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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)
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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. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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Sports as Entertainment: Eddie Lewis on How TOCA Football Plans to Expand

TOCA recently became the largest operator of indoor soccer centers in the United States after adding locations in Dallas, Cleveland, Nashville, Chicago and Denver. In addition, the company launched TOCA Social, a soccer entertainment and dining venue, in London with plans to expand to additional two UK locations as well as Dallas in 2023. TOCA […]

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Elite Tournaments’ DPL League Unveils 2023 Tournament Calendar

Elite Tournament’s DPL League, an elite national girls youth soccer league, will be starting a new competition next year highlighted by four tournaments scheduled around the country. The first event will be the DPLFL23 from January 5–8 at The Gardens North Country District Park in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This will provide one of two […]

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Florida Cup Expands With 2022 Lineup Highlighted by Arsenal, Chelsea

English Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will meet at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on July 23 for the Florida Cup as part of a weeklong expansion featuring international matches across the United States. The Orlando-based schedule will also include Arsenal against Major League Soccer’s Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on July 20, […]

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Mexico's national men's soccer team is well-represented by fans whenever it plays in the United States, including at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium during the 2021 Nations League championship match. Photo by Jason Gewirtz

Mexico’s Road to Qatar Features Matches in Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta

The Mexico men’s national soccer team will play five matches in the United States as El Tri prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting in November in Qatar. Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, and Atlanta will host the 2022 MexTour over four months starting in late May. In its 19th edition, Mexican national team matches have […]

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Sacramento Republic FC Prepares New Vision for Downtown Stadium

The Sacramento Republic has announced plans for a new downtown stadium that will be part of the USL club’s future, including a spot for retail and entertainment options. The club has engaged Manica Architecture and Machete Group, which has designed and managed projects including Allegiant Stadium, Chase Center, and TQL Stadium to craft an initial […]

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Euro 2028 Likely Heading to Joint Bid Between UK, Ireland

One of the biggest soccer tournaments in the world will almost assuredly return in 2028 to where the 2021 final was held. The clear leaders to hosting Euro 2028 is Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland after the joint hosting bid was the spotlight submission out of three to UEFA’s Executive Committee ahead of […]

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Barcelona Sells Iconic Camp Nou Stadium Naming Rights to Spotify

One of the world’s most famous soccer teams has rebranded its historic stadium and sold the naming rights for the first time as Barcelona announced a new partnership with Spotify, confirming months-long rumors. Terms of the deal were not released. Initial reports last month pegged the sponsorship at approximately $307.7 million. Spotify’s logo will appear […]

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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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