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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith talk before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
Goodell Incentivizes Vaccinations With Forfeit Threat

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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Trae Young Helps Break Ground on Norman Sports Facility

The City of Norman, Oklahoma, will have a new $36 million sports facility with 120,000 square feet of space thanks in part to a $4 million donation from the Trae Young family foundation. The new facility will be called the Young Family Athletic Center, named after the former University of Oklahoma star and current NBA […]

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New Indoor Track Opens in Chicago’s South Side

A new indoor track facility has opened in the South Side of Chicago, with seating for 3,500 fans at sporting events. The venue will also be used for after-school programs in the Gately Park neighborhood. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cut the ribbon this week at the 139,000-square-foot venue, which was to open last year but […]

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2023–2028 Move United Nationals

Status Open for bids through September 15, 2021. History Thornton/Westminster, CO, 2021–2022 Denver, CO, 2020 (canceled due to the pandemic) Eden Prairie, MN, 2019 Fort Wayne, IN, 2018 Middleton, WI, 2016–2017 Union County, NJ, 2015 Inside Track Move United, the national leader in community adaptive sports, will combine two championship events beginning in 2023 to […]

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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: 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 the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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West Michigan to Host 2022 Junior Gold Championships Bowling Tournament

The Junior Gold Championships bowling tournament, the premier national event for U.S. Bowling Congress youth members, will be staged at eight venues across West Michigan in July 2022. In addition to the Junior Gold Championships, the USA Bowling National Championships and Bowling.com Youth Open Championships also will be conducted in western Michigan in 2022. USBC […]

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Palm Beach County Convention Center Hosts First Basketball Tournament

The Palm Beach County Convention Center hosted the first basketball tournament held inside the venue when Balling on the Beach, a youth event with over 300 middle school teams, as part of a partnership with Iconic Creative Agency. Balling on the Beach took place at four South Florida venues with the entirety of the middle […]

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Louisville Sports Commission Launches Community Grant Program

The Louisville Sports Commission in Kentucky has helped launch a grant program for youth sports that the organization hopes could become a national model for other destinations in the future. The sports commission will partner with Gill Holland, the Sociable Weaver Foundation and the Humana Foundation on the effort that will be named the SportsFun(d). The […]

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Venues Planning for Summer of Recovery

Venues that regularly host youth and amateur sports events have had a hard time in the past year-plus of the pandemic, trying to keep expenses down with no revenue coming in and knowing that there were still things that could not be ignored. But when there is little activity at a venue, looking at things […]

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