East-South Central


MontgomeryCool

Montgomery, Alabama, to Host Sports Events

August 14, 2017

Montgomery has more fun and exciting events planned for 2017-2018 than ever before. more >>


AlabamasStrongestMan

Alabama's Strongest Man/Woman Competition Coming to Gulf Shores

August 9, 2017

Alabama's Strongest Man and Strongest Woman Competition muscles its way into Gulf Shores this month. more >>


ITA

ITA Names Fields and Locations for National Indoor Championships

August 8, 2017

The fields and locations for the 2018 ITA Division III Men's and Women's National Team Indoor Championships have been announced. more >>


Knoxville

Fall 50k and 25k Trail Races in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

July 31, 2017

Crux Ridge Running is hosting its inaugural event, ‘Ultra Trail Knoxville’, at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 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 >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Appoints Tom Frisbie as Midwest Regional League Commissioner

July 10, 2017

US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce Tom Frisbie as the Midwest Regional League (MRL) Commissioner. more >>


RobertTrentJones

Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Turns 25

May 15, 2017

A former assistant dean at Alabama's law school revolutionized access to great public golf 25 years ago and the rest is history. 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 | July 24, 2017
Warm Southeastern Hospitality

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

The Southeast, known for its hospitality, offers a winning combining of world-class multi-sport and unique venues, family- and budget-friendly...   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>>


ickleball Article | May 31, 2017
Staying Golden: The 2017 National Senior Games by the Numbers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The National Senior Games move into Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend. In fact, the event is celebrating its 30th anniversary. And while that’s a...   More>>



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