Tag: COVID-19

COVID storm blows off Sands Venue rejig plans

Scunthorpe United stadium update Aug 2020

The Scunthorpe United Football Club (SUFC) Chairman Peter Swann has admitted that plans to rehabilitate their legendary Sands Venue Stadium in Scunthorpe, UK, have hit the COVID-19 speedbreaker. Swann told mediapersons that COVID-19 has “pretty much killed that at the minute”, speaking about... » Read more

Athletes’ village off Birmingham 2022 table

Birmingham 2022 Athletes village

The organizing committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, has decided to do away with the concept of a single-site athletes’ village for the multisport event, with three campus villages to come up instead at The University of Birmingham, England, The University of Warwick in... » Read more

Kentucky Derby to (trot) with few fans

Kentucky Derby August 2020

Churchill Downs Racetrack in Kentucky, US, has confirmed that attendance at this year’s Kentucky Derby on September 5th will be limited to less than 23,000 spectators. The attendance has been capped at less than 14 per cent of the total capacity in 2015, when the event attracted a record crowd of... » Read more

‘Socially distanced’ gig in UK smash hit

Newcastle first UK social distanced venue

The first official ‘socially distanced’ venue to open in the UK – since the deadly COVID-19 broke out – held its first concert recently, with 2,500 fans gathering on 500 separate elevated platforms placed on a racing track field. It was sold-out shows at Virgin Money Unity Arena,... » Read more

COVID hurdle to SC Freiburg’s new venue work

SC Freiburg update August 2020

COVID-19 has cast its long shadow in the way of German football club SC Freiburg’s stadium construction work. SC Freiburg is a German football club, based in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. It plays in the Bundesliga, having been promoted as champions from the 2. Bundesliga in... » Read more

Two soccer showpieces preludes moved to 2021

Asian qualifiers for Qatar 2020 postponed

As COVID-19 continues to take on a monstrous form in most countries, the FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have decided that the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™/AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 fixtures, scheduled for the International Match... » Read more

AHL defers season as COVID run riot in US

American Hockey League opening date August 2020 update

Going by the devastating form of COVID-19 in the United States, the American Hockey League (AHL) has tentatively pushed back the start of the 2020-21 seasons to December 4th this year. The AHL season traditionally begins in October and runs until April. The start date is in proximity to the... » Read more