East-North Central


Eau Claire to Host USA College Curling Championships

March 9, 2018

The Eau Claire Curling Club is the host for the 2018 USA College Curling Championships March 9-11, 2018. more >>


USA Synchro Releases Calendar of Major Events

February 27, 2018

USA Synchro has released a list of its major events in 2018. more >>


Elite Bassmaster Events Coming This Summer

February 26, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Elite event is the eighth of nine regular-season Bassmaster Elite tournaments. It will be held July 26-29. more >>

Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne's Indoor Arena Allows National Softball Association to Score Home Runs All Winter Long

February 21, 2018

Home to the largest indoor baseball and softball fields in Northeastern Indiana, The Plex South is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. more >>


Indianapolis Tourism Drives Record-Setting Impact

March 12, 2018

Visitors to Indianapolis have boosted the region’s economy with record spending for six consecutive years. more >>


Marty Brooks to Lead Wisconsin Center District

February 19, 2018

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board of Directors, has named Marty Brooks as the new CEO for the Wisconsin Center District. more >>


Aurora, Illinois, Announces Complete Renovation of Homewood Suites

February 5, 2018

Homewood Suites by Hilton Aurora Naperville has completed a renovation of all guest rooms, hallways, lobby, fitness center, pool and back patio. more >>


RACVB Announces Employee Promotion

February 5, 2018

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the promotion of Nick Povalitis to the role of Director of Sports Development. more >>

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Destination Spotlights

DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>

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>>

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>>



blank Article | October 31, 2010
Soccer Going Full Speed Ahead in the U.S.

By: Juli Anne Patty

This year, soccer made a huge goal. The sport that captured the imaginations and passions of America's youth three decades ago, becoming the...   More>>

blank Article | August 31, 2010
Freshwater Fundamentals

By: Juli Anne Patty

With more than 3,500,000 miles of rivers and hundreds of thousands of acres of lakes, both natural and man-made, to choose from, selecting a...   More>>

blank Article | August 31, 2010
Softball Standouts

By: Juli Anne Patty

These days, there's nothing soft about softball. Today the sport features pitches as fast as 70 mph and some of the world's most competitive...   More>>

blank Article | June 30, 2010
College Facilities: Under the Radar Sports Event Assets

By: Juli Anne Patty

There's an uproar in college athletics. At January's 2010 NCAA Conference in Atlanta, university leaders discussed a study conducted by the Knight...   More>>

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