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Mobile

Gulf Coast Challenge Football Game Announced

April 26, 2018

The inaugural “Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority” football game will be held on September 22 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. more >>


USA_Tri

Tuscaloosa to Host Triathlon Action This Weekend

April 23, 2018

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, hosts the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club and High School National Championships from April 27-28. 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 >>


RiverGlen

River Glen Equestrian Park Releases Schedule of Events

April 18, 2018

River Glen Equestrian Park, located in New Market, Tennessee, has listed the following schedule of events. more >>



Etown

Elizabethtown Sports Park Reaches 5-year Anniversary and $19 M Boost to Local Economy

April 16, 2018

Elizabethtown Sports Park has reached its five-year anniversary and over that time, has provided a $19 million economic impact. more >>


Knoxville

Knoxville's Kristen Combs Moves to Communications Position

April 2, 2018

Visit Knoxville’s Kristen Combs has transitioned from her role as Sales Director to Director of Communications & Social Strategies. 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 >>


PACE

Pace Rolls Into Knoxville, Offering Modern Dockless Bike Sharing To City’s Residents, Students & Tourists

March 12, 2018

Pace, the dockless bike share service of choice for America’s smart cities and colleges, has launched in Knoxville, Tennessee. more >>



Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>


Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... 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

Auburn Whitepaper | March 1, 2018
Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama   

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. More>>


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>>



Print

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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