East-North Central


Polygiene

Polygiene Announces Multi-Stop City Tour for Athlete Education

April 28, 2017

Sports brand Polygiene has announced the stops on its promotional tour, designed to educate athletes (and keep them active.) more >>


StateGamesMI

West Michigan Starts Countdown to 2017 State Games of America

April 26, 2017

In just 100 days, 12,000 athletes from 50 states plus Canada will descend upon West Michigan for the State Games of America. more >>


USA_Trailthlon

Cleveland to Host USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals

April 24, 2017

Cleveland has been selected as the host city for the 2018 and 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Announces Site Selections for Championship Sites Through 2022

April 19, 2017

The NCAA has selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships. more >>



GrandPark

Grand Park Surpasses Visitor Projections for 2016

January 23, 2017

In its second full year of operation, Grand Park has surpassed all of its visitor projections with an estimated 1.9 million total visits. more >>


ASBA

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities for 2016

December 12, 2016

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, which best exemplify construction excellence. more >>


WisconsinCVBs

Tourism Organizations Receive 2016 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer Awards

November 21, 2016

The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus named the winners of its 2016 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer awards. more >>


500Festival

Indy's 500 Festival Announces Promotions

October 24, 2016

The 500 Festival, celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, has announced internal promotions and shifting of responsibilities. 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

blank Article | March 20, 2017
Golf Gets Its Groove Back

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new player initiatives and a lot of work on the park of industry leaders, golf is getting its groove back. Around the country, courses at every...   More>>


blank Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...   More>>


Pikachu Article | March 8, 2017
Legislation in Illinois and Wisconsin Targets Pokémon Go

By: Michael Popke

Hey, Pikachu. If you want to play in the park, you’re going to need a permit. Following last summer’s Pokémon Go craze, in which people chased...   More>>


Vaccine Article | February 22, 2017
Chicken Pox and Event Cancellations: What Planners Should Know

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many parents chewed their nails and worried about the Zika virus being brought home by travel teams who had visited so-called ‘hot spots’...   More>>



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