There could be a major shakeup in the 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule and Akron's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational could be on the move after 2018.
Assistant editor and sports business reporter Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk about his article regarding the tournament and its future. He (Kevin) spoke with golf insider and radio host John Feinstein for his insights on Akron's future hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational post-2018.
Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but a lot of factors weigh into this decision.
Executive director of the tournament Don Padgett III was not available for comment but released a statement through Falls Communications:
“Conversation about the future after 2018 are continuing. No decisions have been finalized. None of these discussions impact the 2018 Bridgestone Invitational, which will mark the 65th anniversary of professional golf at Firestone Country Club. We look forward to hosting a great tournament this summer.”
Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk about the mult-million dollar renovations at the Quicken Loans Arena being taken off the table.
The news has come out that there will be $140 million worth of improvements made to Quicken Loans Arena in 2017, and fans will get a world-class experience whether they come for a Cavs game or any other event.
Sports business reporter Kevin Kleps from Crain's joined Sam Bourquin Wednesday to talk about what the $140 million dollar price tag entails and what it means for the downtown area.
For the full interview, click here.