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US Youth Soccer Announces 2022 National League Destinations

The U.S. Youth Soccer National League has announced three locations and dates for its upcoming Nationals League P.R.O. season in 2022, the first national event for teams in the 15U through 19U age groups. There will be a Florida event from February 4–7 for boys and girls teams, with each playing three games in the […]

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Ripken Baseball Releases Rebranded Logos Ahead of Summer Tournaments

The Ripken Experience organization will start a year of new tournaments and expansion with a special event in Texas by re-branding each of its facility logos, replacing the original look the company started with 20 years ago. The announcement brings a more personalized feel to each venue’s location operating in Aberdeen, Maryland; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; […]

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2021 US Youth Soccer Championships Heading to Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida

The 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships will be held July 20–25 in the Bradenton-Sarasota area in Florida at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch. The Florida Youth Soccer Association will serve as the host state association for the event in conjunction with Chargers Soccer Club and the representatives of Premier Sports Campus, which […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

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 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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USA Hockey Selects Texas for 2021 IIHF U-18 World Championship

Frisco and Plano, Texas, have been selected to host the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship, a decision announced by USA Hockey in conjunction with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Comerica Center in Frisco, which serves as the Stars’ practice facility, will serve as the primary venue for the event, which will be staged April 26–May […]

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US Youth Soccer Announces New Champions Cup Competition

US Youth Soccer will launch the Champions Cup, a global invitational event, in August 2022 with USYS National Championship clubs competing against the winners of nationally recognized championships from around the country and the world. Selections will be made based on performance in championship-caliber events from around the world to provide an open opportunity to […]

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Little League International Promotes Nina Johnson-Pitt, Dan Velte

Little League International has made two executive promotions focused on supporting local programs, elevating Dan Velte to Senior Operations Executive and Nina Johnson-Pitt to Senior Strategy Executive. The moves were made as part of November’s plan by the board of directors to strengthen the organizational structure of Little League International with a new operational and […]

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The 2021 Outlook for the Sports-Event Industry

The year 2020 will go down as a moment where the sports-event industry was forced to pivot. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt by all stakeholders, whether they are destinations, event organizers, hotels or any number of suppliers. While there has been evidence that the industry has begun its recovery, there are still […]

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Dome Sports Complex Approved in Connecticut

The Day Hill Dome, a new indoor sports complex for soccer and baseball, has been given final approval from the Windsor, Connecticut Planning and Zoning Commission with the 31-acre project targeting an October 2021 completion. With 100,000 square feet of indoor space and an 82-foot ceiling, the Day Hill Dome will havethe ability to have […]

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MLB Promotes Tony Reagins to Oversee Youth and Amateur Growth

Tony Reagins has been promoted to chief baseball development officer of Major League Baseball, where he will oversee the growth of youth and amateur levels of baseball and softball in the United States and internationally. Reagins, who began at MLB in 2015 as senior vice president of the Youth Programs department, will also be tasked […]

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