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Keeping Athletes and Fans Safe When Sporting Events Resume

In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, people remained hopeful that by the fall we would be able to resume enjoying the traditional college and professional sports events we love. Many predicted, however, that these events might look very different and could even be played without fans and spectators. As COVID‐19 cases […]

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Editor’s Essay: College Football’s Personal Loss

This one hurts. There’s no question 2020 has been a wild ride for the sports-event industry. Since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest, each event cancellation and postponement has been a gut punch at worst and disorienting at best for sports organizations, the destinations that host their events and the fans who love […]

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How Sports Venues Will Be Changed by COVID-19

As operators of stadiums and arenas confront the impact of COVID-19, they are facing a precarious financial situation that goes beyond box office revenues. The general economic recession will continue to reduce speculation in capital expenditures in these facilities. Widespread unemployment may also reduce the disposable income for many spectators who normally attend events. So […]

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How to Coach Players During COVID-19

To win games, the head coach creates a playbook determined by player attributes. Being increasingly cognizant of the mindset of each player is more relevant than ever for coaches to have success. As the sports landscape braces for the prospect of little or no fan attendance when events return, this makes the sensitivity to player […]

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7 Checks to Make on Your Event Power Supply

A perfectly planned sporting event can mean years of preparation for athletes, millions of dollars invested in venues and event promotion, countless hours planning for the big day, a well-trained event crew focused on execution and thousands of spectators charged up for the thrill of victory. And it takes just one power-related problem to upend the whole show. Event organizers must assemble many […]

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On Assignment: A Stadium Shows Its Versatility

It can be one of the little annoyances that fans can experience either in the stadium or watching on television: Seeing the lines of one sport—washed out or not—on the field as you watch action from a different sport. That annoyance is what made the field for the recent LA Sevens international rugby match at […]

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