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Fans watch the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas on September 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

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Fans Start Being Allowed Back at NFL Games

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. How many fans will be at college football games this season? Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click […]

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Kraken’s AHL Affiliate Delays Start, Moves Arena Construction

The future home of the Seattle Kraken’s American Hockey League affiliate will be on the move in California. The Kraken, itself an NHL expansion team that will start in the 2021–2022 season, announced the change from Palm Springs to Palm Desert to become part of a sports and entertainment arena in the Coachella Valley. The […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins Arena Banks on New Partner

The Pittsburgh Penguins and First National Bank have agreed on a major partnership agreement that includes a significant FNB presence at PPG Paints Arena. Beginning with the 2020–2021 National Hockey League season, fans can watch games from a premium seating club on the west side of the arena and will enter through the branded entrance […]

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2022 IIHF Under 18 Women’s World Championship

Status Open for bids until October 31, 2020. History Mjölby, Sweden, 2021 Bratislava, Slovakia, 2020 Obihiro, Japan, 2019 Dmitrov, Russia, 2018 Zlin, Czech Republic, 2017 St. Catharines, Canada, 2016 Buffalo, New York, 2015 Inside Track USA Hockey has been selected to host the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship, an eight-team championship […]

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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: Previous Coverage of 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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Monday, August 31 TENNIS: U.S. Open Brings Fans Virtually to Arthur Ashe […]

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Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, right, goes up for a shot in front of Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Bradenton, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA Seeing Success with ‘Wubble’ Concept

One of the professional leagues currently playing under a closed environment is the WNBA — but don’t call it a “bubble.” Instead, refer to it as the “wubble.” The league’s 22-game regular season is being played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, with teams playing every other day without fans. The playoffs will retain […]

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NHL Reaches Deal with Maintenance, Repair and Operations Company

The National Hockey League has reached a multiyear deal to name Fastenal as the official maintenance, repair and operations partner for the league through the 2023–2024 season, a partnership that will also extend to ice rinks across North America. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) encompasses the wide-ranging products and services needed to keep venues up […]

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The Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at PNC Park. Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images

Sports & Exhibition Authority in Pittsburgh Sets Up Sports Commission

The Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority, which owns and operates venues for three professional sports teams, has established a new sports commission with the goal of bringing more sporting events to the city. The SEA Sports Commission will be formed with up to $1.7 million per year from the state thanks to an expanded gambling […]

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