Robert Landers
Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers (67) celebrates recovering a Michigan fumble in the first half of a college football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Thursday, July 9 COLLEGE SPORTS: Big Ten Conference Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports The Big Ten Conference has made the biggest move in adjusting the Continue Reading

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Globe Life Field
This photo shows a statue of Nolan Ryan in the empty plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Texas Rangers would have played the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, in what would have been the opening day for the new ballpark, before the season was postponed due to the new coronavirus. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

The Incredible Shrinking Venues

The coronavirus pandemic is going to have short- and mid-term impacts on the fan experience at stadiums. An enforced social-distancing policy by its very nature will likely lead to fewer people allowed in stadiums and arenas when sports return in earnest. And it remains unclear what if any long-term impact there may be on seating Continue Reading

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bouldering wall

2021 USA Climbing Premier Events

Status Open for bids through July 31, 2020. Inside Track USA Climbing will be awarding bids for three marquee 2021 events. The National Team Trials will be in March 2021 and is a new event to select competitors for the international circuit and competition venue needs are ideally suited for a large commercial climbing gym. Continue Reading

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SSAC Baseball Tournament Heading to Hank Aaron Field

The Southern States Athletic Conference will hold its annual conference baseball tournament through 2024 at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, as part of a partnership with the Mobile Sports Authority and Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group. “We are excited to partner with the Mobile Sports Authority and Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group to bring Continue Reading

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2021 Major League Quidditch Season Championship

Status Bidding is open until August 1, 2020. Bid finalists will be announced on September 1, 2020, with the championship location announced on November 1, 2020. History Richmond, VA, 2019 Middleton, WI, 2018 Inside Track Major League Quidditch is dedicated to growing the sport at local and national levels, with the championship held in late Continue Reading

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NWSL Expansion Franchise Reveals Racing Louisville FC Branding

The newest club in the National Women’s Soccer League will be known as Racing Louisville FC ahead of the team’s debut next season. Racing Louisville FC will start play in the spring of 2021 at the new Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky — also home for the city’s USL team — while training daily Continue Reading

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Huntsville, Alabama, to Host 2021 NCAA Regional Cross Country Event

The Huntsville Sports Commission will host the 2021 NCAA Division I South Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship at the new John Hunt Cross Country Running Park in Alabama on November 12, 2021. The University of North Alabama will act as the host school for the event and the city of Huntsville Parks & Continue Reading

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Football fans clapping on the podium of the stadium

How Sports Venues Will Be Changed by COVID-19

As operators of stadiums and arenas confront the impact of COVID-19, they are facing a precarious financial situation that goes beyond box office revenues. The general economic recession will continue to reduce speculation in capital expenditures in these facilities. Widespread unemployment may also reduce the disposable income for many spectators who normally attend events. So Continue Reading

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3 Companies Preparing for the Return of Spectators

So much of the sports-event industry’s return to action from the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused, as a first step, on making sure the competitors are able to perform without the risk of catching the coronavirus. But just as important is how crowds will be able to become part of the scenery again — first Continue Reading

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