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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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MLB Promotes Tony Reagins to Oversee Youth and Amateur Growth

Tony Reagins has been promoted to chief baseball development officer of Major League Baseball, where he will oversee the growth of youth and amateur levels of baseball and softball in the United States and internationally. Reagins, who began at MLB in 2015 as senior vice president of the Youth Programs department, will also be tasked […]

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Illinois Village to Sponsor USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field has won a unique competition among national governing bodies by earning a $100,000 sponsorship from the leaders of Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The village northwest of Chicago sought to partner with an NGB to promote its business and manufacturing brand and is believed to be the first municipality to sponsor a […]

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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 […]

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Softball Loses a Legend in Don Porter

Don Porter, one of the key individuals who helped grow softball on the international stage, died June 7 in Oklahoma City. Porter, the longtime leader of the Amateur Softball Association, the International Softball Federation and the World Baseball Softball Confederation, was 90. Porter was a board member of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1968–1998 and […]

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Columbus, Georgia, to Host 2021–2023 NAIA Softball Championship

Columbus, Georgia, will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics softball championship from 2021–2023. The event will be staged at the South Commons Sports Complex and Softball Stadium, which served as the host venue for softball at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. The stadium, which also hosted the USA Softball International Cup in July 2019, […]

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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 […]

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New Professional Softball League Forms

A new professional softball league will start in August 2020 with its formation heralded by organizers as the start of a master plan to expand into other sports and models. Athletes Unlimited‘s starting plan is for a softball league with all games held at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois. The league would start August […]

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MLB to Sponsor USA Softball National Team’s Tour

Major League Baseball will become the official presenting sponsor of the training tour for the women’s national softball team that will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The team’s Stand Beside Her tour will be held in more than 35 cities from February to June, leading up to the […]

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An Unlikely Softball Partnership

It’s not a marriage, but the first date between USA Softball and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)—an inaugural softball tournament organized jointly by both organizations—marks a new era for two organizations that have been competitors in the event landscape for years. The U.S. Games, a girls fastpitch tournament, will take place in Viera, […]

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