Florida Governor Pushes Reopening, Hopes for Full Super Bowl in Tampa
Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis (R) pushed the state into phase three of its reopening amid the coronavirus last week. Among the changes are restaurants and bars being able to open to a minimum of 50 percent capacity, if not full. For local jurisdictions seeking to impose further restrictions, they... Read more
Connecticut Venues Allowed to Reopen After Surprise Announcement from Governor
Concert venues and other arts spaces will be allowed to open as early as October 8 in Connecticut, following a surprise announcement by Governor Ned Lamont last week. Shuttered since March in one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic in its early phases, some organizers plan to... Read more
PBR World Finals Relocated to Texas for November
AT&T Stadium in Arlington was announced as the new location for the PBR World Finals, which are scheduled for November 12-15. The event had been scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in November, but government restrictions on event attendance due to the coronavirus caused event organizers to rethink... Read more
Joe Bonamassa Virtual Show Raises $32K For Artists Impacted by COVID-19
Blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa performed for at least seven times the capacity of the legendary Ryman Saturday, raising more than $32,000 along the way. While the in-person “crowd” consisted of custom cardboard cutouts dotting the 2,300 seat auditorium, more than 17,000 users from 44 countries paid to watch... Read more
Plans for Fans at NLCS, World Series Confirmed by MLB Commissioner
As a most unlikely regular season winds down for Major League Baseball, the league and its fans are looking to the future, where an expanded postseason awaits. And, if Texas officials give their OK, fans will be a part of it, commissioner Rob Manfreid confirmed this week. Houston and... Read more
Pac 12 Reverses Earlier Vote, Reinstates 2020 Football Season
The Pac 12 Conference has announced a reversal of its decision to suspend all sports until at least January 1, 2021, reinstating football and allowing winter sports to begin in November. Teams will begin play on November 6, pending final approval from local health authorities. Fans will not be... Read more
Met Opera Cancels Entire Season, Plans Fall 2021 Return
The Met Opera will remain dark until September of 2021, announcing Wednesday that it would cancel its entire 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the arts organization had planned on a cancellation of its fall season with tentative plans to reopen on December 31, but this week’s... Read more
Michigan House Votes to End Ban on Legal Ticket Resale
State lawmakers in Michigan voted Tuesday to repeal a longtime ban on legal ticket resale in the state. A pair of bills passed the house by wide margins – 93-12 and 91-14 – and will now be considered by the Senate. The upper chamber had passed legislation removing the... Read more
Elton John Farewell Tour Dates For U.S. Rescheduled to 2022
Elton John farewell tour dates for the United States and Canada have finally been updated, with a resumption in 2022. The singer’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was halted in March by the coronavirus, and now stretches all the way into 2023. European dates for the tour are scheduled... Read more
Spike in COVID-19 Cases Pauses Fan Return to UK Sports
With COVID-19 cases increasing overseas, authorities have decided to press pause on reopening in the United Kingdom, including a planned return of fans to sports stadiums. The decision means that clubs will need to continue to play in front of empty stadiums for the foreseeable future rather than allowing... Read more