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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman throws to the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of 2017 opening day in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Orioles to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Camden Yards in 2022

The Baltimore Orioles have unveiled plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards throughout the 2022 season. Since April 6, 1992, when the Orioles hosted the first game at the Populous-designed stadium, it has become an iconic venue that inspired a generation of ballpark construction. In the 30 years that have […]

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau in an empty stadium during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays Ballpark Financial Plan in Works in Tampa Bay

Financial plans for a new baseball stadium in Tampa Bay to host the Rays for half of each Major League Baseball season are being examined by the city of Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor told The Tampa Bay Times last week. The Rays’ lease at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg expires after the 2027 season and […]

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Major League Baseball to Increase Housing Options for Minor League Players

Stepping up improvements for minor leaguers after widespread criticism, Major League Baseball’s new housing policy will require teams to provide furnished accommodations, with no more than two players per bedroom and housing “located at a reasonable, commutable distance from the ballpark,” with teams being responsible for basic utility bills, the league announced on Thursday. Major […]

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau in an empty stadium during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Rays Increasing ‘Montreal Sister City’ Plans

The Tampa Bay Rays’ plans to implement a split-season plan with half of the season played in Florida and the other half played in Montreal is gaining steam with a promotional campaign planned by the team starting with this October’s Major League Baseball playoffs. Rays president Matt Silverman during an interview on the This Week […]

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Seattle Mariners to host 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be hosted by the Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, the league announced on Thursday afternoon. The 2023 Midsummer Classic will be the 93rd edition of the All-Star Game, which dates back to 1933. Seattle first hosted the game in 1979 at the Kingdome and then in 2001 […]

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before a baseball game against the New York Yankees on August 12, 2021 in Dyersville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

MLB Return to Field of Dreams in 2022 with Reds and Cubs; Orioles, Red Sox off to Williamsport in 2022

The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox are the next teams up to head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to play in the 2022 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO, as announced by Major League Baseball and Little League International. The game will be held on August 21 and serve as a home game for Baltimore. […]

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The Cleveland Indians hosted the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Soon-to-be Cleveland Guardians Extend Progressive Field Lease Through 2036

The Cleveland Indians, who will rebrand as the Cleveland Guardians at the end of the Major League Baseball season, have agreed to a 15-year lease extension at Progressive Field, keeping them at the downtown ballpark through 2036. The agreement, announced Thursday and which needs legislative approval, includes two additional five-year options that could make it […]

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Fans wait in line to enter the stadium prior to an Opening Day game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

How Many Fans Will Be Allowed at
Major League Baseball Games This Season?

Major League Baseball, which played all of last year’s regular season without fans in attendance, will have fans in every ballpark this season. Here is the current status of every MLB team’s plans for attendance this season. Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field, 48,633): The Diamondbacks have 100% capacity at home games. Atlanta Braves (Truist Park, 41,000): […]

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