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Destination Sport

Mark Kelly Named Managing Director of Sportsbreaks.com

Destination Sport Group has announced Mark Kelly as the new managing director of Sportsbreaks.com. Kelly brings over 15 years of digital and ecommerce experience, including three years at SportsDirect.com as the head of ecommerce and nearly half of his career in two roles at National Express (head of digital and digital director). “I am excited […]

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Happy Valley Sports

Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance to Host Major Fencing Event

The Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance will host the 2025 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs National Championships at the Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, Pennsylvania. The event is scheduled to take place on April 5–6, 2025. More than 45 collegiate club fencing teams will participate in the two-day tournament. This […]

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NFR 2024

National Finals Rodeo to Stay in Las Vegas Through 2035

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will stay in Las Vegas through 2035, the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Board of Directors have announced. The NFR has taken place at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV every year since 1985 (with the exception of the […]

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Mike Waterman

Mike Waterman Named President and CEO of Visit Anaheim

Visit Anaheim has announced that Mike Waterman has been appointed the president and chief executive officer of the organization, effective April 29. Waterman, a hospitality veteran with over 30 years of leadership and sales experience, previously served as chief sales officer at Visit Orlando. Prior to Visit Orlando, Waterman was the president and chief executive […]

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Raleigh Esports

Esports Report Cites Raleigh as Major Host

A new study examining global trends in hosting in-person esports events has concluded that Raleigh, North Carolina, is among the top destinations for such events. The project, which examined in-person esports tournaments in North America, Europe and the Nordic region from 2019–2023, was conducted by PLAYHRDR Advisors, the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee and […]

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Tulsa Teqball

Tulsa to Host Only Teqball Event in U.S. This June

Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the only International Teqball Federation-sanctioned event in the United States this year from June 14­–16. “It has been a pleasure to work with the International Teqball Federation to bring this action-packed sport and over 1,000 athletes, staff, and media professionals from 60 different countries to Tulsa,” said Alex Brown, national sports […]

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Perfect Game Adds 21 Former MLB Players to Investment Group

Youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service Perfect Game has announced its investor group, which is made up, in part, of 21 former and active major league players. The announcement of the investor group comes days after Perfect Game appointed former Major League All-Star and American League Most Valuable Player award winner Mo Vaughn […]

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River Cats

Oakland A’s Moving to Sacramento for Next Three Seasons

The Athletics will leave Oakland at season’s end and go to Sacramento’s Sutter Health Park, a minor league baseball stadium, starting in 2025 for at least three seasons ahead of the team’s permanent transition to Las Vegas. The announcement was made by the Sacramento Kings, majority owner of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, who play […]

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