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Bryson DeChambeau, acknowledges fans watching from a bordering yard as he walks to the 11th tee during the third round of the US Open on September 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, New York. Other than the fans off the property, there were no spectators at the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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PGA Tour Ready to Welcome Back Fans

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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Dome Sports Complex Approved in Connecticut

The Day Hill Dome, a new indoor sports complex for soccer and baseball, has been given final approval from the Windsor, Connecticut Planning and Zoning Commission with the 31-acre project targeting an October 2021 completion. With 100,000 square feet of indoor space and an 82-foot ceiling, the Day Hill Dome will havethe ability to have […]

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Gondola to Dodger Stadium Under Consideration

The environmental review process will begin October 1 for a proposed gondola system that would allow baseball fans in Los Angeles to go between Union Station in downtown to Dodger Stadium within minutes. The environmental review process will be completed by 2022 with a timeline for the system showing construction would begin sometime around 2025. […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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Baseball Stadium to Anchor New South Carolina Sports Complex

A new $15 million sports complex in Florence, South Carolina, will be anchored by a 1,600-seat stadium that will be the future home of the Florence RedWolves, which play in summer college baseball’s Coastal Plain League. The complex’s announcement was made by the city and team this week. The RedWolves have signed a lease with […]

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Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner Retiring

Minor League Baseball President and Chief Executive Officer Pat O’Connor will retire at the end of 2020 after 28 years with the MiLB office and nearly four decades overall in professional baseball, the organization has announced. O’Conner joined Minor League Baseball in 1993 as chief operating officer and was named vice president, administration, after the […]

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Lansing Lugnuts Field Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts have signed a seven-year stadium naming rights deal with Jackson National Life Insurance, making the team’s home field in Michigan known as Jackson Field through 2027. The announcement covers the entire stadium and playing field. The Lugnuts ballpark opened in 1996 and had been Cooley Law School Stadium since 2010. […]

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Legacy Sports Park Opening in Mesa, Arizona, in 2022

A new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex is planned for Mesa, Arizona, with multiple outdoor and indoor sporting opportunities aimed toward driving the area’s sports tourism market to become even more of a destination beyond Major League Baseball spring training. The Legacy Sports Park is scheduled to open in 2022 and Legacy Sports USA, 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)

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