East-North Central


REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


Meijer

LPGA Ancillary Event Teeing Off in Michigan

June 15, 2018

The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic is back and expanding to two locations for its third year at Blythefield Country Club June 15-17. more >>


Topgolf

Topgolf Announces 22-City Tour

June 15, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. more >>


CityGate

Northwest Naperville Site Acquired for DuPage County Sports and Entertainment Complex

June 13, 2018

Naperville, Illinois, has announced land will be developed into CityGate North, a multi-use, indoor ice, sports, entertainment and expo facility. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

New VISIT Milwaukee Website Captures City’s Wonderfully Random Charm

May 7, 2018

VISIT Milwaukee has redefined the city’s image for visitors and captured its spirit through a new website. more >>


VisitLake

Visit Lake County Named Co-Winner of 2018 Gold Adrian Award

April 16, 2018

Davis Harrison Dion and Visit Lake County Illinois recently took home a 2018 Gold Adrian Award for the “Let’s Go” travel marketing campaign. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

May 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


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>>



Print

Articles

RV Article | August 9, 2017
Camping Continues to Gain Favor as a Lodging Alternative for Sports Travel

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As youth sports participation continues to grow, so do lodging costs. Camping is fast becoming a solution, though parents and kids aren’t ready to...   More>>


Epcot Article | August 7, 2017
WalletHub Ranks the 100 Best Cities for Recreation

By: Michael Popke

If participants in your events like to turn tournaments into stay-cations and take advantage of the host city’s recreational opportunities, a new...   More>>


TrapShooting Article | July 26, 2017
Surge in High School Shooting Sports Sparks Gun Education Bill

By: Michael Popke

Legislators in Wisconsin introduced a bill that would allow high schools to teach gun safety to students because of the increasing interest in...   More>>


StateGames Article | July 26, 2017
By the Numbers: The 2017 State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First, the National Senior Games brought upwards of 10,500 athletes (and an additional 15,000 family, friends and spectators) to Birmingham, Alabama....   More>>



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