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An overview rending of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex.

5 Sports Venues to Watch

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. They are constructing ice arenas, soccer fields and baseball diamonds, hoping these venues will serve as a one-stop shop for traveling teams and their families. Here are five new sports Continue Reading

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United States' Rose Lavelle, right, is congratulated by Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath, left, after scoring during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against New Zealand on May 16 in St. Louis. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP Images

A World of Opportunity

Excitement is rising for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be staged June 7–July 7 in nine cities in France. As of March, more than 500,000 tickets had been sold, 23 percent to ticket buyers in the United States—and there’s good reason for the strong American interest. The 2019 tournament will mark the Continue Reading

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Full Sail University will open a dedicated sports arena in May called "The Fortress." Photo: Full Sail University

The Fortress Enters the Esports Stage

The largest esports arena to be constructed on a U.S. college campus is scheduled to open this month at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The private, for-profit school has invested $6 million into what it is calling “The Fortress,” an arena that will house its Armada esports team. The venue will also host Continue Reading

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Rockford, Illinois, to Host First Olympic Trials

Rockford, Illinois, has landed its first Olympic Trials after being awarded the 2019 ITTF North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials, which is scheduled to take place October 5 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The announcement was made by Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Rockford Area Venues & Continue Reading

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Bermuda to Serve as Official Tourism Partner of the U.S. Open

The United States Tennis Association has named the Bermuda Tourism Authority as the official tourism partner of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which will be staged at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 26–September 9. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is introducing the island to a new generation Continue Reading

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Full Sail Named University Partner of Magic Gaming

Full Sail University has been named the exclusive university partner of the NBA 2K League’s Magic Gaming, a first-of-its-kind partnership in the esports league. The agreement would enable Full Sail and Magic Gaming to continue to build, support and engage the esports community’s global audience and provide educational opportunities for the students and alumni of Continue Reading

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In attendance at the grand opening of Fastpitch Nation Park were (left to right) Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau; Jami Lobpries, USSSA’s national fastpitch director; David Rocha, owner of Fastpitch Nation Park and the USSSA fastpitch state director for New England; Windsor Mayor Don Trinks; and Mark Greenberg of 1001 Day Hill Road, LLC.

Fastpitch Nation Park Opens in Windsor, Connecticut

Fastpitch Nation Park, the largest dedicated fastpitch softball complex in the Northeast United States, officially opened on April 27 in Windsor, Connecticut. The opening included a special ceremony that was held as part of the venue’s first event, the United States Specialty Sports Association’s 2019 Fastpitch Nation Park Inaugural Tournament. Speakers included Jami Lobpries, USSSA’s national Continue Reading

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National Lacrosse League Partners With USBoxLA

To continue growth at the grassroots level, the National Lacrosse League has partnered with the U.S. Box Lacrosse Association, a box-specific governing body whose mission is to develop and promote box lacrosse in the United States. The multiyear partnership will focus on the development of players, coaches and officials, as well as joint marketing and Continue Reading

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NCAA Basketball Combined Championships to Be Staged in Atlanta and Dallas

The NCAA national championships for Divisions I, II and III men’s and women’s basketball will be staged as combined championship events during the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta and as part of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Dallas. It will be the second time for both men’s and women’s events that Continue Reading

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USTA and IHG Announce New Multiyear Partnership

Through a new multiyear agreement, the United States Tennis Association has named IHG Hotels & Resorts as the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Commencing with the 2019 U.S. Open, which will be staged August 26– September 8, the deal also includes sponsorship of the Western & Southern Open in Continue Reading

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