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Old 01-17-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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Houston:
2004 Super Bowl
2004 MLB All Star Game
2005 World Series
2006 NBA All Star Game

2008 Hurricane Ike (not a pleasant event, but probably the biggest!)
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:01 AM
 
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Atlanta's biggest events, IMO:
1. 1996 Summer Olympics
2. 1988 Democratic National Convention
3. 1895 World's Fair/Cotton States and International Exposition
4. MLB World Series 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
4. Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIV
5. NCAA Basketball Final Four 1977, 2002, 2007
6. MLB, NBA, and NHL All-Star Games
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Atlanta's biggest events, IMO:
1. 1996 Summer Olympics
2. 1988 Democratic National Convention
3. 1895 World's Fair/Cotton States and International Exposition
4. MLB World Series 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
4. Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIV
5. NCAA Basketball Final Four 1977, 2002, 2007
6. MLB, NBA, and NHL All-Star Games
That's huge! Your city and Salt Lake City win for the biggest events in our country IMO for the past 20 years.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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San Antonio Past Events:

1997, 2004, 2008 NCAA Final Four
1969 Worlds Fair
1996 NBA All Star Game
1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 NBA Championships
Fiesta yearly 3.5 million visitors
Celebrate San Antonio 300K per year
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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New Orleans:

Super Bowls - '70, '72, '75, '78, '81, '86, '90, '97, '02
Final Fours - '82, '87, '93, '03
NBA All Star Game - '08
World's Fair - '84
BCS Championship - '00, '04, '08
Republican National Convention - '88
Sugar Bowl - annually
Mardi Gras - annually
Jazz Festival - annually
French Quarter Festival - annually
Essence Festival - annually
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Atlanta's biggest events, IMO:
1. 1996 Summer Olympics
2. 1988 Democratic National Convention
3. 1895 World's Fair/Cotton States and International Exposition
4. MLB World Series 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
4. Super Bowl XXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIV
5. NCAA Basketball Final Four 1977, 2002, 2007
6. MLB, NBA, and NHL All-Star Games
Out of those I think the '96 Olympics was the biggest event.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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The 2004 World Series and the ongoing excitement of the Big Dig (which literally was the last 20 years)
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Niceville's biggest annual event is the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. (the fish and not the haircut)
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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Omaha

The College World Series every year.

Last year the US Olympic Swim Trials and that was all thanks to one person...Michael Phelps.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Albuquerque - The Balloon Fiesta.

The largest ballooning event in the world. Up, Up and Gently Away - New York Times

It is considered to be the most photographed event in the world The most photographic places on earth, photo tips and more.

The event lasts nine days and averages about 100,000 people per day.

Second Place - I'd have to say the 1983 NCAA FINAL FOUR that was held in the PIT in Albuquerque. This was the championship game where NC State (coached by Jim Valvano) won over Houston 54-52. This is the game where Jim Valvano runs all over the court after the game (is shown on ESPN among other stations often).

I'm sure there are more, but that is what jumps to me off the top of my head.
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