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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)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

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 the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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Fans wait in line to enter the stadium prior to an Opening Day game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

How Many Fans Will Be Allowed at
Major League Baseball Games This Season?

Major League Baseball, which played all of last year’s regular season without fans in attendance, will have fans in every ballpark this season. Here is the current status of every MLB team’s plans for attendance this season. Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field, 48,633): The Diamondbacks have 100% capacity at home games. Atlanta Braves (Truist Park, 41,000): […]

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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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Globe Life Field to Host 2021 College Baseball Showdown

Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, will host six of the top 10 college baseball programs in the country at the 2021 State Farm College Baseball Showdown starting February 19 with fans to be allowed at the games. The tournament will last February 19–21 with TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Mississippi and Mississippi State participating. […]

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Army vs. Air Force Football Moving to Texas’ Globe Life Field

The Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic annual college football game between the Air Force Academy and the Army will be moved to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the first time that the home of the Texas Rangers will host a football event. The two-year agreement begins on November 6, […]

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Brave New World Series

I love sports, I enjoy travel and I enjoy traveling for sports. While I and other inveterate sports travelers endure this pandemic, I have been looking forward to a day when sports-related travel would again dot my calendar. However, in a serendipitous and mountain-coming-to-Muhammad moment, sports-related travel came to me. The announcement by Major League […]

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This photo shows a statue of Nolan Ryan in the empty plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Texas Rangers would have played the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, in what would have been the opening day for the new ballpark, before the season was postponed due to the new coronavirus. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

The Incredible Shrinking Venues

The coronavirus pandemic is going to have short- and mid-term impacts on the fan experience at stadiums. An enforced social-distancing policy by its very nature will likely lead to fewer people allowed in stadiums and arenas when sports return in earnest. And it remains unclear what if any long-term impact there may be on seating […]

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New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from […]

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Texas Rangers Secure Globe Life Field Partnerships

The Texas Rangers have secured six new sponsorships for areas around Globe Life Field as the ballpark gets closer to its grand opening. Among the sponsorships is the Lexus Home Plate Club, located at field level directly behind home plate that will include a full-service bar, plus in-seat food and beverage service. Along the first-base […]

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Big 12 Baseball Moves to Arlington in 2022

The Big 12 Conference will move its annual baseball tournament out of Oklahoma City after the 2021 event to Arlington, Texas, with the event to be held at the new home of the Texas Rangers from 2022 through 2024. The 2021 event will be held in Oklahoma City’s Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, its traditional home for […]

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