Amazon Buys Seattle Arena Naming Rights, Brands it ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

The home for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the city’s expansion National Hockey League team will be called Climate Pledge Arena after the naming rights for the venue were bought by Amazon. The announcement was made by Amazon and the Oak View Group, which is renovating the arena and owns the NHL expansion team that Continue Reading

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Surfing Rides Into New Venues

Surf’s up! Way up. The sport of Hawaiian royalty and classic Beach Boys tunes is ripping right now. Surfing is set to make its Olympics debut in Tokyo, joining baseball/softball, karate, climbing and skateboarding as the new sports in Tokyo. [Download our exclusive guide to finding the most creative sports event venues.] Meanwhile, applied wave science Continue Reading

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English Soccer Team Plans All-Wooden Stadium

A soccer club in England known for its focus on sustainability and eco-friendly philosophy is planning to build the world’s first stadium made almost entirely out of wood. Forest Green Rovers, which currently plays in League Two (the fourth tier of English soccer), plans a 5,000-capacity Eco Park that would be in parkland surrounded by Continue Reading

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Formula E Gains FIA Championship Status

In its sixth season, Formula E has been granted world championship status by the FIA, the international federation for motorsports. As a result, the series will be called the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, starting with the 2020–2021 season that began in November. The announcement comes following the series’ most successful season to date, Continue Reading

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The Green Game

We’ve come a long way since the first recycling bin was rolled out at a sporting event. As the topic of climate change heats up (literally), the creation of more sustainable events has taken on increasing importance. On a global level this can be seen with the December 2018 launch of the United Nations Sports Continue Reading

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Pepsi Center Offers Aluminium Cups for Fans

The Pepsi Center, home of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, will be offering an alternative to paper and plastic cups that have traditionally been used for concession drinks at sporting events. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has agreed to a deal with Ball Corporation leading to “infinitely recyclable” aluminium cup Continue Reading

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Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium Earns LEED Platinum Designation

The home of the Minnesota Vikings and host of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four has become the first professional sports venue to be certified as LEED Platinum. U.S. Bank Stadium received the rating after using the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system for existing buildings. The LEED Platinum achievement for Operations and Maintenance Continue Reading

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Open Water Signs Agreement With World Surf League

Open Water has partnered with World Surf League to be the exclusive packaged water option of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Swatch. The nine-day event in Huntington Beach, California, begins July 27. As part of the agreement, the event will feature Open Water’s 12-ounce aluminum cans of water, eliminating the need for Continue Reading

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Green Your Game Sustainability Guide

Download this guide on ways that sporting events in the United States, which bring more than 200 million people together every year, can reduce waste associated with those events. There are steps that sports organizations, venues and destinations can take to ensure a more sustainable event—and one that leaves participants and spectators feeling better about Continue Reading

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Could a driverless car race happen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? A group of technology leaders recently met to discuss the possibility. Darron Cummings/AP Images

Milking It in Indianapolis

Typically, a car hurtling along the roadway without a driver at 200 miles per hour would be terrifying—a horrendous accident in the making. But what if such a car could help prevent accidents and ensure highway safety for all? That’s what more than 20 researchers from prestigious institutions set out to answer when they gathered at Continue Reading

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