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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


NCAA

Eight Cities, One Goal: Final Four

January 24, 2018

Eight cities. Four years. One goal: Final Four. As the NCAA winds up to March Madness, it’s also winnowing down the cities to host future events.... more >>


bassmasters

2018 Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing Opens With Start Of Bassmaster Elite Series

January 22, 2018

The Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge is held in Alexander City, Alabama, from February 8-11. more >>


Montgomery

Montgomery Lays Out Schedule of Sports Events for 2018

January 22, 2018

With more exciting events planned for 2018 than ever before, Montgomery lives up to its reputation as Capital Cool. more >>



STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 11, 2017

Outstanding in their field? These facilities are. Meet the award winners for 2017. more >>


MobileSportsAuthority

MSA Reports Another Successful Year

November 6, 2017

The Mobile Sports Authority attracted, supported and/or hosted a total of 30 sports events, generating an estimated $17.5 million. 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 >>



LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


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 Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted to the... 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

SuccessfulMeetings Whitepaper | June 1, 2017
The Economic Impact Analysis of a Youth Softball World Series   

A report on the economic impact of a youth sports event. More>>


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>>



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Articles

blank Article | May 23, 2016
Follow the Leaders: Who’s Who in Sports Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone has the friend they can turn to for answers, advice and honesty. The world of sports business also offers those types of colleagues – the...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
On the Fast Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field is one of the oldest sports known to mankind and its popularity remains strong from the high school levels all the way up to the...   More>>


blank Article | May 20, 2016
Baseball Is In the House!

By: Peter Francesconi

Perhaps the most iconic sport of the summer, baseball has an undeniable nationwide appeal. That has led to an abundance of diamond-bright facilities...   More>>


KentuckyDerby Article | May 4, 2016
Derby Day Numbers: The Figures Behind The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Really, it’s all about the hats. And the mint juleps. And the horses too. And did we mention the economic impact? As Thoroughbred racing kicks off...   More>>



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