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The United States and Mexico compete at MetLife Stadium in an international friendly soccer match in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium will be the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup final, which was announced in February. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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2026 FIFA World Cup: How New York/New Jersey Got the Final And What’s Next

Years of work boiled down to a Sunday afternoon in February. After months of delays, FIFA was finally releasing the match schedule for the 2026 World Cup in North America. The culmination of the TV show — “a tough watch” said more than one person interviewed for this story — was the reveal of where […]

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College Football Playoff to Create Championship Campus in Atlanta

The College Football Playoff and city of Atlanta have announced plans for a “Championship Campus” experience that will transform the region into a three-day celebration in January 2025. The 2025 CFP National Championship will be decided at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 20. Activities will start January 18 with the opening of Playoff Fan Central at […]

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Michigan running back Donovan Edwards celebrates after scoring against Washington during the first half of the national championship game in Houston. Michigan won the title, 34-13. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

College Football Playoff Salutes Houston Host Committee, Looks Ahead to Atlanta

The morning after Michigan won its first national championship since 1997, the College Football Playoff saluted host Houston while also officially putting Atlanta on the clock for next season in the first of an expanded 12-team playoff field. Blake Corum ran for 134 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Jim Harbaugh and the top-ranked Wolverines […]

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Jeff Dunn Named Chair of Atlanta Sports Council Board of Directors

The Atlanta Sports Council has named Jeff Dunn as chair of its board of directors for 2023 and 2024. Dunn, executive vice president of specialty wealth management for Truist Wealth, succeeds Dina Gerson, former executive at the Coca-Cola Co., who served a three-year term in the position. “Atlanta continues to be a powerhouse for some […]

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Victor Montagliani, Colin Smith, Jose Sotolongo
Jose Sotolongo, Director of Sports and Entertainment for the Greater Miami and Convention and Visitors Bureau, left, Victor Montagliani, FIFA vice president and CONCACAF president, center, and Colin Smith, FIFA chief tournaments events officer, right, pose for a photograph at Hard Rock Stadium during a September 23, 2021, site visit in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami will be one of the 11 U.S. cities to host games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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What Cities Will Host 2026 World Cup — U.S., Mexico and Canada Hosts Announced

FIFA has announced the cities that will host games at the 2026 World Cup, the end of a years-long competition between dozens of cites across the United States, Mexico and Canada that were vying for the coveted spots. The U.S. cities that will host will be Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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Atlanta Sports Council Launches Esports Division

The Atlanta Sports Council has launched the Atlanta Esports Alliance with the idea of bringing major esports events to the metropolitan area, adding to the group of established teams that are already located in the area. The announcement was made at DreamHack Atlanta. The Atlanta Esports Alliance’s mandate is to find opportunities for teams, tournaments, […]

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LakePoint Sports Adds Greg Barckhoff to Leadership Team

Greg Barckhoff, who has worked in Atlanta sports marketing and events for more than two decades, will be the executive vice president of partnerships and marketing for LakePoint Sports in the metro Atlanta area. Barckhoff is currently the vice president of partnerships for the Atlanta Basketball Host Committee, which is working with the NCAA to […]

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