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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 >>


NCAA

Eight Cities, One Goal: Final Four

January 24, 2018

Eight cities. Four years. One goal: Final Four. As the NCAA winds up to March Madness, it’s also winnowing down the cities to host future events.... more >>


Aurora

Aurora to Host Ultimate Event in 2018

January 23, 2018

USA Ultimate announced that its 2018 Masters Championships will be headed to the Aurora Area of Illinois. 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 >>



UniversityHospitals

University Hospitals to be Official Health Care Provider for USA Triathlon

January 22, 2018

University Hospitals will serve as the Official Medical Services Provider of the 2018 and 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. 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 >>


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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

Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>


Whitepaper | January 23, 2013
The Purpose of College Sports: Building a Brand and Providing Pride   

In the realm of college sports, the spectators play a vital role to the overall experience of the sporting event. However are all spectators fans,... More>>


Whitepaper | January 10, 2013
Kids and Sports: New Study to Determine Impact of Contact Sports on Children   

Sports are fun and playing sports can be wonderful for kids: they get a healthy workout, learn to appreciate physical fitness, and they learn other... More>>


Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | November 20, 2017
2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were...   More>>


Catalyst Article | November 29, 2017
Indiana’s $75M Youth Sports Complex Heading for Bankruptcy

By: Michael Popke

We’ve all heard ‘If you build it, they will come.’ Unfortunately, the youth sports market has bought into that, with cities in a veritable arms...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
The Heartland, Home of Wide-Open Spaces and Smiling Faces

By: Michael Popke

When the Nebraska Golf Association considered hosting a tournament last summer in Kearney — a city in the direct path of the 2017 total solar...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
Played on Three Surfaces, Played by All Ages

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Thanks to the Olympics, interest in volleyball remains strong. That it can played anywhere, from a grassy backyard to a gymnasium to a sandy beach,...   More>>



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