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Cleveland Lands New WTA Tour Tournament

Cleveland will host its first professional women’s tennis tournament — the Cleveland Championships — a WTA Tour 250 event that will be held August 22–28 as part of the U.S. Open Series. The event will be owned and managed by Cleveland-based sports agency Topnotch Management and will be staged at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in […]

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NFL Staying With In-Person Activities for 2021 Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft will be held as an in-person event in Cleveland with the rookie draft class near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual from Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s house. The league announced some its plans for this year’s three-day event after […]

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Ohio celebrates after defeating Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament championship game on March 13, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Conference Basketball Tournaments Extend Host City Partnerships

With the conference basketball tournaments over and the NCAA tournaments ready to begin this weekend, it is also time for those conferences to begin the forward planning for future conference championships. And three conferences over the weekend extended their partnerships with local destinations. The Big Sky Conference will keep its men’s and women’s events at […]

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Sports ETA Announces Annual Award Winners

The Sports Events & Tourism Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, given in categories that include organizations of the year, marketing campaigns and locally created events. The awards are typically announced at the organization’s annual symposium, but were revealed after Sports ETA was forced to cancel this year’s event because of the […]

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The Cleveland Indians hosted the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are […]

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The Cleveland Indians hosted the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Cleveland Prepares to Rock MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland is ready to rock. Considering that it’s the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, that’s a familiar line. But the city embraces the phrase, and so do the local organizers working with Major League Baseball to prepare for the 90th MLB All-Star Game on July 9. All you need to do is […]

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NFL Awards Future Drafts to Cleveland and Kansas City

The NFL has awarded Cleveland the 2021 Draft and Kansas City the 2023 Draft as it continues its push to spread the showcase event around to cities across the country. The 2021 event in Cleveland will be staged at iconic downtown locations around FirstEnergy Stadium, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well […]

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The 2108 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships were staged in Cleveland. Photograph: Rich Cruse/USAT

From Participant to Permanent Resident

There are many ways to judge the success of a sports event. The most direct, of course, is attendance and the economic impact that visitors provide the host city. Then there are the residual effects, which include those who enjoy the destination so much they decide to return—perhaps even permanently. While rare, this is just […]

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