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Division III School in Maine Opens $200 Million Athletics Center

Several sports-related investments in state of Maine will result in new and improved sports venues, including the recent opening of a $200 million athletics and recreation center at Colby College in the city of Waterville. The Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center is a 350,000-square-foot building that will become one of the most advanced Division […]

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Formula E Invests in Electric Rally Car Series

Formula E has become a minority shareholder in Extreme E, a new off-road motorsport series that will see electric SUVs competing in remote ecosystems around the world. The two racing series are united in a goal to counteract climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. The natural alliance has now been formalized by […]

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SailGP Signs Sustainable Rope Manufacturer

SailGP has partnered with Marlow Ropes, a high-performance rope manufacturer, to include the company’s sustainable technology onboard the series’ race boats through 2022. Over the past two years, Marlow has improved its manufacturing process, focusing on sourcing sustainable and bio-based materials, reducing waste and lowering its carbon footprint. Under terms of the deal with the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has become a leader in sustainability efforts.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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