Major League Rugby Planning Hawaii Expansion

Major League Rugby has accepted the initial application for membership to an expansion bid in Kanaloa, Hawaii, clearing the way for the parties to enter into negotiations that would make the island club the 14th member of MLR heading into the 2021 season. Kanaloa has 90 days to finalize terms and meet the league’s expansion Continue Reading

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USA Rugby Relocates Colorado Headquarters

USA Rugby has announced a new partnership with the city of Glendale, Colorado, that will see the national governing body relocate its headquarters from Lafayette, Colorado, to the city just south of Denver. As part of the arrangement, the NGB will use Glendale’s Infinity Park—one of the few rugby-specific venues in the country—as its national Continue Reading

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New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from Continue Reading

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020
USA's Danny Barrett touches down a try against France on day two of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 March, 2020 in Los Angeles, United States. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

USA Rugby Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The economic fallout from the coronavirus has hit the world of national governing bodies as USA Rugby announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of “compounded and insurmountable financial constraints.” The NGB said the suspension of sanctioned rugby activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing financial challenges and Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that 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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Major League Rugby Names New Commissioner

George Killebrew, who has 27 years of experience in front office roles both on the corporate and team levels, will be the new Major League Rugby commissioner. Killebrew was most recently the executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Dallas Mavericks. He also worked with the Mavericks in sales, marketing, ticket sales, corporate Continue Reading

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