Tag: Sporting Facilities/Venues

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

Here’s how much the 2021 NBA draft picks will earn on their rookie contracts

A group of new athletes joined the NBA fraternity on Thursday night as the league held its annual draft. For players, the team that drafts...

Jalen Suggs’s decision to pass on a football scholarship could end up making him millions

Gonzaga star freshman Jalen Suggs banked in a shot from nearly half-court on Saturday to advance his team to the NCAA men’s National Championship game...

Cost of the Olympics: How the 2020 Tokyo Games are one of the most expensive ever

This Summer’s Tokyo Olympics could lead to billions of dollars in losses for Japan as costs continue to rise. Funding the stadium renovations, athlete accommodations...

Looking for a fun escape? Try a weekend getaway in Atlanta

You know this vibrant Southern city for its deep musical roots, professional sports teams and emerging reputation as a film production hot spot, but Atlanta is also...

Here’s how much money the 2021 MLB draft picks will make

A group of new athletes will join the Major League Baseball family this week as the MLB holds its annual draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected...

‘Not being able to connect with people was really hard’: Company sports teams are finally getting back together

American office workers are moving from the Zoom window to the batter’s box. When Sean O’Rourke took the field at a softball league on Monday...

Conor McGregor tops the list of highest-paid sports stars

The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow the earnings of the elite sports stars over the past 12 months. According to an annual list released by...

European Super League backlash grows, as business model for soccer’s shake up becomes clearer

The backlash against European soccer’s proposed Super League grew more vociferous on Tuesday, as more details of the breakaway competition’s business model emerged. The launch...

NBA star Kevin Durant invested in Coinbase in 2017 — his stake is now worth 53 times what it was worth then

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase Global Inc. COIN, +5.96% became the most valuable U.S. financial exchange on Wednesday as it ended the day trading at $328.28, valuing...

Bingeing March Madness: Here’s how to stream the 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament

There are plenty of ways to stream March Madness, but for hardcore cord-cutters, the options are severely limited. The 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament tips off...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

FanDuel CEO says ‘fiscal pressures’ from the pandemic could force more states to legalize sports betting

FanDuel CEO Matt King joked with MarketWatch that the Super Bowl should fall into the “essential travel” recommendations from the CDC. King, the head of...

Will the Tokyo Olympics go on? Japan declares a state of emergency

The future of the Tokyo Olympics is in question after Japan declared a state of emergency due to increasing COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, over 7,000...

Why the pandemic just earned some NBA players millions of extra income

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Field House at...

California, New Jersey and New York City pause indoor dining — and Fauci says it’s more dangerous than outdoors. Why?

In an extensive interview with MarketWatch, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for three decades, was on the front...

Nationals closer says U.S. hasn’t earned the ‘reward’ of sports yet, as coronavirus deaths mount

“ “Sports are like the reward of a functioning society.” ” That’s Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, speaking to reporters Sunday on the possibility...

Why do so many Americans refuse to wear face masks? Politics is part of it — but only part

When Delaware International Speedway, a raceway in Delmar, Del., reopened to spectators earlier this month, attendees were forewarned that they had to wear face masks....