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TerraTrike

TerraTrike RiderFest Coming to Grand Rapids

June 27, 2017

The 4th Annual TerraTrike RiderFest takes place on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 8am to 3pm at Johnson Park in Grand Rapids. more >>


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Final Details Announced for 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships

June 26, 2017

The six-day competition in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline & tumbling, features elite and Junior Olympic athletes. more >>


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USA Triathlon Announces 2017 High School State Championships Calendar

June 26, 2017

USA Triathlon announced a calendar of 15 High School Triathlon State Championships spanning from June to December of 2017. more >>


USA_Trailthlon

USA Triathlon Announces WIN Program

June 23, 2017

USA Triathlon announced its inaugural WIN: Women’s Initiative, a series of 18 nationwide events for women new to multisport. more >>



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Wisconsin Tourism Spending Up in 2016

June 19, 2017

The Department of Tourism in Wisconsin released a report showing a state-wide increase of 3.28 percent from the previous year. more >>


JohnsonControla

Hall of Fame Hotel Breaks Ground; Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium “Topped Off”

June 12, 2017

A major milestone for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village occurred as ground was broken for the spectacular Hall of Fame Hotel. more >>


VisitMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Promotes Sales and Services Team Members

May 22, 2017

VISIT Milwaukee has announced key promotions that will enhance its ability to serve its public. more >>


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Xenith Announces Partnership With Rivals Professional Football League

May 22, 2017

The Rivals Professional Football League has partnered with helmet manufacturer Xenith which will provide helmets for all RPFL players. 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

Dayton Article | June 28, 2017
CBS This Morning Interviews SDM Editor about the Economic Impact of Sports Tourism

By: SDM Editorial Team

SDM’s readers already know the benefits a successful sports event can have on the host community’s economy. This month, however, the nation got...   More>>


eSports Article | June 28, 2017
eSports Now Hosting Regional Qualifiers, Giving More Destinations an Opportunity to Serve this New Market

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The emerging industry of eSports just continues to grow. The announcement of their inclusion in the Asian Games (leading to much speculation about...   More>>


USOpen Article | June 14, 2017
By the Numbers: The U.S. Open in Wisconsin

By: Michael Popke

The U.S. Open takes place in Erin Hills, Wisconsin, this week. That’s a first for Wisconsin. And to Wisconsin, that’s the most impressive figure,...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Meet the Mentors: Who's Who in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports tourism has continued to grow exponentially, leading to more events, more athletes and more economic impact. As events proliferate across the...   More>>



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