2022 World Championship Second Most-Watched Esports Event of All-Time

The 2022 World Championship, which hosted 24 teams from around the globe, kicked off on September 29 in Mexico City and culminated on November 5 in San Francisco. While some sports fans argued that Esports would dwindle after Covid-19, viewership numbers are speaking for themselves. According to data presented by Sports Lens, with 5.1 million peak viewers, the League of Legends 2022 World Championship is the second most-watched eSports event of all time.

Host Your Next Event in a Legendary Location!

The Bank of Springfield Center is a multi-use facility with 44,000 square feet of column-free space, 21,000 additional square feet of meeting space and seating for up to 7700 spectators.  The facility is located in the heart of the historic downtown and just feet from two full service hotels with more than 600 overnight accommodations.

U.S. Gymnastics Championships Returning to San Jose in 2023

The annual national championship event for artistic gymnastics in the U.S. will take place at SAP Center at San Jose and will determine the men's and women's junior and senior all-around and individual apparatus national champions

Rob Wells Named Executive Director of Ohio Bureau

Wells recently assisted SportsEvents Media Group in the development and execution of the 2022 S.P.O.R.T.S. Conference in Savannah. Together, both parties hosted nearly 300 event planners and destination representatives for a three-day boutique-style conference.

Service Workers at Five Sports-Heavy Convention Centers Begin Nationwide Strike

Sodexo, a global giant employer in the food and beverage, retail, and service worker industry, is under fire due to claims that workers are being overworked, underpaid, facing excessive stress, and not being paid overtime hours. As a result, workers at five convention centers nationwide have voted or are voting to go on strike within the month. What does this mean for our industry?

PCB College Baseball Classic Announced for February 2023

The PCB College Baseball Classic will be a three-day preseason tournament consisting of 16 of the top junior college baseball teams from around the country. Seven of these teams finished the 2022 season ranked in the top 20, and three players who participated in last year’s tournament were drafted within the first four rounds of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft.

Columbus to Host 2027 Women’s Final Four

Starting from a pool of 15 cities, Columbus was selected as one of seven finalists to host the event earlier this year. Following that announcement, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, The Ohio State University, and Nationwide Arena submitted a final bid and hosted a site visit from the NCAA in August.