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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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The new Wichita stadium will open in April on the banks of the Arkansas River. Photo: Drone-Topgraphy LLC

New Wichita Ballpark to Spark Riverfront Development

After more than a decade, Major League-affiliated baseball is back in Wichita, Kansas. And it’s coming with a new ballpark, a new pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River and a rejuvenated riverfront area that the city hopes will be a catalyst for future events. Wichita officials have been trying to land a Minor League Baseball Continue Reading

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Texas Rangers Secure Globe Life Field Partnerships

The Texas Rangers have secured six new sponsorships for areas around Globe Life Field as the ballpark gets closer to its grand opening. Among the sponsorships is the Lexus Home Plate Club, located at field level directly behind home plate that will include a full-service bar, plus in-seat food and beverage service. Along the first-base Continue Reading

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The U.S. team celebrates an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Miami to Host 2021 World Baseball Classic Championship Round

The World Baseball Classic championship round will be held away from the Western United States for the first time, as the 2021 finals will be staged at Marlins Park in Miami. The announcement of the tournament sites and championship round host was made by Major League Baseball at Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins. Continue Reading

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