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Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Partners With Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing has announced a partnership Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Elk Grove, the largest contiguous industrial park in the United States, will have its business slogan ‘Makers Wanted’ on the No. 6 Ford Mustang driven by Brad Keslowski during NASCAR’s Chicago street rourse race next July 4 weekend. On October 17, Keselowski represented […]

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Chicago to Host NASCAR Cup Series Street Race in 2023

NASCAR officially announced on Tuesday that it will have a street course race in the 2023 Cup Series through downtown Chicago for the first time ever on July 2. Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Columbus Drive and select surrounding thoroughfares will be part of a 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course with the start-finish line and pit […]

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League of Legends LCS Championship Heading to Chicago

The 2022 League of Legends LCS Championship will be held September 10–11 at the United Center in Chicago, the organizers have announced. Finals Weekend in Chicago is the culmination of a four-week, eight-team LCS Summer postseason, with the concluding best-of-five matches played at the United Center — the lower bracket final on September 10 and […]

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Chicago to Host WNBA All-Star 2022 Festivities

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game will be held at Wintrust Arena, home of the defending champions Chicago Sky, on July 10 as part of a full weekend of activities throughout the city. In addition to the All-Star Game, the league will unveil a two-day WNBA Live at McCormick Place, setting for the 2022 Nike Tournament […]

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Mexico's national men's soccer team is well-represented by fans whenever it plays in the United States, including at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium during the 2021 Nations League championship match. Photo by Jason Gewirtz

Mexico’s Road to Qatar Features Matches in Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta

The Mexico men’s national soccer team will play five matches in the United States as El Tri prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting in November in Qatar. Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, and Atlanta will host the 2022 MexTour over four months starting in late May. In its 19th edition, Mexican national team matches have […]

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download […]

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Chicago Community Center to Host AAU Events

The Chicago Sports Alliance, the AAU’s largest licensed event operator, has announced that it will designate the Pullman Community Center in Chicago as its new Midwest headquarters. Under terms of the deal, the alliance will organize and operate tournaments, leagues, clinics and new year-round programs at the center, with the expectation it will attract a […]

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Chicago Selected as New Home of the Intel Extreme Masters Through 2020

Chicago has been selected as the new home of the Intel Extreme Masters from 2018 through 2020. Started by ESL in 2006, the Intel Extreme Masters is the longest-running global professional gaming tour in the world. As part of a three-year agreement, ESL and Intel have partnered with the United Center and the Wintrust Arena to move the event to […]

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Yankton, South Dakota—population 15,000—has made a name on the international sports scene by hosting several World Archery events. Photo courtesy of World Archery
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Every two years, the parade of nations at the Olympic Games provides a strong testament to the power of sports to bring countries together—even those that don’t get along politically. Destinations across the United States are proving the same point on a smaller scale by welcoming international competitors and spectators. Not only do these events […]

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