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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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Field Set for 2022 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston

The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston has announced its 2022 tournament field with six teams playing a nine-game tournament starting March 4, 2022, with two of the teams coming off appearances in the 2021 College World Series. Along with CWS participants Tennessee and Texas will be Baylor, LSU, […]

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CONCACAF Keeps it Southern for Gold Cup Destinations

CONCACAF has announced the nine stadiums in six destinations that will host group, quarterfinal and semifinal matches in the 2021 Gold Cup leading to the August 1 final at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. “The announcement of these outstanding venues moves us a step closer to what is sure to be a great Gold Cup […]

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Mima Ito and Hina Hayata of Japan play against Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu of China during their women's doubles final match of the World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2019. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

Houston to Host Table Tennis World Championships in November 2021

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships, the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority has announced that it will host the event November 23–29, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It will be the first time the United States has hosted the tournament. The rescheduled event will […]

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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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TEAMS ’20 Virtual from Houston Will Connect
the Global Sports-Event Industry

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Houston” experience that connects event organizers, destinations and sports-industry thought leaders from across the United States and around the globe. Participants in the immersive online experience from October 19–22 will include the […]

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2022 U.S. Bowling Congress Championships Heading to Las Vegas

The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will head to Las Vegas in 2022 with the South Point Bowling Plaza serving as the host venue for a two-year stint starting in 2021. The event is the world’s largest participatory event with over 50,000 bowlers competing over a four-month period. The event was scheduled to be […]

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Wrigley Field's marquee displays Lakeview Pantry volunteer information in Chicago. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Panel: Sports Organizations Must Adapt for Post-COVID World

Listeners to the latest Sports ETA webinar were told that they should forgot about spending time on a five-year plan during the COVID-19 pandemic and instead focus on the intrinsic values that they bring to the areas they work and live in. Dale Neuburger and Michelle Perry of BCW Sports Practice – North America said […]

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Houston to Host 2020 XFL Championship Game

TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston will be the host of the inaugural XFL Championship game on April 26, the league and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority announced. The announcement was made by XFL CEO and Commissioner Oliver Luck, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Executive Director Janis Burke and Harris County Judge Lina Hildago. Houston […]

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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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