West-North Central


USGA

Hazeltine to Host Junior Golf Championship in 2020

September 12, 2017

The USGA announced Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN, as the host site for the 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. more >>


Minnesota

Pole Vaulting Coming to Minneapolis

August 31, 2017

On September 2, Minneapolis welcomes pole vaulters for the Brit's Pub Pole Vault Competition. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Target United Cup Kicks Off Fall 2017 Season

August 30, 2017

US Youth Soccer announced the Fall 2017 schedule for the Target United Cup, a unique tournament experience for recreational players. more >>


USA_Racquetball

USA Racquetball Announces 2018 National Racquetball Championship Schedule

August 14, 2017

USA Racquetball brings National Championships to new venues including the University of Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa. more >>



Minneapolis

U.S. Bank Stadium’s Beverly Zimmerman Receives Meet Minneapolis Hospitality Hero Award

September 18, 2017

Beverly Zimmerman of the U.S. Bank Stadium has been honored by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. more >>


Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

September 5, 2017

The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) announced that it is LEED® Certified for Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EBOM). more >>


ConservationAlliance

The Conservation Alliance Awards Grants To Support Public Lands Rallies

July 17, 2017

The Conservation Alliance awarded five grants to conservation organizations to support “This Land is Our Land” celebrations. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Appoints Tom Frisbie as Midwest Regional League Commissioner

July 10, 2017

US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce Tom Frisbie as the Midwest Regional League (MRL) Commissioner. more >>



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Watertown, South Dakota: Amazing Sports Facilities, Genuine Hospitality

July 11, 2017

Watertown, South Dakota, stands tall next to any small or medium sports destination. With more multi-purpose space, ball fields and holes of golf... more >>


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

2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2017 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 who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism. We need your...   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>>


blank Article | July 23, 2017
Carrying On the Combat Tradition

By: Juli Anne Patty

People have always wanted to compete. In the early days of sport, combat was not just a thrilling competition, but also a necessary survival skill....   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>>



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