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Episode Two: How Sports Venues are Reopening

In this fact-based, data-driven web series, SportsTravel will be interviewing leaders from destinations, sports organizations, hotels and industry suppliers to track the recovery of the sports-event industry. Each episode will feature insight from EventConnect on the latest statistics from tournament registrations and hotel bookings across the country, as well as a dialogue with a select Continue Reading

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Raleigh to Offer Medical Services to Esports Players

As esports organizations move to consolidate the location of their players, the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, is taking a new approach to hosting professional teams by launching a “medical concierge service” to teams moving to the city to compete. The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee announced the program in partnership with esports advisory Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Awards $110,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

The USA Triathlon Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to more than 40 organizations in the multisport community that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The national governing body’s foundation established its COVID-19 Relief Fund in April and received 173 applications asking for more than $866,000 in support. Applicants included Continue Reading

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Episode Two: How Sports Venues are Reopening (Video)

In this fact-based, data-driven web series, SportsTravel will be interviewing leaders from destinations, sports organizations, hotels and industry suppliers to track the recovery of the sports-event industry. Each episode will feature insight from EventConnect on the latest statistics from tournament registrations and hotel bookings across the country, as well as a dialogue with a select Continue Reading

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Emergency Relief Bill for Youth Sports Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-New York) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) have introduced a bill in Congress calling for the $8.5 billion in emergency funding that a coalition of youth sports organizations has sought in relief for the industry. The COVID-19 Youth Sports and Working Families Relief Act calls for authorizing a relief fund Continue Reading

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USA Curling Selects Worcester for 2021 Arena National Championships

USA Curling will host its 2021 Arena National Championship in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event will be staged at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, May 17–22. The announcement comes days after the national governing body announced the cancellation of the 2020 event, which had been scheduled for Gillette, Wyoming. USA Curling announced that Gillette will Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Launches Virtual Race Fundraiser

USA Triathlon is the latest sports organization to turn to virtual racing, announcing a virtual duathlon to support members of its community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run presented by TOWER 26 will run April 10–May 17. It will be free to enter and offers a sprint- and standard-distance option. Attendees Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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Colie Edison: Why the Leader in Recreational Bowling Bought the PBA Tour

Colie Edison may not have the traditional background for the leader of one of North America’s professional sports leagues. Early in her career she appeared on MTV’s “The Real World,” but was able to take that background in entertainment and marketing and carve a path for herself into the real world of bowling. Bowling has Continue Reading

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