Court Order Paves Way for Fans Return in Pennsylvania
Sports fans in both Pennsylvania will be able to see their teams in person for the first time this fall, largely due to a judge striking down Governor Tom Wolf’s harsh restrictions on crowd size due to the pandemic. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV issued a ruling in... Read more
Colombia Football Officials Fined Millions Over World Cup Ticket Scam
Colombia’s Football Federation (FCF) was fined millions over the resale of tickets to matches surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup, authorities announced Monday. An investigation by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) found that the Federation, executives, and associated companies formed “a cartel to detour tickets with the... Read more
Completed Soccer Stadium Dedicated To Healthcare Workers
A newly-constructed soccer stadium is preparing to open with frontline workers in mind. Qatar’s Education City Stadium was revealed this week in a virtual presentation that saw its opening dedicated to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The 40,000-seat stadium is the third soccer venue to be completed as... Read more
Sports League Commissioners Discuss Outlook For Their Return
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more
MLS To Return Next Month With Tournament In Orlando
Major League Soccer is preparing its comeback. Days after the league announced that an agreement had been reached between players and executives, details have emerged as to how exactly competition will resume after a months-long suspension. All 26 clubs will reconvene at the Disney-owned ESPN Wide World of Sports... Read more
Minnesota United Hold Concert Supporting George Floyd Memorial Fund
Nearly two weeks after the murder of George Floyd sparked widespread protests in Minneapolis and cities across the country, Minnesota United FC hosted a benefit concert promoting healing within the community. Minnesota United welcomed Minnesota native Charlie Parr to an empty Allianz Field on Sunday, June 7 for a... Read more
Fans Fume As Premier League Club Gives No Information On Refunds
The English Premier League will resume play this month, but not all fans are thrilled. Newcastle United FC has drawn backlash for its ticket refund policy or rather lack thereof. Newcastle United is the league’s only club to keep mum on issuing refunds to games that will now go... Read more
FC Cincinnati Sees High Demand In New Stadium Seating
Although MLS has halted operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, FC Cincinnati supporters are eager for the team’s return and have exceeded seating demand expectations. Last month, the team revealed their second phase of ticket sales for the stadium, which featured four premium club spaces: the First Financial Club,... Read more
Hungarian Soccer Fans Admitted Into Games At Limited Capacity
As sports leagues around the world grapple with returning to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic, many are resorting to closed doors games out of safety. But in Hungary, leagues are taking a different route by allowing limited fans into stadiums. The Hungarian national football federation (MLSZ) has set... Read more
Danish Soccer Club Projects Fans Into Stadium Via Zoom
Thousands of Danish soccer fans filled the stadium this week for a bout between AGF Aarhus and Randers FC – despite being stuck at home. With the help of virtual meeting app Zoom, AGF Aarhus projected video of fans watching the game to help feign the typical game atmosphere... Read more