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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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Astros to Spend $25 Million on Minute Maid Park Enhancements

The Houston Astros will make offseason renovations at Minute Maid Park, including a season-ticket holders club and new food and beverage service in the right field area, and will promptly improve protective netting inside the ballpark and extend the netting down both the left and right field lines. The renovations are estimated to cost $25 […]

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TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo to be Held in Houston

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo will be held in Houston, October 19–22, 2020. It will be the second time that America’s fourth-largest city has hosted TEAMS, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers. “Houston has become a major player on the national sports scene having hosted two Super […]

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Houston to Host 2022 USBC Open Championships at New Venue

The U.S. Bowling Congress has selected Houston to host the 2022 USBC Open Championships over a period of six months at a new mixed-use sports complex under development in North Houston. It will be Houston’s first time hosting the event, which will be the 119th edition of the tournament, and attracts about 50,000 bowlers in […]

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