Jeff Jarnecke

Jeff Jarnecke to Lead Visit South Bend Mishawaka

Former NCAA executive Jeff Jarnecke has been named executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka in Indiana. VSBM is a division of the South Bend Regional Chamber and promotes tourism in St. Joseph County. Jarnecke brings more than 20 years of leadership and management experience to the position, including his recent role as executive director […]

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The Evolution of Esports Venues

When Esports Stadium Arlington opened in 2018 in Texas, it marked the dawn of a new era for esports and live events. The first esports-specific venue at a municipally owned building—a renovation of the city’s convention center—it marked a landmark in the evolution of esports and the facilities that could support live esports events. Before […]

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A rendering of Bendix Arena, which is being built through a $2 million renovation of a historic theater in South Bend, Indiana.

South Bend Theatre Conversion to Esports Arena Proposed

The city of South Bend is looking to be the first city in Indiana to have a dedicated esports arena by converting an old theatre into a 500-seat arena. The 700-seat Bendix Theatre would be converted into an esports arena thanks to $2 million in bed tax collections from the St. Joseph County hotel-motel tax […]

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