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Arizona State Committee Approves New Multi-Purpose Arena Plan

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved Arizona State University’s plan for a 5,000-seat, $115 million multi-purpose arena that will serve mainly as the home venue for the Sun Devils men’s ice hockey program. The arena will sit right in the area on campus that serves as the site for several other athletic facilities including […]

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Major League Cricket to Place Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas

Major League Cricket will redevelop a baseball stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, to become the first major cricket stadium in the United States that will also serve as a high-performance center and training base for the USA Cricket national team. Major League Cricket and the city of Grand Prairie have agreed on a long-term lease […]

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Earns GBAC Star Accreditation

The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, has become the first U.S. museum to earn the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star facility accreditation. The hall joins several other venues managed by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority in earning the accreditation, including the Charlotte Convention Center, Bojangles Entertainment Complex and Spectrum Center. The […]

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University of Hawai’i Gets Naming Rights Sponsor for Arena

University of Hawai’i Athletics and Bank of Hawaii announced 10-year, $5 million sponsorship through 2030 for the naming rights of the Stan Sheriff Center, which will be referred to as SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The new name retains the legacy of former Hawai’i Athletics Director Bruce “Stan” Sheriff. Bank of Hawaii chose the […]

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Gambling Part of New Sports Venue Frontier, Panelists Say

Nearly every day, there is a new partnership between a professional sports team and a gambling company — and sometimes the partnership even includes a college. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on legalized sports gambling, each election day brings a new state that will allow gambling within state lines. For any team […]

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Fan enter Kentucky's Kroger Field before a college football game between Kentucky and Mississippi. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Panel: Sports Venues Need to Rethink Entrance and Exit

Sports venues need to keep working on efficient ways to have spectators — at whatever quantity allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic — enter, walk around and exit in an efficient and most importantly a healthy fashion, a panel at the Association of Luxury Suite Directors virtual conference agreed. Venues will also have to adapt for […]

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Division III School in Maine Opens $200 Million Athletics Center

Several sports-related investments in state of Maine will result in new and improved sports venues, including the recent opening of a $200 million athletics and recreation center at Colby College in the city of Waterville. The Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center is a 350,000-square-foot building that will become one of the most advanced Division […]

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Seats at Fedex Field display the Washington Football Team logo during pregame warmups between Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Long Wait Expected on Washington Football Team’s Stadium Future

While consistently talked about around the Maryland and District of Columbia areas, the fact is that any future stadium project for the Washington Football Team is not going to be determined anytime soon, the team’s president said during a keynote interview at last week’s Association of Luxury Suite Directors virtual meeting. During “Presidents Conversation: The […]

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NASCAR, Wynn Deal Could Lead to Betting Lounges

NASCAR and WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts Ltd. responsible for Wynn’s mobile sportsbook and casino app, have announced a multiyear national sports betting partnership that could lead to betting lounges at two tracks in Virginia. As an authorized gaming operator of NASCAR, WynnBET will collaborate with the racing series to create and […]

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