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Charleston Dirty Birds’ Home Venue Renamed

The home for the Atlantic League’s Charleston Dirty Birds in West Virginia will have a new name as GoMart Ballpark will take effect starting with the 2023 season to start a 10-year deal. The stadium has been named Appalachian Power Park since its inception in 2005. It was home to the South Atlantic League’s West […]

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ASM Global Names Gary Jacobus to Leadership Role

ASM Global has named Gary Jacobus as president, business development, to oversee the company’s expanding business development and account-retention footprint across the Americas. Jacobus was an architect of the growth of the NFL’s global marketing partnerships program and has headed IMG’s global sports and entertainment corporate consulting division. During his tenure with the NBA, he […]

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Discussing the value of Riversport OKC to the city of Oklahoma City is, from left: Olympic Hopeful Augustus Cook, Beth Spilman of the American Canoe Association, Reilly Dampeer of the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center; Mike Knopp, executive director of Riversport; and moderator Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel Magazine. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Riversport OKC Showcases Value of Unique Venues to Destinations

The revitalization of the Oklahoma River is a case study in how a destination can rethink its entire sports landscape with creative thinking and community goodwill. And thanks to Riversport OKC, Oklahoma City became the center of rowing and canoe/kayak, showcasing how a citywide vision can help put a destination on the Olympic and Paralympic […]

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The 2022 SportsTravel Award winners are recognized by Jason Gewirtz, left, vice president of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. With Gewirtz from left is Ryan Allen Hall, senior director of public events and partnerships for the College Football Playoff; USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis; Run4Roses Executive Director Tucker Neale; Vice President of Spokane Sports Ashley Blake and Spokane Sports Director of Events and Community Cherie Gwinn; World Athletics Council Member Willie Banks; and Denny Edwards, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo by Jared Wickerham

2022 SportsTravel Award Winners Announced

SportsTravel Magazine announced the winners of the 2022 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, honoring the best events, venue and host city in the sports-event industry. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. […]

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KemperSports Adds Steve Goris, Jeremy Goldblatt to Leadership Team

KemperSports has named Steve Goris as its new senior vice president of KemperSports Venues while Jeremy Goldblatt has been promoted to chief operating officer at KemperSports. Goris will oversee the strategy, growth and operations for KemperSports’ new business unit dedicated to a portfolio of youth sports and recreation facilities. Most recently, Goris served as senior […]

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Oak View Group, CFG Bank Announce Naming Rights Deal for Baltimore Venue

The renovated venue in Baltimore scheduled to open in February 2023 will be called CFG Bank Arena after a multi-year naming rights agreement announced Monday by Oak View Group and CFG Bank, which is headquartered in the city. In addition to securing naming rights to the arena, CFG Bank’s agreement includes prominent exterior and interior […]

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Toby Wyman Named General Manager at Fort Bend County EpiCenter

Toby Wyman, the previous president and chief operating officer at the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream among other stops, will be the new general manager at the Fort Bend County EpiCenter in Rosenberg, Texas. The 230,000 square-foot multi-purpose event center is slated to open in July 2023. The developer behind the project is Stonehenge Holdings, LLC, and […]

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Canterbury Golf Club Selected For Three USGA Championship Events

Canterbury Golf Club, in Cleveland, Ohio, has been chosen by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2027 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2033 U.S. Senior Amateur and 2039 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. Canterbury Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course is a founding member of the PGA of America. The club has previously hosted […]

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Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama, hosted the 2021 IPL North American Championship, and then parlayed that into hosting two more major events in the next two years. Photo by DVXT Images

U.S. Cities Host Big Events After Russian Ban

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year caused a ripple effect around the world from a political and humanitarian standpoint. The world watched as the Ukrainian people have fought to protect their homeland and nations around the globe condemned Russia for its aggression. When it came to the sports landscape, organizations moved quickly to ban Russian […]

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