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REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


USA_WaterSki

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Announces Summer Events

June 21, 2018

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports has announced details for several competitive summer events. more >>


ITA

Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Gearing Up for Play

June 20, 2018

The Oracle ITA Summer Circuit will feature close to 50 tournaments across 23 different states, from late June to the end of July. more >>


GulfShorees

Alabama Beaches to Host a Summer of Sluggers

June 18, 2018

During the summer of 2018, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will welcome 968 teams to the area for more sluggers and summer fun. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


GulfShorees

In Gulf Shores, NAIA Student-Athletes to Help Feed the Hungry

May 21, 2018

NAIA student-athletes will donate and collect food items during the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. 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 >>



RutherfordMain

Game On in The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

May 29, 2018

This vibrant Southern community, conveniently located just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, includes the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna,... 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 | May 30, 2018
A Winning Experience in the Smokies   

By: Peter Francesconi

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sevierville, Tennessee, area is one of America’s favorite places to visit. In fact,... More>>


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>>


White Papers

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>>


AIR Logo Whitepaper | June 25, 2013
Athletic Departments in Most NCAA Division I Public Colleges Spend Three to Six Times More Per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student   

AIR Report: Athletic departments of most public colleges and universities in NCAA Division I sports typically spend three to six times as much per... More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>



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Articles

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>>


WorldCup_FIFA Article | August 23, 2017
44 North American Cities Vying for 2026 World Cup

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA fallout hasn’t stopped (in fact, a recent report on criminal activities will probably throw gasoline on the fire, considering FIFA...   More>>


Racquetball Article | August 23, 2017
By the Numbers: Breaking Down The World Games

By: Michael Popke

The World Games, held the year after each summer Olympics, just wrapped up in Poland. The big news is they’ll be in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021....   More>>


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>>



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