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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

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Indianapolis 500 to Have 135,000 Spectators On Hand

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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L.A. Super Bowl Committee Releases 2022 Logo

The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl that will be at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, unveiled the official committee logo and launch video, featuring Snoop Dogg, alongside the NFL’s trademark Super Bowl LVI mark. The logo is inspired by SoFi Stadium’s design and the campaign tagline “Champions Shine […]

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SoFi Stadium had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday in a virtual event. Photo Credit: SoFi Stadium / Vantage Point Global, Inc.

SoFi Stadium Officially Opens With Virtual Ribbon-Cutting

The new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams is officially open as SoFi Stadium was unveiled during a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony ahead of the NFL season openers this weekend, with the Rams scheduled to host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. In addition to 20 NFL home games each year, […]

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NFL Extends Partnership with EA Sports

The National Football League has extended its agreement with Electronic Arts and the NFL Players Association that will allow EA Sports’ Madden NFL to have exclusive rights to create authentic NFL simulation games. In addition, the entities will partner to develop games in new genres, expanded esports programs and additional experiences for fans across other platforms. […]

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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

Las Vegas Gets Second Chance at NFL Draft in 2022

Unable to host a public version of the 2020 NFL Draft because of the coronavirus pandemic, Las Vegas has been awarded the 2022 event, which will be staged in similar fashion to what was originally planned. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement during the remotely held draft on April 23 before the Las Vegas […]

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks to throw a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NFL Returning to Mexico City in 2020 and 2021

The National Football League will return to Mexico City to play one regular-season game in each of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during a press conference in Miami in advance of Super Bowl LIV. The games will be played at the Estadio Azteca, which has hosted NFL games four previous times. In […]

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Endeavor Completes Purchase of On Location Experiences

The National Football League’s official hospitality provider, On Location Experiences, has been acquired by global entertainment company Endeavor and added to the firm’s portfolio alongside organizations such as the UFC and IMG. According to Bloomberg, Endeavor will pay $660 million to acquire the shares held by existing investors including Bruin Sports Capital, RedBird Capital and […]

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Super Bowl festivities in Houston included the interactive NFL Experience. Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff

NFL Signs Jay-Z’s Roc Nation To Super Bowl Production

The National Football League has signed a long-term deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to pick artists for Super Bowl halftime performances, plus help with the production and promotion of the event. The deal makes Roc Nation the NFL’s official live music entertainment strategists. The partnership will also include the Inspire Change initiative and platforms identified […]

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Fans crowd downtown to watch the 2019 NFL Draft on April 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: AP Images/Doug Benc

NFL Draft in Nashville Shatters Attendance Record

Nashville, Tennessee, shattered attendance records for an NFL Draft, with the league estimating that 600,000 people attended the three days of the draft held downtown. The closet previous estimate was 275,000 when Philadelphia hosted in 2017. In addition, the league reported that the event set new records in media consumption, with an estimated 6.1 million […]

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