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• Timex has partnered with more than 60 colleges and universities to design watches featuring the logo from each respective school for the College Tribute Collection. (See the schools here.)

• Kellogg's Cheez-It brand has signed a multi-year deal to become title sponsor for the Cheez-It Bowl , the college football game formerly known as the Cactus Bowl, which features teams representing the Big 12 and Pac-12 Conferences in Chase Field, Phoenix. Cheez-It also becomes the game's exclusive snacks partner. The 30th edition of the game is scheduled for Dec. 26, (ESPN).

• Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League said the PFL playoff semi-final matches would be held in the new Entertainment and Sports Arena on Oct. 20.

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Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival Schedule (Check local IMAX for times)

• Thursday Aug. 30
Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor

• Friday Aug. 31
Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World

• Saturday Sept. 1
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Rise Of Ultron, Ant-Man

• Sunday Sept 2.
Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Home Coming

• Monday Sept. 3
Thor: Ragnarok. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp

• Tuesday Sept. 4 Origins
Iron Man, Spider-Man: Home Coming, Black Panther, Doctor Strange

• Wednesday Sept. 5 Team Ups
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War

• Thursday Sept. 6 Fans Choice
Avengers, Iron Man

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1. Crazy Rich Asians - Warner Bros. - $25.2M
2. The Meg  - Warner Bros. - $21.1M
3. Mile 22 - STX Entertainment - $13.6M
4. Alpha - Sony - $10.5M
4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Paramount - $10.5M
6. Disney's Christopher Robin - Disney - $8.9M
7. BlacKkKlansman - Focus Features - $7M
8. Slender Man - Sony - $5M
9. Hotel Transylvania 3 - Sony - $3.7M
10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - Universal - $3.4M
11. The  Equalizer 2 - Sony - $2.8M
12. The Spy Who Dumped Me - Lionsgate - $2.6M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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May292018

Super Bowl LII Has Bold North Results: $450M Economic Impact To Minneapolis

By Barry Janoff

May 29, 2018: It turns out that the Philadelphia Eagles were not the only group that had a winning experience in Minneapolis during Super Bowl LII.

Last week, the NFL named the host stadiums for Super Bowl LVII (University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ) in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII (Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans) in 2024.

Minneapolis, which hosted Super Bowl LII this past February, today confirmed some of the reasons why NFL cities want to host the Big Game.

Under the title, Super Bowl LII: The Bold North Delivers, members of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and their "Bold North" umbrella initiative unveiled an economic impact report for the region from the game and surrounding events between Jan. 26-Feb. 5.

The lead: The region realized more than $450 million in economic impact, almost $50 more than anticipated.

Even subtracting $80 million for displaced tourism — money that would have been spent by people who stayed away from the area due to the Super Bowl — the area realized some $350 million in spend from visitors who came to see the Eagles play, and defeat, the New England Patriots.

Among the categories in which the most money was spent: $81.6 million (30%) went for accommodations, $61.3 million (235) for food and beverage, $34.5 million (13%) for entertainment and $28.5 million (11%) for retail-shopping.

The report was unveiled today during a media conference with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and members of the Host Committee, with the numbers themselves coming from Rockport Analytics, West Chester, PA.

Among the numbers, Super Bowl LII generated more than $273 million in wages, enough to support nearly 5,500 annual jobs, generating incremental state and local tax receipts of more than $32 million.

By comparison, the impact of Super Bowl LI in 2017 was driven by an incremental $347 million of new spending to Greater Houston, which originated from the local travel spending of 150,000 visitors (not including game tickets), according to the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.

And Super Bowl 50 in 2016 had an economic impact of upward of $350 million to the San Francisco Bay Area, according to Rockport Analytics.

More than 95% of the estimated 125,000 Super Bowl LII visitors were from outside Minnesota, with 6% of them from outside the country.

The remaining 5% came from within Minnesota but stayed overnight in paid rooms or traveled more than 50 miles away on a day trip.

The average length of stay among visitors was 3.9 days, with each person spending an average of $608.

For every two ticket holders, there was one additional visitor who came to Minneapolis but did not attend the game, according to the report.

More than half of the visitors were between the ages 35-54. Some 70% of those who visited the area have household incomes of more than $100,000.

The majority, 71%, were men. Their average age was 47 and almost half earned at least $150,000 a year.


In addition to the game itself, the festivities during a ten-day period leading to the game in U.S. Bank Stadium Stadium on Feb. 4 included Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon (on Nicollet Mall) and the NFL Fan Gallery inside the Mall of America.

There were also an estimated 150+: Super Bowl-related parties and events across the Twin Cities during ten-day event.

All told, more than one million people came to Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon, including people from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and and visitors, the U.S. and worldwide.

Some 1.4 million people visited Mall of America.

Something for which upcoming Super Bowl host cities can aim: 83% of first-time visitors said they planned to return.

“Minnesota promised the ‘Bold North’ and we delivered,” Gov. Dayton said during the media conference.

Upcoming Super Bowls

Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3, 2019 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (CBS)

• Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2, 2020 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (FOX)

• Super Bowl LV Feb. 7, 2021 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (NBC)

• Super Bowl LVI Feb. 6, 2022 Los Angeles Stadium, Inglewood, CA (CBS)

• Super Bowl LVII Feb. 5, 2023 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Fox)

• Super Bowl LVIII Feb. 4, 2024 Mercedes-Benz SuperDome, New Orleans (NBC)

Source: NFL

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