Sports and Resorts: A Weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports
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by Matt Traub
3d ago
Since it opened in 1997, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has hosted athletes from more than 70 countries with dozens of sports organized across the venue, which spans more than 220 acres. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel The name is an icon around the world. Between its various locations, there could be a creditable claim that every country in the world has had at least one person visit one of its parks. It is Disney, and one of its flagships is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Within Walt Disney World, big enough to feel as if you’re in an independent country that is made up of s ..read more
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Wade Martin Named CEO of Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village
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by Justin Shaw
2w ago
Wade Martin has been named chief executive officer of Josh Harris and David Blitzer’s youth baseball portfolio, which includes Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village, Baseball Factory and Softball Factory. Martin is tasked with driving growth and expansion for the company’s youth sports facilities, youth tournament experiences and player development platforms. In January 2023, Harris and Blitzer completed a strategic investment in Ripken Baseball and merged the operation with Cooperstown All Star Village. Throughout 2023 they acquired Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in ..read more
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College Baseball Hall of Fame Heads to Overland Park, Kansas
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by Justin Shaw
1M ago
The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park have announced that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will establish its inaugural physical location within the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas. The planned venue would open in late 2025. The College Baseball Foundation earlier announced it will bring its annual recognition of college baseball’s top athletes — the Night of Champions — to Overland Park in February 2024. Related Stories College Baseball Hall of Fame Heads to Overland Park, Kansas Sweet Caroline, No Ripken Baseball Expanding All-Ripken Games in 2024 DS Spor ..read more
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Sweet Caroline, No
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by Jason Gewirtz
1M ago
Fans Julie Dutton and Frank Flahive of Billerica, Massachusetts, enjoy singing “Sweet Caroline” in-between innings of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) As 2024 gets underway, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be continuing their “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour,” an amalgamation of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” It causes me to wish that somewhere, someone would combine Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” with the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” to start a “Sweet Caroline, No” movement. If yo ..read more
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DS Sports Ventures Acquires Three Amateur Baseball Companies
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by Matt Traub
2M ago
DS Sports Ventures has acquired three existing event companies in the amateur baseball industry in an expansion of the company’s footprint nationally. Related Stories DS Sports Ventures Acquires Three Amateur Baseball Companies 2024 ACC Baseball Championship Returns to Charlotte John Gall Elected President of USA Baseball Overland Park to College Baseball Foundation Annual Event Perfect Game Schedules Two Marquee Events for Palm Beaches The newly added entities are Snowbird Baseball, Palm Beach Challenge and USA Premiere Baseball. Snowbird Baseball, established in 2007, has become a corn ..read more
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2024 ACC Baseball Championship Returns to Charlotte
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by Justin Shaw
2M ago
The 2024 ACC Baseball Championship will return to Truist Field in Charlotte from May 21­–26, the third time in four years the tournament will be played at the home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. Related Stories 2024 ACC Baseball Championship Returns to Charlotte John Gall Elected President of USA Baseball Overland Park to College Baseball Foundation Annual Event Perfect Game Schedules Two Marquee Events for Palm Beaches Baseball United Announces Dates and Format for Showcase “We are incredibly excited that the 2024 ACC Baseball Championship will return to the city of Charlotte, the ne ..read more
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Baseball United Announces Dates and Format for Showcase
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by Justin Shaw
4M ago
Baseball United, the first professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, has announced new dates for its inaugural Dubai Showcase event. The Showcase will feature two teams playing a two-game series on November 24 and 25, preceded by a weeklong calendar of community events. The two teams will be called the East All-Stars and West All-Stars and will include 22 professional players and three prospects per team. Related Stories Baseball United Announces Dates and Format for Showcase Perfect Game Announces Largest Schedule Ever for 2024 Olympics: Baseball, Sof ..read more
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Perfect Game Announces Largest Schedule Ever for 2024
SportsTravel Magazine » Baseball
by Justin Shaw
4M ago
Perfect Game’s 2024 schedule will be the organization’s largest ever with more than 5,000 events in 40 states scheduled. Related Stories Perfect Game Announces Largest Schedule Ever for 2024 TEAMS ’23: The Shifting Economics of Hosting Events Perfect Game Partners With EventConnect Perfect Game to Host 2023 Underclass All-American Games at Pepperdine University Perfect Game Extends Partnership with Surprise Perfect Game will have events in 80% of the country over the next year. Texas leads all states with over 10,000 teams while Georgia will host the most premier events, including the Wor ..read more
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Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Cricket Among LA28 Program Additions
SportsTravel Magazine » Baseball
by Matt Traub
5M ago
The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced five sports will be proposed to the sport program with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash up for approval by the International Olympic Committee at its Session meeting in Mumbai this month. “LA28’s proposed sports ignite the imagination on the field of play and drive culture off it,” said LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman. “They will bring new athletes to the Games, engage diverse fanbases and expand the Games’ presence in digital spaces, further amplifying LA28’s mission to deliver an unparalleled experience.” Re ..read more
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Ripken Experience Elizabethtown to Host 2024 Baseball For All Nationals
SportsTravel Magazine » Baseball
by Justin Shaw
5M ago
Baseball For All, a national organization that builds gender equity in baseball, announced it will bring the Baseball For All Nationals back to The Ripken Experience Elizabethtown in Kentucky from July 7–12, 2024. The ninth annual tournament is the largest girls’ baseball tournament in the United States and it will be the second consecutive year Elizabethtown hosts the event. Related Stories Ripken Experience Elizabethtown to Host 2024 Baseball For All Nationals Ripken Baseball Partners with Under Armour Appreciating the Mittys of Sports Ballparks of America Names Kelly Ahrens General Manag ..read more
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