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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, delivers to Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau in an empty stadium during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Rays Increasing ‘Montreal Sister City’ Plans

The Tampa Bay Rays’ plans to implement a split-season plan with half of the season played in Florida and the other half played in Montreal is gaining steam with a promotional campaign planned by the team starting with this October’s Major League Baseball playoffs. Rays president Matt Silverman during an interview on the This Week […]

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2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic Features Maple Leafs, Sabres

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will face off in the 2022 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 13, 2022, at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The Heritage Classic returns to the NHL regular-season schedule after games in 2019 in Regina, 2016 in Winnipeg, 2014 in Vancouver, 2011 in Calgary and 2003 […]

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Premier Rugby Sevens Unveils Team Names and Logos

Premier Rugby Sevens has released the six brands that it will use for teams during its inaugural championship in October in Memphis, Tennessee. Along with logos, regions and color schemes, the team names will be: Experts, Headlines, Locals, Loggerheads, Loonies and The Team. The Headliners, Loonies, Loggerheads, and Experts will launch with a men’s squad […]

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Phoenix Mercury Become First WNBA Team With Sports Betting Partnership

The Phoenix Mercury are the first WNBA team to have a sports betting partnership after reaching an agreement with Bally’s Corporation for a gaming access deal that gives Bally’s access to its 15th state for gaming in the United States. Bally’s will be recognized as the exclusive sports betting partner of the Mercury over 15 […]

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PointsBet and WNBA Announce Sports Betting Partnership

The WNBA has announced a new partnership making PointsBet an Authorized Gaming Operator of the league, joining the NBA among other partners and becoming PointsBet’s first deal with a women’s professional sports league. As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the WNBA into their betting platforms and receive league sponsorship and brand visibility opportunities. […]

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MGM Resorts to Sponsor Korn Ferry Tour Event

MGM Resorts International will become the title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour’s first event at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The MGM Resorts Championship at Paiute will be staged April 15–18 and feature a full field of 156 players who will compete for a $600,000 purse. “The Korn Ferry Tour has quickly become one of […]

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SentryWorld in Wisconsin to Host 2023 U.S. Senior Open

SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, will host the 43rd U.S. Senior Open Championship tournament in 2023, the United States Golf Association announced, awarding the course its third USGA championship overall and first Senior Open. The tournament will take place June 29 through July 2, 2023. SentryWorld, a public parkland course in central Wisconsin, was developed […]

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Many sports were forced to have cardboard fans in 2020. What will 2021 bring? (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The 2021 Outlook for the Sports-Event Industry

The year 2020 will go down as a moment where the sports-event industry was forced to pivot. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt by all stakeholders, whether they are destinations, event organizers, hotels or any number of suppliers. While there has been evidence that the industry has begun its recovery, there are still […]

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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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