Author: James Zoltak

‘We’re Really Proud of What We Did’

IMMEDIATE CHALLENGE: Lisa Baird became the NWSL’s commissioner a few days before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the league. (Courtesy NWSL ) National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird talks about the challenges of leading the way back On July 26, the National Women ‘s Soccer League crowned the Houston Dash as the champions of the Challenge Cup, a monthlong tournament organized and held after the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to call off the start of the league’s 2020 season. With the Challenge Cup, contested in a bubble at Utah’s Zions Bank and Rio Tinto stadiums, the NWSL became the first team sports league in the U.S. to successfully return to play, albeit without fans present, since COVID-19 forced a nationwide sports and entertainment shut down in mid-March. A number of positive coronavirus cases had prompted the league’s Orlando Pride to drop out of the tournament before traveling to Utah,… Continue Reading ‘We’re Really Proud of What We Did’

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Zuckerberg Media Firm Invests in True Tickets

True Tickets’ Matt Zarracina said Randi Zuckerberg and her team will help the company transition to a growth phase.

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K.C. Chiefs Go Contactless With Tappit

U.K.-based Tappit will bring its contactless mobile payment system to Arrowhead Stadium through a new deal with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

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Monster Jam Jumps the Shark (In a Good Way)

“Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records” features a jump at the record book by Megalodon. (Feld Entertainment / Courtesy Discovery) Feld sports property returns with special on Discovery Channel On the eve of Shark Week, Discovery Channel and Feld Entertainment aired a three-hour Monster Jam truck show Aug. 8 that was recorded over two days at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. “Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records” featured seven world record attempts, six of them successful, including Adam Anderson’s jump over eight monster trucks in one called Megalodon, after the extinct prehistoric mega-shark. The Diesel Brothers — David “Heavy D” Sparks and David “Diesel Dave” Kiley — star in the Discovery program of the same name and last year jumped the 12,000-pound BroDozer monster truck over a flying airplane. This year they provided commentary, play-by-play and sideline interviews, along with TV host Chris Jacobs, and went head to… Continue Reading Monster Jam Jumps the Shark (In a Good Way)

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America’s Center Gets It Together

America’s Center Convention Complex has returned to hosting events and has a new integrated venue management/marketing and communication software from EventBooking and SimpleView to help staff get the facility back on track amid the coronavirus disruption.

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