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The inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during game action between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints.

Caesars Gets Clearance for Superdome Naming Rights

Lawmakers in Louisiana have approved a naming-rights deal that will see the home of the New Orleans Saints become known as the Caesars Superdome in what is reportedly a 20-year contract worth at least $138 million dollars. Louisiana’s Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget approved the naming rights agreement without objection last week. The Superdome […]

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith talk before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
Goodell Incentivizes Vaccinations With Forfeit Threat

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. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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Trae Young Helps Break Ground on Norman Sports Facility

The City of Norman, Oklahoma, will have a new $36 million sports facility with 120,000 square feet of space thanks in part to a $4 million donation from the Trae Young family foundation. The new facility will be called the Young Family Athletic Center, named after the former University of Oklahoma star and current NBA […]

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New Venue Becomes Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia

Enmarket, a chain of convenience stores in the Southeast, has signed a 15-year naming rights deal for the new arena in Savannah, Georgia, that will open in January and be run by Oak View Group. The 9,500-seat venue costs $165 million. It will be home to a future ECHL expansion team plus concerts and other […]

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Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis center in Charleston, South Carolina

Credit One Adds Naming Rights of Charleston Tennis Stadium and WTA Tournament

One of the longstanding stops on the WTA Tour in Charleston, South Carolina, will have a new name. Credit One Financial, the parent company of Credit One Bank, has signed a multiyear naming rights sponsorship with Charleston Tennis, LLC, which includes title partner rights at Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis […]

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New Indoor Facility Approved in Gainesville, Florida

A new indoor sports facility has been given approval at the Alachua County Sports and Event Center in Florida that will be constructed at Gainesville’s Celebration Pointe. The groundbreaking is scheduled for September 2021 with a targeted completion date to host events by January 2023. The 150,000-square-foot indoor facility will offer an indoor track, up […]

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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)

Oak View Group Inks Deal with Ticketmaster to Provide Ticketing Services at Venues

Oak View Group and Ticketmaster have announced a partnership at six of OVG’s new arenas including New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, Calif., Savannah Arena and Co-op Live in Manchester, England. Continuing a longstanding NHL partnership, Ticketmaster will expand its relationship with the New […]

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Detroit Pistons Opening Courtside Club at Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Pistons will take club seating to a new level with a club experience behind the baseline of one of the baskets during games at Little Caesars Arena starting in mid-October when the 2021—2022 NBA season tips off. The Cure Insurance Courtside Club will be located behind the visitor’s baseline at Little Caesars Arena […]

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Fans going to the Footprint Center for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games will have food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions as well as educational points about the positive impact of making a switch from single-use plastics in their everyday lives.

Home of Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury Rebranded as Footprint Center

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have announced a long-term partnership with Footprint, a material science company, that includes naming rights and product integration within the team’s downtown Phoenix arena. The Footprint Center will host fans for Suns and Mercury games with food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products. The venue will also […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Kenney: Growing the Brand at Ripken Baseball

Cal Ripken, Jr. is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from the game in 2001 after a career that spanned 21 seasons. While he’s best known for his incredible streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, he also redefined the position of shortstop before being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. In […]

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