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Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama, hosted the 2021 IPL North American Championship, and then parlayed that into hosting two more major events in the next two years. Photo by DVXT Images

U.S. Cities Host Big Events After Russian Ban

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year caused a ripple effect around the world from a political and humanitarian standpoint. The world watched as the Ukrainian people have fought to protect their homeland and nations around the globe condemned Russia for its aggression. When it came to the sports landscape, organizations moved quickly to ban Russian […]

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USRowing Announces Regatta Schedule for 2023, New Event for 2024

USRowing has announced its regatta schedule for the 2023 and 2024 seasons as the national championships’ slate will include three summer regattas in 2023, as well as a new combined event in Oklahoma City in 2024. USRowing will kick off the summer with the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida, June 8–11. The USRowing Summer […]

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Oklahoma City Mayor Calls for Talks on New Thunder Arena

The Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has raised the idea of putting a new arena in downtown for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, saying the team’s lease expiring in 2026 gives impetus for a venue that would be new rather than continually renovating the Paycom Center. Mayor David Holt told local radio station WWLS-FM a […]

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Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center to Undergo Improvements

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve final plans and specifications for new seating at Paycom Center with Populous developing a master plan for the renovations to enhance the guest experience at the arena. The plans were approved as part of the city’s Metropolitan Area Projects plan, or MAPS 4. MAPS 4 is a […]

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Al Rojas Named General Manager of Oklahoma City Convention Center

Hospitality industry veteran Al Rojas has been appointed as general manager of the new Oklahoma City Convention Center. The ASM Global-managed venue is expected to open in early 2021 and will feature a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall with 45,000 square foot of meeting space and a 30,000-square-foot ballroom. Rojas will begin the position September 1. “We […]

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Mike Carrier Announces Retirement from Oklahoma City CVB

After a 35-year career in the hospitality industry, Mike Carrier, the president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has announced that he will retire on September 30. Carrier has led the Oklahoma City CVB since 2007 and oversaw the ongoing construction of a new convention center, among other developments. “Mike was the right […]

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June 2-8, 2019

SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week. Below are upcoming events and information on how to learn more. FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League Date: June 4‐6, 2019 Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska Event description: Volleyball Nations League is the premier yearly […]

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This Week in Team USA: April 16, 2018

SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week. Below are upcoming events and information on how to learn more. USA Field Hockey Regional Club Championships, presented by Harrow Sports Date: April 14–June 3, 2018 Venue: Various Locations, United States Event description: […]

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This Week in Team USA: March 19, 2018

SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week across the country. Below is an upcoming event and information on how to learn more. Event: USA Softball Spring Challenge (16U, 18U) Date: March 23-25 Venue(s): USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex (Oklahoma City, […]

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