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There were plenty of activities at Fan Central, including a 40-yard dash, football toss, field goal kicking station and obstacle course. Photo by Justin Shaw/SportsTravel

College Football Playoff Spreads Reach Beyond Championship Game

Los Angeles hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship Game for the first time on January 9 and a city known for entertainment did not disappoint. The game ended up a dud as Georgia’s 65–7 win over TCU left little suspense after the first quarter. But fans from both teams were treated to many activities […]

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The 2022 SportsTravel Award winners are recognized by Jason Gewirtz, left, vice president of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. With Gewirtz from left is Ryan Allen Hall, senior director of public events and partnerships for the College Football Playoff; USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis; Run4Roses Executive Director Tucker Neale; Vice President of Spokane Sports Ashley Blake and Spokane Sports Director of Events and Community Cherie Gwinn; World Athletics Council Member Willie Banks; and Denny Edwards, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo by Jared Wickerham

2022 SportsTravel Award Winners Announced

SportsTravel Magazine announced the winners of the 2022 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, honoring the best events, venue and host city in the sports-event industry. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. […]

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College Football Playoff to Expand to 12-Team Format

In a summer that has seen dramatic changes on the college sports realignment landscape, the College Football Playoff will get into the expansion business as well with Friday’s announcement that the CFP field will triple to 12 from the traditional four teams — though a date for the expansion to come into effect is not […]

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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)
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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. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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The College Football Playoff title game will return to Miami's Hard Rock Stadium in 2026, after hosting a pandemic-restricted version in 2021.

CFP Title Games Heading to Atlanta in 2025, Miami in 2026

The sites for the 2025 and 2026 College Football Playoff title games have been announced. The 2026 title game will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the home of the Miami Dolphins. Miami also hosted the 2021 CFP National Championship, which Alabama won against Ohio State in front of a restricted […]

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Vrbo is the New Title Sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl has announced a new title sponsor in online property rental company Vrbo. The Vrbo Fiesta Bowl will be a playoff semifinal this year, played on December 31 in Glendale, Arizona. The other semifinal on the same day is the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Championship game will be played in Los […]

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Los Angeles Begins Preparations to host 2023 College Football Playoff Championship Game

Los Angeles, which will host the Super Bowl in February, has begun preparations for the 2023 College Football Playoff national championship game, which will also be held at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium. SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles are on the clock following the national 2022 championship game won by Georgia over Alabama at Lucas Oil Stadium […]

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Susan Baughman: Bringing the College Football Playoff Title Game to Indianapolis

Indianapolis has hosted eight NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours and is known as one of the best college sports cities in the country. On Monday, January 10, it will for the first time host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, becoming the first cold-weather city to host the event and the first city that […]

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College Football Playoff Names Byron Hatch Chief Operating Officer

Byron Hatch has been named the College Football Playoff’s chief operating officer after spending six years as the assistant commissioner of championships for the Southeastern Conference. During Hatch’s time with the SEC he oversaw the SEC football championship game, men’s basketball tournament and softball tournament. In his role, Hatch will be responsible for managing the […]

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