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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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A view of the March Madness logo inside the Dayton Arena, where the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was set to begin. Photo: Aaron Doster/AP Images

Sports-Event Industry Reacts to Coronavirus Challenges: “It’s Unprecedented”

In one of the most challenging stretches the sports-event industry has ever faced, industry leaders are unsure exactly what a recovery will look like—or when it will happen. But they are looking ahead. One by one, the number of major events and leagues that began canceling or postponing competitions in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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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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Al Kidd Receives Three-Year Extension at Sports ETA

Al Kidd has received a three-year extension to continue serving as president and CEO of the Sports Events & Tourism Association. Kidd joined the organization in 2017, becoming the second executive in the association’s history and helping the organization rebrand from its former name of the National Association of Sports Commissions. “Under Al’s leadership, our […]

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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 the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships

The International Table Tennis Federation has selected Houston to host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships, marking the first time the event will be held in the United States. The announcement was made at the 2019 ITTF annual general meeting and World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Additionally, the Chinese Table Tennis Federation was awarded the […]

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