The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
South Dakota World Archery Event Moved to 2022

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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Roundup: 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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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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Premier League Lacrosse Rebrands With Ticketmaster Sponsorship

The Premier Lacrosse League, entering its second season, will rebrand itself as the Premier Lacrosse League powered by Ticketmaster under a new agreement between the business and league. The Premier Lacrosse League will leverage Ticketmaster ticketing and venue innovations in addition to its marketing services across North America. The league has seven clubs with the Continue Reading

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World Lacrosse Names New COO

Eric Parthen, who has led multiple sports organizations during his career of more than two decades, will be the new chief operating officer of World Lacrosse. Parthen’s appointment was announced by World Lacrosse Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr. World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse as recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Parthen Continue Reading

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New Hotel Planned for LakePoint Sports Complex

LakePoint Sports near Atlanta will have extended road infrastructure at its sports campus, leading to more than 500 acres of development including the construction of a 200-room hotel that will open in 2021 at a cost of $39 million. Located adjacent to LakePoint Sports’ 170,000-square-foot Champions Center and baseball complex, the hotel will feature a Continue Reading

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Jessica Berman Named Deputy Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League has named Jessica Berman deputy commissioner and executive vice president of business affairs. Berman spent the last 13 years with the National Hockey League, most recently as vice president of community development, culture and growth. According to the NLL, Berman will become the first woman to hold the title of deputy Continue Reading

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Denver Selected to Host MLL Championship Weekend

Major League Lacrosse has selected Denver to host the 2019 MLL Championship Weekend, with games to be played at the University of Denver and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The games, to be held October 4­–6, will mark the first time in the league’s 19-year history that the championship will be played in Colorado. The MLL Continue Reading

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Five NGBs Partner With USADA’s TrueSport Program

Five national governing bodies have partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s TrueSport program, joining 23 other NGBs that participate in the educational content partnership to promote clean and healthy competition, sportsmanship and character-building and life skills. The latest entries to the program are USA Diving, USA Karate, USA Team Handball, USA Badminton and U.S. Lacrosse. Continue Reading

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