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Game On: 2017 Northern Lights Qualifier Bringing Volleyball to Minneapolis Convention Center

April 24, 2017

The Minneapolis Convention Center is being transformed into 44 volleyball courts for the 2017 Northern Lights Qualifier. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Announces Site Selections for Championship Sites Through 2022

April 19, 2017

The NCAA has selected more than 600 host sites for preliminary rounds and finals of predetermined championships. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces 2017 Troon Challenge Schedule

April 13, 2017

The 2017 Troon Challenge regional qualifying events will be held at 32 facilities in 11 different states from April through August. more >>


DesMoines

Des Moines Lands NAIA Wrestling Championships

April 10, 2017

Catch Des Moines and Grand View University host the 2018 & 2019 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Wrestling Championships. more >>



MothersDay

Sport Shake Sponsoring Soccer Event

April 24, 2017

Heartland Soccer Association has announced its continued partnership with Sport Shake, a delicious milk shake that is made with real dairy more >>


TwinCities

Twin Cities In Motion Renews Sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota

February 27, 2017

Twin Cities In Motion has extended its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota. more >>


Springfield

Springfield CVB Announces Staff Changes

December 19, 2016

Two staff changes were reported by the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission. more >>


ASBA

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities for 2016

December 12, 2016

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, which best exemplify construction excellence. more >>


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Destination Spotlights

SiouxCity Case study | February 1, 2017
Sioux Falls: Bringing the Athletes (and Spectators)   

By: Michael Popke

If you bring a soccer, basketball, softball or volleyball tournament to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, your event won’t just be something to fill a... More>>


blank Case study | April 28, 2015
All-Around Sports in St. Cloud   

By: Marie Stenseth

It’s probably a safe bet that when you mention the state of Minnesota to people, the sport of ice hockey will, at some point, flash through their... More>>


blank Case study | January 7, 2015
The Metropolis of Sports: Kansas City, Missouri   

By: Juli Anne Patty

For more than a hundred years, Kansas City, Missouri, has been known as the City of Fountains, and it is widely known for serving up some of the... More>>


White Papers

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>>


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>>



Print

Articles

US_BankStadium Article | March 22, 2017
Lessons Learned: When Officials Don’t Set an Example

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

File this one under “an illustration of irony.” An arena official in charge of oversight was found to have skipped the line in order to get the...   More>>


blank Article | March 20, 2017
The Wetter, The Better

By: Michael Popke

Competitive swimming and diving events – both indoors and outdoors, as well as water polo and synchronized swimming, all require good facilities to...   More>>


blank Article | March 20, 2017
Golf Gets Its Groove Back

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new player initiatives and a lot of work on the park of industry leaders, golf is getting its groove back. Around the country, courses at every...   More>>


blank Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...   More>>



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