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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, right, drives past Minnesota Lynx forward Jessica Shepard during a WNBA basketball game, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Storm won 97-74. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

How COVID Has Affected Sports: WNBA Season
Already Affected by COVID Within Weeks of Tipoff

The COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. Events have come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a daily look […]

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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. NFL: No COVID, no worries for draft fans in Las Vegas Posted: Friday, […]

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Reagan Carey Named PHF Commissioner

Reagan Carey, the former director of women’s ice hockey and general manager for the women’s national team at USA Hockey, has been named the Premier Hockey Federation’s next commissioner. Carey’s tenure at USA Hockey was highlighted by a gold medal victory at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. She starts with the PHF on May 10 […]

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How the AHL has Survived COVID: Scott Howson on Leading the League Through the Pandemic

Scott Howson was named president of the American Hockey League in February 2020 with plans for a short transition period before assuming control ahead of the 2020–2021 season. Obviously the sports landscape, along with the world landscape, looks a lot different now than it did a little more than two years ago. Howson worked during […]

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Fans, some wearing masks, watch during the second period of an NHL game between the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars on October 16, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Do NHL Fans Need to be Vaccinated to Attend Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NHL team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19, whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. Ten teams will mandate proof of vaccination for fans this season and eight more will allow […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

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 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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NHL Rebrands Stanley Cup Identity, Logo

The National Hockey League has unveiled a new brand identity and logo for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final with a detailed illustration of the Stanley Cup and its engravings anchored in the shape of a championship banner. The new creative will be featured throughout the postseason including in-arena, on-ice, in game broadcasts, […]

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Arizona Coyotes Officially Announce Plans to Play at Arizona State Arena

The Arizona Coyotes officially announced long-rumored plans to spend at least next season playing at Arizona State University’s new multi-purpose arena, making it the smallest venue in the NHL by far at approximately 5,000 seats. The Coyotes will play all home games at the venue from 2022-23 through the 2024-25 NHL season with an additional […]

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Norfolk to Host 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic

The 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic will be held in Norfolk, Virginia, the league and hometown Admirals announced. The game will be played at Norfolk Scope Arena on January 16, 2023, making the city one of only two two-time hosts in the game’s history. Events surrounding the game include an All-Star Fan Fest and the 15th […]

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Acrisure and Oak View Group Announce 10-year Naming Rights for Coachella Valley Arena

The future home of the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds will be called Acrisure Arena after Oak View Group announced a 10-year naming rights deal on Wednesday with the financial technology firm. Acrisure Arena, located in Palm Springs, California, is projected to open for the 2022-2023 American Hockey League season and host more than 150 major […]

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