The event is the first announced in the U.S. by L’Etape, a series sponsored by the group that runs the world’s most elite cycling race.
At an open house event for its new headquarters, America’s Walking Club announced the IVV Olympiad will be held in San Antonio.
After weeks of heavily restricted time outside, players recently have enjoyed controlled walks on Market Street, a private tour of the Alamo, and after the Final Four are decided, they may soon be taken to the zoo.
“We all jumped into action,” said Jenny Carnes, vice president of San Antonio Sports, one of the main organizers for the tournament. “I’ve never seen a weight room built so quickly.”
If the respective NCAA basketball tournaments were automobiles, the men would be cruising to the games in shiny new Cadillac Escalades with the women squeezing into previously owned Kias.
“It’s disappointing. I don’t even have the words to describe how painful it is personally,” Lynn Holzman, NCAA vice president of women’s basketball, said at a press briefing Friday.
The Valero Texas Open golf tournament will take place March 29-April 4 and welcome up to 5,000 spectators a day.
The NCAA announced Friday it was allowing up to 17% capacity for fans to attend select games at the Alamodome during the women’s basketball tournament.
Freeman Coliseum Executive Director Derrick Howard announced several COVID-19 safety measures in place for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the the tournament will be “built on a foundation of public health and safety.” It positions downtown for a windfall in tourism money, after months of pandemic-related losses.
The NCAA is expected to announce Friday that the 2021 women’s basketball tournament will be played in the San Antonio area.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff sent a letter to a rodeo executive asking her to consider postponing this year’s event due to the continuing pandemic.
The 2021 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo will kickoff Thursday, Feb. 11, with some major changes and COVID-19 precautions in place.