Construction On NHL Seattle Arena Ongoing Despite Virus Concerns
The coronavirus pandemic may have temporarily halted all sports teams from competing, but is not slowing down construction of new venues. NHL Seattle, the league’s newest expansion team, is seeing its future home arena continue to undergo planning despite its location in one of the most infected areas of... Read more
Arizona Cardinals To Host Blood Drive At State Farm Stadium
Amid ongoing social distancing and implemented bans on public gatherings, blood drives around the country were forced to cancel at a time when donations are especially crucial. Now the Arizona Cardinals are stepping up to host a blood drive at State Farm Stadium. The Cardinals organization has teamed with... Read more
LA Clippers Owner Buys The Forum, Eyeing New Arena Construction
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmart just made a huge purchase to add to his collection of assets after agreeing to buy Inglewood’s The Forum for $400 million from MSG. The all-cash purchase, which was made through the new CAPSS LLC, will close in the second quarter. The deal... Read more
MLB To Reportedly Relocate Virus-Impacted Games Instead Of Canceling
Rather than outright cancelling games, the MLB is considering relocating matches that are virus-impacted to safer venues. The MLB season is slated to begin on March 26, and the league will decide whether or not it’s safe to play in front of fans based on the city. A person... Read more
Vacant Sports Stadiums Find New Use As COVID-19 Testing Centers
Major sports stadiums around the country are empty following widespread event cancellations. However, they are finding new use as regional testing centers for COVID-19. The most prominent venues-turned-test sites are propped up on opposite ends on the country in some of the hardest-hit areas. In California, San Diego’s SDCCU... Read more
Stadium Construction Continues Despite MLS Season Suspension
The MLS season has been suspended until further notice. However, the construction of the league’s newest venues is ongoing. Construction and planning of brand new soccer-specific stadiums in Columbus, Cincinnati, Nashville and Miami is forging ahead amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, US Soccer Players reports. Furthest along in the... Read more
Fan-Free WrestleMania Now A Two-Night Event Across Multiple Locations
The WWE decided earlier this week that this year’s edition of WrestleMania will go on without fans. Now, the wrestling show will be held over two nights at multiple locations with former NFL star Rob Gronkowski hosting. It was previously announced that WrestleMania 36 would move from Raymond James... Read more
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Cuts Concert Schedule Through Mid-May
Denver’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre will not hold concerts through mid-May due to “growing concern” around the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The iconic music venue, which is placed amid the mountains of Colorado, was set to feature performances this spring from rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube,... Read more
New York, Los Angeles Order Concert Venues To Close Over COVID-19
In the midst of panic, fear, and isolation, New York City and Los Angeles are closing down its doors to live event spaces out of precaution. On Sunday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all movie theaters, nightclubs, small theaters, and concert venues to close starting... Read more
Live Nation Scores Booking Deal At Philadelphia’s Mann Center
Live Nation secured a multi-year deal to book concerts at the open-air Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The deal will go into effect immediately, allowing the venue to host top touring acts from the promoter giant. As a part of the deal, Live Nation will help... Read more