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World Games 2022 Adds Drone Racing, Breaking and Parkour

  Two years out from its rescheduled opening ceremony, The World Games 2022 has unveiled the list of sports that athletes will compete in when they head to Birmingham, Alabama, for the multisport event. The official program will include 30 sports, 54 disciplines and 207 medal events. The vast majority of the sports are returning Continue Reading

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3 Companies Preparing for the Return of Spectators

So much of the sports-event industry’s return to action from the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused, as a first step, on making sure the competitors are able to perform without the risk of catching the coronavirus. But just as important is how crowds will be able to become part of the scenery again — first Continue Reading

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The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, is packed to the brim on July 17, 1994, before the final match of the World Cup between Brazil and Italy. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein)

FIFA, U.S. Soccer Ready for 2026 World Cup Selection Process

After a COVID-enforced pause in the evaluation process, FIFA and U.S. Soccer will restart the venue selection process for the FIFA 2026 World Cup with a virtual workshop on Tuesday with representatives from 17 cities. “Six years seems like a long time but it’s really not,” said Colin Smith, FIFA chief tournaments and events officer. Continue Reading

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Amazon Buys Seattle Arena Naming Rights, Brands it ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

The home for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the city’s expansion National Hockey League team will be called Climate Pledge Arena after the naming rights for the venue were bought by Amazon. The announcement was made by Amazon and the Oak View Group, which is renovating the arena and owns the NHL expansion team that Continue Reading

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Angels, Ducks Planning Major Anaheim Developments

The city of Anaheim, California, received a major development boost with the news on consecutive days this week that the Los Angeles Angels and Anaheim Ducks are planning mixed-use entertainment districts surrounding their venues covering 250 acres of space. The Ducks’ project is named ocV!BE and would include 115 acres of land, surrounding the Honda Continue Reading

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Fans stream into Hard Rock Stadium before a game in 2019 between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills in Miami Gardens, Fla. The stadium has received GBAC Star Facility Accreditation. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

What is The GBAC Star Facility Accreditation and Why Is It Important?

It has been touted by the Miami Dolphins as a reason why it will be able to have a restricted number of fans at Hard Rock Stadium for home games. Venues both indoor and outdoor throughout the country and world are seeking its approval. But what is the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation program? Here’s a Continue Reading

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Built for LAFC, the newly opened Banc of California Stadium will also be one of many venues used during the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer

LAFC Stadium Naming Rights Deal Restructured

Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California will restructure a long-term partnership that will result in the bank stepping away from its naming rights deal on LAFC’s stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The bank will remain as the club’s primary banking partner and remain a partner on other collaborations. “We are extremely proud of Continue Reading

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The inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during game action between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints.

Superdome Naming Rights Deal To Expire in New Orleans

The home of the New Orleans Saints and host to many of the biggest sporting events in the United States will have a new name in the near future after the NFL team confirmed that the Superdome‘s naming rights agreement with Mercedes-Benz will end after 2021. Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president of communications, Continue Reading

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