East-North Central


Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne's Indoor Arena Allows National Softball Association to Score Home Runs All Winter Long

February 21, 2018

Home to the largest indoor baseball and softball fields in Northeastern Indiana, The Plex South is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. more >>


MichiganIceFest

Michigan Ice Fest Begins Today

February 14, 2018

Michigan Ice Fest begins today on the bluffs above Lake Superior in Pictured Rocks National Shoreline in Munising, Michigan. more >>


USA_Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting 2019 National Junior Championships Landing in Chicagoland

February 12, 2018

USA Weightlifting returns to Chicago’s suburb of Lombard, DuPage County, for the 2019 National Junior Championship, February 14-17. more >>


WestMichigan

USA Cycling Fat Bike Event Returning to West Michigan

February 8, 2018

Grand Rapids hosts the 2018 USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships Feb. 10, the second year of a two-year bid win with USA Cycling. more >>



WICenter

Marty Brooks to Lead Wisconsin Center District

February 19, 2018

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board of Directors, has named Marty Brooks as the new CEO for the Wisconsin Center District. more >>


Homewood

Aurora, Illinois, Announces Complete Renovation of Homewood Suites

February 5, 2018

Homewood Suites by Hilton Aurora Naperville has completed a renovation of all guest rooms, hallways, lobby, fitness center, pool and back patio. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Announces Employee Promotion

February 5, 2018

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the promotion of Nick Povalitis to the role of Director of Sports Development. more >>


UniversityHospitals

University Hospitals to be Official Health Care Provider for USA Triathlon

January 22, 2018

University Hospitals will serve as the Official Medical Services Provider of the 2018 and 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>


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Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>


White Papers

TraverseCity Whitepaper | February 1, 2017
Game On: The Impact of Youth Sports on a Regional Economy   

This white paper takes a look at the economic impact of two youth sports tournaments on the Traverse City, Michigan, region. More>>


SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


NCAABall Whitepaper | November 1, 2013
NCAA Sports Participation Trending Up   

Participation rates continue to rise as the number of student-athletes competing in NCAA sports reaches more than 463,000. More>>


SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>



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Articles

Indy500 Article | February 21, 2018
Tiny Houses: The Big News in Sports Accommodations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From glamping to Airbnb, large-scale sports events are getting increasingly creative when it comes to attracting attendees to come, stay and spend....   More>>


blank Article | February 4, 2018
Change of Scenery

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Moving to a new location can rejuvenate a sports event. After all, it brings in new athletes, new spectators and a change of venue. You get different...   More>>


blank Article | February 2, 2018
The Northeast: Using Teamwork to Take the Sports World by Storm

By: Michael Popke

If you doubt the allure of the Northeast for sporting events, check out the number of destinations there that the NCAA chose as host cities for...   More>>


blank Article | February 1, 2018
Unpredictable Weather? Not a Problem

By: Michael Popke

Mother Nature can be temperamental, and that can wreak havoc with planning outdoor sports events, including those held over the winter months....   More>>



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