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
New York Amphitheatre Cancels 2020 Concert Season
New York’s Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center has officially called-off its summer concert season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert venue, which is located in Hopewell, made the announcement this week, noting that they are revealing the news “with a heavy heart.” “We want to thank you for... Read more
NFL Stadiums Shift Focus To Summer Drive-In Events
NFL officials are keeping optimistic about welcoming back fans in full come September. But for the time being, NFL stadiums are shifting their focus to drive-in events that guarantee social distance safety. Gillette Stadium, Raymond James Stadium and more are pivoting towards drive-in events this summer while football remains... Read more
Venue Owner Vows To Hold Protest Concert Despite Shutdown Order
Despite a ban on mass gatherings across the state, a concert is planned for this weekend in Utah, which is expected to bring in hundreds – maybe thousands – of people. Jason Manning, who owns The Amphitheater at Studio Ranch in Grantsville, is lending his venue for the event,... Read more
LA’s Greek Theatre Cancels Summer Concert Season
Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre has followed suite of the Hollywood Bowl, announcing that all shows at Griffith Park Amphitheater through October are either cancelled or postponed. This will be the first time in 90 years that the venue had to cancel its 2020 season “in conformance with State, County... Read more
Theatergoers Cite Masks As Key Factor For Their Return To Broadway
As Broadway remains closed through Labor Day Weekend, theatergoers are itching to get back to The Great White Way – but not without masks or until it is safe. A new poll from The New York Times/Siena College Research Institute shows that Broadway fans are less willing to come... Read more
Mobile App Designed To Bring Fan Cheers To Empty Stadium
Empty sports venues is are among the many new normals brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. But a new mobile app could help bring back one aspect of the traditional game atmosphere. Remote Cheerer powered by Sound UD is designed to bring fans’ cheers, chants and even boos to... Read more
Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium To Transform Into Drive-In Theater
Hard Rock Stadium is pivoting towards a new way to bring in crowds in the age of coronavirus. The Miami Dolphins’ home venue will transform into a temporary theater space while football remains in the offseason and the stadium’s concert schedule has been altered. A drive-in theater will be... Read more
Minor League Ballpark Open For Overnight Guests On Airbnb
Baseball fans have been deprived of the ballpark due to the coronavirus pandemic. But one minor league stadium is allowing fans a one-of-a-kind experience by staying over night. Florida’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium has taken on a new life as a vacation rental on Airbnb. For $1,500 a night,... Read more