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Holly Perella Named Business Development Director of SportsPittsburgh

Holly Perella has been named the new business development director of SportsPittsburgh. Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins said Perella will drive new event procurement within the grassroots sports market. “We are elated to welcome Holly to the SportsPittsburgh team,” Hawkins said. “Holly brings with her years of experience with youth sports teams, which will serve her […]

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Dates Announced for 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh

The National Senior Games Association’s 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana, scheduled for Pittsburgh, will be held July 7–18 as the multi-sport championship event for adults 50 and older will be held in the City of Champions for the first time since 2005. The 2023 Games logo was released on Thursday, highlighting the city’s […]

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Eileen Krause cleans condiment dispensers on the main concourse of Ball Arena before an NHL game between the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche on March 11, 2020, in Denver. Cleaning and sanitization within sports venues, especially indoors, has become a key component in making fans feels comfortable attending events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Future of Sports Venues After COVID: Contactless Technology, Deep Cleaning Among Top Priorities

From the growth of professional venues that can become as much about entertainment as the game itself, to collegiate venues that are professional in everything but name, and even youth and recreation complexes that promote themselves as giving a professional experience to pre-teen athletes, there are few things in the sports industry that have changed […]

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Pittsburgh Welcomes the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit

The world’s largest gathering of esports tournament and video‐game organizers opens in Pittsburgh today, as the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH, will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center through December 16. Produced by Northstar Meetings Group, the Summit is the only event of its kind for esports […]

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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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The Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at PNC Park. Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images

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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