New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from Continue Reading

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Signs at various locations remind golfers of social distancing rules during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sports in a Post-COVID World: Industry Leaders React

With so much unknown about the short-, mid- and long-term future of the sports-event industry, destinations, rights holders and industry suppliers have tried to prepare as best they can for what may lie ahead. SportsTravel asked leaders across the industry to give their thoughts about the remarkable past few months, what they are doing now Continue Reading

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Columbus, Kansas City to Host 2021 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals

Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City have been selected by USA Volleyball to host two of the national governing body’s largest championships in 2021. Columbus will serve as host of the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18), April 23–25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Kansas City, meanwhile, will host the Boys Junior National Continue Reading

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2021 USA Volleyball Open Championship Heading to Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship for the first time since 2013, the national governing body has announced. The tournament, which typically draws over 6,000 players, will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center starting May 28. The Open Nationals was first held in 1928 and has been held annually Continue Reading

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2021 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships Awarded to Minneapolis

Minneapolis will host the 2021 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships, the first new event announced in the city since the outbreak of the coronavirus. The world’s largest intercollegiate volleyball tournament will be staged at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 1–3. More than 6,500 men’s and women’s athletes from 500 college club volleyball teams are 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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Sports Campus Opens in Northern Virginia

A new 55-acre sports complex with indoor and outdoor fields for competition in a variety of sports held its grand opening recently in Northern Virginia. The Horizons Edge Sports Campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has a field house with approximately 90,000 square feet and includes four basketball courts, six volleyball courts, a multipurpose/indoor soccer field, a Continue Reading

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USOPC, NBC Announce Team USA Champions Series

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will have four sports spotlighted as part of the Team USA Champions Series presented by Xfinity, with broadcast coverage on NBC or NBCSN as part of the buildup toward the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Among the events scheduled Continue Reading

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Florida Atlantic Gets $5 Million for Arena Naming Rights

Florida Atlantic University’s home for men’s and women’s basketball plus women’s volleyball will now be known as Arena after a 10-year sponsorship agreement worth $5 million to the Conference USA athletic program. The athletic center formerly known as FAU Arena is a 5,000-seat arena that opened in 1984, with men’s basketball and volleyball moving Continue Reading

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