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Protesters rallying against COVID-19 vaccination mandates and in support of Kyrie Irving gather outside the Barclays Center before an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets on October 24, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
Anti-Vaxxers Try to Storm Nets Game In Support of Kyrie Irving

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. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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Geoff VanDeusen Named CEO of United Soccer Coaches

Geoff VanDeusen, a longtime leader at United Soccer Coaches, will become the organization’s next chief executive officer. VanDeusen will take on the position after serving 10 years as the association’s director of operations and events. He has nearly 30 years of experience as a soccer coach at the college, high school and club levels. “The […]

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National Women’s Soccer League Appoints Marla Messing as Interim CEO

The National Women’s Soccer League board of governors has appointed Marla Messing, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup president and chief executive officer, as its interim CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations. Messing will work in close coordination with the board of governors to execute on key initiatives that will promote actionable, sustainable change and […]

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FIFA Schedules Final Venue Visits to World Cup 2026 Candidate Host Cities

FIFA will launch the final round of venue visits to the 2026 World Cup candidate host cities with eight destinations scheduled for visits from October 21–November 1 as the race to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world continues to heat up in earnest after months of pandemic-related delays. The delegation will […]

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NWSL Moving Championship Game to Louisville

The National Women’s Soccer League will move the 2021 championship game to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the league’s newest expansion franchise Racing Louisville FC. The NWSL and NWSL Players Association made the announcement on Wednesday morning. The game was scheduled for Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on an artificial turf surface […]

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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. NHL: Only Four Players Unvaccinated as Season Opens Posted: Wednesday, October 13 The […]

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Amanda Vandervort Named USL Super League President

Amanda Vandervort will be the first president of the USL Super League, the professional second division women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023. The United Soccer League made the formal announcement on Tuesday morning. A sports executive with more than 20 years of experience across all levels of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort […]

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Multisport Venue Opens in Loudoun County

The Virginia Revolution Sportsplex has opened as a new multisport venue in Loudoun County. Founded by former German soccer player Niko Eckart in 2018, the Virginia Revolution Soccer Club has acquired the 37-acre former Evergreen Sportsplex to create a new sports venue designed to develop technical skills and critical thinking, while building the personal connections […]

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Minnesota United Owner Dr. Bill McGuire announce that the 2022 MLS All-Star Game will be held in Minnesota at Allianz Field. Photo via Major League Soccer

Minnesota’s Allianz Field Will Host 2022 MLS All-Star Game

The 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United FC and one of the league’s newest venues in a string of soccer-specific stadiums. The match will be hosted at the 19,600-seat soccer-specific stadium, which opened its doors in 2019 to international acclaim. The stadium has a grass […]

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