3 Companies Preparing for the Return of Spectators

So much of the sports-event industry’s return to action from the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused, as a first step, on making sure the competitors are able to perform without the risk of catching the coronavirus. But just as important is how crowds will be able to become part of the scenery again — first 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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Ripken Baseball to Offer Age and Grade Verification at Events

Ripken Baseball has announced a partnership with National Sports ID to ensure safer play for participants at its four venues by offering a system to verify the ages of youth baseball players at tournaments. Through the agreement, National Sports ID will make its technology available to provide youth sports age and grade verification for participants. Continue Reading

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Jason Parker: How Technology is Changing Amateur Sports Events

Technology in sports is everywhere, from the ticket you purchase for an event to your experience at the venue. And for amateur sports organizations in particular, technology is changing the way their participants register for events and experience those events in the months leading up to the game—or even when they are on site waiting Continue Reading

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Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin that rely on blockchain technology are changing the way fans and sports teams interact. (Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP Images)

How Blockchain is Changing Sports

For sports fans unfamiliar with the term, “blockchain” may sound like some new football strategy instead of what it is: An encrypted computer network technology used for keeping records on—and thereby verifying—transactions involving cryptocurrency or other items of value. Fans, however, are finding that the technology is popping up increasingly in football and other sports. Continue Reading

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Autonomous Racing Coming to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host a two-year, $1 million competition culminating in a race on October 23, 2021, that will be contested by autonomous vehicles driving around the legendary 2.5-mile oval that hosts the Indiananpolis 500. The Indy Autonomous Challenge builds on the track’s interest in autonomous driving and will be a competition among universities Continue Reading

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HomeCourt App Brings New AI to the NBA

Whether it’s social issues, fashion or branding, the NBA has been at the forefront of much of what’s new, innovative and exciting in the world of sports. But perhaps nowhere has the league been more willing to adapt than in the implementation of new technology. In July the NBA unveiled the next phase of its 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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Giving Fans the Call

If you’ve ever watched a sporting event—any kind of sporting event—you’ve probably experienced moments when you knew you could have made a better decision than the coach. Soon you’ll have your big chance. The Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL), which is expected to launch in December, places fans front and center. “My dream has always Continue Reading

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