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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 >>


ITA

ITA Announces Schedule, Updates for Coming Collegiate Tennis Season

January 15, 2018

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its upcoming schedule, as well as new information regarding its social media recognition. more >>


Hoover

The Hoover Met Complex Will Be New Home of the East Coast Pro August 1-4, 2018

January 12, 2018

Beginning summer 2018, the Hoover Met Complex will host a prospecting event for players to showcase their skills for Major League Baseball scouts. more >>


GulfShores

Run the Beach and Explore Coastal Alabama in 2018

January 11, 2018

In 2017, the area's three-race series produced 1,319 room nights for the coastal cities. 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

PokemonGoImage Article | July 27, 2016
Is that a Pikachu in Left Field? Sports Venues & Facility Owners Ride the Pokémon Go Wave

By: Michael Popke

Even if you don’t understand the Pokémon Go craze, at least one thing has become very clear: It's not just invading malls, neighborhoods and more;...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
All Over the Map - Destinations in the Southeast Can Do a Little (or a Lot) of Everything

By: Andrew Cohen

The Southeast is characterized by a subtropical climate yet still features wintry mountainous regions. Its sports offerings are similarly varied,...   More>>


ZikaMap Article | June 1, 2016
Zika Virus Remains a Threat so Why Haven’t We Heard Anything?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Zika hasn’t gone away. It’s not in remission. It hasn’t been defeated. It’s still very much alive and well, and at the forefront of...   More>>


Diving Article | June 1, 2016
Inside Events: NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The inaugural NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, exceeded all expectations. But it wouldn’t have been...   More>>



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