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Struggling venue operators can finally seize the federal government’s lifeline

Apr 28, 2021
Applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened on Monday after a failed launch earlier this month.
Comedian Janee Harvey performs at xBk in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 23. Proprietor Tobi Parks is one of many small business owners applying for a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.
Photo by Maggie Littel, courtesy of xBk

Shuttered venue owners say federal aid could be a curtain raiser

Mar 12, 2021
The new pandemic relief package includes another $1.25 billion for concert venues, theaters and other spaces that do live events.
None of the recent federal aid has been distributed yet. But the fact that it’s been approved has the industry hopeful. Pictured: The iconic Metro concert venue sits empty in Chicago, Illinois, on Dec. 29, 2020.
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Football teams rethink stadium design to adjust for COVID

Oct 6, 2020
Architecture firms that specialize in stadium design are being asked to make changes to help fans maintain social distancing.
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Ticket buyers and sellers say StubHub owes them after widespread event cancellations

Apr 10, 2020
The company changed policies on refunds and payouts at the end of March, to the chagrin of buyers and sellers on the secondary ticket marketplace.
Stadiums, arenas and other venues around the country are empty with all events either canceled or postponed.
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How ticket prices affect scalping

Sep 21, 2018
A brief history of the ticketing — and scalping — industry.
A view of Beyonce performing back in 2016. Tickets for Jay-Z and Beyonce's "On The Run II" tour this year reached nearly $1,300 at one point.
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Will NFL fans watch football on Twitter?

Sep 14, 2016
Fans may not watch on a tiny screen. For both Twitter and the NFL, it's an experiment.
Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on Monday in Santa Clara, California.
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Delia Ephron: "Nora always said we shared half a brain"

Oct 27, 2014
The author and screenwriter shares a few of her numerical neuroses.

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