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Letter From Tennessee: Dude Perfect,
a Hemi Engine and a Return to Travel

The email arrived in my inbox about six weeks ago with the intriguing subject line: “Chaos at the Colosseum.” The message was from Bristol Motor Speedway, a venue I’ve been fascinated by for years (enough to be on their email list at least) but had never had the chance to visit. So right away I […]

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Editor’s Essay: College Football’s Personal Loss

This one hurts. There’s no question 2020 has been a wild ride for the sports-event industry. Since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest, each event cancellation and postponement has been a gut punch at worst and disorienting at best for sports organizations, the destinations that host their events and the fans who love […]

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Clemson's victory in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl sent the team to its fourth national title game in five years. Photo by Jason Gewirtz/SportsTravel

Letter From Scottsdale: Big Games and Big Investment

When Clemson beat Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, which served as a semifinal for the College Football Playoff, it paved the way for the university’s fourth national title appearance in the past five seasons. That kind of excellence has rarely been seen in college football, which is finishing its historic 150th season. But […]

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Letter From Lanzhou: Running and the Power of Sports

At SportsTravel, we’re always excited to visit destinations and attend events and conferences to discuss the state of sports-related travel and tourism. Some of those trips to share and learn are modest in scale and some allow us to explore more distant markets. Our most recent trip was definitely one of the latter. Indeed, I […]

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