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In Ohio, sports lobbying groups want politicians to open the state vault and send them money helping sports organizers attract events such as the National Football League Draft in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in either 2019 or 2020.
Anthony Precourt has decided that Austin, Texas is a better venue for his soccer business than the present location in Columbus, Ohio. It is that simple, Precourt would prefer his Major League Soccer team, the Columbus Crew, be based in Austin.
LeBron James is transitioning from being a basketball player into a political activist. LeBron is probably in his last few seasons but he won’t be leaving the stage with the announcement that he will support a school in Akron, Ohio and produce TV shows.
The National Football League’s actual product, a game, will be on display in Canton, Ohio with Chicago and Baltimore on the field using many players who more than likely will end up in the Alliance of American Football in 2019.
Queensland, Australia officials want to host a National Football League game in Brisbane. Local tourism officials think an NFL game would bring in American tourists. But NFL personnel think Australia is too far away for the league to stage a regular season game.
Major League Soccer’s expansion plan and a relocation attempt keeps running into hurdles. The owner of the Columbus Crew, Precourt Sports Ventures or PSV, wanted to move the team to Austin, Texas.
Akron, Ohio is saying goodbye to the Rubber Bowl, a facility that opened in 1940 and is falling apart rapidly. The city will begin to demolish part of the structure this week.
Hamilton County, Ohio cannot pay the National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals ownership $2.67 million for the 10 2018 home game day costs. County officials have punted and will try to make the payment in 2019 and the Bengals ownership is fine with that.
Major League Soccer, which has had a terrible time finding expansion cities with a potential owner and a state of the art MLS stadium, is now watching a court preceding that could hasten or impede the Columbus Crew’s ownership effort to relocate the team to Austin, Texas.
The countdown to the kickoff of the 2018 NFL Draft can now be measured in hours. But the National Football League planning department is already looking ahead to the 2019 Draft which technically is the beginning of the 100th anniversary of the NFL.