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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics in San Francisco on June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest in COVID and Sports: Could Booster’s Waning Effects Hurt Sports Next Winter?

The COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. Events have 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 daily look […]

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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.   WNBA: COVID Already Affecting Season Within Weeks of Tipoff Posted: Tuesday, May […]

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How the AHL has Survived COVID: Scott Howson on Leading the League Through the Pandemic

Scott Howson was named president of the American Hockey League in February 2020 with plans for a short transition period before assuming control ahead of the 2020–2021 season. Obviously the sports landscape, along with the world landscape, looks a lot different now than it did a little more than two years ago. Howson worked during […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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Acrisure and Oak View Group Announce 10-year Naming Rights for Coachella Valley Arena

The future home of the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds will be called Acrisure Arena after Oak View Group announced a 10-year naming rights deal on Wednesday with the financial technology firm. Acrisure Arena, located in Palm Springs, California, is projected to open for the 2022-2023 American Hockey League season and host more than 150 major […]

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ASM Global Extends Agreement to Manage BMO Harris Bank Center

ASM Global has been selected to continue management of the BMO Harris Bank Center and the Coronado Theater in Rockford, Illinois, and will work on the BMO Center’s renovation project along with the city of Rockford, Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority, Chicago Blackhawks and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Under the […]

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Kraken’s AHL Affiliate Delays Start, Moves Arena Construction

The future home of the Seattle Kraken’s American Hockey League affiliate will be on the move in California. The Kraken, itself an NHL expansion team that will start in the 2021–2022 season, announced the change from Palm Springs to Palm Desert to become part of a sports and entertainment arena in the Coachella Valley. The […]

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Golden Knights Buy San Antonio AHL Team for Relocation

The Vegas Golden Knights have bought the American Hockey League franchise in San Antonio with the intentions of moving it to Henderson, Nevada, before the start of the 2020–2021 AHL season. The purchase and relocation is subject to approval from the American Hockey League Board of Governors. The San Antonio Rampage are currently the top […]

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The Syracuse Crunch is one of 11 independently owned teams in the American Hockey League, which has the Calder Cup Playoffs scheduled to start in early May.

Naming Rights Sold for AHL Arena

The home of American Hockey League team Syracuse Crunch will be known as the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial as part of an 11-year, $2.7 million sponsorship agreement that includes naming rights in addition to continued team sponsorship. The naming rights element includes Upstate’s name on major exterior and interior signage […]

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Arena in Palm Springs Would Host AHL Hockey

A new, privately financed arena that would host an expansion American Hockey League team as well as many other sports and entertainment events has been proposed in downtown Palm Springs, California, as part of an agreement between the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, and Oak View Group, a global […]

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