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Cycling Task Force Releases Event Guidelines

A task force of stakeholders that organize professional cycling events has released guidelines to cover a range of COVID-related issues that could impact those events, a document that also offers a checklist for organizers of other sports events. The guidelines effort is one of the few in sports that have been led by event organizers Continue Reading

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Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Renovation Project on Hold Because of COVID

The University of Wisconsin will put a hold on a $77 million renovation to its football stadium that was scheduled to start after the 2020 season. The school will push the timeline back one year while determining the impact of COVID-19 on the financial landscape of the university. Camp Randall Stadium, built in 1917, is Continue Reading

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How Sports Venues Will Be Changed by COVID-19

As operators of stadiums and arenas confront the impact of COVID-19, they are facing a precarious financial situation that goes beyond box office revenues. The general economic recession will continue to reduce speculation in capital expenditures in these facilities. Widespread unemployment may also reduce the disposable income for many spectators who normally attend events. So Continue Reading

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3 Companies Preparing for the Return of Spectators

So much of the sports-event industry’s return to action from the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused, as a first step, on making sure the competitors are able to perform without the risk of catching the coronavirus. But just as important is how crowds will be able to become part of the scenery again — first Continue Reading

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Tempe, Arizona, to Host 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals

Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded the 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships after the 2020 event had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been staged in Tempe in 2013, 2014 and 2019, will return April 9–10, 2021. The 2020 event had been scheduled for October 16–17 in Lake Continue Reading

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While esports organizations are shifting from live events during the pandemic, they will be poised to pick up long-term followers when events continue, according to a panel of experts. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Esports Positioned to Gain Followers in Months to Come

Right as more esports leagues were increasing their number of live events, the COVID-19 pandemic adjusted those plans and made streaming even more important, said panelists during the recent “State of the Esports Industry Survey & Results” event streamed by the EsportsBiz Research Group. The webinar was used to release a State of the Esports Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Awards $110,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

The USA Triathlon Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to more than 40 organizations in the multisport community that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The national governing body’s foundation established its COVID-19 Relief Fund in April and received 173 applications asking for more than $866,000 in support. Applicants included Continue Reading

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Task Force Produces Guide for Safe Endurance Events

A task force launched by World Athletics in partnership with medical professionals and five other international federations has adopted a new risk assessment and mitigation tool for organizers of endurance sports. The Outbreak Prevention Taskforce, which also includes support from the International Institute for Race Medicine, received input from leaders of the International Cycling Union, Continue Reading

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from Continue Reading

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