New Venues to Watch in 2020

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. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from Continue Reading

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are Continue Reading

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Merger of Two Disabled Sports Groups Results in Move United

The two largest organizations in the United States overseeing community-based adaptive sports have announced a merger to a new organization called Move United. Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA announced the formation of the new entity whose goal will be to lead the movement to fully include people with disabilities in American society, using Continue Reading

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Disabled Sports USA Launching Wheelchair Football League

Disabled Sports USA will launch a Wheelchair Football League in four cities with a wheelchair football athlete taking part in the NFL Draft that will be held virtually from April 23–25. The league will have teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missouri, and be aided by the NFL and a Bob Woodruff Continue Reading

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New Adaptive Sports Conference Launches in Denver

All In Sport Consulting, a Denver-based firm that helps organizations develop adaptive sports programs for people with physical disabilities, has announced that it will launch the inaugural Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS). The conference, which is designed to unite adaptive sports industry leaders, will be held October 5­–7, 2020, in Denver at the Crowne Plaza Continue Reading

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NHL Leaves New Sled Hockey Bench as an Event Legacy

A new on-ice prototype for sled hockey benches has been unveiled as part of a legacy effort from the Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series game to be played in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The program, a partnership between the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche, USA Hockey and Athletica Sport, is designed to accommodate sled players Continue Reading

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Adapting to New Sports Events

Sometimes in sports and in business, purposes align to set visions in an entirely new direction. Such a convergence happened in 2013 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time, Turnstone, a nonprofit organization that has provided services for people with disabilities since the 1940s, was embarking on a capital campaign to expand its complex for Continue Reading

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The Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, served as an OIympic qualifier. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Winter Dew Tour Adds Women’s Disciplines

The Winter Dew Tour will have a new venue for the first time in years in 2020 and the event has announced a new emphasis on women’s disciplines for the ski and snowboard competition. Mountain Dew and Adventure Sports Network Group announced three new disciplines for women’s competition—including ski and snowboard streetstyle and ski and Continue Reading

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