Roundup: Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Hard Rock Stadium
Fans stream into Hard Rock Stadium before a game in 2019 between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills in Miami Gardens, Fla. The stadium has received GBAC Star Facility Accreditation. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

What is The GBAC Star Facility Accreditation and Why Is It Important?

It has been touted by the Miami Dolphins as a reason why it will be able to have a restricted number of fans at Hard Rock Stadium for home games. Venues both indoor and outdoor throughout the country and world are seeking its approval. But what is the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation program? Here’s a Continue Reading

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Built for LAFC, the newly opened Banc of California Stadium will also be one of many venues used during the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Major League Soccer

LAFC Stadium Naming Rights Deal Restructured

Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California will restructure a long-term partnership that will result in the bank stepping away from its naming rights deal on LAFC’s stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The bank will remain as the club’s primary banking partner and remain a partner on other collaborations. “We are extremely proud of Continue Reading

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

Superdome Naming Rights Deal To Expire in New Orleans

The home of the New Orleans Saints and host to many of the biggest sporting events in the United States will have a new name in the near future after the NFL team confirmed that the Superdome‘s naming rights agreement with Mercedes-Benz will end after 2021. Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president of communications, Continue Reading

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APTOPIX Preakness Stakes Horse Race
Jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they cross the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2019, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Home of Preakness Gets Millions for Renovation

The home of the legendary Triple Crown race Preakness Stakes will get a new look along, as will another Maryland horse racing complex, after the Maryland Stadium Authority was approved to issue $375 million in bonds for renovations to the two complexes. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan permitted a bill to become law for the bonds Continue Reading

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Las Vegas Raiders Ready for Allegiant Stadium Opening

The Las Vegas Raiders are on schedule to inherit the keys to Allegiant Stadium on July 31, a team executive revealed during the webinar “Why Flexibility in Venues is More Important than Ever” organized by SportTechie. Matt Pasco, vice president for information technology at the Raiders, says the stadium is structurally complete and the ongoing Continue Reading

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Rose Bowl Football
Fans who have attended sports events in the past two years have indicated they are willing to return when events open again, according to new research from Enigma Research. Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP Images

Survey: Sports Fans are Ready to Return and Travel to Events

More than three-quarters of people who previously attended live sports events are extremely or very likely to return once large gatherings resume, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people throughout North America conducted by Enigma Research. The results of the survey, which also included those who regularly attend festivals, fairs and trade shows, Continue Reading

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