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REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


Meijer

LPGA Ancillary Event Teeing Off in Michigan

June 15, 2018

The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic is back and expanding to two locations for its third year at Blythefield Country Club June 15-17. more >>


Topgolf

Topgolf Announces 22-City Tour

June 15, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. more >>


CityGate

Northwest Naperville Site Acquired for DuPage County Sports and Entertainment Complex

June 13, 2018

Naperville, Illinois, has announced land will be developed into CityGate North, a multi-use, indoor ice, sports, entertainment and expo facility. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

New VISIT Milwaukee Website Captures City’s Wonderfully Random Charm

May 7, 2018

VISIT Milwaukee has redefined the city’s image for visitors and captured its spirit through a new website. more >>


VisitLake

Visit Lake County Named Co-Winner of 2018 Gold Adrian Award

April 16, 2018

Davis Harrison Dion and Visit Lake County Illinois recently took home a 2018 Gold Adrian Award for the “Let’s Go” travel marketing campaign. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

May 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


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 | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>


Whitepaper | January 20, 2010
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century   

This report offers an overview of the business and economic landscape of intercollegiate athletics, with a particular focus on the Football Bowl... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | June 1, 2018
2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards and thanks our readers for their feedback and...   More>>


StateGames Article | June 13, 2018
State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In 2017, State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style event, hosted 12,000 athletes from 47 states as well as the District of Columbia, Canada...   More>>


blank Article | May 24, 2018
Creating an Experience that Keeps Athletes Coming Back

By: Tom Galecke

All event organizers want the same things: a well-run event (it goes without saying this means one without any unpleasant surprises) and good...   More>>


Golf Article | May 16, 2018
Golf Courses Delay Openings After Extended Winter Weather

By: Michael Popke

Old Man Winter’s refusal to go quietly has forced the delayed opening of golf courses in several states and Canadian provinces. From New York to...   More>>



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