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A man walks by a poster promoting the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Japan’s Top Medical Adviser Insists 2021 Olympics Should Not Allow Fans

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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No Joke: SoFi Stadium Renames Bowl Game as Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

No, this is not a joke. SoFi Stadium and Jimmy Kimmel have entered into a multi-year partnership to appoint the late-night host the official naming rights partner of LA Bowl, renaming the collegiate bowl game the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. Held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will feature Mountain […]

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Louisiana Football Makes Naming Rights Deal With Local Hospital

University of Louisiana Athletics has agreed to a $15 million, 15-year naming rights deal with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center for the planned renovation of Ragin’ Cajuns football, which finished the 2020 season ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25. The completed project, Cajun Field at Our Lady of Lourdes Stadium, […]

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The 2019 EsportsTravel Summit was staged in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a destination that is positioning itself to become a leader in the esports industry.

New Jersey Positions Itself for Esports Growth

New Jersey — and Atlantic City specifically — is poised to become a leader in esports development and the regulation of esports wagering, according to state officials and education leaders who have been pushing several new initiatives in the region. During a webinar held by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, state officials said New Jersey’s […]

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Fans pack the student side of Kyle Field during a college football game between South Carolina and Texas A&M during the 2017 season in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

ASM Global Takes Over Bookings for Texas A&M’s Kyle Field

ASM Global announced it has been selected to oversee bookings for Texas A&M athletics, including Kyle Field and Reed Arena. With a capacity of 103,000, Kyle Field is the fourth-largest stadium in the country. The 13,000-seat Reed Arena hosts Texas A&M’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball games, as well as concerts, family shows and […]

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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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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, June 1 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 Home to Biggest Fan Attendance Since […]

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Fireworks go off over Beaver Stadium as Penn State hosts against Michigan in State College, Pennsylvania, in October 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penn State, Populous Working on Beaver Stadium Future Plans

One of the biggest stadiums in college football may undergo future changes after Penn State University and Populous will be working on future plans for Beaver Stadium as part of a study to review and evaluate current and upcoming required major maintenance projects. The study will also investigate renovation options to improve fan comfort and […]

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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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Richmond Region Tourism to Host Three CIAA Championships Through 2024

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Richmond Region Tourism have announced a three-year partnership that will bring a trio of spring championships to the Virginia destination beginning in 2022. The championship events start next spring with outdoor track and field and women’s tennis hosted by Virginia State University, and softball at RF&P Park in Henrico […]

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