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
Health Experts Caution Risks Of Texas’ 50% Stadium Capacity
Football stadiums throughout Texas have been cleared to fill the stands up to 50 percent their capacity by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. However, health experts monitoring the coronavirus pandemic are not convinced that venues should follow the order and admit that many fans this fall. The decision on admitting... Read more
Nation’s First Convention Center Events Planned Following Closures
Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center announced that it will reopen to events this weekend. The Center will open its doors to host the 47th Amateur Athletic Union Junior National Volleyball Championships this Sunday, July 14. The event will take place over 12 days with four days of competition per... Read more
Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena To Hold Drive-In Graduation Ceremonies
Graduating seniors of Pittsburgh Public Schools may not have the commencement ceremonies they thought they would, but will still be able to celebrate with their fellow classmates thanks to PPG Paints Arena. The arena will host nine schools’ graduation ceremonies as a drive-in concept, allowing students to watch the... Read more
SoFi Stadium Construction Halted Following Worker’s Death
The Los Angeles Rams’ soon-to-be SoFi Stadium  has halted construction after a worker died Friday morning in a falling accident while working on a section of the roof, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the Times, a person who was briefed on the incident said the worker fell... Read more
New York City Theaters Open Lobbies To Protesters
As venues and theaters throughout New York City remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these concert spaces may serve a new purpose: welcoming spots for Black Lives Matter protesters. Last week, George Floyd – an unarmed black man – was murdered after being held to the ground... Read more
Texas Governor Allows 50 Percent Fan Capacity At Sports Games
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has proclaimed that outdoor stadiums can now admit up to 50 percent of their total capacity for sports games as part of the state’s third phase of reopening its economy. Abbott was among the first U.S. governors to give the green light for professional sports... Read more
Arkansas Governor: Football Fans Will Be In Stadiums This Fall
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has offered good news for local football fans itching to catch a college game this fall. During an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show,” Hutchinson said that Razorback Stadium will have fans in the crowd for University of Arkansas football games. However, the exact capacity... Read more
Stadiums Facing Increased Technology To Ensure Safety
With sporting events gradually returning on a closed-door basis and concerts transitioning to socially distant formats, entertainment venues are facing a potentially long haul in making a full return to normal. In the meantime, a new normal has to be carved out with the help of innovative technology. Experts... Read more
M&T Bank Stadium Earns Safety Act Designation From DHS
Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium has earned SAFETY Act Designation from the Department of Homeland Security in recognition of the venue’s security practices. The stadium’s security program – employed during Baltimore Ravens games and other large-scale events – includes the screening of guests and packages, plus details emergency plans, threat... Read more