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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Indianapolis 500 to Have 135,000 Spectators On Hand

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. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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NFL Reaches Sportsbook Deals with Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel

The National Football League has gone all in on sports betting announcing its first sportsbook partnerships a triple arrangement with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel. Under terms of the multiyear deal, each will become an official sports betting partners of the NFL and each will have exclusive ability to leverage NFL marks within the sports […]

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Cisco Announces Deals with NFL, Paris 2024

The technology company Cisco has announced partnership agreements with the National Football League and Paris 2024, the local organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, helping each with their networks and an expanded Olympics role in cybersecurity and videoconferencing. The deal with the NFL will make the networking and security company an official […]

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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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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. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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Buffalo Bills Announce Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York as Stadium Naming Rights Sponsor

The Buffalo Bills officially announced that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York will be the new naming rights partner for Bills Stadium. Effective immediately, the home of the Bills will now be named Highmark Stadium. “We are proud to welcome Highmark to the Buffalo Bills family and we are thrilled to partner […]

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NJCAA, NFL and Reigning Champs Experiences Announce Women’s Flag Football Effort

The National Junior College Athletic Association has officially announced women’s flag football as an emerging sport in a joint effort with the National Football League and Reigning Champs Experiences, with the NFL providing a $150,000 grant to the NJCAA Foundation for distribution to member colleges that declare their intent to participate in the sport over […]

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Denver Broncos Partner With Esports Entertainment Group as Esports Tournament Cub Provider

The Denver Broncos will use Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., to be the team’s esports tournament provider as part of a multi-year agreement under which EEG will operate esports tournaments for the Broncos on its Esports Gaming League platform. EEG will leverage player imagery within the Broncos local market and work with players to create custom […]

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NFL Staying With In-Person Activities for 2021 Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft will be held as an in-person event in Cleveland with the rookie draft class near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual from Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s house. The league announced some its plans for this year’s three-day event after […]

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Kansas City Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium cheer before their AFC Divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Missouri on January 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Kansas City Chiefs Announce Naming Rights Agreement for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs‘ raucous home stadium will have a new name. Beginning with the 2021 NFL season, the home of the Chiefs will be GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, with both the team and new partner saying they are committed to ensuring Arrowhead Stadium remains the identity of the stadium. The announcement expands on […]

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