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The new Wichita stadium will open in April on the banks of the Arkansas River. Photo: Drone-Topgraphy LLC

New Wichita Ballpark to Spark Riverfront Development

After more than a decade, Major League-affiliated baseball is back in Wichita, Kansas. And it’s coming with a new ballpark, a new pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River and a rejuvenated riverfront area that the city hopes will be a catalyst for future events. Wichita officials have been trying to land a Minor League Baseball Continue Reading

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USA Synchro Rebrands to USA Artistic Swimming

The sport of synchronized swimming has always been about alignment. The precision moves of the athletes to music form the basis of the sport’s scoring as well as the appeal for fans, who appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved in the choreography. But at the international level, the alignment over what the sport should be Continue Reading

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LAFC fans in the '3252' fan section hold up their scarves during a game against the Portland Timbers at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

MLS At 25: From Shaky Start to Bright Future

Everywhere you looked, people tailgated with portable grills, music blared, kids ran around. The smell of beef and chicken hung heavy in the air. Flags waved, songs and chants and drums and trumpets played, and all the elements were there that make you walk around the outside of a stadium and think “Whoa, this is Continue Reading

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How USA Team Handball Plans to Break Through

Barry Siff is in a place several before him have been. But he hopes—and has produced some early evidence—that he can be the one to put the entertaining sport of team handball on the map in the United States. “It’s a sport that’s designed for America that isn’t known here,” said Siff, CEO of USA Continue Reading

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HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 – Men’s
USA's Ben Pinkelman fends off the Wales defense on day two of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 men's competition at FMG Stadium Waikato on 26 January, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Rugby Sevens Ready to Put Roots in Los Angeles

With participation on the rise and its status as an Olympic sport secure, rugby is looking to expand its brand as the LA Sevens brings the up-tempo, fan-friendly rugby sevens format to Los Angeles. Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, will host 16 national teams in a two-day event February 29–March 1 that features the Continue Reading

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Adapting to New Sports Events

Sometimes in sports and in business, purposes align to set visions in an entirely new direction. Such a convergence happened in 2013 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time, Turnstone, a nonprofit organization that has provided services for people with disabilities since the 1940s, was embarking on a capital campaign to expand its complex for Continue Reading

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An Unlikely Softball Partnership

It’s not a marriage, but the first date between USA Softball and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)—an inaugural softball tournament organized jointly by both organizations—marks a new era for two organizations that have been competitors in the event landscape for years. The U.S. Games, a girls fastpitch tournament, will take place in Viera, Continue Reading

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