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Bryson DeChambeau, acknowledges fans watching from a bordering yard as he walks to the 11th tee during the third round of the US Open on September 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, New York. Other than the fans off the property, there were no spectators at the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
PGA Tour Ready to Welcome Back Fans

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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Home of Nuggets, Avalanche Becomes Ball Arena

Like a shopper going for a value combo, the Ball Corporation has expanded on its partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment that will stretch across two continents, three cities and is highlighted by a new naming rights deal for the home of three professional sports franchises in Denver, Colorado. The home of the NBA’s Denver […]

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Athletes Unlimited Starting Women’s Lacrosse League

Athletes Unlimited, which has worked to bring new alternatives to professional women’s sports including softball and volleyball with unique formats for competition, will be starting a women’s lacrosse league that will run at a site to be determined from July 19 through August 22, 2021, after the 2021 World Cup is completed. The league will […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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Sports Complex Planned in Connecticut

Plans for a 76-acre sports complex that includes indoor and outdoor facilities at a cost of $110 million has been approved in Connecticut, with developers saying the complex would bring in millions in sports tourism and create up to 400 jobs. The All Sports Village would be in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, after the town’s planning […]

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Sports Facilities Companies Launches Lacrosse Events Company

Sports Facilities Companies will launch a new lacrosse events company, Halo LAX, which marks an entry into the space of event organizers for the company that advises and manages youth sports complexes across the country. In addition, the company, which includes Sports Facilities Management, has announced a separate deal with tournament registration company EventConnect to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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