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RE: ACM Awards moving to Arlington?

Posted 2:12pm on Wednesday, Jun. 02, 2010

As you'll recall, we brought word last month that the Academy of Country Music awards might be in the market for a new home, after nearly a decade in Las Vegas.

Yesterday, WFAA's Craig Civale had a story that expands upon that initial report a bit, citing a May 27 interview ACM director Bob Romeo conducted with the Las Vegas Sun. "It’s a crazy thing to say we’ve outgrown Las Vegas, and when we moved there six years ago I wouldn’t believe I would have ever said that,” Romeo told the paper. “But the truth is, we have a dilemma in that we don’t have enough seats to satisfy our needs.”

Romeo also stressed that nothing would happen until the planning began for the 2012 ceremony.

For Arlington's part, they're jazzed about the possibility. Civale quotes Jay Burress, the president and CEO of the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau thusly: "I think they definitely want to come here." Look for more on the story in tomorrow's Star-Telegram.

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