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Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Announce New Five-Year Partnership

    Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today a new five-year partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the leading multi-platform brand for dedicated meeting and business planners and sports event organizers, to serve as presenting sponsor of the association’s “Annual State of the Industry” research report. Under […]

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Chuck Aoki and Melissa Stockwell Named as Paralympic Flag Bearers

Wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki, a two-time Paralympic medalist, and paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympic bronze medalist, will serve as the Team USA flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Summer Games. The ceremony, which will be held August 24 at Tokyo Stadium, will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 7:00 a.m. to […]

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Letter From Tennessee: Dude Perfect,
a Hemi Engine and a Return to Travel

The email arrived in my inbox about six weeks ago with the intriguing subject line: “Chaos at the Colosseum.” The message was from Bristol Motor Speedway, a venue I’ve been fascinated by for years (enough to be on their email list at least) but had never had the chance to visit. So right away I […]

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MLB Signs Cryptocurrency Deal with FTX

Major League Baseball has entered into a cryptocurrency sponsorship agreement with FTX Trading Limited and West Realm Shires Services Inc. that will include the first uniform patch worn by umpires. The deal, which the league said was the first between a professional sports league and a cryptocurrency exchange, was executed to raise brand awareness for […]

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The 2019 EsportsTravel Summit was staged in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a destination that is positioning itself to become a leader in the esports industry.

New Jersey Positions Itself for Esports Growth

New Jersey — and Atlantic City specifically — is poised to become a leader in esports development and the regulation of esports wagering, according to state officials and education leaders who have been pushing several new initiatives in the region. During a webinar held by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, state officials said New Jersey’s […]

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Unbound Gravel in Emporia, Kansas, has become the premier event in the world of gravel racing, which has taken the cycling world by storm. Photo: Life Time

Roots in the Dirt: How Gravel Racing
Has Thrived in Smaller Destinations

For years, the claim to fame for Emporia, Kansas — a city of 25,000 between Wichita and Topeka — was that William Allen White, the famed Kansas newspaperman from the early 1900s, called the area home. “I love that we have that history,” said LeLan Dains, director of Visit Emporia. “But no one is pulling […]

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NGBs Partner on Concussion Awareness Campaign

As Brain Injury Awareness Month kicks off in March, several organizations, including 19 national governing bodies, have launched an interactive database with hundreds of stories relating to how concussions occur in different sports and suggestions from those who have been injured. The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall program, whose theme is “More Than My Brain Injury,” […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority to Sponsor Big West Championships

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Volleyball Championships. As an official corporate partner of the collegiate conference through 2023, the HTA plans to  showcase the Hawaiian Islands through partnership assets across the Big West’s broadcast, print, digital and social […]

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ESPN to Air American Kennel Club National Championship

The American Kennel Club and ESPN have announced a three-year content agreement that will bring high-energy dog programming to the sports network and its affiliated channels, including digital rights for select events to stream live on the ESPN App. The agreement will also allow ABC to air the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin […]

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