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LA28 Program

Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Cricket Among LA28 Program Additions

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced five sports will be proposed to the sport program with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash up for approval by the International Olympic Committee at its Session meeting in Mumbai this month. “LA28’s proposed sports ignite the imagination on the field of play and drive culture […]

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Tokyo Olympics Softball
Japan's Mana Atsumi, right, is forced out by United States' Delaney Spaulding during a softball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. Softball has been on the Olympic program five times since 1996. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Sports Wait, Watch for Final Decision on LA28 Olympic Program

With a year to go before the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris, for several U.S. national governing bodies, the focus instead is on 2028. For those NGBs, the chance to have their sports added to the LA28 program would be an almost indescribable boost in visibility and funding. With the program months from being […]

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NFL Flag UK

NFL Partners with British American Football Association

The National Football League and British American Football Association have announced a strategic partnership that will see the NFL and the National Governing Body for American Football in Great Britain accelerate the delivery and participation of flag football at all levels. The collaboration will create an increase of flag football programs in primary and secondary […]

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RCX NIRSA
Izell Reese, CEO of RCX Sports and executive director of NFL Flag, and Pam Watts, NIRSA executive director, announced the partnership between the two organizations. Photo by Steven Miller

RCX Sports Partners with NIRSA to Increase Flag Football Participation

RCX Sports, the official operating partner of NFL Flag, has announced a new partnership with the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. The collaboration, aimed at increasing flag football participation, programming and training across college campuses in the intramural and club sports arenas, will help NIRSA enhance its flag football tournaments as well as train […]

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IFAF Americas

2023 IFAF Americas Continental Flag Football Championship Heads to Charlotte

USA Football has announced the 2023 International Federation of American Football Americas Continental Flag Football Championship will be held from July 5–7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will host the best men’s and women’s flag football teams from North and South America at the United States Performance Center in Charlotte and at the University […]

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Alamodome XFL

San Antonio to Host Inaugural XFL Championship Game

The XFL has announced that the Alamodome, home of the San Antonio Brahmas, has been selected as the host site of its inaugural XFL Championship Game. Attendance for XFL’s week 1 was highlighted by the crowd of more than 24,000 in the Alamodome. “We are thrilled to announce that San Antonio and the Alamodome will […]

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Canton, Ohio, and Detroit to Host USFL Franchises in 2023

The United States Football League has announced two additional stadiums that will host its games during the upcoming 2023 season, making it four centrally located sites that will host teams. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, and Ford Field in Detroit will both have two USFL teams calling their facilities home. Canton […]

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Fan Activities
There were plenty of activities at Fan Central, including a 40-yard dash, football toss, field goal kicking station and obstacle course. Photo by Justin Shaw/SportsTravel

College Football Playoff Spreads Reach Beyond Championship Game

Los Angeles hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship Game for the first time on January 9 and a city known for entertainment did not disappoint. The game ended up a dud as Georgia’s 65–7 win over TCU left little suspense after the first quarter. But fans from both teams were treated to many activities […]

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49ers United

San Francisco 49ers and United Airlines Partner to Create Fan Experience

The San Francisco 49ers have announced United Airlines will be the presenting sponsor of the team’s 2022 playoff run. As the official airline of the 49ers, United is sponsoring a game day experience sweepstakes including flights to potential away games for the entirety of the playoffs beginning with the 49ers NFC Wildcard Game against the […]

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M&T Bank

Baltimore Ravens Extend Stadium Lease Through 2037

The Maryland Board of Public Works has unanimously approved a new stadium lease agreement between the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Baltimore Ravens that extends the team’s commitment to remain in Baltimore and support investment in M&T Bank Stadium through the end of the 2037 NFL season, with two five-year options to extend beyond that. […]

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