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New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba, left, fights with New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
NHL Player Vaccination Rate Nears 100 Percent Before Preseason

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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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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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. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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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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A section of the Wrigley Field center field bleachers has been designated specifically for fully vaccinated fans to watch Chicago Cubs games without the need for social distancing or masks. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Fan Experience Crucial as Reopenings Continue, Panelists Say

Being able to take what has been learned during the pandemic about cleaning and hospitality as part of the overall fan experience will be key going forward as more venues open up to full capacity throughout the summer and into the fall, panelists at a Host City Americas virtual event said this week. “It would […]

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MLB Expands Spectrum Solutions Partnership for 2021 Minor League Season

Major League Baseball has expanded its partnership with Spectrum Solutions, LLC to facilitate a COVID-19 testing program throughout the 2021 Minor League Baseball season, supplying all 120 teams with saliva collection kits for all player and staff testing. Minor League health and safety protocols include laboratory PCR testing of players and staff members multiple times […]

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The Colorado Rockies warm up for practice on March 31 in Denver. A small number of fans were allowed to watch the Rockies go through a workout Wednesday, the day before the opening-day game between the Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Major League Baseball Moves 2021 All-Star Game to Denver

In a year in which Major League Baseball has tried to deaden the baseball slightly in an attempt to have fewer home runs and bring more strategy into the game, the league will bring its Midsummer Classic to a venue that is known for some long balls leaving the park. Major League Baseball has announced […]

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Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, will not host the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Major League Baseball Moving 2021 All-Star Game Out of Atlanta

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta after a new Georgia law that includes restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s […]

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