Events and Attractions

NASCAR sees first sellout since before pandemic in Nashville return

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The NASCAR Cup Series' inaugural Ally 400, the first Cup Series race in Nashville since '84, produced the "first sellout crowd since the 2020 Daytona 500," according to Mike Organ of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Around 38,000 fans "packed the grandstands on a sweltering Father's Day at the renovated...

Foo Fighters rock MSG's first post-pandemic show

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
Foo Fighters played MSG last night in the first concert at the venue at 100% capacity in 460 days, as the city "awakens from its pandemic-induced hibernation" ( ABC7NY.com, 6/21 ). Foo Fighters launched into what is "probably their best-known tune, 'Times Like These,' which would typically...

Rahm collects first major at thrilling U.S. Open

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
Jon Rahm emerged from a "spectacularly crowded leaderboard to win his first major" at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The win "capped a frenetic Sunday that included a series of blow-ups, a fan running on the course and Spain’s first U.S. Open champion." The...

SRX Co-Founder Tony Stewart wins at Knoxville

Weekend Rap / Sunday, June 20, 2021
Tony Stewart  "dominated the second race" of the Camping World SRX Series, leading 43 of 50 laps in the feature to take the checkered flag at Knoxville Raceway last night. Driver Hailie Deegan finished second in her SRX debut ( CBSSPORTS.com, 6/19 ...

U.S. Open poised for drama-filled final day

Weekend Rap / Sunday, June 20, 2021
With three players heading into today's U.S. Open final round "tied for the lead at 5 under, 17 others within five shots of that mark and a perfectly perfect Southern California forecast," the USGA has the "luxury of being able to create whatever finish they want." All of the...

Zwift to sponsor new women’s Tour de France in '22

Global / Friday, June 18, 2021
Zwift has announced it will become the presenting sponsor of the women’s Tour de France on a four-year partnership beginning in 2022. The inaugural edition of the "Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift" has been added to the Women’s WorldTour and is "scheduled to start on July...

IMS happy with virus numbers after hosting 135,000 fans for Indy 500

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have been tracking local coronavirus metrics daily since hosting 135,000 people for the Indy 500 nearly three weeks ago, and so far, they "all look very positive and re-assuring," according to CEO Mark Miles. IMS hosted by far the largest sporting event in America --...

Wembley could lose Euro 2020 semis, final

Global / Friday, June 18, 2021
Wembley Stadium "could be stripped of hosting the Euro 2020 final and semifinals," with the matches moved to Hungarian capital Budapest, if the U.K. government "fails to allow quarantine exemptions for visiting supporters and UEFA guests to attend the games," sources said. As first reported by the London Times, U.K....

Technical issues plague Wimbledon ticket sales

Global / Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wimbledon’s online ticket sale "descended into chaos on Wednesday" as thousands of would-be spectators found themselves "unable to complete their purchases because of technical issues." Up to 110,000 tickets went on sale at 1pm local time via the Wimbledon website, with another 60,000 available to the Lawn Tennis Association’s Advantage...