Events and Attractions

Penske still hopeful F1 will come to IMS, but likely not by '22

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Owner Roger Penske said that expectations for an F1 race coming to IMS "as soon as the 2022 season are still a bit premature," according to Nathan Brown of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Penske has had "'more than a couple' of conversations" with F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali...

Canelo bout to set new COVID-era crowd record

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
Saturday's  Canelo Alvarez - Billy Joe Saunders boxing match at AT&T Stadium "will be the most attended sporting event in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began." Promoter Matchroom Boxing said that 65,000 tickets were put on sale, "with prices ranging from $35 to $6,000," and the event...

NFL Draft's final attendance tally: 160,000

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
The NFL Draft drew a total of 160,000 fans over three days in Cleveland, and while those numbers "pale in comparison to what the three-day draft drew in previous years in Nashville and Philadelphia, they also reflect the necessary health and safety protocols the league observed." Many sports and...

Monaco F1 GP to allow up to 7,500 fans

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Spectators will be able to attend  the Monaco GP on May 20-23 after the principality on Tuesday said that grandstands "would be at 40% capacity, with up to 7,500 ticket holders a day." The event will "not be restricted to locals but those attending from outside Monaco will have...

Budapest out as Billie Jean King Cup host

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The ITF is "seeking a new host city for this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals after terminating the agreement it had with Budapest." The event, formerly known as the Fed Cup, will "no longer take place at the Laszlo Papp Arena, having been twice postponed because of COVID-19."...

Tokyo Games seeking 200 doctors as volunteers

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
The Tokyo Games organizing committee is asking the Japan Sport Association for help in "acquiring 200 sports medicine doctors to work on a voluntary basis" in first-aid rooms at stadiums during the games. The Tokyo Organizing Committee is asking for doctors who will be available for around "three days...

NFL Draft leaves positive marks on sports' return to normalcy

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
CLEVELAND -- Around 7:00pm ET last Thursday, a group of football fans walked quickly down Erieside Avenue next to FirstEnergy Stadium, hoping to nab some of the limited space for non-vaccinated fans to get a look at the NFL Draft stage. Just then, the stage speakers exploded...

French Open allowing 1,000 fans per court to start

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
French Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer  announced that attendance at the French Open will be limited to "1,000 fans per court" at the start of the tournament. The 1,000-person limit "could increase by the end of the tournament," since to the French government is set to increase...

Allegiant Stadium could play big role in '22 NFL Draft in Las Vegas

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
Las Vegas will hold next year's NFL Draft after being denied the chance to host in '20 because of the pandemic, and despite the two-year delay, the city's "grand plans for the draft are still in play, as the league looks to showcase its soon-to-be newest players...

Hope is for NHL Winter Classic to return Jan. 1 at a full Target Field

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
The NHL's next Winter Classic "likely already has a finalized location in Minnesota," and now, there is a "hope that it has a date: Jan. 1, 2022," according to Sean Shapiro of THE ATHLETIC. That hope has been "generated by the fact the Minnesota State Fair is planning on...