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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith talk before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Goodell Incentivizes Vaccinations With Forfeit Threat

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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New Venue Becomes Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia

Enmarket, a chain of convenience stores in the Southeast, has signed a 15-year naming rights deal for the new arena in Savannah, Georgia, that will open in January and be run by Oak View Group. The 9,500-seat venue costs $165 million. It will be home to a future ECHL expansion team plus concerts and other […]

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Seattle Kraken to Host Exhibition Games in Spokane, Everett, Kent

The Seattle Kraken will play preseason games ahead of its inaugural NHL season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, as well as Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett and the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. The Kraken will play the Vancouver Canucks on September 26 in Spokane, the Edmonton Oilers on October 1 in Everett […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Extend Lease at Raleigh’s PNC Arena

The Carolina Hurricanes will continue to play at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, after signing a five-year lease extension with The Centennial Authority, the arena’s owners, that will run through September 30, 2029. “We are excited to extend this lease with the Carolina Hurricanes,” said Thomas McCormick, Centennial Authority board chair. “The Hurricanes were […]

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Scott O’Neil: His Time at Harris Blitzer, A New Book and Perspective on the Sports Industry

Scott O’Neil spent eight years working as the chief executive officer at Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, best known as the owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Under O’Neil’s leadership, HBSE grew into a sports and entertainment franchise that spans two professional teams, an esports business, the owner and operator of […]

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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. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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Vegas Golden Knights Launch Series of NFTs

The Vegas Golden Knights have launched their first series of collectible NFTs (nonfungible tokens) with eight up for auction that will have premium physical redeemables tied to them as well. There are eight NFTs in the inaugural batch with seven featured on Crypto.com/NFT in an auction-based format for a limited time of only 48 hours, […]

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Kraken Community Iceplex Inks Starbucks as Partner

The Seattle Kraken’s training center has been unveiled as the Kraken Community Iceplex with local corporate titan Starbucks serving as its community impact partner. The three-rink Iceplex is on track to open by September as a purpose-driven center by advancing inclusion and equity in the Northgate neighborhood. Along with being the latest NHL team’s training […]

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In 2021, the NHL hosted just one outdoor game when the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights played in Lake Tahoe without spectators. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))

Minneapolis and Nashville to Host NHL Outdoor Games in 2022  

The National Hockey League will return to the outdoors for two events next season and will bring its All-Star Weekend to Las Vegas for the first time. The outdoor games will be staged in Minneapolis for the 2022 NHL Winter Classic while Nashville will host the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series. The […]

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