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Gregg Caren Tapped to Lead Philadelphia CVB

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has named longtime ASM Global executive Gregg Caren to the position of president and CEO. Caren most recently served as the executive vice president, sales and strategic business development for ASM Global, formerly SMG, which operates 350 venues worldwide. He has also served in a variety of senior leadership […]

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download […]

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Philadelphia Chosen for Largest USA Fencing Event

USA Fencing will bring the 2021 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge to Philadelphia, the first time the city has hosted the event. The tournaments—considered the largest fencing event in the world with more than 5,000 competitors—will be staged July 3–12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “PHL Sports is very excited to bring USA […]

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Philadelphia to Host 2026 MLB All-Star Game

The 2026 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Philadelphia, aligned with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of American independence. The move marks yet another Midsummer Classic aligned with American history for Philadelphia, which hosted in 1976 on the nation’s bicentennial. The game will mark the city’s fifth time hosting and the first […]

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New $50 Million Esports Arena to Be Built in Philadelphia

Comcast Spectacor and the Cordish Companies have unveiled plans for Fusion Arena, a new $50 million esports and entertainment venue that will be located adjacent to Xfinity Live! in the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Fusion Arena, which will be home to the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, will be the largest, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere. […]

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