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JAN 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com January 2017 9 sports. It will also include Olym- pic-themed original content pro- duced by all three parties, such as original programs produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU's library of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA program- ming contributed by the USOC. "The launch of the 'Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA' partnership marks an exciting opportunity to promote and cel- ebrate Olympic and Paralympic sports year-round," said Scott Blackmun, USOC CEO. Collier County Focusing on Youth Sports NAPLES, FL — Collier County is making a push to expand sports tourism after turning down a plan to become the new home of Atlanta Braves spring training, according to NBC-2. com. The county's focus is on youth sports, such as the Football University National Championship at First Baptist Academy. The four-day event brought thousands of new visitors to the area. That's something Collier County is hoping sports tourism can change. Paradise Coast Sports Mar- keting Manager Michael Obyc said the main focus is on more youth sporting events. "If the kids are coming, Mom and Dad have to come. Some- times Grandma and Grandpa come," Obyc said. The Football University National Championship game brought 2,500 people to town and had about a $4 million eco- nomic impact before the start of tourist season. Council Approves Noblesville Youth Facility NOBLESVILLE, IN — The Noblesville Common Coun- cil approved an agreement in December to give Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities LLC the go- ahead to build the Noblesville Fieldhouse $15 million youth sports facility as reported by wishtv.com. Plans for the 130,000-square- foot facility were initially announced in November. To fund the multi-mil- lion-dollar facility, both sides agreed to a public-private financial deal. The new terms of the finan- cial portion of the deal removes the city's $300,000 annual commitment. Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear was glad to get a deal done that works for both sides. "This is an exciting day for the city of Noblesville. I appreciate the vision of the Noblesville Common Council members to address a need that benefits our community's youth sports clubs and the positive impact this project will have for our local businesses. I also want to thank our partners at Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities LLC for working with us to create a state-of-the-art facility like the Noblesville Fieldhouse. We can't wait to get started on Finch Creek Park and the ► t SPORTS Talk ink of a place that has award-winning sporting facilities, numerous outdoor adventure activities, live music, historic sites, delectable bakeries, farm-to-table restaurants, and the opportunity to drive luxury cars really fast on a test track. Now think about that place being Spartanburg, SC. Surprised? Once you visit you'll understand there's no place like it. ere's only one Spartanburg. MORE LIKE: SHOW-US-WHAT- YOU'VE-GOT- BURG. VisitSpartanburg.com

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