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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?

More than a dozen teams in the NBA are currently allowing fans at home games this season, with some of them allowing up to 4,000 to attend. Four teams — the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz — have approximately 4,000 fans at games with several others allowing in the range of […]

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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.   Saturday, February 6 NFL: Finally, A Pandemic Season Concludes With Super Bowl […]

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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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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

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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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the […]

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports […]

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Former NBA Exec Named President of Drone Racing League

The Drone Racing League has hired Rachel Jacobson as president to oversee global partnerships and media rights deals. Jacobson, who becomes one of the only women presidents at a professional sports league, is the former senior vice president of global partnerships for the NBA. In addition, Jacobson will lead the league’s marketing and business development […]

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