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

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>>



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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