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• Fenway Sports Management, ESPN Events and the City of Boston have unveiled “The Fenway Bowl,” an annual college football bowl game beginning in 2020 at Fenway Park teams from the American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference .Fenway Park has hosted other college football games but this will be the first bowl game in the home of the Boston Red Sox.

• The next NFL100 Experience of a Lifetime contest: Join ESPN's Adam Schefter as his sidekick on the set of Monday Night Countdown for an NFL game day experience. Details here. https://www.nfl.com/100/experiences/

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages.

“This strategic acquisition not only strengthens Bhang’s position as one of today’s most expansive and diverse global cannabis house of brands, it opens an incredibly valuable pipeline to some of the biggest retailers in the world,” Scott Van Rixel, CEO for Bhang, said via the company.

Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals). Red Ace products are currently sold at more than 1,400 locations, including Whole Foods and Amazon.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver. The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

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Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

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Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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

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

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WWE Seeks To Make WrestleMania History With Ronda, Charlotte, Becky, Fans

By Barry Janoff

March 25, 2019: When WrestleMania 35 hits MetLife Stadium on April 7, it will be historic in one category and seek to become historic in others.

WWE said that for the first time at WrestleMania a women’s match would be the main event, with a scheduled Raw Women’s Championship Match featuring Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

WWE will also seek to set a WrestleMania attendance mark for MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ, home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets).

WrestleMania 29 in MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2013, posted an attendance of 80,676, which also is the third-largest attendance figure in WrestleMania history.

In addition, WWE will try to set new financial marks for the region.

WrestleMania 29 grossed in excess of $72 million and generated $101.2 million in economic impact for the New Jersey/New York region, according to a study conducted for WWE by the Enigma Research Corporation.

Top billing in that event saw The Rock go head-to-head against John Cena and Triple H battle Brock Lesna.

Over the past 12 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.2 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event, said WWE.

The mark is held by WrestleMania 33 in the Orlando Citrus Bowl in 2017, which generated $181.5 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending in the Orlando region.

On April 7, for the fourth consecutive year. Snickers will be the exclusive presenting partner of WrestleMania, streaming live worldwide on WWE Network.

WWE and Mars Inc. have expanded their alliance, with Snickers set to receive “significant visibility and consumer engagement across WWE’s global platforms at WrestleMania.

Snickers will have a presence at WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s five-day, interactive fan festival at Pier 12 in Brooklyn, NY; plus custom digital and social content sponsorships on WWE.com and YouTube as part of a multi-platform media campaign.

As part of the weel-long extended WrestleMania 35 takeover of New York, the New York Mets will host WWE Day at Citi Field on April 6 as part of its game vs. the Washington Nationals.

At WrestleMania 32 in 2016, WWE re-branded the Divas Division the Women’s Division and unveiled a new Women’s Championship title.

Since then, WWE said it has placed a greater spotlight on its female performers, including “more prominent storylines and deeper character development that showcases their athleticism, charisma and star power.”
 
Last October, WWE held it’s first all-women’s pay-per-view event, Evolution, in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.

Rousey is the current Raw Women’s Champion, Olympic medalist, the first female UFC Champion and the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett will perform live at WrestleMania 35 playing her classic song “Bad Reputation” when Rousey makes her entrance to the ring to defend her title.

“The Queen of Rock ‘N Roll, Joan Jett, is a music legend and icon for powerful women everywhere.” Neil Lawi, svp and GM, WWE Music Group,” said via the WWE.

“Her performance at this year’s WrestleMania promises to be both exhilarating and inspiring, and we are honored to watch her join a distinct list of extraordinary performers who have lit up the WWE stage.”

Flair is a seven-time WWE champion.

Lynch is the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble winner, a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion and was named Wrestler of the Year by both Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports in 2018.

Among the other prime matches scheduled for WrestleMania 35, Universal champion Lesnar will take on Seth Rollins, Triple H and Batista will square off in a No Holds Barred match, Shane McMahon will battle The Miz and AJ Styles will take on Randy Orton “in a battle to see who has the right to call SmackDown LIVE their house.”

Top Ten All-Time WrestleMania Attendance Records

1. 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016

2. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, March 29, 1987

3. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, April 7, 2013

4. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, MI, April 1, 2007

5. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL, April 1, 2012

6. 78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018

7. 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, March 29, 2015

8. 75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, April 2, 2017

9. 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014

10. 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, March 30, 2008

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