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GulfShores

SEC Championship, Youth Events Kick Up Soccer in Orange Beach

October 16, 2017

In late October and early November, soccer kicks things up at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Alabama, near the famous beaches. more >>


Mobile

Mobile to Host 5th Quarter Classic

October 12, 2017

You know it's fall when that great match-up, the 5th Quarter Classic, returns to Mobile, Alabama. Here are all the details. more >>


PGA_Tour

PGA TOUR Announces 2018 Web.com Tour Schedule

October 9, 2017

The PGA TOUR announced the 2018 Web.com Tour schedule, featuring 27 tournaments played in 18 states and four countries. more >>


WorldCup_FIFA

United Bid Committee Narrows List of Cities for Possible World Cup Hosting

October 5, 2017

The United Bid Committee announced the 32 cities across North America that could serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. more >>



PigeonForgeAction

Pigeon Forge Receives Record-setting 25 International Events Awards

October 2, 2017

The Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) Department of Tourism claimed 25 Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). more >>


RockyTop

Rocky Top Sports World Celebrates Year Three

September 18, 2017

Rocky Top Sports World is pleased to announce another record-breaking year of economic impact in the Sevier County, TN community. more >>


Vert

Vert Adds First Women’s Basketball Program

August 14, 2017

Vert, a wearable athletic technology specialist, signed its first NCAA women’s basketball client with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. more >>


Foley

Sun Belt Conference Awards Foley Contract Extension

August 7, 2017

The Foley Sports Tourism Complex is excited to announce its continued partnership with the Sun Belt Conference. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | July 24, 2017
Uncovering a Sports Gem in Kentucky   

By: Peter Francesconi

There are a lot of reasons to visit the city of Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted... More>>


DS_Sevierville1 Case study | May 1, 2017
"Best Small Town to Visit" Serves Up Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball and More   

By: Michael Popke

Already a popular vacation spot with such major attractions as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, Sevierville, Tennessee, also has... More>>


blank Case study | May 20, 2016
Sevierville, TN: Where Sports Events Reach Their Peak   

By: Juli Anne Patty

When planning a sports event, organizers have a lot of, but one thing encompasses all the rest: satisfaction. When a destination can make not just... More>>


White Papers

SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


NCAABall Whitepaper | November 1, 2013
NCAA Sports Participation Trending Up   

Participation rates continue to rise as the number of student-athletes competing in NCAA sports reaches more than 463,000. More>>


SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>


LA Sports Whitepaper | August 2, 2013
Economic Impact Study of Sports in Los Angeles   

Economic impact report on sports in the Los Angeles area, compiled by LA Sports and the LA Chamber of Commerce. More>>



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Articles

blank Article | September 26, 2017
Your Home-Field Advantage Starts Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Much has been written about home base and home-field advantage. What about when you’re looking for all that in a home away from home? If your...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
The Perfect Landing

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The motto of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, is “Begin Here. Go Anywhere.” While the slogan is certainly inspiring for...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   More>>


2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders. Help salute events that make sports tourism grow. Our deadline is...   More>>



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