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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


EauClaire

132nd Annual Silver Mine Invitational Gets Underway Today

January 19, 2018

The Flying Eagles Ski Club's 132nd annual Silver Mine Invitational Ski Jumping Tournament and FIS Cup runs January 19-20, 2018. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Convention Taking Over Indianapolis This Week

January 17, 2018

The NCAA Convention runs today through Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. more >>


NBA

Windy City Will Host NBA All-Star Game in 2020

January 16, 2018

It has been officially announced: Chicago will host the 69th annual NBA All-Star Game, to be held in 2020. more >>



ActionFloors

Action Floor Systems Provides 57,600 Square Feet of Flooring to Nationally Renowned Project

January 15, 2018

Action Floor Systems®, manufacturer of sports flooring systems, congratulates Cape Girardeau SportsPlex on winning a top ASBA award. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 11, 2017

Outstanding in their field? These facilities are. Meet the award winners for 2017. more >>


EauClaire

Visit Eau Claire Receives 2017 Wisconsin Trailblazer Award in Outstanding Partnerships

November 27, 2017

Visit Eau Claire is received the Wisconsin Association of CVBs' 2017 Trailblazer Award in Outstanding Partnerships. more >>


USA_Trailthlon

USA Triathlon Announces Three New Varsity College Triathlon Programs

October 30, 2017

USA Triathlon has announced that three colleges in different states will offer women’s triathlon as a varsity sport. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 20, 2017
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>>


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>>


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 | 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>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Be Our Guest (Again)

By: Katy Tigchelaar

We’ve all had guests visit our home who were easy to host and pleasant to serve – we’ve also had guests where we couldn’t wait for them to...   More>>


CantonOH Article | September 20, 2017
NFL Hall of Fame CEO: We Want to Be Like Disney World

By: Michael Popke

Disney might be the Happiest Place on Earth but the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, wants to be the Most Inspiring Place on Earth. Learn...   More>>



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