NCAA Football: CFP National Championship Game-Alabama vs Georgia
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

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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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USA Basketball and MGM Resorts International Announce Expanded Partnership

USA Basketball and MGM Resorts International have announced an expanded, multi-year partnership starting this July with MGM Resorts in Las Vegas being the official training camp home for the men’s and women’s national teams ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. MGM Resorts also will become the Official Integrated Resorts Partner of USA Basketball […]

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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)

How Many Fans Will Be At NBA Playoff Games?

After a regular season in which only the Oklahoma City Thunder did not have fans at home games for the entire year, here are the playoff attendance plans for the NBA teams that remain in the postseason. [What MLB Teams Will Allow Fans This Season?] Eastern Conference Fan Policies (by seed) 1. Philadelphia 76ers (Wells […]

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Venues Planning for Summer of Recovery

Venues that regularly host youth and amateur sports events have had a hard time in the past year-plus of the pandemic, trying to keep expenses down with no revenue coming in and knowing that there were still things that could not be ignored. But when there is little activity at a venue, looking at things […]

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Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Event in Charlotte

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural Hall of Fame Shootout scheduled for December 17, 2021, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, with eight teams participating in a quadrupleheader. The Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout is the newest in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues […]

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L.A. Lakers Extend Staples Center Lease Through 2041

One of the most famous franchises in American sports will stay at the arena that it has called home since 1999. The Los Angeles Lakers have extended their lease at the Staples Center through the 2041 season, the team and AEG, the owners of Staples Center, announced on Thursday. Separately, AEG and the Lakers confirmed […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Choose Esports Entertainment Group for Tournament Platform

Esports Entertainment Group has reached a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to be the official esports tournament platform provider of the NBA team. Under terms of the deal, Esports Entertainment Group will operate three co-branded esports tournaments annually for the Cavaliers using its Esports Gaming League platform. EGL’s services include the organization of esports […]

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Future of Sports Venues: Where Hospitality Meets the Fan Experience

The sports industry has undergone a major transformation and with the increased desire and development of sports venues in the United States, there is a strong need for owners and operators to diversify and elevate offerings. A key differentiator in venue design has been to integrate hospitality design strategies that attract new audiences and enable […]

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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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PointsBet and WNBA Announce Sports Betting Partnership

The WNBA has announced a new partnership making PointsBet an Authorized Gaming Operator of the league, joining the NBA among other partners and becoming PointsBet’s first deal with a women’s professional sports league. As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the WNBA into their betting platforms and receive league sponsorship and brand visibility opportunities. […]

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