Vavae Malepeai
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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football

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. Tuesday, August 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football The Big Ten Conference became the first Power 5 conference to cancel Continue Reading

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Midway Central Station

Construction Begins on Chicagoland Sports Complex

Construction has begun on a new multisport complex near Chicago’s Midway Airport in the village of Bedford Park. Once completed, the Midway Central Station complex will feature 116,000 square feet for indoor sports, events and recreation, with the project scheduled to open by summer 2021. The project will have space for eight basketball courts or Continue Reading

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Ruston, Louisiana, Complex Continues Construction

The city of Ruston, Louisiana, broke ground on the second phase of its sports complex with an indoor facility that will have six courts for basketball and volleyball anchoring spaces for office use and more. “From the first I said, we advertise ourselves as the ‘Sports Capital of the South,’ and we really believe that Continue Reading

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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates while celebrating their NWSL soccer Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Life in a Bubble: Leagues Working on Responsible Return to Play

Whether it is a bubble or not, there is no guarantee that risk is eliminated by health and return to play protocols, sports figures reiterated during a recent Marist College online webinar “COVID-19 and the Responsible Return to Sports.” Between the successes of the National Women’s Soccer League and — so far — Major League Continue Reading

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AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships

Case Study: How AAU Hosted an Indoor
Tournament for 10,000 People

In a typical year, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships will attract more than 45,000 athletes to two of the largest venues in Orlando, Florida — the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Orange County Convention Center — making it one of the largest youth sports events in the country. But 2020 is Continue Reading

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Seminole County, Perfect Game Expand Partnership

Perfect Game, Inc., an amateur baseball scouting and event service, will be one of the anchor event organizers at the Boombah Sports Complex in Seminole County, Florida, after the county’s Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve and finalize a partnership agreement between the complex and the event organizer. The five-year agreement will start Continue Reading

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T2 Sporting Soccer Events

Status The bid process is ongoing. Inside Track T2 Sporting manages soccer events and leagues across North America and is looking to expand and partner with local sports commissions, VCBs or CVBs who are looking to bring in new annual events. The organization would provide team registration and fee processing along with marketing assistance. New Continue Reading

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Episode Three: The Hotel Experience for Sports-Related Travel

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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U.S. Youth Soccer Picks Seven Sites for National Showcases

U.S. Youth Soccer will host two national showcase events at the home of the North Carolina Fusion club team in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has awarded six other destinations events for 2020 and 2021 as part of the inaugural season of the USYS National League Showcase Series. The series will allow 14U–19U boys and girls Continue Reading

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Team Indiana to Oversee Statewide Sports Marketing Effort

Indiana Sports Corp has assumed leadership of Sports Indiana, the nonprofit state association for sports tourism representatives throughout the state, and renamed the effort Team Indiana. Indiana Sports Corp will take over operational and financial management of Team Indiana, which will represent more than 20 destinations in the state as well as rights holders who Continue Reading

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