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Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the confetti falling as Alabama Crimson Tide wins the game in overtime against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
CFP Considers Expanding
To 12 Teams, No Automatic Bids

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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Fans wait in line to enter the stadium prior to an Opening Day game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

How Many Fans Will Be Allowed at
Major League Baseball Games This Season?

Major League Baseball, which played all of last year’s regular season without fans in attendance, will have fans in every ballpark this season — with the Atlanta Braves announcing that it will be selling for 100 percent capacity in early May and many more scheduled to follow in June and early July. Here is the […]

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Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ Ballpark Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The home ballpark for one of minor league baseball’s most imaginatively named teams has a new name itself. The home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will now be called Mirabito Stadium after two-plus decades of being called NYSEG Stadium. NYSEG will continue as a sponsor of the […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

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. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Friday, May 21 Olympics: IOC Organizers Continue Olympic Planning in Face of Intense […]

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Caesars and Arizona Diamondbacks to Open Sportsbook at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks will become the latest professional sports team to open a sportsbook in or near its venue, announcing a deal with Caesars Entertainment to launch mobile sports betting in Arizona and build a sportsbook and bar concept on the plaza adjacent to the team’s home, Chase Field. “We went through a thorough process […]

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Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes discussed the recent agreement with the West Michigan Sports Commission. Photo: Courtesy of Meijer

West Michigan Sports Commission Continues Relationship with Meijer

The West Michigan Sports Commission has reached a new 10-year partnership with Meijer to serve as the naming rights partner of the WMSC’s baseball/softball complex in Rockford, Michigan. The venue will now be called the Meijer SportsComplex. “Meijer has been a loyal partner of the WMSC for more than a decade, and this naming rights […]

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MLB Expands Spectrum Solutions Partnership for 2021 Minor League Season

Major League Baseball has expanded its partnership with Spectrum Solutions, LLC to facilitate a COVID-19 testing program throughout the 2021 Minor League Baseball season, supplying all 120 teams with saliva collection kits for all player and staff testing. Minor League health and safety protocols include laboratory PCR testing of players and staff members multiple times […]

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Populous Unveils Georgia Tech Baseball Renovations

Populous, in association with Collins Cooper Carusi, has recently completed and unveiled the second phase of renovations at Georgia Tech’s recently renamed Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium. The second phase, at a cost of $10 million, includes a new entry plaza plus Champions Hall, a two-story, multipurpose gathering space for fans on the […]

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Ripken Baseball Releases Rebranded Logos Ahead of Summer Tournaments

The Ripken Experience organization will start a year of new tournaments and expansion with a special event in Texas by re-branding each of its facility logos, replacing the original look the company started with 20 years ago. The announcement brings a more personalized feel to each venue’s location operating in Aberdeen, Maryland; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; […]

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