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Could the Diamondbacks leave Chase Field?

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Maricopa County denied the Arizona Diamondback’s relief request from a provision in the team’s contract that hinders the team from seeking new stadium options until four years before the contract expires. Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, expressed his frustrations Thursday at a press conference after the dispute between the team and… Read More →

AAED will discuss economic impact of Final Four

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Dawn Rogers, executive director and CEO of the Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) March luncheon.  It will be held on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Rogers will discuss how Arizona earned… Read More →

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson will be powered by green energy provided by the Salt River Project, in support of the Arizona organizing Committee. The electricity needed to power the College Football Playoff National Championship, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, will be from 100 percent renewable energy resources to… Read More →

SRP planting thousands of trees to honor Cardinals

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To celebrate the Arizona Cardinals winning the NFC West division, and earning a record-breaking 58 touchdowns the Salt River Project is going to plan 5,800 trees in an effort to restor Arizona National Forests destroyed by fire. In the last three seasons, SRP pledged to fund the planting of 100 Ponderosa Pine trees for every… Read More →

Arizona looks for economic boost from sports

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Sports

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sporting events coming to Arizona that has the potential for both short- and long-term financial benefits for the state, analysts and backers say. But while Super Bowl XLIX brought in over $700 million for the local economy, according… Read More →

Jim Nantz named an honorary Thunderbird

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Emmy-Award winning CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz was made an Honorary Thunderbird at a special induction ceremony held at Camelback Inn prior to the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tee-Off Luncheon. Nantz joins a select group of 34 other individuals who have been named Honorary Thunderbirds in the organization’s history,… Read More →

Troon completes acquisition of CaddieMaster

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Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, announces the company’s acquisition of CaddieMaster,® golf’s leading provider of caddie services. The acquisition brings together two influential companies that have been elevating the golf experience around the world for more than two decades. CaddieMaster joins the Troon portfolio of companies and will continue… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open named best tourney

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open was honored by the PGA TOUR as the “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” for the 2014-15 season at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on December 3. The event also earned two additional awards including “Best Title Sponsor Integration” and “Best New Sales Product.” “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I… Read More →

ASU student-athletes juggle school, sports

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Many American universities pride themselves on their beloved sports teams and their athletes. Intercollegiate athletics is what holds many campuses together, instilling traditions and discipline. College also comes with an extensive academic load – and let’s not forget – stressful social life. Finding a balance for student athletes involves juggling all three, which can extend… Read More →

NAU’s athletic training program expands to Phoenix

123rf.com: Andres Rodriguez

A national shift in credentialing for athletic trainers finds Northern Arizona University well positioned for expansion at its Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The master of athletic training program on NAU’s Flagstaff campus will graduate its first cohort in May 2016, and in July the Phoenix campus will welcome its first entering class. “The discussion started many… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community sponsors Phoenix Open

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Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community has signed on as the local Presenting Sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, starting with the 2016 tournament, which will be played Feb. 1-7 at TPC Scottsdale. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is the first local Presenting Sponsor in the history of… Read More →

LA Fitness acquires 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Arizona

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LA Fitness announced that it has acquired all 11 of the 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Arizona.  LA Fitness has been part of Arizona since 1993, and in an industry often associated with fad and fashion, it has steadily increased its presence by focusing on the one lifelong benefit valued by everyone: good health. All membership agreements acquired,… Read More →

NASCAR and UTI announce 10-year partnership

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Today at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, NASCAR and Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) announced a 10-year partnership extension, ensuring the official partner will continue providing training for students seeking employment in the motorsports and automotive services industries. The partnership was highlighted by the opening of UTI’s subsidiary school,… Read More →

Michael Phelps Swim School coming to Arizona

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Michael Phelps Swim School, LLC announced today a strategic affiliation with Pitchfork Aquatics, Inc.  As the first licensee of Michael Phelps Swimming methodology in Arizona, Pitchfork Aquatics brings the industry leading swim instruction methodology to Arizona State University.  “Pitchfork Aquatics is a non-profit entity that will provide the opportunity for anyone in the Phoenix community… Read More →