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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


VisitPittsburgh

VisitPITTSBURGH Hires Domestic and International Group Sales Director

December 11, 2017

VisitPITTSBURGH hired Kathleen (Katie) Conaway to the newly created position of domestic and international group sales director. more >>


NFLDRAFT

Dallas Selected to Host NFL Draft in 2018

December 11, 2017

The Dallas Sports Commission has announced that Dallas will be the host of the 83rd NFL Draft. more >>


USTA

Asheville to Host Fed Cup Action

December 11, 2017

The USTA announced that the U.S. Cellular Arena in Asheville, N.C., will host 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play in February. more >>



LASports

Tony Sciarrino Elected Chairman of L.A. Sports Council

December 11, 2017

The L.A. Sports Council has announce that Tony Sciarrino has been elected as the organization’s new chairman of its Board of Directors. more >>


USA_Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2018 Club Insurance Program Renewal

December 11, 2017

USA Water Ski and Integro Entertainment & Sport have announced the renewal of the USA Water Ski Club Insurance Program. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 11, 2017

Outstanding in their field? These facilities are. Meet the award winners for 2017. more >>


MarathonFoto

MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Honors Two

December 4, 2017

At the annual Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting on November 10,Marathon Foto presented awards. more >>



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2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

November 20, 2017

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were... more >>


runningfeet

Why is Road Running Losing Pace?

November 29, 2017

What is slowing down the road running industry? A combination of rising fees, competition from nontraditional events (hello, novelty runs and... more >>


AlanShearer

With a Retired Soccer Pro’s Admission of Memory Loss, Heading Takes Another Hit

November 29, 2017

The issue of heading in soccer, which divided youth sports last year, just took another hit and it’s a hard one. Retired English soccer star Alan... more >>


Cornhole

Inside Events: American Cornhole Association

November 29, 2017

Chances are, if you’ve been to a tailgate, a cookout or a trade show, you’ve seen cornhole. The sport itself is proliferating across the U.S.,... more >>



Florida

The Economic Impact of the Florida Sports Industry

December 1, 2017

This 2017 research report provides a detailed description of the economic impact of various sports upon the State of Florida. more >>


ACSM

Worldwide Forecast of Fitness Trends for 2018

November 1, 2017

Which exercise programs are going to be big, and how will they feed into sports events? A new survey from ACSM provides clues. more >>


RBFF

Special Report on Fishing in 2017: Trends, Participation and More

October 1, 2017

With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked, according to a report. more >>


NFHS

2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey

September 1, 2017

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. more >>



VintageCars

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Wins Economic Impact Award

November 29, 2017

When the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) took to the streets of Pittsburgh this past July, it marked the 35th consecutive year that the... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


OKC1

Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience

October 16, 2017

Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that’s big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of... more >>


Yuma

Yuma, Arizona: The World’s Sunniest Sports Destination

October 4, 2017

If you dread planning an event around the weather, let us to introduce you to the city that holds the Guinness World Record for the sunniest place on... more >>


LER1

Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center

September 26, 2017

Located in beautiful sunny Redmond, Oregon, the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center is the perfect location for virtually any type of sports event.... more >>


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