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MLB Expands Spectrum Solutions Partnership for 2021 Minor League Season

Major League Baseball has expanded its partnership with Spectrum Solutions, LLC to facilitate a COVID-19 testing program throughout the 2021 Minor League Baseball season, supplying all 120 teams with saliva collection kits for all player and staff testing. Minor League health and safety protocols include laboratory PCR testing of players and staff members multiple times […]

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Populous Unveils Georgia Tech Baseball Renovations

Populous, in association with Collins Cooper Carusi, has recently completed and unveiled the second phase of renovations at Georgia Tech’s recently renamed Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium. The second phase, at a cost of $10 million, includes a new entry plaza plus Champions Hall, a two-story, multipurpose gathering space for fans on the […]

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Ripken Baseball Releases Rebranded Logos Ahead of Summer Tournaments

The Ripken Experience organization will start a year of new tournaments and expansion with a special event in Texas by re-branding each of its facility logos, replacing the original look the company started with 20 years ago. The announcement brings a more personalized feel to each venue’s location operating in Aberdeen, Maryland; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Qualifier Heading to The Palm Beaches

The World Baseball Softball Confederation will stage its WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier from May 31 through June 5 in The Palm Beaches & St. Lucie County, Florida, as eight national teams will play for one spot in the upcoming six-team 2020 Olympic Summer Games tournament in Tokyo. Games will be played at Clover Park in […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Dale Murphy: On Baseball, Sports-Event Security and Marketing Today’s Stars

Dale Murphy is a legendary Major League Baseball player who won two National League Most Valuable Player and five Gold Glove awards and appeared in seven All-Star Games during a career largely spent with the Atlanta Braves, but that also included stops with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies. Today he is executive vice […]

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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. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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The Colorado Rockies warm up for practice on March 31 in Denver. A small number of fans were allowed to watch the Rockies go through a workout Wednesday, the day before the opening-day game between the Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Major League Baseball Moves 2021 All-Star Game to Denver

In a year in which Major League Baseball has tried to deaden the baseball slightly in an attempt to have fewer home runs and bring more strategy into the game, the league will bring its Midsummer Classic to a venue that is known for some long balls leaving the park. Major League Baseball has announced […]

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Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, will not host the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Major League Baseball Moving 2021 All-Star Game Out of Atlanta

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta after a new Georgia law that includes restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s […]

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Miami Marlins, loanDepot Announce Naming Rights Agreement for Ballpark

The Miami Marlins will rename its home ballpark as loanDepot park in the first naming rights agreement that the club has had for the venue that opened for the 2012 season. The agreement deepens the relationship between loanDepot and baseball. The company is already the official mortgage provider of MLB and presenting sponsor of both […]

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