East-North Central

Pro Watercross

Pro Watercross Tour Announces Stops Across U.S.

March 21, 2018

The Pro Watercross National Tour has 16 action-packed events from May-November, ending with its World Championships in Naples, Florida. more >>


Eau Claire Hosting 79th Annual Dartball Tournament

March 20, 2018

The 79th Annual State 9-Player Dartball Tournament will be held on April 7-8, 2018 at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. more >>


Real Racine International Triathlon Announced

March 20, 2018

The Real Racine International Triathlon has super sprint, sprint and Olympic distance triathlons featuring a course in downtown Racine. more >>


Third Ultimate Event Announced for Aurora Area

March 19, 2018

Without Limits will bring its largest and longest-running club tournament, Heavyweights, to the Aurora Area of Illinois this summer. more >>

USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. 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 >>

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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 | May 30, 2017
Taking Their Marks

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest and most respected sports, track & field is the showcase of summer Olympics and the trademark of certain cities. Learn how...   More>>

blank Article | May 30, 2017
Fishing’s Bright Future

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new participation initiatives and a booming tournament scene, fishing’s future is looking bright. Find out how cities across the U.S. are...   More>>

blank Article | May 30, 2017
Swinging for the Fences

By: Peter Francesconi

The Great American Pastime never loses its appeal. From sandlot and Little League to travel teams, college and more, the sport brings in new players...   More>>

Indy500 Article | May 17, 2017
The Indy 500: Speeds Nearing 200 mph Aren’t Even the Most Impressive Numbers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

For motorsports fans, the Indianapolis 500 is as much a part of the kickoff to summer as the cookout. And while the 102nd waving of the checkered...   More>>

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