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
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
Colts Plan Increased Capacity As NFL Attendance Plans Evolve
With the NFL season underway, the Indianapolis Colts have announced that it will host up to 7,500 fans for the team’s second home game of the season on September 27. That’s three times the cap of 2,500 that Sunday’s home opener against the Minnesota Vikings will allow. Season ticket... Read more
St. Louis City SC Announces MLS Record for Season Ticket Deposits
Soccer supporters in St. Louis are apparently excited about their Major League Soccer franchise. The league reported that the St. Louis City SC expansion team set a new record for season ticket member deposits in 24 hours – actually exceeding the prior record in less than an hour. It’s... Read more
Reversing Course, Big Ten Football Will Begin in October
There will be a Big Ten football season in 2020, after all. After announcing it would not play fall sports in August, the conference reversed course on Wednesday, saying that football games would begin the weekend of October 24. At least 60 percent of the league administrators would have... Read more
StubHub, Ticketmaster Prevail in MLB Ticket Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed shortly after the coronavirus pandemic brought Major League Baseball’s upcoming season (and all other sports) to a sudden halt fizzled out this week, as a judge dismissed StubHub and Ticketmaster from the lawsuit, with MLB expected to see similar results on its dismissal requests soon. U.S.... Read more
MLB 2020 Playoffs, World Series to Use “Bubble” Format
Arlington, Texas will host World Series games in its inaugural season – whether or not the Rangers make it that far. Major League Baseball announced a uniquely structured postseason plan for the shortened 2020 season, taking a bubble format of sorts to ensure minimal exposure to the coronavirus down... Read more
Four Sentenced in Master’s Ticket Resale Fraud Scheme
A Georgia man will spend time in federal prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud in a case tied to tickets for the popular Master’s golf tournament in Georgia. Stephen Michael Freeman, 42, was sentenced to 28 months jail time followed by three years of supervised... Read more
Oklahoma Announces COVID Safety Policies for Football
The University of Oklahoma announces new policies for Football season 2020 The Department of Athletics at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has developed the new rules and procedures for the 2020 Football season. Fans are expecting some amazing experiences at the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The department came up with... Read more