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USL Arkansas Scores Big: Bringing Pro Soccer to NWA in 2026

The teams don’t have names, the ownership group isn’t finalized and designs for the new stadium in Rogers haven’t been completed, but USL Arkansas aims to bring soccer to northwest Arkansas in 2026. read more >
Little Rock Rangers players during a match at War Memorial Stadium in 2022. The nonprofit organization does not pay the players, many of whom also play at the college level.
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism

Little Rock’s Minor League Soccer Team Looks to Grow

Ticket and merchandise sales, sponsorships and passion for the game sustain the Rangers, a scrappy nonprofit with goals that go beyond the pitch. read more >
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Media & Marketing / Tourism

War Memorial Stadium Seeks Bids for Eclipse Viewing Event

The event would be one of many across the state capitalizing on a historic influx of visitors expected for the eclipse on April 8, 2024. read more >
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Tourism

Minor League Football Team Signs Deal to Play at War Memorial Stadium

The Arkansas Attack will play two games of their inaugural season at the Little Rock venue. read more >
A Simmons Bank sign on the north side of War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Tourism

Simmons’ Sponsorship Deal With War Memorial Stadium: 5 Years, $425K

The money is not tied to specific stadium upgrades, but will be used for general maintenance, upkeep and improvements. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Real Estate

Simmons Bank in Negotiations for Naming Rights to Field at War Memorial Stadium

It's the second stadium sponsorship deal the growing bank has announced this month. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Aims to Reach 50% Vaccinated in 3 Months

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday set a goal to have half of the state's population at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus within the next three months. read more >
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Education / Media & Marketing

Razorbacks, Red Wolves to Face Off in 2025 at War Memorial

The University of Arkansas signs a deal to bring two more football games to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, including a first-ever game against Arkansas State University. read more >
A chart from a University of Arkansas PowerPoint presentation about attendance at UA football games in Little Rock and Fayetteville.
Tourism

Analysis: War Memorial Only Slightly More Popular With South Arkansas Fans

Fans from northwest Arkansas make up a bigger portion of ticket sales for Razorbacks football games held in Little Rock than fans from the southeast and southwest areas of the state combined, according to a presentation prepared by the University of Arkansas. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

UA Little Rock Teams with City, State Parks to Consider Football

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a feasibility study "to assess whether the university should consider adding a football and marching band program." read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

Governor Faces Challenge With War Memorial Stadium Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas' support for War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock amounts to barely a fraction of the state's $5.3 billion budget. But you wouldn't have guessed that from a nearly packed room Gov. Asa Hutchinson faced last week. read more >
From left, War Memorial Stadium Commissioner Brenda Scisson, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, War Memorial Executive Director Jerry Cohen and Parks & Tourism Director Kane Webb announce that, pending legislative approval, the stadium will be moved under Parks and discretionary funds will be spent on a study that will provide recommendations on the stadium's future needs. 
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Governor Wants to Move War Memorial Under Parks And Tourism

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he will ask the state Legislature to move oversight of War Memorial Stadium under the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Lawmakers Shop Competing Budget Plans (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed off his plan to present two budget proposals. But that doesn't mean the Legislature won't have a slew of competing ideas on how to spend the state's money. read more >
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Media & Marketing / Tourism

Jerry Cohen Named New Manager of War Memorial Stadium

Jerry Cohen has been named manager of War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, effective July 1. Cohen replaces Charles W. Staggs, who is retiring after 29 years at the stadium. read more >
Kevin Crass (inset), the chairman of the War Memorial Stadium Commission, says there is plenty of support in central Arkansas for a bowl game to be added to the stadium's post-season schedule.
Education / Tourism

Central Arkansas Group Asks NCAA for Division I Bowl at War Memorial

If approved, a game to be played in December would match teams from the Sun Belt Conference, which includes Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, and the American Athletic Conference. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

St. Vincent Announces Dates for Tour de Paul 2014

The St. Vincent Foundation announces dates for Tour de Paul, its annual series of wellness and fitness events. This year's events include tennis and golf tournaments and a 5K. read more >
From pro sports to prep sports, fan use of technology during games is on the rise.
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Is It ‘If’ Or ‘When’ Hogs Leave Little Rock? (AP Analysis)

The University of Arkansas' decision to further reduce the number of football games it plays at Little Rock should come as no surprise. The question now is whether, or when, central Arkansas will lose the games altogether. read more >
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Razorbacks Cutting Number of Games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock

Arkansas' football program will pay Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium $400,000 in each of the next three years and drop the number of games it plays in the capital city. read more >
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Update: War Memorial Gets 1 Razorbacks Football Game Per Year Through 2018

War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock will get one Razorbacks football game per year through 2018, according to news reports. read more >
Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday that allowing Razorbacks football Coach John L. Smith to defer portions of his salary was done with the coach's retirement in mind and not as an attempt protect assets from creditors.
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Jeff Long Says Discussions About Games at War Memorial Not in Plans

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long isn't quite ready to talk about the long-term future of football games in central Arkansas, and he's not quite sure when that discussion will take place. read more >