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Two storied franchises will meet in Paris in 2023 when the Chicago Bulls take on the Detroit Pistons.

Chicago Bulls to Face Detroit Pistons in The NBA Paris Game 2023

The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are headed east – way east. The National Basketball Association has announced The NBA Paris Game 2023 will feature the six-time NBA champion Bulls and the three-time NBA champion Pistons playing a regular-season game at the Accor Arena in Paris on January 19. The NBA Paris Game 2023 will […]

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Las Vegas Raiders fans stand during the first half of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 14 2021, at Allegiant Stadium. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

How COVID Has Affected Sports: Could Vaccine Mandate Have Led to Raiders’ No-Show Numbers?

The COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. Events have 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 daily look […]

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Do NBA Fans Need to Be Vaccinated to Go to Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NBA team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. The NBA has mandated that at every arena, regardless of other protocols, fans sitting within 15 […]

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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. 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. NFL: No COVID, no worries for draft fans in Las Vegas Posted: Friday, […]

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TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 5: An overall view of the exterior of Saitama Super Arena before the game between the Slovenia Men's National Team and France Men's National Team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena on August 5, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors, Wizards to Play 2-game NBA Preseason Slate in Japan in 2022

The Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards will play two preseason games in Tokyo ahead of the 2022–2023 NBA season, the league has announced. The NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten will take place September 30 and October 2 at Saitama Super Arena. The games will be the league’s 15th and 16th in the […]

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NBA to Play 2022 Preseason Games in Abu Dhabi

The National Basketball Association will bring its first games to the Arabian Gulf, announcing a deal with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to host two preseason games in 2022. The games will be the first of a multiyear deal with the United Arab Emirates. Participating teams and the host venue will […]

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NBA Extends HBCU Support

The NBA has announced an extension of its support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a series of new programs, including the addition of a MEAC conference matchup as part of All-Star Weekend in February in Cleveland. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association will again highlight the HBCU community during NBA All-Star […]

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Clippers Unveil Plans for Intuit Dome

The Los Angeles Clippers and Intuit Inc. have entered a 23-year strategic partnership giving Intuit exclusive naming rights partner of the Intuit Dome, the future home of the Clippers that broke ground on Friday morning and is scheduled to open in Inglewood, California, for the 2024–2025 NBA season. Intuit Dome will feature “The Wall,” 51 […]

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Thunder, Paycom Announce 15-Year Arena Naming Rights Agreement

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s downtown arena has a new name after a 15-year naming rights partnership was agreed to with Paycom, one of the largest companies in the state of Oklahoma. The name change takes effect immediately, with exterior signage to be completed in time for the start of the 2021-22 season. For the new […]

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Fans going to the Footprint Center for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games will have food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions as well as educational points about the positive impact of making a switch from single-use plastics in their everyday lives.

Home of Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury Rebranded as Footprint Center

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have announced a long-term partnership with Footprint, a material science company, that includes naming rights and product integration within the team’s downtown Phoenix arena. The Footprint Center will host fans for Suns and Mercury games with food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products. The venue will also […]

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