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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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football

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. Tuesday, August 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football The Big Ten Conference became the first Power 5 conference to cancel Continue Reading

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Major League Lacrosse chose Navy–Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, to conduct its abbreviated 2020 season. Photo: Anne Evans/MLL

Case Study: 5 Takeaways from MLL’s Mini Season

Last season, Major League Lacrosse staged events over a longer period of time than typical—ending its season in October instead of Labor Day—in an effort to get lacrosse fans even more aware of the product that has allowed the league to reach its 20th season. This year, the league wrapped a week-long tournament at one venue Continue Reading

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National Lacrosse League Expands to Fort Worth

The National Lacrosse League has awarded an expansion franchise to Fort Worth, Texas, with the league’s 14th team scheduled to start play in the 2021–22 season. It is the first time the NLL has expanded into Texas in its 34-year history. “We welcome Fort Worth as our 14th team and are excited to be working Continue Reading

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IWLCA Tabs Elite Tournaments for 2021–2024 Tournament Series

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association will partner with Elite Tournaments to develop a tournament series that will include the IWLCA Capital Cup, the IWLCA Champions Cup and the IWLCA Presidents Cup. The IWLCA is a membership-led, professional association that represents more than 1,200 NCAA and NAIA women’s lacrosse coaches from 550 schools at all Continue Reading

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San Diego Loyal Planning Soccer-Specific Stadium in Downtown

The latest area of the downtown San Diego area to potentially be renovated is the Midway-Pacific Highway neighborhood as the USL soccer club San Diego Loyal is proposing a redevelopment to break ground in 2022 for a 15,000-seat soccer stadium on the site of the San Diego Sports Arena. This proposed stadium would serve as Continue Reading

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Steve Stenersen: How US Lacrosse is Approaching Return to Play

Lacrosse has been one of the few sports seeing steadily increased participation growth in recent years. But the coronavirus pandemic has had an outsized impact on US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, as it has for many organizations. In this episode of the SportsTravel Podcast with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, longtime president Continue Reading

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New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from Continue Reading

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is Continue Reading

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Carrier Dome to Get Air Conditioning

The air-inflated roof of the Carrier Dome has come down, taking away one of the focal points of the skyline for Syracuse, New York, as renovations for the 41-year-old venue begin with the installation of air conditioning that will be operational by the spring of 2021. The move is part of a $118 million renovation. Continue Reading

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