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NHL Partners with American Gaming Association on Sports-Betting Campaign

As sports betting continues to become more mainstream, the National Hockey League and the American Gaming Association have announced a partnership to promote responsible gaming activity through a new public service campaign: “Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly.” The league becomes the second professional sports organization in the United States to sign on to the […]

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Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, right, goes up for a shot in front of Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Bradenton, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA Seeing Success with ‘Wubble’ Concept

One of the professional leagues currently playing under a closed environment is the WNBA — but don’t call it a “bubble.” Instead, refer to it as the “wubble.” The league’s 22-game regular season is being played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, with teams playing every other day without fans. The playoffs will retain […]

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NHL Reaches Deal with Maintenance, Repair and Operations Company

The National Hockey League has reached a multiyear deal to name Fastenal as the official maintenance, repair and operations partner for the league through the 2023–2024 season, a partnership that will also extend to ice rinks across North America. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) encompasses the wide-ranging products and services needed to keep venues up […]

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Release The Kraken: Seattle’s NHL Team Reveals Nickname

The NHL’s expansion team in Seattle will be known as the Kraken when it starts play in the 2021–2022 season with the team’s nickname and logo released in a splashy promotional video. A legend from the deep awakens. Meet the Seattle Kraken → https://t.co/to5BtVVPh1 pic.twitter.com/FQfOdaiGQQ — Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 23, 2020 The team’s colors […]

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Amazon Buys Seattle Arena Naming Rights, Brands it ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

The home for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the city’s expansion National Hockey League team will be called Climate Pledge Arena after the naming rights for the venue were bought by Amazon. The announcement was made by Amazon and the Oak View Group, which is renovating the arena and owns the NHL expansion team that […]

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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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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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