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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.   BASEBALL: Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed by COVID Issues in New York; Outbreak […]

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Kraken Community Iceplex Inks Starbucks as Partner

The Seattle Kraken’s training center has been unveiled as the Kraken Community Iceplex with local corporate titan Starbucks serving as its community impact partner. The three-rink Iceplex is on track to open by September as a purpose-driven center by advancing inclusion and equity in the Northgate neighborhood. Along with being the latest NHL team’s training […]

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In 2021, the NHL hosted just one outdoor game when the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights played in Lake Tahoe without spectators. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))

Minneapolis and Nashville to Host NHL Outdoor Games in 2022  

The National Hockey League will return to the outdoors for two events next season and will bring its All-Star Weekend to Las Vegas for the first time. The outdoor games will be staged in Minneapolis for the 2022 NHL Winter Classic while Nashville will host the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series. The […]

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Winnipeg Jets Agreed to Canada Life Centre Naming Rights Deal

The Winnipeg Jets will play at a newly-named venue after a 10-year naming rights deal was agreed to between Canada Life and the team’s owners, True North Sports + Entertainment, that will see the home of the Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose renamed to Canada Life Centre. The arena typically hosts more than 140 events […]

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NHL and Clorox Clean Up with New Partnership

The Clorox Company and the National Hockey League have announced a new multiyear North American partnership that will see Clorox become the official cleaning and disinfecting product partner of the league. The multiyear agreement, which starts with the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, includes marketing and product integrations to support the league’s COVID protocols during the playoffs […]

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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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The puck is dropped for the NHL hockey All Star final game between the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

NHL Signs New Media Agreement With ESPN, ABC Including Stanley Cup Final

The National Hockey League will return to ESPN after a 17-year hiatus starting with the 2021–2022 season as part of a seven-year broadcasting agreement that will see four Stanley Cup finals over the length of the partnership on ABC as well as more than 1,000 games per season streaming on ESPN Plus. ESPN and the […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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NHL and PointsBet Partner on Betting Content

The NHL and international sportsbook operator PointsBet have reached a multiyear strategic partnership with PointsBet become an official sports betting partner of the league. Under terms of the deal, which includes the league’s interests in the United States and Australia, PointsBet will receives rights to use NHL marks and logos. The sides will also create […]

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NHL Releases Details on Outdoor Events at Lake Tahoe

The National Hockey League has released specifics about its NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series, which will feature two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake. The Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday will feature the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on February 20 while the Honda NHL Outdoors […]

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