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Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in the USA

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Marketing of sports events

i Types of rights and ownership of rights

Professional sports are undoubtedly big business in the United States. The total size of the professional sports market in the United States, which was over $70 billion in 2021, consisted of revenue from four main streams: ticket sales, media rights, sponsorships and sponsorship. merchandising.40 The NFL, MLB and NBA are the three highest-grossing sports leagues in the world, and the NHL ranks sixth.41 Most property rights are treated the same in sport as in other areas.

The primary source of income for sports in the United States is media rights.42 The leagues are the holders of these rights under the Copyright Act 1976, which grants copyright protection to live broadcasts of sporting events.43 Ownership of these valuable rights has allowed American sports leagues to negotiate multi-billion dollar broadcast rights with television networks.44

For individual athletes, sponsorships offer a method of profiting off the field. Forbes The magazine estimated that as of 2021, America’s top five earning athletes – Dak Prescott, LeBron James, Tom Brady, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry – have secured sponsorship deals collectively worth $190 million.45 Individual athletes, franchises and leagues can earn additional revenue by endorsing or licensing equipment such as shoes, jerseys and athletic gear, a market valued at over US$6 billion.46

ii Contractual provisions for the exploitation of rights

The SPCs of every professional sports league in the United States require athletes to cede the right to their likeness to the league or team. A typical example is the NFL’s SPC, which requires athletes to license their image for the promotion of NFL football or specific organizations within it, and grants the NFL the exclusive right to the image of groups of players, while reserving the athlete’s right to seek outside endorsements as an individual.47 These contracts may also prevent players from endorsing or even wearing certain brands; the NFL fined players for wearing brands such as Under Armor and Beats by Dre on the field when the league entered into sponsorship deals with their rivals.48

Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in Colombia

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Marketing of sporting events

i Types of rights and ownership of rights

Sponsorship is one of the main sources of marketing for sporting events, as most of the time, national federations, leagues and clubs have long-term relationships with their sponsors. Each player in a major sporting event has their own rights to exploit them through sponsorship: tournament sponsorship rights are exploited and negotiated either by the organizing federation or by the league, but athletes and clubs can also exploit their own rights. An example of this type of rights within the sports industry are the sponsorships celebrated with sportswear brands: national federations also have their sponsor, clubs and athletes.16

Sponsorship agreements are atypical contracts, that is, they are not expressly regulated by law and depend exclusively on the free will of the parties.

Sponsorships not only exploit the trademarks and intellectual property rights of each party involved, but the image rights of athletes and players. The “image right” has two connotations since it is a fundamental right of the natural person and also constitutes an asset. Usually, clubs include a cession of image rights for their players or athletes upon hiring, and similarly clubs cede the rights to the league and the national federation to market the tournament.

The marketing of the merchandising can be carried out by the owner himself (the club for example) or through third parties. The example of sportswear brands is helpful in explaining this: National federations usually do not have the necessary infrastructure and therefore sell the merchandise through third parties who provide such services.

The broadcasting rights are due by the national federations and leagues. Each federation owns the broadcasting rights for their tournaments and events, and contracts are usually signed for several years. For example, the National Federation of Cyclists signed in January the broadcast agreement for their national competitions with RCN (a private broadcaster) for four years,17 after terminating the long-term agreement with Señal Colombia (the government broadcaster). This is an atypical agreement and not specifically regulated by Colombian law.

ii Protection of rights

Colombia has anti-piracy laws in place18 and marketing rights have been affected by this criminal behavior for years. However, Colombia has yet to enact or pass a law against continuous piracy.

Either way, hacking is a criminal behavior duly enshrined in the Criminal Code.19 for illegal exploitation of distribution rights and trademark misappropriation, and may lead to imprisonment.

iii Contractual provisions for the exploitation of rights

Sponsorship and broadcast contracts are not specified in Colombian law and can therefore be freely negotiated. Mandatory provisions are the general provisions established for all kinds of contracts (such as negotiating and agreeing in good faith, avoiding unjustified gain, not contracting for illegal activities, etc.).

As a general recommendation, contracts should contain an exclusivity clause to exploit the rights, at least in the domain to which the sponsor or broadcaster belongs, and in addition there should be a provision to prevent piracy through the protection of copyright owners. confidential information and contractual sanctions or fines if there is a leak of information.

iv Professional sports and labor law Mandatory provisions

The signing of professional (employment) contracts has compulsory legal obligations, such as the payment of social security according to Law 100 of 1993 (and additional rules) and registration with the national federation.20, 21

The general rule for employment contracts (and all other contracts) is to celebrate and sign only with people who have already reached the legal age. But there is an exception for sport: the youth code allows minors aged 15 to 17 to work if they have the authorization of the municipal labor administration and parents or legal guardians, to work under a contract. work for a maximum of 14 hours per week.

The Constitutional Court in judgment C-320 of 1997 mentioned that professional sport has a complex dimension, since it is a spectacle, a means of personal development, a professional activity and a ‘a company. The court said that the athlete’s right to freely choose to work must be respected and defended the legal provision to keep sports rights only for professional athletes.

Regarding wages, workers or employees cannot earn less than a minimum wage if the contract provides for the maximum working hours of 48 hours per week. This means that professional athletes must earn at least a minimum wage. It is common for athletes to enter into employment contracts with a defined duration, but protected by the right to stability established in labor law, allowing the parties to automatically renew the duration of the contract if there is no written notice requesting the effective termination of such contract.

Finally, only employers with professional athletes could have the sports rights of athletes, within the framework of the signed and executed employment contract.

Free movement of athletes

The general rule established in articles 74 and 75 of the Labor Code limiting the number of foreign workers was repealed by Law 1429 of 2010. The rule mentioned that entities in Colombia must respect the proportionality between the number of nationals (90 for hundred) and foreigners. (10 percent). But Law 1429, aimed at encouraging the creation of new and formal jobs, rejected the rule. This means, in general labor law terminology, that there are no restrictions for foreigners to work in Colombia or in any industry.

Nevertheless (and according to the principle of free will in establishing internal rules for associations and private entities – which falls under commercial law), federations could establish limits for their tournaments as to the number of foreigners working and participating.

Application of the rules of employment of the governing bodies of sport

Although Colombian labor law tends to be very protective of workers, it allows federations to fulfill their obligations to international bodies, unless the rules violate workers’ rights. Most of the time, international federations establish mandatory obligations, but when it comes to labor rules, they always respect internal laws, leaving to the national federation the task of harmonizing its various legal systems (private and public ).

The Constitutional Court in the judgment cited above (C-320/97) declared the free will of the federations to build their own rules, and that the athletes have the right to hold their own sports rights, as a development of their right constitutional to freedom. This is important, because it was only recognized by FIFA, for example, in the year 2019 (more than 20 years after the decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court).

Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in Ecuador

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The marketing of sporting events in Ecuador depends a lot on the planning of the government and the Ministry of Sports.

It is very rare to see private sporting events in Ecuador, and for this reason, it is difficult to analyze the marketing of sporting events. This difficulty is due to the fact that our jurisdiction does not recognize the possibility of exploiting the events for financial purposes, but in any case, the marketing of a sporting event in Ecuador will have to take into account the following elements:

  1. intellectual property: intellectual property of sporting events in Ecuador should be the most profitable area to exploit, with trademark registration and subsequent licenses for alliances with well-positioned national or international brands;
  2. Merchandise: Marketing of genuine products made with unique qualities from sporting events is another great opportunity for the event or the organizers to earn income related to the sporting event. Although counterfeit goods are a problem that should be resolved by the authorities, the protection of intellectual property will help prevent counterfeiting and protect investments;
  3. TV rights: Obtaining TV rights in Ecuador is not yet essential income for sporting events as broadcasting in Ecuador is profitable as a separate industry, and for this reason producers prefer to invest in the production of different types of events or projects on television rather than in sport. Although television rights to football matches are the biggest income in professional football, this is not the general rule for sport in Ecuador; and
  4. ticketing: selling tickets in Ecuador is the usual way for sporting events and clubs to earn income. Many clubs and sporting events still rely heavily on the revenue generated from the sale of tickets to consumers.

i Types of rights and ownership of rights

Most sport-related rights in Ecuador depend on each sport, but there are a number of common rights.

As mentioned above, these rights are established in Ecuadorian jurisdiction and the most common are exploited for commercial purposes as the safest way to earn economic income.

Most Ecuadorian sports try to collect income with the following rights:

  1. intellectual property: intellectual property of sporting events in Ecuador should be the most profitable area to exploit with trademark registration and subsequent licensing for alliances with well-positioned national or international brands;
  2. Merchandise: Marketing of genuine products made with unique qualities from sporting events is another great opportunity for the event or the organizers to earn income related to the sporting event. Although counterfeit goods are a problem that should be resolved by the authorities, the protection of intellectual property will help prevent counterfeiting and protect investments; and
  3. ticketing: selling tickets in Ecuador is the usual way for sporting events and clubs to earn income. Many clubs and sporting events still rely heavily on the revenue generated from the sale of tickets to consumers.

Football in Ecuador is different, because it is the only professional sport, and there are several ways of obtaining economic benefits. The other two types of rights exploited in football are:

  1. TV rights: Obtaining TV rights in Ecuador is not yet essential income for sporting events as broadcasting in Ecuador is profitable as a separate industry, and for this reason producers prefer to invest in the production of different types of events or projects on television rather than in sport. Although television rights to football matches are the biggest income in professional football, this is not the general rule for sport in Ecuador; and
  2. transfer rights: the transfer of players in football is a very important way for clubs to earn income. In Ecuador, most football clubs sell clubs and try to sell players for large amounts to help them maintain a good structure.

ii Protection of rights

The protection of rights in Ecuador depends on the right protected. In addition, the rights holder can choose which jurisdiction can protect their rights.

The jurisdictions that can be used to protect rights in Ecuador are civil courts, criminal courts, administrative courts and sports courts. Using one will likely exclude using the others, and the decision to choose a specific jurisdiction depends on the benefits that jurisdiction gives.

The use of a jurisdiction also depends on the statutes of the national sports federation, which will allow or deny access to a specific court.

The most common courts used in Ecuador to protect rights are the sports courts due to the facilities provided and the specificity of the sport.

iii Contractual provisions for the exploitation of rights

There is no mandatory provision in Ecuadorian sports regulations that should be included in a contract for the exploitation of rights, and for this reason the contracts are drafted in accordance with the Ecuadorian Civil Law Code to structure all the provisions that must be included in the contract to be binding on all parties.

If a third party is interested in exploiting sports-related rights, the minimum contract provisions are the same as in a commercial contract and are as follows:

  1. parties;
  2. Goals;
  3. duration;
  4. Payment;
  5. jurisdiction; and
  6. alternative dispute resolution.

New Sodexo Live! brand to take advantage of the group’s expertise in the fields of sports, events and hospitality

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The Sodexo Group has sent a signal of its ambition to develop its activity in the world of sports, events and hotels by creating a new global brand – Sodexo Live! The group says the plan is to leverage all of its expertise around the world in this sector.

This transaction illustrates Sodexo’s confidence in this market and its potential for a rebound. The group points to a September 2021 study conducted by Harris Interactive for Sodexo Live! in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Spain. It showed that 80% of those polled feel comfortable again attending sporting, cultural or professional events, a figure they say is 20 points higher than in September 2020.

Nathalie Bellon-Szabo (photo), CEO Worldwide of Sodexo Live !, describes the announcement of the new brand as a major milestone. “Sodexo live! is the affirmation of a new ambition, by bringing together our expertise related to sport, events and hotels under a unified global brand. More than ever, I am convinced that fans and guests all over the world are looking to find common bonds and embrace the human bond that comes from being there live. With this launch, we reaffirm to our clients that we are the privileged partner to face the future and that we firmly believe in our 40,000 employees around the world to offer them world-class, creative and value-creating services.

Since the creation of a company dedicated to the sports and entertainment sector, Sodexo claims to have generated strong returns, reaching a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in fiscal 2019, before the Covid crisis. The return of face-to-face, in-person events, he says, “is the result of an exciting demand in what is a structurally growing market.” To fully accelerate in this active market, the group affirms that the Sodexo live! the brand will be based on three fundamental pillars:

  1. A region-specific strategy to increase global presence

Sodexo live! will consolidate its presence in its three main markets – North America, France and the United Kingdom – and accelerate its growth in Spain and APAC, two markets in high demand for these services.

  1. Acute focus on priority business segments

Sodexo live! will continue to deploy its expertise in large venues and events in order to reveal their full potential and enrich the live experience of their audiences.

  1. A portfolio of tailor-made services, creating value for its clients

The group sees the heart of Sodexo live! expertise found in his culinary talent, his creative spirit and his ability to capture the taste of the local culinary scene. Sodexo live! has forged 15 partnerships with famous chefs from all over the world and trains 4,000 gastronomic professionals every year at the Lenôtre school.

Sodexo live! Also says it is fully committed to a process of social and environmental progress.

For more information, visit the Sodexo live! website here.

MONEYBALL: How Utah Jazz, Other Sporting Events Benefit State of Sport Economy

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – In case you didn’t know, the world of professional sports involves a lot of money.

Lots and lots of money.

Not only do elite athletes generate a lot of income – for example, Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are expected to bring in nearly $ 63 million in combined salaries this season alone – the dough that makes a game. so glamorous NBA can sink. to the area around the arena and beyond.

The larger the stage, the greater the economic impact on the city and region where the team or event is located.

For Milwaukee, the Bucks’ run to the championship brought in a lot of money, with the city’s tourism department reporting a $ 57.6 million windfall to the local economy, thanks to the NBA Finals.

In Utah, Jazz’s home games are also a boon to the economy. According to Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Athletic Commission, a study a few years ago estimated that every NBA game in Salt Lake City generated around $ 1 million.

“If you look at the vendors, the restaurants, the hotels, you look at some kind of city converging to Vivint Arena in that local area, obviously there is significant economic activity,” Robbins told

While putting income in the hands of business owners around the arena seems like a sort of obvious consequence of a sporting event, other impacts on a city or state are not as tangible, such as a jersey. Jordan Clarkson at $ 120 from the team store or a pre-game bite to eat at the nearby Crown Burger.

Getting the state of Utah on screens of all types – TV, computer, or mobile device – can also be incredibly valuable.

To that end, Robbins and the Athletic Commission believe they have a major opportunity next May to put southern Utah on the radar on a massive scale by hosting the 2022 Ironman World Championship in St. George.

Securing the event, which will be held for the first time outside of Kona, Hawaii, in the race’s 40-year history, was a major victory for the Hive State.

“In 2019, this had an economic impact of roughly $ 40 million and roughly 5 billion impressions, which is roughly $ 40 million in media value that you would have to pay if you wanted to promote Kona,” Robbins illustrates. .

Due to the cancellation of the Ironman World Championship in 2020 and 2021, the Sports Commission expects pent-up demand for his return to St. George to further increase media value, making the 2022 event a billboard. even bigger display for Utah. .

The landscape of the Utah sports scene has already changed a lot since the hosting of the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, explains Robbins. Highlights such as Street League Skateboarding last month, in addition to an NHL exhibition game on Thursday and Red Bull Rampage in October, are indicative of one thing: Utah lives up to the moniker. the Commission as the state of sport.

Growth may continue into the future with work currently underway to secure an additional Olympic bid over the next decade.

Having options readily available for sports fans to spend their money and have fun on the night of the big game may also get even better much sooner than an Olympic potential in the 2030s. While Milwaukee’s economic injection could Being attributed a degree to the Deer District, a shopping and dining area immediately surrounding the Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks play, the Jazz did not enjoy such a fan experience immediately around their field.

25,000 Bucks fans blocked the “Deer District” outside the arena to watch Game 6 of the NBA Finals on video screens. (Photo by Robert CHIARITO / AFP) (Photo by ROBERT CHIARITO / AFP via Getty Images)

However, Robbins sees signs of improvement and realizes the potential already existing in downtown Salt Lake City.

“I think you certainly see active economic activity going on there,” he says, citing the construction of several new hotels and buildings in the southeast corner of the arena, as well as the 2017 renovation of the building. himself. “As for outdoor shopping and things happening across the street, as the economy gets better and things get better, let’s hope that continues to evolve. “

Above all, the sport, and the Jazz in particular, have made Utah a worldwide name as an invaluable brand and promotion vessel. One of Robbins’ favorite stories is that of Zions Bank CEO and Chairman Scott Anderson, who was recently on an excursion to a remote part of Africa when a native enthusiastically recognized the basketball note logo. -ball on his son’s Jazz hat.

It helps that the team is led by a host of globally recognizable stars, such as Mitchell; Gobert, originally from France; Ingles, an Australian; Clarkson, a Filipino-American; and other international talents.

“When you start to look at the reach that Jazz has nationally and globally, I think that’s where it really helps that we’ve become an international team,” says Robbins. “When you look at the expansion of the NBA in the international world, it’s important. They are in Asia, they are in Europe, the players come from all over and it hasn’t been that long when it wasn’t necessarily the case.

GAB chief to see more local sporting events next year – Manila Bulletin

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With the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, the Chairman of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Baham Mitra has expressed optimism that other sporting events are resuming in the country. by next year.

Mitra said the continued immunization of Filipinos is a good sign for the return of sporting events.

“We want sport to resume, we are thinking about the livelihoods of professional athletes,” Mitra said during her appearance Tuesday in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) forum online session.

“The future is going to be brighter, ang dami nang bakunado and ang dami pang mababakunahan. In a year from now mas maganda na ang (situation) but let’s not forget na maski bakunado, let’s not let our guard down.

The Mitra-run agency – GAB – is the licensing authority that sanctions professional sports, which includes the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the PFL Country Football League, the Premier Volleyball League, and the Pilipinas 3 × 3, to name a few.

The resumption of these pro leagues, as well as various local fights for professional boxers since last year, have provided athletes with a source of income despite the health crisis.

Mitra said this would be the focal point of the discussion at the third edition of the Professional Sports Summit’s GAB – an online program scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 to be honored by officials and athletes from different sports and leagues.

“The highlight will be the sharing of information, the experiences of the different leagues, on how to deal with the pandemic, the precautionary measures of bawat isa, the health protocols, the challenges and all the things they have. made to overcome, ”says Mitra.

“Learning is very valuable. Mahirap kasi yan and magastos yan (organizing the bubble tournament). ”

Mitra said this was his last sporting summit as he would step down next year with the intention of resuming his public service career in his home province of Palawan as he was previously governor and Congressman from the Second District.



State rejects final pitch for vaccinated fans at UH sporting events

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – Vaccinated fans will not be allowed into University of Hawaii sporting events yet, including this weekend’s homecoming soccer game.

Always Investigating was the first to report last week that Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi recommended approval of a UH proposal for up to 1,000 vaccinated fans in football and 150 at indoor games like volleyball. . But this request was refused.

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“The state has informed us that the request to allow a limited number of people to attend UH matches has been denied for the time being,” city spokesman Tim Sakahara said.

Always Investigating asked who decided and why, and the governor’s office told us, “The proposals are being reviewed by the governor, the director of the Department of Health, Dr Libby Char and the DOH, the attorney general and HiEMA. They based their decision on where we are at this point. The current 7-day average still exceeds last year’s peak and the statewide critical care census. Therefore, the state team decided that it was not appropriate to reduce the restrictions at this time. “

A spokesperson for the Department of Health said: “We look forward to a time when we can all attend sporting events and other activities in person. Current case rates still far exceed the number of people infected in previous outbreaks. We still need the help of 650 traveling healthcare professionals to help care for COVID-19 patients in our hospitals. “

The mayor’s office told KHON2: “We will continue to engage in dialogue with the state and the university and advocate for the amended attendance plan that would allow a limited number of spectators to safely watch the home games of the UH. “

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Always Investigating continues to ask all parties what are the specific conditions under which fully immunized sport participation is approvable. We will continue to seek this answer.

Best games and sporting events this month: October 2021

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Simone Biles to headline Gold Over America tour at Toyota Center | Courtesy of Gold Over America Tour

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in October 2021.

Houston is honored by the GOAT this month when Simone Biles headlines a high-energy gymnastics demonstration at Toyota Center, and the Rockets return to the field as the Dash and Dynamo wrap up their regular seasons.

The Astros are also linked with the ALDS, looking to face the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the MLB playoffs, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 7. announcement.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports program, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: October 2021

  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | From Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3 – The Astros are finishing their regular season at home against a division rival from Oakland. Now they’ll turn their attention to the ALDS and Chicago White Sox, which are scheduled to start on Thursday, October 7. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • 49th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday October 2 – One of the nation’s five biggest races, the 15-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta travels from West Houston to Allen’s Landing in downtown Houston and ends with a free celebration at Allen’s Landing in downtown Houston. from 11:30 am. $ 55 per person from Saturday September 18 to Friday October 1, 2021; $ 60 for on-site registration on Saturday October 2, 2021; $ 30 for military and students with valid ID. Registration fees do not include a canoe or kayak. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • NBA preseason: Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | Thursday October 7 – In their final home preseason game, the Rockets will face a new Miami Heat look, featuring Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and former Rocket (and 2021 NBA champion) PJ Tucker. Tickets range from $ 10 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9 p.m.
  • Gold Over America Tour with Simone Biles at Toyota Center | Friday October 8 – Houston native and most decorated gymnast of all time, Simone Biles highlights the GOAT Tour which will also feature Olympic medal winning gymnasts Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum and MyKayla Skinner. Tickets range from $ 30.50 to $ 195.50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the Ticketnetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Galveston Island Brewing 5K at Galveston Island Brewing Co. | saturday 9 october – For the benefit of the Galveston Island Humane Society, this morning walk / run will send people on a flat course along the sea wall, starting and ending at the Brewery. Stick around for the post-race party with food trucks and a commemorative pint glass. Registration is $ 65. 8h.
  • Tigres UANL against Deportivo Toluca at BBVA stadium | saturday 9 october – From Nuevo León, famous Mexican club the Tigers travel to Houston to face Deportivo Toluca FC in a friendly match between the two LigaMX teams. Tickets range from $ 40 to over $ 80. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs New England Patriots at NRG Stadium | Sunday 10 October – The Texans will look to defend their home turf against the visiting Patriots. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 350, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC at BBVA Stadium | Sunday 17th October – In their final home game of the regular season, the Dash will host one of the league’s strongest teams, Portland Thorns FC, which includes USWNT champions Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klingenberg and Becky Sauerbrunn. Tickets range from $ 12 to over $ 50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday 20 October – Mexican forward Chicharito Hernández makes an appearance for the Galaxy for one of Dynamo’s last home games of the season. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center | Friday 22 October – The Rockets’ home opener of the 2021-22 season will see Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood and Houston’s top draft pick Jalen Green take on the Thunder. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | saturday 23 october – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to new heights in a show of motorsport madness. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 115, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics at Toyota Center | Sunday 24 October –Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics to town for a Sunday night clash against the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • WWE Raw at the Toyota Center | Monday, October 25 –The nationwide Monday Night TV Show returns to Houston, pitting high-flying wrestlers against each other for thrilling fights in the square circle. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 120, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6.30 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams at NRG Stadium | Halloween, Sunday October 31 –A tough clash awaits the Texans as Matthew Stafford, DeSean Jackson and the Rams travel to Houston for a clash on the grill. Tickets range from $ 33 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Colorado Rapids at PNC Stadium | Halloween, Sunday October 31 –The Dynamo put another long year to bed in that final game of the regular season, facing the Colorado Rapids in an afternoon Halloween showdown. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.

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Karnataka to ban online betting and fantasy sports games, impose severe fines

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Karnataka becomes the next state to propose a ban on online games involving betting and betting, according to a Reuters report.


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The state is proposing an amendment to the Karnataka Police Act to prohibit gambling of the aforementioned categories – gambling or “any act or risking money or otherwise on the unknown outcome of an event, including on a gambling address “ according to the invoice spotted by Reuters.

Violations of the law already lead to prison terms, but the new proposed amendment could increase those penalties in the future.

The government of Karnataka is seeking to ban such apps after seeing young people in rural areas who were inactive during the pandemic have now been pushed into regular gambling through such apps.

With this proposal, Karnataka becomes the fourth state to request such a ban after Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. According to anonymous industry experts highlighted in the report, these states account for 20% of the total activity of these apps.

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While bans in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been in place for a few years, Tamil Nadu, which was the most recent on this list, saw the bill later overturned by its high court.

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According to Sandeep Chilana, a Delhi-based lawyer in conversation with Reuters, these laws do not have a strong position as the Supreme Court has repeatedly said that qualified games (which apps like Dream11 and other fantastic games categorize themselves ) are not gambling. .

He stresses that states that go too far will face legal challenges if they intend to go ahead with such bans.

Do you think these apps fall under the category of online games or do you think these apps are trying to tarnish the reputation of online games and e-sports? Tell us in the comments below.

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University of Hawaii fans still banned from attending sporting events

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After discussions between state and city officials on Friday and this morning, fans are still not allowed to attend University of Hawaii sporting events due to coronavirus concerns.

“Unfortunately, the answer is still no,” Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said following a Zoom meeting this morning with Governor David Ige. The governor was not available for comment this morning.

Hawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, State Emergency Management Agency Director, Major General Kenneth Hara, Mayor Sam Moku’s Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel from the city and county also attended this morning’s meeting, Blangiardi said.

The request included consideration of next Saturday’s homecoming soccer game against Fresno State and is the latest of several proposals for UH to host fans that have been denied since the government order ended. August. According to the warrant, 10 people are allowed inside and 25 outside during certain events in Oahu due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

The restrictions, which were extended for a second 28-day period this week, can be adjusted based on changing conditions, officials said.

The school has hoped to welcome at least a few vaccinated, masked and socially distant student-athlete families and friends at its sporting events, as the number of COVID-19 in Hawaii has declined from a peak in early September.

UH also has a soccer game Thursday at the Waipio Peninsula Football Stadium and a Rainbow Wahine volleyball game Friday at the SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH has already played without a spectator this season in its first two football games at the Clarence TC Ching complex on campus, its first five home volleyball games on campus, and its home football games in Waipio and on campus.

Each home football game at the 9,000-seat Ching Complex can generate around $ 570,000 in revenue, said UH athletic director David Matlin earlier this month. Volleyball games earn about $ 75,000 each. There is no admission fee to UH football matches.

UH athletes have not played in front of home crowds since spring 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions. Hawaii is the only one of 130 FBS (the highest division in college football) teams not to allow fans to attend home games this season.

How to watch St. Louis Blues in the Bally Sports app – The Streamable

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Are you trying to broadcast the St. Louis Blues this NHL preseason? While Bally Sports Midwest will broadcast three of the team’s preseason games, none of them will be available on television. Instead, the games will be on the Bally Sports app, which they typically use when there are too many games at the same time.

Blues on the Bally Sports app

  • 09/25 / 7:00 p.m. CDT: Blues vs Wild
  • 09/27 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Blues vs Stars
  • 10/8 at 7:00 p.m. CDT: Blues vs Blue Jackets

What is the Bally Sports app?

Unlike Bally Sports Midwest, games streamed on the Bally Sports app will not appear in your channel guide. Instead, you’ll need to use your TV Everywhere credentials, the connection that came with your streaming or cable subscription, to watch games on Bally Sports Extra in the Bally Sports app.

If your live streaming TV service, like DIRECTV STREAM, offers Bally Sports Midwest, you are also eligible to stream the Blues game in the Bally Sports app or on the website.

What streaming services offer access to the Bally Sports app?

You can stream the Bally Sports app with any live TV broadcast service that also features your local RSN Bally Sports. Currently, your only option is the DIRECTV STREAM Choice plan, which costs $ 84.99 per month without a contract.

How do I distribute the Bally Sports app?

  • If you don’t have a cable or satellite plan, click here to sign up for DIRECTV STREAM
  • Once registered, access the Bally Sports app on your smartphone, tablet, streaming player or computer
  • Log in with your streaming (e.g. DIRECTV connection) or cable credentials
  • Once authenticated, games will show up as available on your Bally Sports app

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Which teams are available in the Bally Sports app?

Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks broadcasts local programming from 14 MLB teams, 17 NBA teams and 13 NHL teams.

Xbox consoles reportedly shutting down when playing multiple sports games

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Xbox is investigating reports of consoles turning off or returning home while playing sports games.

As spotted by VGC, Xbox first acknowledged the issue on September 14, noting that the issue appeared to be specifically related to NBA 2K22. But today the company released an update explaining that the investigation is ongoing and extends to similar reports of people playing Madden 22 and FIFA 22.

“Teams continue to investigate reports of consoles turning off or leaving home while playing NBA 2K22,” a tweet from the official Xbox support account read. “This investigation also includes similar issues that may be encountered while playing Madden 22 and FIFA 22. We will keep you posted as soon as we can.”

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Looking at the subtitles for the aforementioned Games, reports of mid-session console crashes are quite common and seem to primarily affect gamers on Xbox Series X and S. However, a number of users claim to have encountered a similar issue in older games, including NBA. 2K21 and NBA 2K19. “2k21 did it to me, too,” says an EtherAstronaut on Reddit. “This is the only game I had problems with and now 2k22 has done it too. Maybe I should send my series c [sic] for repair but I find it weird that these are the only games that do. “

It’s unclear when the issue will be resolved, but we’ve contacted Xbox for clarification and will update this article if we have a response.

To play it all right now, check out our list of best sports games in 2021.

St. Louis Blues will exclusively broadcast preseason games in the Bally Sports app, but you will still need Cable, Satellite or STREAM DIRECTV

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Hockey is almost back and the St. Louis Blues will exclusively broadcast their NHL preseason games for the first time.

While St. Louis Blues games are normally broadcast on Bally Sports Midwest, none of their games will be on television. Instead, you’ll need to stream them from the Bally Sports app or the website.

Beginning with tomorrow’s game between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild, three of the team’s eight games will be streamed live on the Bally Sports app and on Fans who log in through their provider can stream games live.

Blues on the Bally Sports app

  • 25/09: Blues vs. Wild
  • 27/09: Blues against Stars
  • 08/10: Blues vs Blue Jackets

But, unfortunately, unless you get Bally Sports Midwest from your cable, satellite, or live TV broadcast service, you won’t be able to stream the game. Indeed, you will need to use your TV credentials. Everywhere to authenticate the Bally Sports app.

What is TV Partout? When you (or a member of your household) subscribe to a cable, satellite or streaming package, you will have access to the Bally Sports app. With the Bally Sports app you will have access to live games from your local RSN Bally Sports. It will work on your streaming player like Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku – or on your mobile device.

So how can you stream them without cable?

As of August 2019, Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV have removed Bally Sports Midwest from their live TV streaming service.

So what does a Blues fan have to do? While Sinclair may launch direct-to-consumer service in mid-2022, with the NHL season almost on its way, you still have an option to stream the Blues’ pre-season and regular-season games – DIRECTV STREAM.

With DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV), you can stream RSN Bally Sports including Bally Sports Midwest to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (through their Osprey Box), iOS, Android, and your computer.

If you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, you will also have access to the Bally Sports app, which can be authenticated with your DIRECTV STREAM credentials.

POC seeks $450 million budget for five international sporting events in 2022 │ GMA News Online

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The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has submitted a supplementary budget request of 450 million pesos in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to help Philippine national athletes prepare for five major international competitions by 2022.

In a statement, POC Chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said he submitted the request letter to Senate Chairman Vicente “Tito” Sotto III through the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Speaker of the House, Lord Allan Velasco, and Chairman of the Philippine Athletic Commission (PSC), William “Butch” Ramirez.

The 450 million pesos are divided into 5 million pesos for the Winter Olympics (Beijing, February 4-20), 150 million pesos for the Sixth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games or AIMAG (Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand, March 10-20) and 10 pesos. million for The World Games or TWG (Birmingham, Alabama, USA, July 7-22).

270 million pesos are allocated for the 19th Asian Games (Hangzhou, China, September 10-25) while the remaining 15 million pesos are for the Fifth Asian Youth Games or AYG (Shantou, China, December 20-28 ).

“Participation in these high-level sporting events is really important because they only take place every four years,” Tolentino said in the request letter dated Monday.

“Participation in these sporting events will not only showcase the Filipino brand of athletic talent, but more so will lift the morale of our athletes and inspire other young Filipinos to engage in athletic training and development.”

Tolentino, also head of cycling, said the budget was based on the number of athletes participating, their events and the costs of training them.

The POC expects the Asian Games to have the most participants, ranging from 250 to 275 athletes, followed by AIMAG with 160 athletes, AYG with 15 to 20 and the Winter Olympics with three. to four athletes.

The World Games, on the other hand, are held at the invitation of international federations that are not on the calendar of the Summer or Winter Olympics.

Tolentino also revealed that possible additional expenses for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Vietnam were also indicated in the request, but not in the actual budget matrix. The estimated funding for the postponed biennial meeting is set at 200 million pesos. – LA, GMA News

Real-time Fantasy Sports app FanDuel development cost

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The concept of Fantasy Sports is not new, since it has been around for many years. You must be thinking how?

Well!! According to Wikipedia information, the first reported baseball fantasy game started in Boston in 1960, and from there the journey begins.

Currently there are many sports fantasy apps like Fanduel, Draftkings, BetMGM, etc. Fanduel is popular among the masses attracting millions of players to the platform. This Fanduel online sports bet has more than 6 million subscriptions and a workforce of over 1,000 people.

As we know, FanDuel has grown in popularity and is a New York-based gaming company that offers daily fantasy sports, sports betting, online casino, and online horse betting products and services. In this blog, we will read about the cost of developing apps like FanDuel, the factors manipulating the cost of development, and how these platforms generate revenue.

According to Technavio reports, the size of the fantasy sports market will reach USD 5.38 billion at a CAGR of around 6% in 2021-2025.

Factors affecting the cost of development

When it comes to developing a real-time fantasy sports app, cost is undoubtedly one of the first considerations. In order to determine the budget for your project, you must first determine the development cost, whether it is freelance or hiring. a fantasy sports app development company.

There are four important aspects that influence the cost of producing a real-time fantasy sports mobile app.

If you want to know how much does Fanduel cost then you should read the factors given below.

1. Platform

On which platform should I create my mobile application? This is the idea that comes to your mind when you think about launching an app. When it comes to mobile apps, however, you have two options. You have the option of using Android or iOS. The platform you choose will have a big impact on the price of your project.

Fanduel uses both Android and iOS platforms and runs its Fantastic Sports service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for security and administration, and to keep the services running smoothly. The Amazon RDS for Aurora is used by the team for high performance.

Since Android is more compatible with a wider range of devices, developing an app for iOS is considered much less expensive than developing an app for Android. Therefore, it is essential to choose a platform before hiring an application development partner. However, if you want to cover more territory in terms of customers, you need to develop your app for both platforms.

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2. Technical requirements

Once you’ve chosen a platform, the next critical consideration is the tech stack. You should be able to answer questions such as:

  • What programming language you want to use. Or,
  • Which database will you use to store the data?
  • You also need to decide whether you want to develop your software natively or cross-platform.

All of the above questions will help you determine how much money you need to spend on developing your mobile app. It’s a good idea to talk to your development partner first so that you can make an informed decision.

3. Features

The functionality of your app will ultimately determine whether it succeeds or fails. Therefore, it goes without saying that the functionality of your application will influence the cost of your development project. The price of the course will vary depending on the features you choose to include in your tool. If you choose to add high-end features like cross-platform support, expert analysis, live match streaming, multiple payment methods, leaderboards, etc., the process will be smoother. expensive.

Whatever you choose, there are some things your real-time fantasy sports app just can’t do without no matter how much it costs. here is guide to developing a fantastic app which provides a detailed description of the features, factors and what to do.

4. Hire a development partner

Finally, the cost of bringing your fantasy sports app ideas to life in real time will be determined by which app development company you choose. It is essential to work with a development partner who has the experience, resources, and overall goodwill to help you develop an application at a reasonable cost.

How much optimization is in your development process will influence a lot of the money you spend. A respectable development partner will help you avoid mistakes, provide sound advice, and use only the best minds and cutting edge resources to bring your mobile app to life. The cost of your project will also be affected by the location of your developers.

Cost of developing a Fantasy Sports application like Fanduel

It can be difficult to create a real-time fantasy sports mobile app. Every day, millions of people use popular fantasy sports sites and apps like FanDuel and Draftkings, changing the sports industry. You will need to invest in a high quality backend and servers to ensure that your application can handle a large amount of traffic. In addition, these platforms require a smooth and engaging user experience that is both exciting and easy to use.

The trend of fantasy sports apps is sweeping the world, and now is the best time to get into the game by creating your own fantasy app.

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Although the idea of ​​developing a fantasy game application is exciting, the operation for this development can be difficult for companies, and they must ensure that the application they create can handle a large volume of traffic. Businesses need to invest in high quality backends and servers to do this. Other than that, these platforms require a user interface that is both easy to use and engaging. As read above, the cost of creating an app as a fanduel depends on various factors.

If you want to build a sports app with simple functionality and for a single platform, the estimated cost to build a sports app like Fanduel can start from $ 7,000. However, if you want to build an app with extended functionality and for more than one platform, the prices can go up to $ 50,000.

How do fantasy apps generate revenue?

Different monetization techniques are used by fantasy sports apps to make money on Fanduel. If you’re thinking about how to make money on fanduel, be aware that an app can use a combination of one or two of them, or it can use them all at once. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to make money on fanduel.

Also according to some reports, the global Fantasy Sports market size is expected to reach $ 43,370 million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 13.2% during 2021-2026.

Global Fantasy Sports Apps Market Size

Participation fee : One of the main ways to make money for most fantastic sports apps is to reduce the cost of purchase. You can set a percentage of the total cash amount you will deduct on each buy-in.

Advertising: As your platform grows in popularity, making money on the Fanduel mobile app is easy as you will be able to sell ad space on it to brands and businesses. Sports-related brands and leagues are always looking for platforms that involve a high level of fan involvement.

User engagement models: The two fantastic sports apps like FanDuel and Draftkings allow users to enter daily or weekly contests. This translates into increased user engagement and revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much does the fanduel cost?

Rep. The cost of creating sports apps like Fanduel can start from $ 7,000. The cost of the fandual mobile sports betting application with extended functionality which, also for more than one platform, can go up to $ 50,000.

Q2. How to create a fantasy sports algorithm?

Rep. As the daily fantasy sports game grows, so does the competition and hence the use of algorithms. You can create a fantastic sport using algorithms such as:

  • Algorithm for developing, managing and calculating game points based on live game data from the data feed provider.
  • Algorithm to build the ideal team for daily competitions.
  • Algorithm for creating a prize pool for contests based on several factors such as entry fees, complexity of the contest, number of participants, etc.

The end note

Once you’ve sat down to craft a plan for your mobile app, you’ll be faced with a plethora of questions. One of the issues that will undoubtedly concern you is the cost of development. There is no definitive answer to this question, but we have provided you with the possible solutions and factors that affect it.

The fantasy sports app development company you choose is critical to the success of your fantasy sports platform. Appinventiv is a digital transformation company that has proven itself in supporting brands in setting up efficient platforms.

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Hafthor Bjornsson vs. Devon Larratt fight crashes Core Sports website

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The Core Sports website is suffering from blackouts apparently due to the popularity of the Thor Bjornsson boxing match against Devon Larratt.

We are only a few hours away from the highly anticipated Hafthor Bjornsson vs. Devon Larratt boxing match. And it looks like users who bought the PPV can’t see the stream – at least, not on the official Core Sports site. Core Sports website crashed for many users – citing a database error.

What originally started as a mega Hafthor fight against Eddie Hall of strong men turned boxers – the first event suffered a few setbacks and a few roster changes. Much of this was due to the fact that Eddie Hall was suffering from an injury and had to drop out of the game. With the strongman match postponed for now, Bjornsson has agreed to face Devon Larratt. The title fight is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. EST.

But it seems that those who wish to fight Hafhtor Bjornsson now face another hurdle – as the official live streaming site is currently suffering from outage issues. As of this writing, no official statement has been made by Core Sports. It seems the overwhelming popularity of the fight caused the website to crash.

Technically, the PPV event has already started – with more fights on the map leading up to Hafhtor Bjornsson’s headlining match against Devon Larratt. Just a few hours away, fans are hoping the issue will be resolved in time.

In Core Sports’ latest Instagram promotional post, many fans inundated comments that they couldn’t watch the feed or even load the website without an error message:

Hafthor Bjornsson vs. Devon Larratt: the story so far

Prior to the fight, Thor Bjornsson has been working on his boxing skills steadily for over a year and a half now and has made great strides. The skills he was able to develop have been truly impressive and show that he has more than enough talent to perform well against professional boxers. His weight loss and transformational shredding has also garnered a lot of attention in the world of strongmen and boxing.

Devon Larratt, meanwhile, has little to no boxing experience. The arm wrestling champion recently admitted he was a terrible boxer ahead of his match against Thor Bjornsson. While arm wrestlers are known for their immense strength, you need more than just power to be a successful boxer. Devon Larratt certainly has an uphill battle ahead of him.

This kind of website overload isn’t necessarily a new story in the history of popular streaming events. HBO’s hugely popular Game Of Thrones series suffered website and streaming outages often during the series’ finals and premieres, due to the show’s overwhelming popularity.

Unlike Game Of Thrones, however, this is a PPV event with fans paying specifically for this singular stream. As a live sporting event – this kind of breakdown is painfully frustrating for those looking to see the fight live – and those looking to get their money’s worth.

Some fans have said that the Core Sports app performed better when connecting to the stream. If you’re ready to watch and having trouble logging into the website, try visiting and log in with your account. Generation Iron has not confirmed that this technique works – but it can be useful for those worried about missing the headlining event.

This story is still in development – so stay tuned to Generation Iron Fitness Network for more updates and results for the match as they become available!

Unvaccinated New Yorkers with tickets to sporting events face a dilemma

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BUFFALO, NY (WIVB– Following an explosive announcement by Governor Kathy Hochul on vaccine requirements at sporting events, many ticket holders were left with questions.

If around 30% of Erie County is unvaccinated, that means several thousand fans with tickets now have just over a week to decide whether they want to get their first vaccine or sell their tickets. One, Kylie, sells her tickets to the Eric Church concert 10 days before it performs at KeyBank Center.

She says she doesn’t feel comfortable getting the required vaccine. “Those who go, I hope they enjoy the shows, and those who can’t, stand firm and do what you think is right for you,” Kylie said.

Kristen Pachucki is also selling her tickets on Facebook for less than face value because she can’t be sure she will be refunded. “We contacted the insurance company because we purchased insurance for them, and we also contacted Ticketmaster and Key Bank, and we didn’t hear anything,” she said. “Except that Ticketmaster has said that currently their policy is not changing.”

Nick Giammusso runs VIP TIX, which resells tickets. He said that while Bills season ticket holders can get a refund if they sign up by Friday night, they will lose their seniority. “It’s frustrating because we don’t have the answers right now,” Giammusso said. “Fans would use a service like ours to resell their tickets so they can keep their seniority. ”

Attorney Corey Hogan said his office was considering legal action based on the flood of calls he had received regarding vaccine needs at Highmark Stadium and KeyBank Center. “I have now probably received between 75 and a hundred calls from obviously very upset and unhappy fans, believing that the Bills have pulled the rug out from under them,” he said.

Many Bills tickets and concert tickets will likely sell for less than market value over the next few days due to this new rule and the uncertainty of refunds.

Fantasy Sports App Sleeper Raises $ 40 Million, Doubles User Base in 2021

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Sleeper has taken the fantasy sports world by storm since the launch of Fantasy Leagues in 2018. In 2021, the company not only more than doubled its user base, surpassing 3 million active users, but it is growing. Also ranks in the top 50 in user retention rankings. app store. According to the CEO of Sleeper, Nan Wang, when people step into the world of Sleeper fantasy sports, they stay and they get engaged.

“Our mission from day one has been to bring people together through sport and that’s what we see happening in our app. Typically, when a product doubles its user base, engagement decreases. . This was not the case for Sleeper. As we exceeded our own growth expectations this year, our engagement increased. Sleeper is more than a fantastic sports app, it is a place to hang out with your friends, and that’s why our users stay active and keep coming back. ”

General partners David George and Andrew Chen co-led the investment on behalf of Andreessen Horowitz. In addition, all existing core investors also participated in the round. Notable angel investors including current and former NBA athletes Klay thompson (Thompson Family Foundation); Shane Battier; and Baron davis, NFL cornerback Byron jones, sports commentator Ros Gold-Onwude, co-founder of Twitch and Gold House Kevin lin, co-founder of NerdWallet Tim chen, and the co-founders of Thirty Five Ventures Rich Kleiman and Kevin Durant are also investors in the company.

“Sleeper’s multiplayer experience is all about helping sports fans connect with their friends, which leads to solid engagement, retention and organic growth, similar to what we can see on social apps., ” noted Andrew Chen, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and member of the board of directors of Sleeper. “I am delighted that my partners at the head of the a16z growth fund want to invest more as the Sleeper team builds the benchmark sports community.”

As for the sequel, Sleeper will continue to expand gaming offerings on its platform and is in the process of creating a new feature called Wallet that will allow users to sync their preferred payment methods with the platform. According to Wang, all Sleeper users are currently transacting with each other in one way or another off-platform, and Wallet will bring all sports-related transactions to the platform, allowing Sleeper to monetize in a way. natural.

“Very few social apps can directly integrate user wallets, but by helping to solve a natural problem, we can also introduce payments to the platform in a way that further expands our ability to create exciting new experiences. for the next generation of fans. “


Sleeper is a fantastic sports app aimed at bringing people together through sports and games. With fantastic leagues spanning the NFL, NBA, college basketball and League of Legends, Sleeper has become the world’s fastest growing organically fantastic platform, while achieving some of the highest levels of engagement per user. the highest in the sector. At Sleeper, it’s not just about sport; it’s about making personal connections and lasting memories.

For more information on Sleeper, visit or follow the conversation on Twitter via @SleeperHQ and on Instagram via @playsleeper.

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POC fights for the funding of four major international sporting events in 2022 │ GMA News Online

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The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is pushing for funding for four major international sporting events next year under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of 2022.

In a statement on Wednesday, POC Chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said the House and Senate had pledged to include funding for the Beijing Winter Olympics (February 4-20), the Asian Games Thailand Martial Arts and Martial Arts Games (March 10-20), Huangzhou Asian Games (September 10-25) and Shantou Youth Asian Games (December 20-28).

“Speaker of the House Lord Velasco and Speaker of the Senate Vicente Sotto III have ensured budget inclusion for four major international competitions next year,” Tolentino said.

“This after the Ministry of Budget and Management did not award a single centavo to the Philippine Sports Commission [PSC] budget for these big events.

Tolentino, also the head of cycling, added that the CEP will now determine the composition of the delegation for each major event to determine the necessary budget.

“Budget hearings are approaching, so we have to be firm,” Tolentino said. “Philippine sport must be steadfast as we must maintain the momentum of our successful campaign at the Tokyo Olympics.”

On Tuesday, the POC already announced that it will send a delegation of 160 people to AIMAG 2021 where the Philippines will participate in 21 of the 31 sports.

In the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippines won four gold medals as well as two silver and 15 bronze plums.

Meanwhile, figure skaters Edrian Celestino and Sofia Frank will battle for a spot in Beijing as part of an Olympic qualification in Germany later this month.

The Asian Youth Games were last held in 2013 in China, where the Philippines won five medals.

—Bea Micaller / MGP, GMA News

Latest Covid-19 strain derails some sporting events in western Montana

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School officials in Sanders and Mineral counties are closely monitoring a resurgent wave of the Covid-19 virus and its high-profile Delta strain as the specter of canceled or postponed school events altered schedules last weekend.

One of the first and most stringent measures came from the Plains School District, which reverted to at least temporary distance learning situations for students in grades 9 to 12.

The district also took immediate action and canceled or postponed all “extracurricular activities” until Monday, September 20. The move affected the scheduled home football game against Flint Creek and several volleyball games.

Home games against Troy last week and Eureka next weekend have been removed from the schedule. Road games were also held on September 11 against Missoula Loyola and Bigfork on September 16. The cross country team did not participate in the Flathead Invite on September 10.

At that time, the next volleyball game would be a home game on September 21 against Noxon.

A statement from the Plains School District on their website states, “Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases and the long list of wanted students, as of Monday, September 13, PHS students in grades 9 through Grade 12 will use distance learning. “

The statement stressed that the changes apply to “grades 9 to 12 ONLY” and that kindergarten to grade eight will still be on campus to learn and participate in extracurricular activities. “

Schools in Thompson Falls have also prepared precautionary measures if the number of Covid cases continues to rise. These precautions were based on a confirmed case involving a high school staff member.

“The staff member’s last day of school attendance was Thursday, September 9,” an article said on the school district’s website. “If any students or staff are at risk of exposure, the Sanders County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action.

“It is always recommended that anyone who feels ill or ill to consult their doctor for specific instructions. Stay safe, the ad concluded.

A home football game scheduled for Thompson Falls on Friday night went as planned, although the start of the game was delayed by an hour while school officials waited for thick smoke from the wildfires to create temporary dangerous breathing conditions to dissipate.

In addition, the Blue Hawks volleyball team went to Deer Lodge over the weekend and played as scheduled. There was no immediate word on whether a match scheduled for later that same day at Anaconda had gone as planned.

Schools in Noxon took a similar approach to that in Thompson Falls, advising those feeling ill to seek advice from their health care provider after Sanders County health officials confirmed that a student who was in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 patient had been informed of possible exposure.

A volleyball match scheduled for Saturday night at Noxon against St. Regis went on as scheduled, although the start time was moved forward by one hour as no JV matches took place.

A similar situation existed in Hot Springs where a student, who is also a member of the volleyball team, was identified as having had possible exposure contact with a Covid-positive individual.

Because only seven players have turned up for volleyball this year at Hot Springs, their scheduled volleyball game was called off last weekend. Covid’s contact measure, coupled with a previous injury to one of the players, would have left the team with just five active players.

Six players are needed for each volleyball team.

Elsewhere, there was no report of a scheduled volleyball game between Superior and Charlo to be held in Charlo on Saturday night.

Sports fans who support teams at any of the six schools in Sanders and Mineral County can contact the school if they have questions about scheduled events or Covid protocols.

New Zagreb Tourism Office sports website created with the Croatian Olympic Committee

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September 15, 2021 – The Zagreb Tourism Board’s sports website was created in cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee to present the capital as a modern sports center.

In cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee, the Zagreb Tourist Board has released a new website dedicated to sports in Zagreb. You can see it here.

Considering the growing importance of Zagreb as a modern sports center and the need to further position Zagreb in the sports tourism segment, the site includes an overview of current sports events, a list of sports facilities and venues and recreational activities, the activities offered and a historical overview of the rich sporting history of Zagreb and Croatia, reports HRTurizam.

“TZGZ is developing sports tourism as a special form of tourism offering which helps to create a new quality and competitive position in the tourism market,” says TZGZ director Martina Bienenfeld, adding that Zagreb has a proven track record. repeatedly as a main host of many national and international sporting events, including various world championships and world cups.

“In addition, our city offers large outdoor and indoor spaces for professional, amateur and recreational sports, as well as for sports preparations for foreign and domestic competitors. Our pages bring together all of Zagreb’s sporting offerings in one place, providing the necessary information in a clear, effective and efficient manner. In addition, the new pages represent a platform for concrete promotional activities which we will intensify with a new promotional film dedicated to sport in Zagreb.

Congratulations to all of our Olympians and Paralympians for the great successes achieved at the Olympic Games, where we have once again shown that, although we are a small country, we can achieve great sporting and tourism successes, ”said Bienenfeld.

The President of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Zlatko Mateša, said that in addition to the impressive results of the Zagreb athletes who promote the city, the tourist effects achieved through the sporting events are an integral part of this success.

“Almost every year we have sporting events that significantly affect the occupation of tourist facilities in Zagreb, and the already established and world famous ones, like the Snow Queen or Hanžek, have been doing so for many years. European tourist destination for Advent events, the Sljeme Snow Queen gives Zagreb an additional icing on tourist attractions at this time of year. The renovated RŠC Jarun also offers the opportunity for major sporting events. European and global level, so we will soon be talking more about it in the context of sports offer and sports tourism.Many smaller sporting events with a long tradition also significantly enrich the sports offer in Zagreb, which is really diverse and brings it together in one place – that’s to be commended, ”said Mateša.

The website is available in six languages ​​- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and, of course, Croatian, and the navigation is designed by categories which can be searched quickly and easily.

Croatian Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac said Croatia has proven to be an excellent host in the organization of many sporting events. The management of such events contributes to a more complete and diversified tourist offer.

“By developing sports tourism, we also contribute to the development of tourism throughout the year, so I welcome this cooperation between the Zagreb Tourist Board and the Croatian Olympic Committee, where tourists, especially sports fans, will have the opportunity to learn all the information about current sporting events in one place and get to know Zagreb and the history of Croatian sport better. Therefore, I call all organizers of sporting and other events to once again assume responsibility and compliance with epidemiological measures, and tourists to responsibly enjoy the wealth of tourism offers Zagreb and Croatia. “

For the purposes of promoting Zagreb as an ideal sporting destination, a promotional film has been produced and available on the official YouTube channel as well as on the website:

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Outline to make Chengdu a world famous sports event city

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CHENGDU, China, September 12, 2021 /CNW/ — The evening of September 9and 2021, the outline for Building Chengdu in a city of world famous sporting events was published at China-Europe Center, Chengdu. Chengdu government, with many internationally famous sports institutions, nationally renowned sports media and enterprises, presented a beautiful master plan to make Chengdu a world famous sports event city. In the future, Chengdu will be devoted to build a system that tends towards this goal, integrating sport into the lives of citizens while giving sport a better role to play in promoting the growth of the city.

AT 8 p.m., the event has officially begun. The mayor of Chengdu, Wang Feng Chao, sent my sincere greetings and a warm welcome to all guests through a video clip, which features Chengdu achievements of recent years and future prospects.

Later, the deputy mayor of Chengdu, Liu Xuguang, makes an interpretation of Broad outlines contents. Chengdu should become a world famous city Sport events by 2025, a world famous city for sports by 2030 and a world famous city for living by 2035. Meanwhile, Liu pointed out, during this period, many opportunities will arise. We welcome anyone wishing to develop sports business and industry to come share their knowledge as Chengdu is growing, with next-level communication and cooperation.

Dozens of internationally renowned sports organizations and institutions participated in the event. The city football group, Wanda Sports and Zhongao Sports everyone gave their opening speech, giving their advice for Chengdu, respectively. Also, representatives of 7 international organizations, including the PGA Tour, Eurosport, Australian Open and La Liga, with media organizations, participated in the online event, telling their stories and experiences on Chengdu.

As the guests pressed the button, game venues for 2021 FIFU Universiade like Dongan Lake Sports Park, Fenghuang Mountain Sports Park and City Landmark Twin towers were lit simultaneously. Sports organizations from different parts of the world also participated in the illumination of the city. Bayern Mucich, Juventus, PGA Tour and WSF have sent their wishes for Chengdu by the light shows on the Twin towers.



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Here are all of the best sports games at the end of 2021

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This weekend, the 2k gaming giants released “NBA 2K22,” the latest edition in the virtual basketball franchise.

Which got us thinking, what other sports games are expected to be released soon? Usually, the end of a year is loaded with big releases.

So if you’re waiting for new editions like PES or FIFA, or even something more specialized, here are all the releases to watch out for.

September 30 – eFootball 2022

Platforms – Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Android, iOS

This is the end of the namesake Pro Evolution Soccer, as PES has now rebranded “eFootball”. The new game is now free and uses Unreal Engine 4 for the first time.

What can we expect? It’s unclear whether eFootball will have the rights to all teams and leagues, but they have guaranteed the resemblance of teams such as Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and Arsenal.

eFootball was released a few days before FIFA, and the free-to-play nature is obviously an effort to create its niche in the market. You will be able to play a number of game modes, with cross-platform usage betting on success.

October 1 – FIFA 22

Platforms – Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch, Stadia

The highly anticipated new version of FIFA will be released on October 1. It launches a new “Hyper Motion” technology to make this version as realistic as possible.

People know what to expect from FIFA lately. FUT or Ultimate Team is a huge draw to the game, with the classic career mode and a teased online career mode.

In FIFA 22, you can expect even more teams and stadiums, as well as the ability to build your own club from scratch; the badge and the kit in the colors of the stadium and the house. To find out more, we’ve got everything you need to know about FIFA 22 here.

October 15 – NHL 22

Platforms – PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S

Much fun can be had from the NHL game franchise over the years. This year’s iteration will see “Dual Entitlement” to be able to play between Playstation and Xbox consoles.

The NHL 22 game will see the use of a new “Frostbite” engine to provide better graphics and overall realism. There is also a “Superstar X-Factor” feature to customize your own player.

Overall, this game aims to make the game run smoother, with better hitting, passing, and blocking moves. It will also feature the new Seattle Kracken franchise in the league.

October 28 – Republic of the Cavaliers

Platforms – Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Stadia

This could be a first for most, unless you are following gaming channels or posting articles. ‘Riders Republic’ is like a hybrid of SSX, BMX and .. skydiving? It’s a big bag of tricks.

The five main sports of Riders Republic allow players to mountain bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit fly, and wingsuit fly rocket (whatever it is) in a multiplayer game scenario.

You go up against over fifty other people online in a Fall Guys type of racing that feels like total mayhem. The backdrop is a multitude of American national parks like Yosemite and Mammoth. Looks like it’s worth the trip.

November 9 – Football Manager 2022

Platforms – Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Android, iOS

With this game not scheduled for release for almost two months, we don’t know too much about the latest edition of Football Manager. If we go by last year, there will be hope for further improvements this year.

Last year’s game saw the introduction of much more statistically heavy content like xG data and match analysis. The graphics related to the gameplay have also seen a big improvement.

An unfortunate absence from this year’s game concerns the rights of Manchester United, who may be known simply as ‘Man U’ in the game. Gaming experts expect more details to be revealed in late September.

See also: Fifa 22: release date, demo information and new features

Plan to make Chengdu a city of world famous sporting events

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TO 8 p.m., the event has officially started. The mayor of Chengdu, Wang Fengchao, sent my most sincere greetings and a warm welcome to all guests through a video clip, which presents Chengdu achievements of recent years and future prospects.

Later, the deputy mayor of Chengdu, Liu Xuguang, makes an interpretation of the Broad outlines content. Chengdu should become a world famous city of Sport events by 2025, a world famous city for sports by 2030 and a world famous city for living by 2035. Meanwhile, Liu pointed out, during this period, many opportunities will arise. We welcome anyone with the will to develop sports business and the industry to come and share their knowledge as Chengdu is developing, with higher level communication and cooperation.

Dozens of internationally renowned sports organizations and institutions participated in the event. The City Football group, Wanda Sports and Zhongao Sports each gave their opening remarks, giving their advice for Chengdu, respectively. In addition, representatives of 7 international organizations, including the PGA Tour, Eurosport, Australian Open, Orange Sports Forum, Johan

Cruyff Institute, WST and La Liga, in the same way media organizations, participated in event online, telling their stories and experiences on Chengdu.

As the guests hit the button, playing venues for the 2021 FISU Universiade such as Dongan Lake Sports Park, Pheonix Hill Sports Park, Fenghuang Mountain Sports Park and City Monument Twin towers were lit at the same time. Sports organizations from different parts of the world also took part in the illumination of the city. Bayern Munich, Juventus, PGA Tour and WST have expressed their wishes for Chengdu by the light shows on the Twin towers.


Daily Racing Form and DRF Bets unveil DRF Sports online and mobile sports site

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Daily race form, a data and editorial provider for horse racing and sports enthusiasts in North America, and an online and mobile betting platform Paris DRF, will launch a new online and mobile sports website.

The DRF Sports The portal will use a localized approach to content, featuring sports betting statistics, information and analysis on all major US professional sports, as well as college football and basketball.

DRF is also planning to launch a free sports app that gives sports fans the chance to win money and other prizes by betting on sporting events. Later this year, it plans to publish online and mobile sports betting state by state.

DRF is part of Sports information group, a New York-based global omnichannel B2B and B2C company in sports, technology, digital, media and betting, which recently merged with Affinity games to create Interactive affinity

Itay fisher, CEO of Sports Information Group, said: “We are passionate about continuing to grow our sports business and we are focused on executing our ambitious plans to deliver a world-class digital sports betting product to fans. sports across the United States.

“DRF has always provided the best handicap, analytics and news content for horse racing enthusiasts using data driven insights, and now we have expanded our online and mobile offerings with the launch of DRF Sports.

“Our vision is to replicate the successful business model we have built within the racing community to provide unique betting content alongside top notch sports betting that will position us to ultimately take bets from every state. “

James zenni, President of Affinity Interactive, added, “Today’s announcement is the first of many exciting developments currently underway on Affinity Interactive’s growing platform.

“The creation of DRF Sports is a milestone for us and our loyal sports enthusiasts, who will now be able to access exclusive and up-to-date sports betting information on all major US sports online and from their phones. “

Is it safe to attend football matches and other sporting events during a pandemic? A guide

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The factors that made pre-pandemic sporting events fun – horny people getting together, clapping, talking, eating, drinking and sometimes doing all of these things indoors – make gambling potentially problematic now. Ignoring the risks associated with these activities could leave us “stuck in epidemic mode,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s new day on September 7.

The coronavirus is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and others breathe in these droplets, or when the virus accumulates or circulates in the air. Obtaining the virus from surfaces is also possible, but it is not a primary mode of transmission, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said. The level of safety or risk may depend in part on your vaccination status, as unvaccinated people remain unprotected against the coronavirus.

Due to the way the coronavirus can be spread, indoor events are higher risk than outdoor events – so it’s important to “make sure this is an outdoor type event,” said Krystal Pollitt, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and professor chemical and environmental engineering assistant at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The CDC recommends that unvaccinated people avoid large gatherings with other people outside their home. Of course, the safest way to enjoy big game is to watch it on TV or online. But if you choose to be there in person, here’s what you need to know about planning and attending sporting events, regardless of your immunization status.

Preparing for an in-person sporting event

Before going to a sporting event, know the number of cases of Covid-19 both where you live and where the event takes place. “The higher the transmission of COVID-19 in the community, the higher the risk of transmission” during the event, the CDC said.
Call the venue or check its website to verify if the venue follows CDC guidelines for sport events Where large gatherings, or similar advice. Some of these safety measures include holding the event outdoors, requiring all participants to wear masks, regular cleaning, and blocked seats or visual cues for physical distancing, CDC said. A higher risk event would be if it takes place in an indoor space, most people, but not all, wear masks, and the event uses only a few strategies to reduce risk. Some sites may require participants to either provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken a few days before the full vaccination.
Indoor events need to be well ventilated, said Dr Ada Stewart, a family doctor at Cooperative Health in Columbia, South Carolina, and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in April. Signs of a well ventilated room include the ability to run fans and open windows or doors. High ceilings and portable air purifiers with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are also helpful.
If knowledgeable employees are unsure of the quality of ventilation, other measures are particularly important – such as limiting the number of participants, requiring people from different households to stay at least 6 feet away from each other. other and ask that people constantly wear masks. The CDC recommended avoid large gatherings that do not have these precautions in place.
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If you want to be very ambitious about protecting yourself and assessing actual ventilation yourself, you can get an inexpensive carbon dioxide monitor to track concentration levels and changes over time, Pollitt said. Levels above 800 to 1,000 parts per million would be of concern, Pollitt added, because it would mean that the air is not circulating well enough.

What to do on match day

Pack hand sanitizer and more than enough masks. To reduce the risk of Delta variant infection, fully immunized people should wear masks in crowded indoor and outdoor public places in areas of high or high transmission, and if they or their roommates are immunocompromised or at higher risk. of severe Covid-19, The CDC recommended. Unvaccinated people should wear masks in these environments, regardless of the level of transmission of the coronavirus. CNN medical analyst Dr Leana Wen suggested wearing a surgical mask that is at least three ply.
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Venues should disinfect common areas and seats at least once a day or between each match, CDC advised, but bring disinfectant wipes to use if necessary.

Eat ahead “so that your chance of not having your mask (on) is limited,” Stewart said in April.

If you don’t eat ahead, there are two issues, said Wen, who is also emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. “One is that people take off their masks to eat if they are near each other,” Wen said. “If everyone is well spaced and it’s outside, the risk is very low. But if they are close to each other and take off their masks to eat, near or inside, it increases the risk. “

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The other is “the people coming together,” Wen added. “Probably to get in (the game) you have to queue. This is something that is hard to avoid. But you can avoid the concession stands during peak times. So bring your own drinks if you can. . You I don’t necessarily want to have to go to a concession stand just to buy water if you need it. ”You can also bring your own snacks, but consider packing something that won’t take long to eat.

“Tailgating is another one of those centuries-old traditions,” but don’t be left behind by people outside your household, said Regina Davis Moss, associate executive director of health policy and practice at the American Public Health Association.

In all areas, not vaccinated, immunocompromised people and other vulnerable people should try to stay at least 6 feet from others as much as possible. To reduce your contact with frequently touched surfaces, opt for contactless payment when available.

If you have to use the restroom or buy food, try going during the less busy times rather than half time or downtime.

And look for other ways to reduce risk when shopping for food, Davis Moss said. When getting mustard for your hot dog, for example, be sure to use a hand sanitizer before and after because condiments “are surfaces that a lot of people are going to touch.” Condiment packs are safer.

Not yelling about a score or a bad game can be difficult, but the louder your voice, the more likely you are to produce virus-carrying droplets or aerosols if infected, even if you wear a mask. Try to keep your voice at maximum normal volume, Pollitt said.

Finally, you can leave a little before the end of the game to avoid the crowds when navigating the parking lot or in transport.

New Hopkins Sports app delivers improved experience for Blue Jays fans

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Johns Hopkins Athletics recently launched a new mobile app for Blue Jays fans, giving users access to live scores updates, breaking news, live game audio and more.

The app, launched in partnership with From Now On, will provide users with access to fully integrated calendar and list pages for their favorite Hopkins teams. It will also feature promotions and giveaways, including “Trivia Tuesday,” which launches later this fall. Additionally, users will have access to a variety of promotional offers from some of Hopkins’ local sponsors, giving fans exclusive access to discounts and other offers.

“We are thrilled to provide our students, alumni and fans with a unique mobile experience never before offered by Hopkins Athletics,” said Jake Lee, Director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorship. “This brand new app will allow us to interact with users in a unique way, giving them a better way to stay in touch with all things Hopkins Sports.”

Students, alumni, and fans are encouraged to download the app by searching for “Hopkins Sports” in the Apple store or Google Play. Fans who had the old Hopkins Sports app will need to remove this version and download the new one.

Blue Jays fans are encouraged to enable push notifications in order to receive live score updates, news and exclusive offers through the app.

Idahoan Foods Brings The Ultimate Mashed Potato Experience To Sporting Events, Music Festivals And More With Its “Mashed in America” ​​Tour

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Visitors to Enjoy Free Samples of Idahoan’s Best Products – Buttery Homestyle®, four cheeses and stuffed in the oven® Mashed potatoes. Plus, guests can participate in festive potato-themed experiences, including an interactive “Mash a Potato” arcade game and a potato cornhole. They will also have the option to take their followers on the journey by capturing a shareable selfie as a “couch potato”.

The ‘Mashed in America’ Tour will kick off its fantastic adventure at the NASCAR Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Caroline from the south to September 4 and 5, with stops on additional NASCAR tracks, including Richmond International at Virginia to September 10 and Bristol Motor Speedway at Tennessee September 16. Other exciting stops on the tour throughout the year include the CMA Fest at Nashville, NFL and NCAA games and Musikfest in Pennsylvania.

“At Idahoan Foods, we’re passionate about spreading our love of mashed potatoes,” said Wes Myer, director of retail marketing, Idahoan Foods. “When it comes to Idahoan products, tasting is believing! We are delighted to invite both loyal customers and future fans to enjoy free samples of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes on the Mashed in America Tour. ”

Idahoan starts with 100% real Idaho potatoes from local producers, then wash them, peel them, boil them and mash them just like you would at home. After each batch cooks, they simply dry the mashed potatoes so they’re ready to bake in minutes.

Mashed Potato Cups are ideal for those who want to enjoy the best of Idahoan in an ultra-convenient package. Serve them as a quick snack or even as a nutritious and tasty side dish for a meal!

Idahoan Foods is working with experiential agency Entertainment 3Sixty to produce the experience. For more information on the visit, visit and follow Idahoan Foods on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Idahoan Foods, LLC.
Combining a full service network of professionals from field to fork, Idahoan® is a leading manufacturer of value-added products. Its potato processing plants and nationally recognized retail, restaurant and warehouse club brands, along with close relationships with its growers, enable Idahoan Foods to provide a superior quality and value to its customers. For more information visit

About 3Sixty Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2009, Entertainment 3Sixty Inc lives, eats, sleeps and breathes experiential marketing. Their passion is bringing their brand partners to life and connecting with consumers one on one, in real time, in the real world. Meticulous attention to detail, world class execution and white glove customer service are the foundations of every project as they connect with consumers’ hearts and minds one experience at a time. From NYC to LA, UK to EU, their global experience knows no bounds. All the experience of major agencies and mainstream media, but with the attention you only get from a store, Entertainment 3Sixty Inc!

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Take live sporting events to new levels

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“Bringing the sport home and making live streaming accessible from all corners of the world. “

This is the mission statement of AMA Livestream Limited, which is quickly establishing itself as one of the leading broadcast and marketing companies in Maltese sport and beyond. Based in Malta, AMA Livestream has focused its efforts on promoting different sports disciplines by live broadcasting their events and competitions, both locally and internationally.

“We are continuously investing in cutting edge technologies to maximize live broadcast production for our clients with improved graphics and innovative marketing opportunities,” said Grigory Rossyaykin, AMA Livestream Project Manager for Malta and Gozo.

“Our reliable and creative back-office platform not only provides cutting-edge production technology, but also exclusive marketing and graphics services. Drawing on our experience and expertise in the field, we also help sports associations to monetize their media rights through tailor-made partnerships.

“Our technologies are well presented and used in different sports associations, leagues and also by teams from different countries including Armenia, Denmark, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Malta, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan. “

Building on the excellent response for the live broadcast of last season’s Gozo Football Association senior leagues matches, which were watched by over 250,000 viewers on the company’s Youtube channel, AMA Livestream has just released signing a new contract with Gozo FA to show all matches from all competitions in the 2021/22 season starting this weekend. A total of 155 Championship and Cup matches will be broadcast on the pay-per-view sports streaming platform –

In addition to football, AMA Livestream has also covered athletics, beach soccer and handball events in Malta, while the country’s best achievements to date have been in Russia. Over the past three years, the company has been directly involved in the following projects:

• Football National League (FNL) – the second division football tournament in Russia with 20 participating teams.

• UFA 2021 World Junior Wrestling Championships organized in August.

• National Student Football League (NSFL) – an important project aimed at the development of Russian footballers in schools. A total of 200 games will be broadcast this season.

WADA’s livestreams are watched worldwide in over 30 countries.

For more information on the services offered by AMA Livestream Limited, visit the official website of the company or by e-mail to

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Spectators are welcome at Ithaca College sporting events, indoor masks mandatory

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The Ithaca College Bombers will host spectators at home for the 2021-2022 academic year, the College said in a statement this week. “Currently, we are operating at full capacity for indoor and outdoor sites,” they say.

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Face coverings will be required at all times in indoor facilities, regardless of immunization status, the college said. Face coverings will be encouraged for all spectators at outdoor venues, and face coverings and a distance of six feet, where possible, will be required for unvaccinated individuals at outdoor venues.

“Spectators can temporarily remove their masks indoors for a drink, but must immediately put their masks back on when they have finished drinking,” the statement said. “Limited concessions may be available at certain home sporting events. Spectators may bring water or non-alcoholic beverages to the competition site. Food will not be allowed in indoor areas. “

According to Ithaca College, friends and family members of student-athletes will not be allowed in the playing area, that is, on the field or the sports field, and “will not be able to approach them. players, coaches or officials before or after the competition “. Spectators may plan to meet the players after the event away from the venue.

“Ithaca College’s policies and COVID-19 protocols were developed with information released by the NCAA and the Liberty League, as well as state and local health authorities,” they said. Policies are subject to change.

IC Bombers volleyball, soccer, field hockey and golf are underway for the fall season. Tennis, cross-country and crew begin in the next few days.

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