Big Ten, Pac-12 Suspends Fall Sports, Including Football
After days of rumors that the decision was imminent, two of the so-called “Power 5” conferences announced Tuesday that they would not be participating in intercollegiate athletics in the fall of 2020 due to the risks of the coronavirus. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed all fall sports, including... Read more
Russia Approves “World First” Covid-19 Vaccine; Testing Ongoing
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a Covid-19 vaccine has been approved, a major potential first step back towards live events returning. Reaction has been mixed, as the vaccine has not yet gone through a stage of trials that will be required for approval in many countries. “A vaccine... Read more
Lake of the Ozarks New Center of Covid Concert Criticism
Lake of the Ozarks has caught negative headlines for two weeks in a row, as photos at a pair of concerts showed large crowds with limited masks or social distancing being respected. Tech N9ne is on the hot seat following a performance over the weekend, while DJ Borgeous drew... Read more
With College Football Season Hanging in Balance, Players Voice Desire to Play
The college football season is reportedly hanging in the balance, as officials debate its cancellation at the school administrative and conference level, while a number of coaches and players have spoken out in hopes that they reconsider. It is unclear whether a cancelled season would lead to football played... Read more
Penn State Fans Cry Foul Over Football Donation “Money Grab”
Season ticket holders for Penn State University’s football program got a double-whammy last week. Not only did the school announce it would not be allowing fans in the stands for 2020 due to the coronavirus, but it is keeping donation money that is required as a part of the... Read more
No COVID Clusters Tied to NASCAR Race That Had 20,000 Fans
Some good news related to the potential for holding events with fans in attendance: public health officials say that they have not found any evidence that a NASCAR race in July with more than 20,000 in attendance led to any clusters of new COVID-19 cases. The July 15 NASCAR... Read more
Panel Consolidates StubHub Refund Lawsuits in California
A number of federal lawsuits filed in reaction to a change to StubHub refund policies on cancelled events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are being consolidated and moved to California. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where four lawsuits were filed and StubHub... Read more
Report: DTI Management Acquiring TEVO, Broker Genius and Seat Scouts
According to ticket industry consultant Eric Fuller, DTI Management is on the verge of a trio of acquisitions, picking up some big players in a secondary ticketing world hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. DTI, Fuller writes in a post on Medium, is in the process of acquiring Ticket Evolution,... Read more
Ohio Bans Fans from Football, Other Sports Indefinitely
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more
Raiders Plan to Open Allegiant Stadium Without Fans in 2020
Allegiant Stadium will get an extended dress rehearsal before it sees its first fans, as the Las Vegas Raiders have decided that they will play home games this fall in front of an empty building, according to an email sent to season ticket holders Monday. The brand new venue,... Read more