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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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Emergency Relief Bill for Youth Sports Introduced in Congress

U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-New York) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) have introduced a bill in Congress calling for the $8.5 billion in emergency funding that a coalition of youth sports organizations has sought in relief for the industry. The COVID-19 Youth Sports and Working Families Relief Act calls for authorizing a relief fund […]

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National Flag Football is one of the largest youth flag football organizations in the country and this year will organize 34 tour stops and a national championship. Photograph: National Flag Football

Panelists Say Youth Sports Need Recovery, Reinvention

The youth sports industry is undergoing changes that will alter its landscape in a post-coronavirus world in ways that league and tournament organizers could never have believed, according to panelists who participated in an American University webinar this week. The two panelists for “The Future of Youth Sports: Economic Impact & Business Strategy Ahead” noted […]

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Youth Sports Lobbying Effort Earning Congressional Support

A movement to seek federal assistance for youth sports programs has support from at least four bipartisan members of Congress who have signed initial letters backing the call for at least $8 billion in emergency funding. The bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports—Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois), Rep. Marc […]

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