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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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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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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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Artie Starrs Named CEO of Topgolf

Topgolf Entertainment Group has named Artie Starrs as the new chief executive officer at Topgolf, effective April 5. Starrs will be responsible for the continued growth and expansion of Topgolf, which is now owned by parent company Callaway Golf. Starrs previously worked for Yum! Brands, most recently as global CEO for Pizza Hut, overseeing the […]

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The Sea Otter Classic is a bicycling and outdoor sports festival and expo held each spring in Monterey, California. The four-day event is considered the world's largest cycling festival, drawing nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes. Photo: Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com via SeeMonterey.com

Case Study: How a Destination Markets Outdoor Events in a Pandemic

Monterey County in California is a sports destination that may not be immediately top of mind. But it is the site of Pebble Beach, home of the famous AT&T Pro-Am and one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home not only to the IndyCar Series but a […]

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MGM Resorts to Sponsor Korn Ferry Tour Event

MGM Resorts International will become the title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour’s first event at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The MGM Resorts Championship at Paiute will be staged April 15–18 and feature a full field of 156 players who will compete for a $600,000 purse. “The Korn Ferry Tour has quickly become one of […]

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Puerto Rico Awarded First USGA Championship

The Grand Reserve Golf Club in Puerto Rico will be the first course outside the mainland in a U.S. territory to host a USGA championship when it welcomes the 7th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship from April 30–May 4, 2022. The Grand Reserve Golf Club has been the annual host for the PGA Tour’s Puerto […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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LPGA Adds Match-Play Event in Las Vegas

The LPGA has announced it will host the inaugural Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The MGM Resorts International course will host the event May 26-30 for 64 players and feature a $1.5 million prize purse. The Los Angeles-based Bank of Hope previously served as title sponsor of the […]

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