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Pittsburgh Proceeds with NCAA Frozen Four Plans

SportsPittsburgh and Robert Morris University are moving ahead with plans to host the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Frozen Four at PPG Paints Arena. The event, scheduled April 8 and 10, will be one of the first NCAA championships hosted since events were paused in March 2020. No decision has been made yet on spectators […]

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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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University of Maine Reveals $110 Million Athletic Facilities Plan

The University of Maine revealed a $110 million plan for athletic facilities, a mix of new construction and extensive renovations to existing facilities that will touch each of the Black Bears’ 17 varsity programs. The news comes on the heels of an October announcement by the Harold Alfond Foundation investing $240 million over the next […]

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USA Hockey Selects Texas for 2021 IIHF U-18 World Championship

Frisco and Plano, Texas, have been selected to host the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship, a decision announced by USA Hockey in conjunction with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Comerica Center in Frisco, which serves as the Stars’ practice facility, will serve as the primary venue for the event, which will be staged April 26–May […]

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Erie to Host Entire NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship

Following similar decisions in basketball, the NCAA has announced that it will stage all rounds of the 2021 Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship in Erie, Pennsylvania, which had been scheduled to host the Frozen Four. Host institution Mercyhurst University, the Erie Sports Commission and Erie Insurance Arena will work in conjunction to host the eight […]

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NHL and PointsBet Partner on Betting Content

The NHL and international sportsbook operator PointsBet have reached a multiyear strategic partnership with PointsBet become an official sports betting partner of the league. Under terms of the deal, which includes the league’s interests in the United States and Australia, PointsBet will receives rights to use NHL marks and logos. The sides will also create […]

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NCAA Cancels Division III Winter Championships Amid COVID Pandemic

As the NCAA announced that an entire division of collegiate sports will have its winter championships canceled for the second year in a row, it also has announced three more Division I championships will be conducted in a single-site, bubble-style environment. Due to low participation numbers among member schools, NCAA Division III winter championships are […]

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USA Hockey Reaches Deal with Clear2Play

USA Hockey has reached a multi-year partnership with Clear2Play to make the company’s product to become the official athlete safety software of the national governing body. Clear2Play, founded in 2018, works to ensure athlete safety through a web and mobile app that provides customizable daily health checks, test and vaccine tracking, and a flexible digital […]

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NHL Releases Details on Outdoor Events at Lake Tahoe

The National Hockey League has released specifics about its NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake. The Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will feature the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20 while the Honda NHL Outdoors […]

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