largest in the U.S., is home to the Wolverines football team and also has hosted such marquee events as the 2014 NHL Winter Classic and International Champions Cup soccer games in 2014 and 2016. But Michigan Stadium is only one of several world-class sports venues in this thriving Big Ten city with a small-town feel. Its thriving and engaging downtown boasts some of the best dining experiences in the Midwest, as well as theatrical performances, outdoor markets, expansive parks, a variety of live music and night life, and extensive boutique shopping.
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|College Teams Facing Charter Plane Shortage|
A shortage in, of all things, charter planes, is affecting student athlete team travel. Consider the number of flights that have to be available on short notice for March Madness and you can understand the impact this could have on the sports economy.
Inside Events: The Donate Life Transplant Games of America
A multi-sport event with a philanthropic focus, the Donate Life Transplant Games are open to individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. In addition, they provide a forum for meeting fellow donors and recipients, honoring loved ones and more. Learn about this event, its impact and its plans.
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Podium celebrations can get a bit wild, and drone racing is no exception. Pilots from the Allianz Drone Racing League's World Championship celebrate after their February win. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
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