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
Hollywood Bowl Reopens For One-Night Benefit Concert
Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl closed its doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, but for the first and only time this summer, the venue reopened for a one-night benefit concert. On Saturday, Richard and Demi Weitz were set to host their 10th “Quarantunes,” a series the pair started over Zoom... Read more
Stadium Construction Site Sees Outbreak In Virus Cases
Several construction workers overseeing renovations at Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium have reportedly contracted COVID-19. Ten workers onsite are said to have tested positive for the virus. However, that number is feared to be even higher given the exposure risk of other workers, AL.com reports. The report also states that workers... Read more
Venue Slams Ticketmaster For Withholding Refunds From Fans
In recent weeks, Ticketmaster has seen its refund process draw backlash from consumers and lawmakers alike. Now, one of the seller’s partner venues is speaking out against the “unacceptable” practice of withholding refunds from fans. Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre is looking to refund fans that purchased tickets for the... Read more
Rams Reportedly Request $500M In Additional Stadium Funding
The Los Angeles Rams are slated to see their future home SoFi Stadium open this summer, but the team is requesting a sizable amount in additional funding from the NFL. According to The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan, the Rams have requested $500 million in stadium financing from the league, which... Read more
Venue Postpones Socially-Distanced Concert Following Legal Action
TempleLive, the Arkansas concert venue that scheduled a post-lockdown show for tonight, has now called off the gig following pushback from the governor and health officials. The planned concert featuring Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready made headlines for the strict safety measures put in place by the venue, including... Read more
Hollywood Bowl Cancels Summer Concert Season
Los Angeles’ legendary Hollywood Bowl has been a staple in the summer months —  hosting some of the biggest acts in the country — however, for the first time since its opening in 1992, the Bowl announced the cancellation of its 2020 concert season due to coronavirus. The entertainment... Read more
Drone Developed To Disinfect Large Stadiums, Arenas
As arenas, stadiums, and concert venues prepare to reopen once again following the coronavirus pandemic, the Syracuse startup EagleHawk has developed a drone that can quickly kill the coronavirus. While EagleHawk usually specializes in drones that use thermal cameras to detect roof leaks for government, college, medical, and retail... Read more
Venue Association Partners With Council Offering Cleaning Accreditation
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council to offer the official GBAC STAR accreditation program to its members. The council, which is a division of the worldwide cleaning association ISSA, grants accreditation to public facilities throughout a range of industries which... Read more
Venues, Promoters Join Forces During Pandemic To Battle Industry Giants
Independently-owned venues and concert promoter are feeling the burn amid the sudden halt in the live event industry. In order to combat large entertainment giants during this trying time, these rival companies have joined forces. The National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, aims to “preserve the ecosystem of live... Read more