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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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Josh Rivers Hired at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

Josh Rivers will join Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports in Alabama as the director of community development. Rivers joins the TTS team with 12 years of hospitality, tourism and leadership experience including the past 10 years at the Bryant Conference Center as the assistant director. Rivers will take on the responsibilities of long-time employee Bill Buchanan, who […]

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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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