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USFL Adds Memphis as 2023 Competition Hub

Officials from the USFL and the city of Memphis have reached an agreement for the Memphis Showboats to play the USFL 2023 season at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, home of the 1980s team that featured Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White. Memphis is the second city that will host games in the second spring […]

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The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

A Decade of Big Events on Tap in United States

For the next decade, there may not be a season where a sports fan cannot enjoy a major international sporting event to travel to within the United States. This past summer alone saw World Athletics host the world track-and-field championships in the United States for the first time at the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, […]

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Nick Sellers and David Galbaugh: Bringing The World Games to Birmingham, Alabama

 The World Games is an international multisport event that gets underway on July 7 with the Opening Ceremony at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. The event will culminate a seven-year planning process after the Alabama destination was first awarded host duties and will feature 30 official sports in 54 disciplines, which will be contested […]

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USFL Inaugural Season Heading to Birmingham

The USFL’s revival this spring will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, with games to be staged at Protective Stadium and Legion Field. AL.com reported the news on Wednesday. The league was focused on Birmingham as the single site for the spring season for more than a month. The Birmingham City Council two weeks ago approved […]

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Three More Competition Venues Announced for The World Games 2022

The Birmingham Organizing Committee has announced the next three competition venues for the 2022 World Games; Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham-Southern College and Avondale Park, ahead of the event that will take place in Alabama from July 7–17 with an anticipated 3,600 athletes. “We’re excited to announce this next round of venues for The Games,” World Games […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Birmingham, Alabama, to Host 2025 World Police and Fire Games

Birmingham, Alabama, will host the 2025 World Police and Fire Games. The announcement was made by the event’s federation after a presentation by the bid committee led by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County. The 2025 World Police and Fire Games will start June 27 and feature more […]

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Birmingham, Alabama, Gets Boost from Bassmaster

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk generated an estimated economic impact of $35.9 million during its March 6–8, 2020, event in Birmingham, Alabama, says the host community. According to the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event provided a direct economic impact of $20.8 million and an indirect boost in […]

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Six Future Sites Announced for TEAMS Conference & Expo

Northstar Meetings Group has announced six future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a half-dozen markets reflecting a variety of destinations that host sports events throughout the United States. Attendees at TEAMS, which include the gatekeepers to the 90.4 million room nights […]

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