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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, second from right, celebrates after scoring past Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer during the first period Tuesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

NHL Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

Every NHL team will be at full capacity for home games for the rest of the season — with nearly half the league mandating either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for fans to attend games. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19, […]

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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant reacts and fans applaud after his basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA playoff series June 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NBA Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

More than a dozen NBA teams plan to mandate either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for fans when they go to games this season. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID […]

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Clear2Play Releases Sport Passport App for COVID-19 Tracking

Clear2Play, which provides health-tracking software through a mobile app, has released its Sport Passport app to give event organizers the option of using mobile technology to manage COVID-19 health and safety protocols for participants. Compliance options include submitting a daily health screening survey, verification of vaccination, the result of any recent COVID tests and agreeing […]

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MLB Expands Spectrum Solutions Partnership for 2021 Minor League Season

Major League Baseball has expanded its partnership with Spectrum Solutions, LLC to facilitate a COVID-19 testing program throughout the 2021 Minor League Baseball season, supplying all 120 teams with saliva collection kits for all player and staff testing. Minor League health and safety protocols include laboratory PCR testing of players and staff members multiple times […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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2020*

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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