East-North Central


Aurora

Aurora to Host 2018 Badminton Junior Nationals

October 17, 2017

USA Badminton announced the 2018 YONEX Junior National Championships will be headed to Aurora, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. more >>


Nicklaus

Nicklaus Design Notes Venues on the PGA TOUR

October 16, 2017

The PGA TOUR has released the full 2017-18 season schedule and it includes six tournaments to be contested on Nicklaus layouts. more >>


UnitedSoccerCoaches

United Soccer Coaches Convention Announces Destinations for 2018 and Beyond

October 10, 2017

United Soccer Coaches announced the upcoming host cities for the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention. more >>


PGA_Tour

PGA TOUR Announces 2018 Web.com Tour Schedule

October 9, 2017

The PGA TOUR announced the 2018 Web.com Tour schedule, featuring 27 tournaments played in 18 states and four countries. more >>



Eaton

The United Center in Chicago Installs Eaton's Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System

October 9, 2017

Power management company Eaton announced that Ephesus LED sports lighting has been installed at Chicago's United Center. more >>


Brooks

Brooks Running Company Picks Indiana for North American Distribution Operations

August 28, 2017

Brooks Running Company has announced plans to open a new footwear and apparel distribution center in Whitestown, Indiana. more >>


GoRockford

Visitor Spending Reaches All-time High in Rockford and Winnebago County

August 21, 2017

In 2016, visitor spending in Rockford and Winnebago County hit an all-time high of $353 million, creating/ sustaining 2,888 jobs. more >>


VisitEauClaireColor

Coalition to Launch Chippewa River Water Trail

July 31, 2017

Visit Eau Claire has announced the official launch of the Chippewa River Water Trail (CRWT). more >>


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Destination Spotlights

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>>


blank Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great... More>>


blank Case study | November 14, 2013
Hamilton, Indiana: A Grand Slam for Hamilton County   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to creating a sports destination in grand style, Hamilton County, Indiana clearly is hitting a grand slam. 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

Armwrestling Article | October 18, 2017
Seven Niche Sports, One Common Denominator: The Quest for Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Seven niche sports that couldn’t be more different just got a common denominator: they took their first steps toward international recognition....   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2017
Your Home-Field Advantage Starts Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Much has been written about home base and home-field advantage. What about when you’re looking for all that in a home away from home? If your...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
The Perfect Landing

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The motto of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, is “Begin Here. Go Anywhere.” While the slogan is certainly inspiring for...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Popularity Waves

By: Michael Popke

With water covering 71 percent of the earth’s surface, plenty of cities have built tourism and sports industries in, on and around the natural...   More>>



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