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Inter Miami players enter the field for an MLS soccer match against Orlando City in the MLS bubble. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations

For so many teams at all levels of sports, having a bubble burst used to mean they would not get into the NCAA Tournament, or would have their playoff chances extinguished on the final day of the regular season. These days, having a bubble burst means much, much more. For nearly every professional sports league, […]

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MLS Delays Expansion Plans

Major League Soccer has announced a new timeline for expansion, postponing the start of several new teams citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the teams’ business operations and stadium development. Under the new plan, Austin FC will remain on schedule to begin competition in 2021. But Charlotte, which had expected to begin plan […]

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Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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MLS and USYS Partner on Youth Soccer Initiative

Major League Soccer and the U.S. Youth Soccer Association have announced a partnership to collaborate on initiatives to support and engage soccer players and soccer communities throughout the United States. The agreement aims to enhance player identification and monitoring, coaching and scouting education, competition and fan engagement throughout the USYS community, which includes more than […]

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FILE - In this June 7, 2009 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Sports Event World Mourns Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death

The tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on Sunday morning sent the sports event world into shock, with many praising and remembering the sports icon who had a worldwide reputation for competitiveness. Bryant won five NBA titles with the Los […]

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Winners of 2019 SportsTravel Awards
Announced at TEAMS ’19 in Anaheim

SportsTravel announced the winners of the 2019 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’19 Conference & Expo in Anaheim on November 13. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the revamped awards ceremony was emceed […]

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St. Louis Awarded MLS Expansion Team

Major League Soccer officially unveiled its 28th franchise, awarding an expansion team to St. Louis, with a target of starting play in 2022. The announcement was made during an event with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and several dignitaries from throughout the city, including Mayor Lyda Krewson and ownership group members Andy Taylor and Carolyn Kindle […]

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Las Vegas to Host Leagues Cup Championship Game

Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will host the inaugural championship game of the Leagues Cup, a competition between selected teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX, on September 18. “Las Vegas is an exciting market that has become a destination for professional teams and marquee sports events, and we’re proud to bring the inaugural […]

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