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Field Of Dreams

You don't have to be Mark McGwire to score big in sports. Here's how you can hit a home run with a sports event franchise.

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This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

In high school, you were on the football team, yet now you're sitting behind a desk wearing a suit. While shuffling paperwork, you pray for weekends and calculate whether a 7-iron will make the 14th hole. You had thought about a career in sports, but that seemed about as likely as becoming a rock star, so you opted for an MBA program.

Sound familiar? If so, it's high time you ditched the 9-to-5 life and returned to the world of team sports because, even if you don't play like Jordan, you can still make a career out of your love of sports. There may only be a few Jerry Maguires out there, but there are countless amateur enthusiasts waiting for someone like you to organize and guide their events.

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