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Chicago to Host WNBA All-Star 2022 Festivities

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game will be held at Wintrust Arena, home of the defending champions Chicago Sky, on July 10 as part of a full weekend of activities throughout the city. In addition to the All-Star Game, the league will unveil a two-day WNBA Live at McCormick Place, setting for the 2022 Nike Tournament […]

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Atlanta’s State Farm Arena Earns Zero Waste Certification

State Farm Arena in Atlanta, home of the Hawks, has been awarded TRUE Platinum certification from Green Business Certification, Inc., a sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. State Farm Arena is now the first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE certification. Since May 2021, the venue has consistently diverted […]

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National Travel Basketball Association President John Whitley says his organization has found "facilities, all the cities we deal with, really have done a great job of adjusting on their end and it’s made our job a lot easier knowing they have everything in place.” Photo courtesy of NTBA

How Relationships Still Drive the Event Bidding Landscape

It’s one of the words that has been used the most during the pandemic, to the point that it has become loathed by some: Pivot. Pivot on dates for an event. Pivot on location. Pivot on fan capacity, health screening, streaming needs. Pivot on the way that things have been done in the business for […]

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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.   OLYMPIC SPORTS: World Games Still On in China But Some Withdraw Posted: […]

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Some fans wear face masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19 during the national anthem before an NBA game between the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards on November 13, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Do NBA Fans Need to Be Vaccinated to Go to Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NBA team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. The NBA has mandated that at every arena, regardless of other protocols, fans sitting within 15 […]

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Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center to Undergo Improvements

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve final plans and specifications for new seating at Paycom Center with Populous developing a master plan for the renovations to enhance the guest experience at the arena. The plans were approved as part of the city’s Metropolitan Area Projects plan, or MAPS 4. MAPS 4 is a […]

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TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 5: An overall view of the exterior of Saitama Super Arena before the game between the Slovenia Men's National Team and France Men's National Team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena on August 5, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors, Wizards to Play 2-game NBA Preseason Slate in Japan in 2022

The Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards will play two preseason games in Tokyo ahead of the 2022–2023 NBA season, the league has announced. The NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten will take place September 30 and October 2 at Saitama Super Arena. The games will be the league’s 15th and 16th in the […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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