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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

Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>


Whitepaper | January 23, 2013
The Purpose of College Sports: Building a Brand and Providing Pride   

In the realm of college sports, the spectators play a vital role to the overall experience of the sporting event. However are all spectators fans,... More>>


Whitepaper | January 10, 2013
Kids and Sports: New Study to Determine Impact of Contact Sports on Children   

Sports are fun and playing sports can be wonderful for kids: they get a healthy workout, learn to appreciate physical fitness, and they learn other... More>>


Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to...   More>>


Fires Article | December 14, 2016
Please Come Back…We’re Still Here! Smoky Mountain Destinations Join to Promote Tourism and Sustain Businesses & Jobs

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports destinations in the eastern part of Tennessee are staggering to their feet and rebuilding following the fires that tore through in late...   More>>


Champions Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Sports Destination Management Team

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of...   More>>


Rodeo Article | November 17, 2016
Saddle Up

By: Michael Popke

The summer Games in Rio showcased equestrian sports, with the FEI’s “two hearts” social media campaign celebrating the relationship between...   More>>



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