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Following last fall's repurposing of many sports facilities as voting centers, an increasing number of venues are now being used as mass vaccination centers, though the logistics to do so remain complex.

SportBusiness regional editors Eric Fisher, Kevin McCullagh and Ben Cronin look back at those rights-holders and properties that adapted best to a year of disruption for the sports industry

Brentford FC’s plans to open a brand new 17,250-capacity stadium this autumn have been thwarted by the Covid pandemic. Chief executive Jon Varney describes how the club is coping with the lockdown and its plans to compete on a more even commercial footing in the English Championship.

Paul Samuels, executive vice-president of global partnerships for live sport and entertainment company AEG, says the company is targeting a full schedule of events at London's O2 Arena from April next year. Ben Cronin reports.

More than six dozen pro and college venues are to be used as voting sites in the forthcoming US election. Eric Fisher examines how athletes, player unions and teams are taking a proactive role in next month's vote.

The Orlando Magic and AdventHealth have expanded their partnership to include the naming rights to the National Basketball Association team's new $70m state-of-the-art practice facility and medical center

The National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics have extended their lease at TD Garden by 15 years through the 2035-36 season

Two Circles, the data-driven sports marketing agency owned by Bruin Sports Capital, has acquired Sports Ink Ltd, the UK-based ticketing and hospitality firm

Forty-seven tennis players that arrived in Australia for the upcoming Australian Open grand slam have been placed under a quarantine that prevents them from practicing, due after fellow passengers on their…

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The company behind a pilot study that tested 315 Bayern Munich fans for Covid-19 ahead of last month's Uefa Super Cup match believes it is possible to create rapid and safe testing programmes that will allow more spectators to attend live sports events. Ben Cronin reports.

Fears of overcrowding in pubs and on public transport has moved the UK government to postpone spectator trials after Covid-19 cases rose sharply in the country, but rights holders and clubs feel sport has been unfairly singled out. Callum McCarthy reports.

SportBusiness speaks to Azhan Shafriman Hanif, Sepang International Circuit’s newly-appointed chief executive about his plans to overcome the current economic uncertainties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

After decades of failed attempts to develop a new arena and becoming one of the National Hockey League's weakest franchises, the resurgent New York Islanders and partner Oak View Group are developing a venue aimed at transforming both the team and live entertainment in the New York area.

Spectators could soon be allowed back into UK sports stadiums if a series of pilot events pass by successfully. But Ben Cronin says social distancing requirements could be easier to maintain in some sports venues than others.

South Australia’s major city has gone to considerable efforts to boost the impact of sporting events that grab the imagination. Bradley Rial investigates.

Japan’s biggest domestic sports league, Nippon Professional Baseball, commenced its 2020 season on June 19 following a three-month delay due to Covid-19.

The Australian Football League is using Melbourne's Marvel Stadium to help secure its fiscal future from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tom King reports.

In part two of a three-part interview, Fiorentina general director Joe Barone explains why lack of modern infrastructure limits gameday revenue and impacts competition, and outlines his club's infrastructure…

Korea’s football and baseball leagues have published detailed guidelines governing their resumptions this week.

After gaining the legal right to look around Maricopa County for a new stadium, MLB club now focusing more of their efforts on current facility

NYCFC CEO Brad Sims talks to Bob Williams about the MLS club's long-running search for a building of their own and why uncomfortable interim steps have happened

Bob Williams takes a look at the developments in Nashville since the city was awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team in December 2017, and the challenges faced during this period.

Barry M. Bloom looks at the latest developments being made toward MLB's Spring Training facilities in the Greater Phoenix area. The area is the Spring Training home for half of MLB's 30 teams, with many playing in new or renovated facilities.

Civic stronghold NFL team enjoyed for decades now overtaken by fandom for the crosstown Nationals and Capitals

Rugby has a surprisingly large cachet in Malaysia, but the sport’s commercial potential has always been limited by the lack of a home. John Duerden investigates how that could change with the construction of the country’s first rugby-specific stadium.

What you need to know to survive the next decade

Barry M. Bloom looks at Chase Center, the newly-developed home of NBA team the Golden State Warriors, and how it reflects a quickly redeveloping San Francisco.

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".