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Adrian Staiti, APAC president of sports marketing agency Sportfive, challenges the wary outlook for the sports industry and says a 'better normal' will flourish once markets come out of the pandemic.

Rick Snider looks at how pro teams in key US markets are engaging tourists in order to boost attendance numbers.

The success of UK sports rights owners to get more people watching live sport than ever should be an inspiration to the world, says Gareth Balch, chief executive of data-driven sports marketing agency Two Circles.

Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners are examining the future of the season ticket, and seeing how they can offer fans more flexible options to watch their team.

Seven-team competition is first professional soccer league in Canada since 1992 Clubs have averaged 4,300 fans a game but OneSoccer digital ratings not made public

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

Tech partnership will help enable further expansion of digital ticketing

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball and J-League have appealed to the country's government to increase the 5,000-spectator cap on attendances at their matches

The Preakness Stakes will now take place without fans in attendance on October 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic

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The Houston Astros MLB team has big plans for its future, in spite of recent disappointment in the 2019 World Series and recent issues with a executive who was fired. Eric Fisher takes a look at the projects the team have in store.

The city of Las Vegas is not immediately recognizable for its reputation as a sports hub. Bob Williams looks at how it is transitioning "from the entertainment capital of the world to the sports and entertainment capital of the world".

Stadium designers are increasingly turning toward psychological and anthropological research to guide the development the next generation of NFL facilities and create comfortable, as well as Instagram-able, venues. Randy Williams reports.

Surrey County Cricket Club has seen a surge in ticket sales thanks to England’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup and a new family zone at the Kia Oval. Chief executive Richard Gould talks to Ben Cronin about the club's commercial successes and offers his take on the ECB Hundred.

Fan excitement over the acquisition of the star free agent has fueled the MLB club to what is by far the league's largest per-game attendance increase. But Paul Hagen examines how the organization is already thinking long-term and looking to sustain fan engagement over Harper's entire 13-year deal.

One in three spectators at this year's ICC Cricket World Cup will be new to cricket. SportBusiness examines how the global governing body has marketed tickets for its showpiece event.

MLS team averaged over 53,000 fans per game last year in just the club's second season Gate revenue on a par with teams in world's top-five leagues, says club president Eales

The rise of the Big Eventer is the sports business story of the last decade.