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Alabama fans cheer before a game against LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa. The SEC is set to get two new teams when Oklahoma and Texas join the mix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why College Conference Realignment
Reshapes the Sports Tourism Landscape

College sports is amid revolutionary change that may not be surpassed in its long and sometimes controversial history. The ability of athletes — sorry, student-athletes — to earn money off name, image and likeness has turned the traditional college sponsorship model upside down. The NCAA recently adopted a new constitution that may see further changes […]

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Eileen Krause cleans condiment dispensers on the main concourse of Ball Arena before an NHL game between the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche on March 11, 2020, in Denver. Cleaning and sanitization within sports venues, especially indoors, has become a key component in making fans feels comfortable attending events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Future of Sports Venues After COVID: Contactless Technology, Deep Cleaning Among Top Priorities

From the growth of professional venues that can become as much about entertainment as the game itself, to collegiate venues that are professional in everything but name, and even youth and recreation complexes that promote themselves as giving a professional experience to pre-teen athletes, there are few things in the sports industry that have changed […]

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Stan Adams Promoted to Executive Director of Sports for Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

Stan Adams has been promoted to executive director of sports for Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports. The promotion was announced by Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Staley. Adams has been with the organization in a full time role since 2017 and most recently held the position of Director of Sports. Adams […]

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Tuscaloosa Named Host for 2023 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series

The 2023 Dixie Youth Baseball’s Division I and Division II World Series will be held at Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the first time. The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority and Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports will host the event. Tuscaloosa PARA has hosted state-level tournaments in three of the past four years. “PARA’s […]

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In college towns across the country, the potential loss of football games will have a significant economic impact. Photo: Tony Ding/AP Images

College Football Towns Prepare to Call an Audible

Before you celebrate a touchdown with your friends and go crazy high-fiving strangers who feel like friends in that moment, you start with the tailgate party hours before kickoff with snacks, all sorts of food on the grill and a football flying through the air. Postgame usually means a drink downtown at a packed sports […]

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