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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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Fans wait in line to enter the stadium prior to an Opening Day game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

How Many Fans Will Be Allowed at
Major League Baseball Games This Season?

Major League Baseball, which played all of last year’s regular season without fans in attendance, will have a restricted number of fans in every ballpark this season. In anticipation of having fans in attendance, MLB released guidelines for spring training games that will also be in effect for the regular season including a requirement for […]

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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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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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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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USA Hockey to Use Clear2Play at IIHF U18 Men’s World Championship

USA Hockey will use Clear2Play as part of its safety efforts associated with hosting the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Men’s World Championship, which will be staged April 26 – May 6 in Frisco and Plano, Texas. USA Hockey earlier announced that it intended to use the technology at several upcoming events. Clear2Play is an […]

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USA Triathlon Launches Safe Return Guidelines for Events

USA Triathlon has launched a new Safe Return to Multisport initiative, which features a set of racing, training and event-production guidelines for the multisport community. The set of resources includes guidelines for contact tracing, volunteers and a safe return to racing. “USA Triathlon collaborated with world-class medical experts and leaders at all levels of the […]

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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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Crowd Management is Changing; The Time to Plan for Reopening is Now

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, crowd management was focused on the guest experience and physical security of the facility. This included access control efforts such as entry point monitoring and bag screenings, as well as broader security measures like dealing with behavioral threats and securing the field from surprise intrusions. Coordinating these efforts requires a […]

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A competitor flies through the air during the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International FIS Ski World Cup event at Deer Valley Resort. Photo by U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Case Study: How to Host a Safe Winter Sports Event

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association recently hosted the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort, the first World Cup event on U.S. soil since COVID-19 began spreading throughout the country nearly a year ago. Along with a U.S. women’s sweep in dual moguls, there were no subsequent positive COVID tests. To be […]

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