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Orange County Convention Center to Host Three Summer Basketball Tournaments

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will be transformed this summer with three events starting in late July as part of the Summer Elite Grassroots Basketball tournament series. “As one of the first venues to resume convention operations, our success is testament on how modified sporting events can be hosted safely, responsibly and […]

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2022 Women’s Final Four Logo Revealed

The 2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been unveiled as Minneapolis prepares to host the event for the first time since 1995. Games will be staged April 1 and April 3 at the Target Center. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Minnesota Sports and Events will serve as co-hosts. “Our women’s basketball community […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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Regional sites selected for 2021 Postseason WNIT

Four sites have been named as regional hosts for the Postseason WNIT, which will be modified into a 32-team tournament for 2021 with participants announced on March 15 after the bracket for the NCAA Women’s Division I Tournament is released. The four hosts are Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina; Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort […]

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Jenny Carnes and Lynn Holzman: How the NCAA Will Host the Women’s Basketball Tournament in San Antonio

Women’s basketball is one of the biggest growth markets in the sports event industry. The NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament has been one of the best showcases for women’s sports each year and this March’s event will be no different. Held in a controlled environment in San Antonio, the tournament — in addition to […]

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Dan Gavitt: Planning the NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of the biggest events on the sports calendar each year. But last March, as college basketball conferences were about to start their postseason tournaments, the coronavirus began to sweep throughout the United States and forced the cancellation of the 2020 event. This year the tournament will […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. (Photo: Visit Indy)

NCAA to Allow Limited Attendance at Basketball Tournaments

The NCAA has determined it will allow up to 25 percent attendance capacity at the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament across Indiana, with plans in place for physical distancing of those fans. The Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be staged in and around San Antonio, will allow up to 17 percent from the Sweet […]

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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

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 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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University of Maine Reveals $110 Million Athletic Facilities Plan

The University of Maine revealed a $110 million plan for athletic facilities, a mix of new construction and extensive renovations to existing facilities that will touch each of the Black Bears’ 17 varsity programs. The news comes on the heels of an October announcement by the Harold Alfond Foundation investing $240 million over the next […]

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