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Boise State quarterback Jaylon Hendersondives to the end zone for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second half of the Mountain West Championship game on December 7, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 31-10. The league has canceled the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Mountain West Officially Cancels Football, All 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. Monday, August 10 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Mountain West Cancels Football in Fall, May Play in Spring The Mountain West Conference has canceled its football season, becoming Continue Reading

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Tony Petitti Leaves Major League Baseball for Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard has hired Major League Baseball executive Tony Petitti as president of sports and entertainment to oversee esports, consumer products, and film and television at the organization. “Tony is one of the most highly regarded executives in sports and entertainment,” said Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard. “His success in media and Continue Reading

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Seattle Mariners Ballpark Chef to Host YouTube Demo of Ballpark Food Favorites

Ballpark food, long a staple of any sports fan’s appetite until this summer, is coming closer to home in a second Major League Baseball market. The Seattle Mariners will have its home stadium’s executive chef, Taylor Park, host a cooking demonstration on July 31 on the team’s YouTube Channel. Instead of experiencing the food at Continue Reading

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Seminole County, Perfect Game Expand Partnership

Perfect Game, Inc., an amateur baseball scouting and event service, will be one of the anchor event organizers at the Boombah Sports Complex in Seminole County, Florida, after the county’s Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve and finalize a partnership agreement between the complex and the event organizer. The five-year agreement will start Continue Reading

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Area Code Games Moves to LakePoint Sports Complex

The Area Code Games, one of the biggest summer baseball tournaments of the summer that traditionally bringing hundreds of prospects to Long Beach, California, will be held at the LakePoint Baseball Complex in Atlanta this year from August 7–10. The Area Code Games started in 1987 and traditionally has been held at Long Beach State Continue Reading

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Inter Miami players enter the field for an MLS soccer match against Orlando City in the MLS bubble. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations

For so many teams at all levels of sports, having a bubble burst used to mean they would not get into the NCAA Tournament, or would have their playoff chances extinguished on the final day of the regular season. These days, having a bubble burst means much, much more. For nearly every professional sports league, Continue Reading

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Episode Three: The Hotel Experience for Sports-Related Travel

In this fact-based, data-driven web series, SportsTravel will be interviewing leaders from destinations, sports organizations, hotels and industry suppliers to track the recovery of the sports-event industry. Each episode will feature insight from EventConnect on the latest statistics from tournament registrations and hotel bookings across the country, as well as a dialogue with a select 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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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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