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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Indianapolis 500 to Have 135,000 Spectators On Hand

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. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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Utah Jazz fans watch during the second half of the team's game against the Phoenix Suns on December 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Which NBA Teams Allow Fans At Games This Season?

Only three teams in the NBA will not have fans at home games by the end of April, with some teams allowing more than 4,000 to attend. Many teams are projected by the end of April to have at least 3,000 fans or more at games with five teams — Houston, Indiana, Milwaukee, Orlando and […]

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TBT Announces Five Locations for 2021 Season

Entering its eighth season, The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, has announced a season with games in five destinations. After completing a bubble season in 2020, TBT will expand its field to 64 teams competing across four regions in 2021 and welcome fans back to events. The season will […]

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Beyond the Weight Room: Why Supporting Women’s Sports is Good Business

A familiar narrative has reemerged over the past few weeks around disparities in women’s sports, but as a former CEO who spent three-plus decades in corporate America and now leading the WNBA, I can confidently say this certainly is not about a weight room.  This is about what the weight room situation represents — the […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Valley Forge to Host Festival Featuring Esports

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and the Global Esports Association have announced that The Game Together Tour will be staged at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. The event, August 25–29, will feature Happening Aug. 25-29, the Game Together Valley Forge event will feature a seven vs. seven flag football tournament, esports […]

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NBA Partners with CLEAR for Arena Entry

The National Basketball Association and CLEAR have announced a partnership that will see the secure identity company’s Health Pass technology available for COVID-19 health screenings at NBA arenas. Health Pass is a free, mobile experience that connects a user’s verified identity to various COVID-19-related health information, including test results and eventually vaccine verification. The program […]

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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. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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Ohio celebrates after defeating Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament championship game on March 13, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Conference Basketball Tournaments Extend Host City Partnerships

With the conference basketball tournaments over and the NCAA tournaments ready to begin this weekend, it is also time for those conferences to begin the forward planning for future conference championships. And three conferences over the weekend extended their partnerships with local destinations. The Big Sky Conference will keep its men’s and women’s events at […]

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