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Sports Facilities Companies Launches Volleyball Venture

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced a partnership with Showtime Events to establish a new brand of volleyball tournaments called Hype Nation, LLC. The series will begin in 2021 and anticipates generating $6 million in economic impact in its first two events alone. The move comes just months after the company that designs and manages […]

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AAU held its Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships this summer, but indoor events during the winter will pose new challenges for event organizers. Photo: AAU

Experts Say Indoor Events Pose Different Challenges

In the past weeks, the threat of COVID-19’s ability to disrupt indoor sports event has only grown. On every level from youth to professional, teams and leagues are trying to figure out how — or if — they can practice and compete in a healthy and safe fashion. The ability to play an indoor sport […]

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Foley, Alabama, Hosts Sun Belt Volleyball Championship

Despite a challenging year that has included navigating the pandemic as well as a hurricane, Foley, Alabama, is set to host the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship, November 18–22. It will mark the first collegiate volleyball tournament hosted by Foley Sports Tourism at the Foley Event Center. “It has been an unprecedented year in […]

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NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships Head West

The NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championships will head west for the first time in 2025 and 2026 as the Orange County Sports Commission was awarded the rights to host the events in Huntington Beach, California. From its inception in 2016, the event has been staged in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The California city received the event as […]

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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: Previous Coverage of 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. Friday, November 6 FOOTBALL: NFL Adjusting Rules as Pandemic Continues In every […]

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Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus Arena Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County has sold the naming rights to its indoor arena to AdventHealth after an agreement was reached between the health-care provider and RADDSports, which runs the sports venue in Florida. The AdventHealth Sports Arena at Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County is a 98,000-square-foot indoor facility that […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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USA Volleyball Championships

Status The bid process is ongoing. Inside Track USA Volleyball is seeking hosts for a variety of major future events on multiple levels. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee recognizes USA Volleyball as the national governing body for the sport of volleyball in the United States. A primary function of the NGB is to […]

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2021 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships Heading to Las Vegas

The 2021 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship will be held in Las Vegas for the first time. The event will be June 26 through July 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The girls junior nationals is the United States’ premier junior girls club tournament and attracts college scouts from across the country. “We […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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