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NJCAA Awards 2021–2023 Women’s Tennis Championships

The NJCAA has awarded its upcoming Division I Women’s Tennis Championships to Mesa, Arizona (2021), Tucson, Arizona, (2022) and Tyler, Texas (2023). The 2021 event in Mesa will be held May 1–5 at the Mesa Tennis Center. The bid was submitted by Visit Mesa, the city of Mesa and Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. […]

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the […]

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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has cautioned that the organization may be facing significant budget cuts ahead. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

USOPC Adjusts to Financial Forecasts

The Olympic Summer Games’ postponement to 2021 in Tokyo set a series of ripples throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee that the organization is adapting to on a daily basis. “The timing implications of the postponement are significant,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said during the latest Sports Business Journal/CAA World Congress virtual event. “We […]

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download […]

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A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon as it is announced that the tennis championships for 2020 had been cancelled due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sports Insurance, Contracts a Hot Topic in Industry

When Wimbledon and the British Open were canceled, one of the many newsworthy items after the news was that both events had purchased pandemic insurance over the past few years and will be able to get payouts from the underwriting agencies they contracted with. Whether through insurance policies or event contracts, legal issues related to […]

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VCU Athletics Plans Athletics Expansion

VCU has bought nearly 11 acres of land in Richmond, Virginia, to be utilized for future athletic venues as part of its master plan for expansion. The VCU Board of Visitors’ executive committee approved the purchase on March 25, which will be used as a location for an Athetics Village including a new tennis center […]

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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Spectators watch the men's semifinal between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and France's Lucas Pouille on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Fortnite Summer Smash Partners With Australian Open

On the heels of its runaway success when held at one iconic tennis venue, Fortnite Summer Smash in Australia is following the trend and for the second year in a row will organize its event at the Australian Open to coincide with the Grand Slam tennis tournament’s championship weekend. Fortnite Summer Smash will be a […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Thursday, January 7 NBA: League’s Start Filled With COVID-Enforced Absences The NBA […]

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