East-North Central


Aurora

PBA Returning to Parkside Lanes in Aurora

April 26, 2018

Aurora, IL, welcomes the Professional Bowlers Association back to Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Illinois, for the 2018 PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Open. more >>


EauClaire

Eau Claire Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 5K Coming in May

April 25, 2018

The course goes along the streets and among the lakes, parks and riverbanks of this city in Wisconsin’s Chippewa River Valley. more >>


USA_Tri

2018 USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships to be in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

April 24, 2018

The 2018 USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships will be held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, as part of the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. more >>


USA_Flag

Northwest Wisconsin Champions Bringing NFL Flag Powered By USA Football to Eau Claire, Wisconsin

April 23, 2018

NWC will offer NFL FLAG powered by USA Football to its youth athletes in 2018. 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>>



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Articles

blank Article | July 23, 2017
And They’re Off!

By: Michael Popke

In June, almost 2,500 elite and age-group competitors from nearly every state and 12+ countries raced in the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin. The...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2017
Scoring Big With Lacrosse

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse has been played on the North American continent for centuries. Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing team sports in the U.S., spreading...   More>>


Dayton Article | June 28, 2017
CBS This Morning Interviews SDM Editor about the Economic Impact of Sports Tourism

By: SDM Editorial Team

SDM’s readers already know the benefits a successful sports event can have on the host community’s economy. This month, however, the nation got...   More>>


eSports Article | June 28, 2017
eSports Now Hosting Regional Qualifiers, Giving More Destinations an Opportunity to Serve this New Market

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The emerging industry of eSports just continues to grow. The announcement of their inclusion in the Asian Games (leading to much speculation about...   More>>



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