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Kansas City Royals players Andrew Benintendi, left, and Whit Merrifield celebrate scoring against the Detroit Tigers on July 2, 2022. Both players, who are unvaccinated, have since been traded. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on COVID’s Effect on Sports:
Vaccination Status Adds Twist to MLB Trade Deadline

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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Some fans wear face masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19 during the national anthem before an NBA game between the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards on November 13, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Do NBA Fans Need to Be Vaccinated to Go to Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NBA team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. The NBA has mandated that at every arena, regardless of other protocols, fans sitting within 15 […]

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NETSGC Becomes First Pro Esports Team to Partner with SUNY System

The State Universities of New York has become the official education partner of Nets Gaming Crew, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, the first partnership of its kind for the two organizations. NetsGC will create an educational esports program aimed at increasing the recruitment pool of high school students, while driving awareness […]

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Barclays Center Unveils Hershey Bar

Need a chocolate fix next time you’re at the game? At Barclays Center in Brooklyn, fans can get just that through a first-of-its kind experiential Hershey Bar that has opened at the home of the Brooklyn Nets in partnership with the snacks company. The chocolate-themed bar serves non-alcoholic beverages as well as spiked cocktails, including […]

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Brooklyn Nets Enter Luxury Hotel Partnership

The Spain-based Palladium Hotel Group is entering the United States sports market with a season-long sponsorship deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Palladium branding elements will appear at Barclays Center during Nets home games, and the partnership will produce a digital content series featuring the team and the hotel company’s properties. The NBA recently gave teams […]

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Former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy has been named CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Images

David Levy Named CEO of Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

Veteran sports media executive David Levy has been named chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. The hire was announced by Joe Tsai, who also confirmed the completion of his acquisition of full ownership of the NBA team and its arena. In his new role, Levy will oversee all business, revenue, strategy […]

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