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Bryson DeChambeau, acknowledges fans watching from a bordering yard as he walks to the 11th tee during the third round of the US Open on September 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, New York. Other than the fans off the property, there were no spectators at the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
PGA Tour Ready to Welcome Back Fans

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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Fans wait for Notre Dame and Navy to play on November 16, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

How Many Fans Will Be At College Football Games This Year?

Playing sports during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be tough when not in a bubble environment. It may be even more so for college football given the amount of traditional game-day experiences such as tailgating and team walks into the stadium. But the coronavirus has disrupted things significantly. While some schools are planning on […]

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VisitPITTSBURGH Introduces Health Commitment

VisitPITTSBURGH is proud to present the Pittsburgh Global Health & Safety Commitment, a pledge between the hospitality and tourism communities and the region’s residents and visitors in focusing on health and safety protocols ranging in places from the Pittsburgh International Airport to sports venues, businesses, transportation operations, restaurants, hotels and more. The PGH Commitment adheres […]

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GBAC Launches Star Facility Directory

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA which has been accrediting venues for its cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention measures, has launched a searchable directory for event organizers to identify facilities that have earned or are committed to achieving the GBAC Star accreditation. “We’re excited to unveil this new tool to help the […]

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So, What Happens to College Football’s Bowl Season?

Last year’s college football season was historic — the 150th anniversary of the sport became a season-long celebration culminating with one of the modern era’s most dominant teams ever, LSU, crushing Clemson to win the College Football Playoff championship game. This year’s season will be perhaps even more historic … and not for celebratory reasons. […]

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Keeping Athletes and Fans Safe When Sporting Events Resume

In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, people remained hopeful that by the fall we would be able to resume enjoying the traditional college and professional sports events we love. Many predicted, however, that these events might look very different and could even be played without fans and spectators. As COVID‐19 cases […]

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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates while celebrating their NWSL soccer Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Life in a Bubble: Leagues Working on Responsible Return to Play

Whether it is a bubble or not, there is no guarantee that risk is eliminated by health and return to play protocols, sports figures reiterated during a recent Marist College online webinar “COVID-19 and the Responsible Return to Sports.” Between the successes of the National Women’s Soccer League and — so far — Major League […]

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Case Study: How Top Rank Created a Boxing Bubble

There are few events that can bring an electricity to the venue and surrounding area than a big-time boxing event. Some of the world’s biggest fights staged in New York and Las Vegas have led to legendary tales of a city being packed with celebrities and regular fans alike both ringside and around a central […]

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People watch from the stands during a game between TCU and Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, on November 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma Football Planning on Full Stadium … For Now

University of Oklahoma football is planning on a full stadium and working backward from there when it comes to planning for fall sports to get underway, Sooners Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said during a college sports webinar this week. “I’m staying very optimistic about fans and fans of some number,” Castiglione said during the webinar […]

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