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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WiFi Service for Sports Venues: 4 Things You Must Know

NASCAR recently announced that it is partnering with Verizon to upgrade wireless connectivity at 12 of its racetracks. In announcing the move, Craig Neeb, the executive vice president and chief innovation officer at NASCAR, said, “Partnering with Verizon will offer fans the benefits of reliable in-venue connectivity as we usher in a new era for 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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Houston Outlaws Sold to Media Company

The Overwatch League‘s Houston Outlaws have been sold by Immortals Gaming Club to new ownership in Beasley Media Group ahead of the 2020 season. Immortals took ownership of the Outlaws in June after buying the team’s parent company, Infinite Esports and Entertainment. Immortals took over Houston with the focus on selling the team given its Continue Reading

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EventConnect Launches Advisory Board

EventConnect, a cloud-based event and tournament management system for the sports tourism industry, has announced the creation of an advisory board for its Sportology Conference. The London, Ontario-based company partnered with Huddle Up Group to assemble the board’s members. EventConnect launched in 2013 and has developed digital tools to streamline the coordination, management, tracking and Continue Reading

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Esports Racing Arena Scheduled for Miami Opening

Millennial Esports Corporation will build the first dedicated esports racing arena in Miami, featuring more than 12,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment options, with a targeted opening date of 2020. Billed as the world’s first dedicated esports racing arena, it will be in the Wynwood entertainment district. Millennial has secured $2.8 million in private Continue Reading

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Self-checkout Kiosks Installed at Homes of Broncos, Mets

Mashgin, the self-checkout kiosk manufacturer, has partnered with two more professional franchises to make for automated experiences in checking out at concession stands. MLB’s New York Mets and the NFL’s Denver Broncos are the latest teams to partner with Clear and Mashgin for the technology, with both having implemented the kiosks in their stadiums already. Continue Reading

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