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Utah Jazz fans watch during the second half of the team's game against the Phoenix Suns on December 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Which NBA Teams Allow Fans At Games This Season?

Only three teams in the NBA will not have fans at home games by the end of April, with the Chicago Bulls allowing fans for the final few games of the regular season in May. Many teams are projected by the end of April to have at least 3,000 fans or more at games with […]

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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.   Wednesday, April 28 Olympics: IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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NBA Partners with CLEAR for Arena Entry

The National Basketball Association and CLEAR have announced a partnership that will see the secure identity company’s Health Pass technology available for COVID-19 health screenings at NBA arenas. Health Pass is a free, mobile experience that connects a user’s verified identity to various COVID-19-related health information, including test results and eventually vaccine verification. The program […]

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2020*

On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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The Madness of Sponsorship Make‐Goods

There are clauses in sponsorship agreements that normally gather dust after the contracts are signed, namely force majeure and substitution. As we’re all well aware, there is nothing normal about 2020 and the dust has been shaken off of those typically skimmed-over clauses. Force majeure and substitution, the terms as we know them, have had […]

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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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