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Hiram Bithorn Stadium, host to several Major League Baseball games as well as winter league baseball in Puerto Rico since its opening in 1962, has a capacity of 18,000. The stadium is where dozens of Hall of Famers have played since its opening; at one point, both Hank Aaron and Willie Mays were on the same winter team. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Puerto Rico: A Rich Sports History

You may think that Puerto Rico is a golf escape and yes, that is largely true. The Puerto Rico Open will celebrate its 15th anniversary in early March, having generated $5.7 million for the economy and creating more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs. With 16 courses open to the public, golf has boomed on the […]

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Snapdragon Stadium Unveiled in San Diego

San Diego State University’s new stadium as part of the expansive SDSU Mission Valley development, has a new name — Snapdragon Stadium. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement for naming rights that will now go to the California State University Board of Trustees for formal approval. The previous home for the Aztecs […]

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Report: Jersey Mike’s Gets Naming Rights to Rutgers Arena

The Rutgers Athletic Center, known with great affection throughout the school community as the RAC, may have a new name soon. NJ Advance Media reports that the school is close to a naming-rights deal with Jersey Mike’s Sub that would be worth up to $30 million for the Big Ten Conference school. The RAC has […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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Figure Skating and Hosts Pair Well By Greg Mellen Figure skating is a rare sport in the Olympic world. While its popularity is strongly rooted in the Winter Games, it has evolved into a sport for all seasons. According to leaders at U.S. Figure Skating, the metric has been changing for some time. Each year, […]

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Combat Sports Events Throw Down the Action   By Zoie Clift Taekwondo, judo and karate feature dozens of marquee events that can be held in a range of venues, offering attendees an exciting look at sports with long traditions. Combat sports encompass a broad range of fighting styles, including those of taekwondo,​ judo and karate. Though […]

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Gymnastics Leaps to Year-Round Success   By Greg Mellen Since the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, when an athlete nicknamed the “Flying Squirrel” helped vault the United States to its first women’s gymnastics team gold medal since 1996, the sport has been tumbling forward once again into popularity. With the Road to Rio for […]

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Lacrosse Expands Its Reach   The 2015 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game was staged at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and drew a crowd of 10,084. Photo courtesy of Trask Smith/Zuma Wire By John Vivirito America’s “oldest sport” has been experiencing a growth spurt over the past 15 years. Lacrosse, a game first documented by European missionaries […]

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