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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With nearly 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host national […]

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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. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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New York Destination Plans Expanded Little League Venue

The Parkhurst Field Foundation in Gloversville, New York, held its ceremonial groundbreaking to start a $1.4 million project that will renovate its ‘Legends Field’ area and create an expanded five-field, fully lighted venue that can host regional tournaments and bring in teams throughout the Northeast. Parkhurst Field Foundation President David Karpinski told the Daily Gazette […]

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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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The Durham (N.C.) Sports Commission has announced four new members for its Board of Directors.

Durham Sports Commission Launches One Team, One Durham Fund

Sports are a wonderful way for kids to learn work ethic, discipline, teamwork and many other life skills. However, when the cost of youth sports starts to prevent some from being able to play, organizations can step in to help. This is the case in Durham, North Carolina, where the Durham Sports Commission has announced […]

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Ripken Baseball Partners with Sheetz on Free Clinics to Youths

Ripken Baseball has partnered with Sheetz to bring 12 free baseball clinics to children ages 7 to 14 in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania starting this April and continuing through June. “The “Sheetz Community Clinics presented by Ripken Baseball” will teach the fundamentals of baseball for players of all levels. Players […]

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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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Richmond Area Mall Redevelopment Has Hockey Arena in Plans

Officials in the Richmond Region have unveiled plans to have a two-rink indoor hockey facility as part of its overall plans for a 100,000-square-foot mixed-use district on the site of a former mall in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The venue, built on the site of the former Spring Rock Green shopping area, would house two National […]

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Ripken Baseball Continues Tournament Expansion

Ripken Baseball is expanding its tournament schedule in 2022, adding five Ripken Select events in destinations throughout the country. The inaugural multi-city tour will combine youth tournament experiences and family vacations in four different states. The opening event is June 5–10 at Panama City Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Florida, followed by June 12–17 […]

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