Virus Outbreak Nets Celtics Basketball
Fans wave their arms while waiting to catch T-shirts during an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2022, in Boston. The fans were not required to wear face masks while attending the game at the TD Garden for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mask mandate has not been in effect this season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

One Year After Omicron, Winter Sports Play On

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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NBA Experiences Offers Fans VIP Access to Games in Abu Dhabi and Paris

NBA Experiences is offering fans the chance to be a part of the league’s first games in the United Arab Emirates this fall. The Atlanta Hawks take on the Milwaukee Bucks at Eithad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on October 6 and October 8 in preseason action. To ensure access to these historic […]

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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)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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NBA 2022–2023 Schedule Includes Games in Japan, Mexico City and Paris

With the 2022–2023 NBA schedule released on Wednesday, there are several special dates to highlight for the season. The 77th NBA regular season will tip off on October 18, 2022, and conclude on April 9, 2023. The 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament will take place from April 11–14, followed by the start of the 2023 NBA […]

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NBA Park in Brazil will provide fans with basketball activities, virtual reality experiences, an NBA Store and NBA-themed restaurant.

NBA and Nacional Parque Basquete Brasil to Open “NBA Park”

The National Basketball Association and Nacional Parque Basquete Brasil, an operator of theme parks and entertainment attractions, has announced a collaboration to open NBA Park, the league’s largest fan destination in the world, in Brazil this November. The three-story, 13,000-plus square foot state-of-the art entertainment center will be operated by Nacional Parque Basquete Brasil and […]

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The NBA has partnered with QuintEvents to get fans closer to the action than ever before with NBA Experiences.

NBA Partners With QuintEvents to Offer Fans Premium Experiences

The National Basketball Association and QuintEvents have agreed to a multiyear partnership that makes QuintEvents the official experiences provider of the NBA. The Charlotte, North Carolina, company is a global industry leader in the curation of exclusive experiential fan packages at some of the world’s largest events. Quint and the NBA have created the platform NBA Experiences, […]

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Philadelphia 76ers Announce $1.3 Billion Downtown Arena Project

The Philadelphia 76ers have announced plans for a downtown arena in Center City Philadelphia that would cost $1.3 billion and be finished in time for the 2031-2032 NBA season. The announcement was made Thursday morning by the team’s managing partners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer of Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment. HBSE would partner with David […]

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Oklahoma City Mayor Calls for Talks on New Thunder Arena

The Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has raised the idea of putting a new arena in downtown for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, saying the team’s lease expiring in 2026 gives impetus for a venue that would be new rather than continually renovating the Paycom Center. Mayor David Holt told local radio station WWLS-FM a […]

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The NBA and WNBA have joined forces to create the Jr. NBA program, aimed at growing the game for kids between the ages of 6-14.

NBA and WNBA Team Up to Create Jr. NBA

The National Basketball Association and Women’s National Basketball Association have collaborated on the launch of Jr. NBA Leagues, a national network of youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 6-14. Jr. NBA Leagues will focus on providing youth across socio-economic, racial and gender lines with access to top shelf recreational basketball as youth sports […]

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Oak View Group has announced Kim Stone will be president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast beginning August 1.

Oak View Group Hires Two Industry Veterans For Las Vegas Project

As Oak View Group continues to increase its presence in the sports and live entertainment industries, it has announced the hiring of two industry veterans to lead its Las Vegas project. Randy Morton — former president and chief operating officer of Bellagio Resort & Casino — is the new president of OVG Las Vegas hotel […]

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