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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
South Dakota World Archery Event Moved to 2022

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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Roundup: Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the Continue Reading

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NJCAA Commits to Grand Junction Through 2044

The NJCAA has extended its agreement with the Grand Junction Baseball Committee to host the junior college association’s Division I Baseball World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, through 2044. The extension continues the long-standing relationship for an additional nine years. The event has been staged in the western Colorado city since 1959. As part of Continue Reading

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Former MLB Player Named GM of Branson Sports Complex

The ownership of Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, in partnership with Sports Facilities Management, has named Scott Bailes as the new general manager of the complex. Bailes, who is a former baseball player whose MLB career spanned 10 seasons, was also the founder of Sports World, an indoor training facility. He also worked with Continue Reading

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports Continue Reading

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download Continue Reading

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VCU Athletics Plans Athletics Expansion

VCU has bought nearly 11 acres of land in Richmond, Virginia, to be utilized for future athletic venues as part of its master plan for expansion. The VCU Board of Visitors’ executive committee approved the purchase on March 25, which will be used as a location for an Athetics Village including a new tennis center Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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