Meet the Texas Super Kings: Major League Cricket Takes the Field in July at Grand Prairie Stadium

by | Mar 21, 2023
Major League Cricket is coming to Grand Prairie Stadium starting in July after the league held its first draft of domestic players for teams including the newly named Texas Super Kings. The team also has a newly named coach: Stephen Fleming, a former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team and head coach of Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.
FC Dallas and ParkHub Kick Off New Partnership, Scoring a Goal for Improved Fan Experience at Toyota Stadium
by | Mar 8, 2023
The Dallas-based parking tech firm's innovative hardware and software will be used to manage the soccer club's parking operations and streamline payment processing for ticket sales, merchandise, and food and beverage sales. The technology will also support the FC Dallas youth soccer program.
Plano’s Stack Sports to Acquire Video Streaming Platform Meridix
by | Feb 21, 2023
Illinois-based Meridix is an unlimited streaming platform for any size team or organization, simplifying covering sports "live at any level." Founded in 2016, Plano-based Stack Sports serves over 50 million users in 35 countries through its SaaS platform offerings serving customers like the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball, and USA Lacrosse.
Pop Star Jason Derulo Is Launching an Omaha Franchise of the Frisco-Based Pro Volleyball Federation
by | Feb 14, 2023
Partnering with Omaha businessman Danny White, Derulo—who's sold more than 250 million singles worldwide—is making Omaha, Nebraska, the second city to be announced so far for the Frisco-based women's pro volleyball league. Dallas Innovates wrote about the new league in November. It's just one of many sports leagues and businesses—from pickleball to the PGA to esports to high-tech soccer entertainment—that are proving the future of sports is in North Texas.

Dallas’ nVenue Is Named One of 20 Sports Tech Ideas to Invest in Now

by | Feb 8, 2023
Sports Pro Daily is out with its 2023 list of 20 Sports Tech Ideas to Invest in Now—and local startup nVenue has made the list. Dallas-based nVenue's predictive analytics platform takes real-time data of what’s happening in a game and runs it through “millions” of models to show the predictive percentage of what could happen next. nVenue's tech is "helping bookmakers and broadcasters generate value from every moment in every game," Sports Pro Daily writes.
Soccer Meets Ping Pong on Funky Town’s New Teqball Tables 
by | Aug 20, 2022
Move over, pickleball. There's a new game in town. And it's got Olympic aspirations.
Dallas Sports Analytics Startup Raises $3.5M to Predict the Next Play in the Game
by | Mar 3, 2022
Dallas-based nVenue, a real-time B2B sports prediction platform, breaks games down into thousands of "micro bet" moments—with a single baseball game offering 15,000 "betting opportunities." After providing its live tech feed during NBC MLB broadcasts last season, it's now widening its focus to the NFL, the NBA, and other sports—and looking to scale its offering.
Backed by Big-Name Athletes, PlayersTV Lands ‘Seven-Figure’ Deal to Fuel Expansion
by | Feb 2, 2022
PlayersTV, the TV streaming division of Dallas-based sports media and entertainment firm Players Media Group, landed the investment from ReachTV, which has been distributing it since 2020. Now its presence on ReachTV's network could put PlayersTV on 2,500+ airport screens and in 1 million hotel rooms.

Former Pro Athlete Turned Fitness Entrepreneur Opens First Black Female-Owned Gym in Richardson

by | Oct 14, 2020
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Victoria Thomas opened the third location of her JourneyFit Gym, where she helps people on their fitness journeys with in-person and online classes.
#IfThenSheCan: Ten Statues From All-Female Exhibit Are on Display at NorthPark Center Until Nov. 9
by | Sep 10, 2020
COVID-19 delayed the opening of a 3D-printed display from Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN Initiative of the most statues of women ever assembled. Starting Sept. 10, the exhibit is instead doing a pop-up near Macy’s Court.
Obstacle Course Creator Ninja Nation Opens Second DFW Location
by | Sep 9, 2020
Ninja Nation's new Murphy arena marks the beginning of its franchising program.
Impact Ventures: Meet nVenue, a Sports Tech Startup That Wants to ‘Revolutionize the World of Fan-Engagement’
by | Jul 23, 2020
nVenue hopes to marry tech and sports in a way that enhances the game-watching experience. The Dallas-based startup has set out to open a new market of virtual fan-engagement.

‘3 Parts Hope, 2 Parts Capital Preservation’: How Dallas-based LinedanceAI is Building the Next Data Frontier from Human Movement Now

by | Apr 3, 2020
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, LinedanceAI continues to innovate. Its machine‑learning platform can analyze a human body’s joint-level movement (in real time) for use in sports, healthcare, security, and more.
How FC Dallas Players Are Changing the Game With Technology
by | Aug 19, 2019
Major League Soccer has revealed that Reggie Cannon and the FC Dallas team actually use innovative sports tech—movement analysis software, tracking equipment, special vests, and more—to kick it up a notch.
Dallas Youth Sports Tech Startup Moves Into Esports, Partners With HBCU Go
by | Jul 16, 2019
AMPlifi Sports Group levels the playing field for amateur athletes through a cross-platform mobile app and convergence platform. Now, the startup has signed a deal with HBCU Go to extend its platform into the esports ecosystem with a strong focus on mental performance, social gaming, and lifestyle.
STEM Meets Sports: Texans Can Academy Hosts Beyond The Ball
by | Jun 28, 2019
Dallas - Oak Cliff's Texans Can Academy hosted the IT Immersion experience last week, giving students the chance to learn about the multitude of careers in the sports world that exist off the field.