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Pittsburgh is a hotbed for esports and will host the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, December 14–16. The event will feature the co-location of the United States eSports Federation Annual Meeting.
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United States eSports Federation Extends
Co-Location Agreement with EsportsTravel Summit

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the EsportsTravel Summit the exclusive home to the USeF’s Annual Meeting. The USeF is recognized as the National Governing Body of esports by the International Esports Federation. Hosted by […]

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The Local Organizing Committee for the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit includes the Pittsburgh Knights, the professional esports team based in the "City of Champions."
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EsportsTravel Summit Reschedules to December 14–16

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to December 14–16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Concurrent with the date change, the EsportsTravel Summit announced a new multiyear partnership agreement with CSL, the leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the sports, entertainment, […]

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Pittsburgh Proceeds with NCAA Frozen Four Plans

SportsPittsburgh and Robert Morris University are moving ahead with plans to host the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Frozen Four at PPG Paints Arena. The event, scheduled April 8 and 10, will be one of the first NCAA championships hosted since events were paused in March 2020. No decision has been made yet on spectators […]

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Sports & Exhibition Authority in Pittsburgh Sets Up Sports Commission

The Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority, which owns and operates venues for three professional sports teams, has established a new sports commission with the goal of bringing more sporting events to the city. The SEA Sports Commission will be formed with up to $1.7 million per year from the state thanks to an expanded gambling […]

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2021 EsportsTravel Summit to be Held in Pittsburgh

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be held August 10–12, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Produced by Northstar Travel Group, the EsportsTravel Summit will be hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. SportsPITTSBURGH has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the EsportsTravel Summit, […]

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USA Volleyball Hosts Nations League in Pittsburgh

The U.S. men’s volleyball team will have the chance to play in front of a home crowd during its leadup to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo when it hosts the FIVB Nations League in May in Pittsburgh. The Americans, ranked second in the world, will host a high-profile round-robin against top-ranked Brazil along with […]

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EventConnect Launches Advisory Board

EventConnect, a cloud-based event and tournament management system for the sports tourism industry, has announced the creation of an advisory board for its Sportology Conference. The London, Ontario-based company partnered with Huddle Up Group to assemble the board’s members. EventConnect launched in 2013 and has developed digital tools to streamline the coordination, management, tracking and […]

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SportsPittsburgh Hires Senior Development Manager

Dana (Collins) Kramer has been hired as SportsPittsburgh’s senior development manager and will be responsible for promoting Pittsburgh to sports-event organizers and meeting planners. In the new role she will serve as the first point of contact for event owners as they consider Pittsburgh as a host city. Kramer joins SportsPittsburgh with more than 13 […]

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Kindra Fry became president and CEO of Experience Bryan College Station in 2017.
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She Shoots, She Scores

Growing up in Mississippi with a mom who played basketball and a dad who was a diver—and as a big fan of Mississippi State football and basketball—Kindra Fry was a sports nut who told everyone that she would one day play football for the Dallas Cowboys. That plan didn’t work out, but Fry has nonetheless […]

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