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A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon as it is announced that the tennis championships for 2020 had been cancelled due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
No Canceling Wimbledon in 2021, Club Says

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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy Sign Esports Entertainment Group as Official Esports Tournament Provider

AEG has signed an agreement with Esports Entertainment Group that will make the organizer the official esports tournament provider for the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. Under the terms of the agreement brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Esports Entertainment Group will host branded tournaments for the Kings […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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Portland's Diego Valeri takes a corner kick during the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. In the background are a series of massive blue screens that the league used for broadcasts to show virtual fan parties and sponsor logos during the tournament.

Case Study: How Major League Soccer
Has Pulled Off Its 25th Season

Major League Soccer began in 1996 with 10 teams. Now in its 25th season, the league has 26 teams as Inter Miami — with world superstar David Beckham as owner — and Nashville SC debuted as the newest expansion franchises. The league was planning a season unlike any other in 2020 to celebrate its silver anniversary, […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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Youths take a shot on goal during a pregame activation at London Stadium in 2019 before a game between hosts West Ham United and Manchester City. Experience Kissimmee is the Official Destination Partner of West Ham United. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

How Florida Became a Presence in the Premier League

The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast to over 200 countries each season. With more than $11 billion in global media rights agreements each year, its growth the past three decades is the envy of every league or sports organization in the world. Being able to partner with a Premier […]

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David Wright Named Chief Commercial Officer at U.S. Soccer

David Wright has joined the U.S. Soccer Federation as its new chief commercial officer. Wright brings more than 20 years of strategic management and business growth leadership to U.S. Soccer, most recently working for Minor League Baseball. “David is an outstanding sales and marketing professional with an impeccable reputation,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary […]

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Sports Complex Planned in Connecticut

Plans for a 76-acre sports complex that includes indoor and outdoor facilities at a cost of $110 million has been approved in Connecticut, with developers saying the complex would bring in millions in sports tourism and create up to 400 jobs. The All Sports Village would be in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, after the town’s planning […]

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Legacy Sports Park Opening in Mesa, Arizona, in 2022

A new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex is planned for Mesa, Arizona, with multiple outdoor and indoor sporting opportunities aimed toward driving the area’s sports tourism market to become even more of a destination beyond Major League Baseball spring training. The Legacy Sports Park is scheduled to open in 2022 and Legacy Sports USA, the […]

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