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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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A limited number of fans, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half a college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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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Clemson's victory in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl sent the team to its fourth national title game in five years. Photo by Jason Gewirtz/SportsTravel

Bowl Season Prepared for Anything

It has already been a rollercoaster fall for any organization that puts together a college football bowl game, or a destination that hosts one. In the summer and early fall, there was fear that the fall season would be severely downsized due to the coronavirus pandemic and it would lead to many bowl games not […]

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Many sports were forced to have cardboard fans in 2020. What will 2021 bring? (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The 2021 Outlook for the Sports-Event Industry

The year 2020 will go down as a moment where the sports-event industry was forced to pivot. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt by all stakeholders, whether they are destinations, event organizers, hotels or any number of suppliers. While there has been evidence that the industry has begun its recovery, there are still […]

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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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