Andrew “Andinster” Woodward of Spacestation Gaming competes onstage during the Smite match at Esports Arena Las Vegas’ grand opening

North Carolina Establishes Esports Industry Fund

The state of North Carolina has established a $5 million Esports Industry Grant Fund for esports competitions, with grants paying up to 20 percent of qualifying expenses for competitions. The grant is focused on competitions costing at least $250,000 with the grants reimbursing in-state goods, services, compensation and benefits. The state department of commerce issue […]

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Andrew “Andinster” Woodward of Spacestation Gaming competes onstage during the Smite match at Esports Arena Las Vegas’ grand opening

North Carolina Bill Would Provide Tax Credits for Esports Events

A bill working its way through the North Carolina General Assembly would provide incentives for live esports events, including a 25 percent refundable tax credit for certain event productions whether they are held live or tape-delayed for broadcast. The bill, which has passed the House Appropriations Committee, would provide that incentive for productions that have […]

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Wilmington Sports Complex Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Wilmington City Council in North Carolina has approved a $1.3 million title sponsorship agreement with nCino Inc., a Wilmington-based company that specializes in financial technology, for naming rights to a public sports complex scheduled to be completed this fall that would be one of the largest in the state. The Cape Fear Soccer Park […]

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Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Promotes Collins and Philbeck

The Greater Raleigh (North Carolina) Sports Alliance has promoted Tori Collins to director and Jason Philbeck to associate director as both take on new responsibilities in the organization as part of a broader strategic realignment at the GRSA. Collins will oversee administration of the GRSA including strategic sales initiatives. She is a past chairman of […]

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Bringing Baseball Back

Nestled between two sets of train tracks in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina, is Segra Stadium, a new baseball park that is expected to breathe new life into the community when it opens this spring. Much like the train tracks that eventually converge out beyond left field, the ballpark project came to be through a happy confluence of events. Back in 2016, the city commissioned a feasibility report to examine

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Greensboro, North Carolina

Compete in the Center of it All Greensboro offers exceptional athletic venues, affordable accommodations and recreational opportunities. These all make Greensboro a winning sports city. The Greensboro Aquatics Center (GAC) is a 78,323 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design. The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports – competitive swimming, diving, […]

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