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NASCAR Names First VP of Diversity and Inclusion

Less than a week after announcing it would ban the Confederate flag from all its events, NASCAR has created a new position of vice president of diversity and inclusion, to be filled by league executive Brandon Thompson. In the new position, Thompson will oversee the league’s strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as programs Continue Reading

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Signs at various locations remind golfers of social distancing rules during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sports in a Post-COVID World: Industry Leaders React

With so much unknown about the short-, mid- and long-term future of the sports-event industry, destinations, rights holders and industry suppliers have tried to prepare as best they can for what may lie ahead. SportsTravel asked leaders across the industry to give their thoughts about the remarkable past few months, what they are doing now Continue Reading

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In this Aug. 24, 2017, file photo, Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association's chief executive of professional tennis, watches a qualifying round of the U.S Open. Allaster is taking over as the U.S. Open’s tournament director, the first woman to hold that job at the Grand Slam tournament. She will stay on as the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis, the association said. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr., File)

Stacey Allaster Becomes First Female U.S. Open Tournament Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Stacey Allaster, its chief executive for professional tennis, as the tournament director for the U.S. Open. Allaster is the first female tournament director in the event’s 140-year history. Allaster will be responsible for all competitive aspects of the tournament including player relations, officiating, and match scheduling, among other Continue Reading

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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag at Events

NASCAR has made the decision to ban the Confederate Flag from being displayed anywhere at its events as the sports-event world continues to make public stands against racial injustice and racism in general. “The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for Continue Reading

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The Professional Fighters League's 2019 season-ending championship was held on New Year's Eve at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 2021 championship will be held at a new location to be determined. Photo courtesy of Professional Fighters League.

Professional Fighters League Going Global in 2021

Having decided to be one of the few professional leagues to cancel the 2020 season outright instead of staging a modified version, the Professional Fighters League has already moved toward planning for 2021 and extending its reach internationally. In 2019, the mixed martial arts league featured six weight classes, including a women’s division, with the Continue Reading

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the Continue Reading

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Matt Herren won the 2016 Toyota Texas Bass Classic.

2021 Bassmaster Classic Heading to Fort Worth, Texas

The 2021 B.A.S.S. Bassmaster Classic will be heading to Lake Ray Roberts in Denton, Texas, as the full Classic event will be hosted by Fort Worth, Texas, from March 19–21. It will be the first time that Fort Worth hosts the Bassmaster Classic and the event’s third time overall in Texas. The event will be 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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