East-North Central


COMCACAF

Dallas Announces Schedule for CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 Action

March 20, 2017

Dallas Sports Commission has announced the schedule for CONCACAF action this summer. more >>


GoRockford

Rockford: Play Big, Win Big in 2017

March 17, 2017

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) has listed events for the spring and summer, as well as their projected impact. more >>


NWSL Player

NWSL to Open Season on April 15

March 15, 2017

The National Women's Soccer League will kick off its fifth season April 15 with four games, including Portland-Orlando in the debut of the NWSL more >>


Sports_Wisconsin

Sports Wisconsin Lists Upcoming Events

March 7, 2017

Sports Wisconsin has listed a number of upcoming events, including cycling, fishing, wrestling (even arm wrestling) and more. 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

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>>


blank Case study | October 31, 2011
The Perfect Fit: Green Bay, Wisconsin   

By: Juli Anne Patty

With Lambeau field at its center, Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a legendary sports town, a place where sports endeavors become sports triumphs. Greater... 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

How many sports can say that they regularly contribute to changing the world? Golf is certainly one. Not only does the sport deliver an estimated...   More>>


blank Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s international athletes charging onto the field at the foot of a packed stadium during Copa America Centenario or youth athletes...   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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