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The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission hosts events across the city. Photograph: Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission
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Grand Experiment

CVBs and sports commissions often get the stiff-arm from local universities when it comes to using campus venues for sports events. By contrast, the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission in Colorado has been received with open arms by Colorado Mesa University. In fact, the university had a major hand in establishing the sports commission in Continue Reading

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The University of Michigan has hosted some of the largest soccer matches in history at its football stadium. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Images
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Town and Gown Relations

In 2014, Manchester United defeated Real Madrid 3-1 at Michigan Stadium before 109,316 fans. It was the largest crowd in U.S. soccer history. Two years later, Real Madrid returned to the fabled Big House in Ann Arbor for another International Champions Cup match, this time defeating Chelsea 3-2 before 105,826. It was the second-largest soccer Continue Reading

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