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 | 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>>



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>>

blank Article | February 1, 2018
Unpredictable Weather? Not a Problem

By: Michael Popke

Mother Nature can be temperamental, and that can wreak havoc with planning outdoor sports events, including those held over the winter months....   More>>

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