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The 2022 NCAA Women's Championship Game in Minneapolis was played in front of a sellout crowd as South Carolina beat UConn for its second national title. Photo by Matt Traub / SportsTravel

Women’s Final Four Shines Spotlight on Minnesota’s Basketball Culture

The 27-year wait was worth it for the basketball-mad region of Minneapolis-St. Paul after a Women’s Final Four that was in many ways the first major event that the city was able to organize since the pandemic. More than 36,000 fans attended games at the Target Center between the two semifinals on April 1 and […]

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The Next Generation of Sports Entertainment: OTT Tools for Live Sports Venues

Sports inspire passions all over the globe, particularly as the world comes out of COVID lockdowns. The return of live sports in front of fans also lifts viewership and more ways for fans to stay attached to favorite teams, athletes and leagues. But much like avid watchers of television sitcoms and dramas have altered the […]

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How Utah Capitalized on Beijing’s Olympic Spectator Ban

When Beijing’s organizers decided to ban foreign spectators from attending the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it shone an even brighter spotlight on a previous host — with many hoping that it can repeat those hosting duties in the future. Families have descended for watch parties every night in Park City, Utah, where the […]

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How Tulsa Landed the USA BMX Headquarters

Flash back 10 years. USA BMX, the national governing body for the sport, was headquartered at its longtime home in Gilbert, Arizona. As the sport grew in popularity — one of the fastest-growing sports in the past decade, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association — so did the needs of the organization. More tracks […]

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Puerto Rico: A Rich Sports History

You may think that Puerto Rico is a golf escape and yes, that is largely true. The Puerto Rico Open will celebrate its 15th anniversary in early March, having generated $5.7 million for the economy and creating more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs. With 16 courses open to the public, golf has boomed on the […]

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The Age of DVLED: How Bigger, Brighter, Bolder Displays Are Changing the Sporting Landscape

When arena and stadium operators first began using direct view LED (or DVLED) displays for their scoreboards, they represented the apex of digital display technology. Today, innovative engineers and manufacturers have pushed DVLED display technology to once-unimaginable heights, with individual LEDs (or pixels) now being produced at sub-millimeter size and enabling the design of ultra-high-definition […]

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Getting Back into the Game: What’s Ahead for Sports Venues

With the sporting world emerging from a year that saw grandstands populated with cardboard fans, digitized cheers ring through empty arenas and basketball played in a bubble, the industry is confronting a changed business model, as well as new design and construction priorities for athletic venues. The pandemic’s effects on the sports sector have been […]

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