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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

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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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SRS Distribution to Become Title Sponsor of Las Vegas Bowl

SRS Distribution will be the title sponsor for the Las Vegas Bowl, as part of a five-year agreement between the building products distributor and ESPN Events, the owner of the game. The bowl game will debut at its new home at Allegiant Stadium in December after the pandemic cancelled the 2020 game. The 2021 game […]

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NFL Reaches Sportsbook Deals with Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel

The National Football League has gone all in on sports betting announcing its first sportsbook partnerships a triple arrangement with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel. Under terms of the multiyear deal, each will become an official sports betting partners of the NFL and each will have exclusive ability to leverage NFL marks within the sports […]

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NFL Flag, NAIA to Host Inaugural Women’s Flag Football Finals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The inaugural NAIA Women’s Flag Football Finals will be held May 4–8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in conjuction with NFL Flag and Reigning Champs Experiences. Ten teams will compete: Milligan University, Kansas Wesleyan University, Keiser University College of Golf, University of Saint Mary, Midland University, St. Thomas University, Webber International University, Xavier University of […]

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Cisco Announces Deals with NFL, Paris 2024

The technology company Cisco has announced partnership agreements with the National Football League and Paris 2024, the local organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, helping each with their networks and an expanded Olympics role in cybersecurity and videoconferencing. The deal with the NFL will make the networking and security company an official […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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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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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles (11) smiles after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the FCS championship game against James Madison on January 20, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

FCS Playoff Predetermined Sites Announced

The NCAA Division I Football Championship committee has revealed the 14 predetermined preliminary round sites for this year’s Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The designation of predetermined sites will have no bearing on the teams selected to participate in the playoff field. Due to the health and safety protocols surrounding the pandemic, it was […]

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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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Buffalo Bills Announce Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York as Stadium Naming Rights Sponsor

The Buffalo Bills officially announced that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York will be the new naming rights partner for Bills Stadium. Effective immediately, the home of the Bills will now be named Highmark Stadium. “We are proud to welcome Highmark to the Buffalo Bills family and we are thrilled to partner […]

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