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

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>>



Mountainbike Article | March 21, 2018
How Badly Do Cities Need Trails? Badly Enough that they're Built Illegally

By: Michael Popke

The challenges facing public officials in keeping up with their constituents’ desire for more recreational facilities were underlined recently when...   More>>

Indy500 Article | February 21, 2018
Tiny Houses: The Big News in Sports Accommodations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From glamping to Airbnb, large-scale sports events are getting increasingly creative when it comes to attracting attendees to come, stay and spend....   More>>

blank Article | February 4, 2018
Change of Scenery

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Moving to a new location can rejuvenate a sports event. After all, it brings in new athletes, new spectators and a change of venue. You get different...   More>>

blank Article | February 2, 2018
The Northeast: Using Teamwork to Take the Sports World by Storm

By: Michael Popke

If you doubt the allure of the Northeast for sporting events, check out the number of destinations there that the NCAA chose as host cities for...   More>>

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