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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith talk before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Goodell Incentivizes Vaccinations With Forfeit Threat

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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Austin to Host Second U.S. Men’s Soccer Home Game for 2022 World Cup Qualifying

For the U.S. Men’s National Team’s second home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, U.S. Soccer has selected Austin as the host of USA against Jamaica. Kickoff on October 7 at Q2 Stadium for the first qualifier in the state of Texas will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision family […]

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Simone Biles celebrates her performance on the vault during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 25, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

At the 2021 Olympic Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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Houston’s BBVA Stadium to Undergo Renovations, Add Safe-Standing Area

BBVA Stadium, the home for Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo and the NWSL’s Houston Dash will undergo a multi-phase renovation including a safe-standing section for fans, following four other MLS venues that made smilier moves in the past season. The safe-standing section will allow 1,200 supporters in the north end of the venue for all […]

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Northern Colorado Unveils Hailstorm FC As Official Branding

One of the newest USL League One expansion teams has revealed its official club branding, with Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC beginning play in 2022 in Windsor, Colorado. The crest for Hailstorm FC includes a shield that displays features that represent the community. A mountain range sits at the peak of the crest while the brand […]

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Allegiant Stadium Named Home of Leagues Cup Final for 2021 and 2022

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will be the host for the 2021 and 2022 Leagues Cup, the annual tournament between teams from both Major League Soccer and Liga MX. “The passionate soccer market of Las Vegas is the perfect host for the Leagues Cup Final in 2021 and 2022,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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Montreal Withdraws as 2026 World Cup Site; FIFA to Pick Venues in 2022

The city of Montreal has withdrawn from the venue selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be held in North America, potentially opening an extra spot for an American city to host. FIFA also announced that the final selections of cities will be delayed until 2022 at the earliest. Canada Soccer made the […]

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MLS to Launch New Professional League in 2022

Major League Soccer will launch a new professional league in 2022 that will focus on youth development and provide a more direct link between its teams’ youth academies and the first-team rosters, the league announced on Monday. The aim of the new reserve league is to complete the player pathway from MLS Next to the […]

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Columbus Crew Announce Naming Rights Deal with Lower.com

The third Major League Soccer stadium to open this season has finally revealed its naming rights sponsorship, as the Columbus Crew’s downtown venue will be called Lower.com Field after the MLS team signed a long-term partnership with the local fintech company. Lower.com Field is set to open when the Crew host the New England Revolution […]

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