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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

NCAA Convention Taking Over Indianapolis This Week

January 17, 2018

The NCAA Convention runs today through Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. more >>


NBA

Windy City Will Host NBA All-Star Game in 2020

January 16, 2018

It has been officially announced: Chicago will host the 69th annual NBA All-Star Game, to be held in 2020. more >>


ITA

ITA Announces Schedule, Updates for Coming Collegiate Tennis Season

January 15, 2018

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its upcoming schedule, as well as new information regarding its social media recognition. 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 >>


USA_Trailthlon

USA Triathlon Announces Three New Varsity College Triathlon Programs

October 30, 2017

USA Triathlon has announced that three colleges in different states will offer women’s triathlon as a varsity sport. 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 | December 17, 2012
Make Your Sports Marketing Pay Off   

Best practices to make sports marketing pay off More>>


Whitepaper | December 17, 2012
Breaking Down the Barriers for Women on and off the Sports Field   

As the Olympic Games celebrates historic achievements in gender equity, Ernst & Young launches new white paper on enhancing diversity in sports,... More>>


Whitepaper | December 10, 2012
Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States   

In the many U.S. states that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency and climate change is expected to contribute to warmer winters, reduced... More>>


Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... 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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