East-North Central


USABA

USABA Lists Calendar of Sports Events

April 20, 2018

The United States Association of Blind Athletes has announced its calendar of sports events for athletes who have visual impairments. more >>


Nautique

Nautique Announces Coast-to-Coast Events

April 18, 2018

Nautique is proud to bring a brand-new series of events for 2018 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends. more >>


SFIA

Risk Management Seminar Being Offered for Sports Business Professionals

April 13, 2018

Sports business professionals come together for the first-ever Business & Risk Management Summit (BRMS) on April 16-17, 2018 in Indianapolis. more >>


Rckford

Rockford Welcoming Back Puma Cup

April 10, 2018

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the Rockford Raptors Soccer Club’s Puma Cup to the Rockford region for a 19th year. 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 >>


Oswego

Oswego Joins Aurora Area CVB

April 9, 2018

The Village of Oswego has voted to rejoin the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) after a 14 year absence. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. 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 >>



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>>



Print

Articles

blank Article | March 28, 2018
Who's Who: A Go-To Guide for Finding the Right Partner for Your Sports Event

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The success of any sports event will be attributable to a combination of factors, but one of the most important – right up there having a great...   More>>


Soccer Article | March 28, 2018
Soccer: Kicking it Up

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s probably safe to say that most kids today won’t get out of elementary or middle school without having played soccer at some point —...   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>>



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