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Las Vegas Raiders fans stand during the first half of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 14 2021, at Allegiant Stadium. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

How COVID Has Affected Sports: Could Vaccine Mandate Have Led to Raiders’ No-Show Numbers?

The COVID-19 outbreak and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. Events have come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a daily look […]

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Dates Announced for 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

The Kansas City Sports Commission and NFL have announced that the 2023 NFL Draft will take place April 27–29, 2023. “This will be one of the biggest and most-anticipated professional sporting events our city has hosted,” says Kathy Nelson, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC. “Not only […]

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) carries the ball while Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) looks to tackle him during an NFL football game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

NFL Lines up Teams for 2022 International Games

The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will each play international games during the 2022 season in destinations that include Mexico, the UK and Germany. The Buccaneers have been assigned to play in the NFL’s inaugural regular-season game in Munich, Germany. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will play in […]

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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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NFL Pro Bowl to Be Staged as Video Game

The 2021 NFL Pro Bowl is headed virtual. The NFL and Electronic Arts have announced that instead of an in-person competition scheduled for Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, the annual all-star showcase will be a competition staged on the Madden NFL 21 video game. EA Sports and the league intend to create a week-long series of […]

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Peter O’Reilly: How the NFL Pulled Off a Virtual Draft

Coming off a 2019 NFL Draft that attracted an estimated 600,000 people over three days in Nashville, the professional football league felt confident the 2020 Draft in Las Vegas would be its largest one yet. And then the coronavirus pandemic sent everything in the other direction. No crowds on the Las Vegas Strip. No prospects […]

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The Bellagio and Caesars were scheduled to be used as locations for the 2020 NFL Draft. Photo: John Locher/AP Images

NFL Maps Out Draft Plans in Las Vegas

When the NFL Draft comes to Las Vegas in April, activities will be spread across the Las Vegas Strip, with the main stage and a fan festival at Caesars Forum and a red carpet for prospects along the fountains of the Bellagio. The 85th NFL Draft will be staged April 23–25 in Las Vegas, which […]

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