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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the Continue Reading

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the Continue Reading

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Wrigley Field's marquee displays Lakeview Pantry volunteer information in Chicago. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Panel: Sports Organizations Must Adapt for Post-COVID World

Listeners to the latest Sports ETA webinar were told that they should forgot about spending time on a five-year plan during the COVID-19 pandemic and instead focus on the intrinsic values that they bring to the areas they work and live in. Dale Neuburger and Michelle Perry of BCW Sports Practice – North America said Continue Reading

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Houston International Sports Film Festival to Debut in 2021

The Houston International Sports Film Festival will hold its inaugural event June 3–6, 2021, in Houston to provide filmmakers with a platform to showcase their sports-related film content to a broader audience. The festival is founded by sports photographer and indie filmmaker Josh Merwin. Submissions are now being accepted for the event and the festival Continue Reading

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Former MLB Player Named GM of Branson Sports Complex

The ownership of Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, in partnership with Sports Facilities Management, has named Scott Bailes as the new general manager of the complex. Bailes, who is a former baseball player whose MLB career spanned 10 seasons, was also the founder of Sports World, an indoor training facility. He also worked with Continue Reading

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Gregg Caren Tapped to Lead Philadelphia CVB

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has named longtime ASM Global executive Gregg Caren to the position of president and CEO. Caren most recently served as the executive vice president, sales and strategic business development for ASM Global, formerly SMG, which operates 350 venues worldwide. He has also served in a variety of senior leadership Continue Reading

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UCLA Athletic Director Becomes U.S. University Federation President

UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero, who will retire at the school effective June 30, will start his new job the day after as the next president of the United States International University Sports Federation. Guerrero will serve a four-year term as president. He has been part of the federation since 2015 and formerly was the Continue Reading

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are Continue Reading

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Big West Hires Dan Butterly as Commissioner

Dan Butterly, who during his time as Mountain West Conference senior associate commissioner worked on NCAA committees for men’s basketball, football and helped create the brand image for the College Football Playoff, will become the new commissioner of the Big West Conference after Dennis Farrell retires on July 1 after 28 years in charge of Continue Reading

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Jerad Bachar Named President and CEO of VisitPittsburgh

VisitPittsburgh has named Jerad Bachar as president and CEO, a role he had served an interim role in since December following the departure of Craig Davis. Bachar has more than 30 years of experience in tourism and economic development, most recently serving as executive vice president of Pittsburgh’s convention bureau. In that role, he oversaw Continue Reading

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