West-North Central


Troon

Golf and Entertainment Complex Coming to the Kansas City Northland

July 19, 2017

An innovative 52,000 square-foot golf and entertainment complex is coming to Kansas City’s Northland in the summer of 2018. more >>


PWBA

PWBA Tour Schedule Announced

July 18, 2017

Competitors, fans and spectators will have six new venues to visit in 2018 during the 14-event schedule on the PWBA Tour. more >>


Minneapolis

Minneapolis Welcoming X Games and Worldwide Exposure

July 13, 2017

Meet Minneapolis is excited to welcome X Games Minneapolis to U.S. Bank Stadium July 13-16. more >>


ITA

ITA Names Tournament Sites for Next Season

July 11, 2017

The ITA announced host sites for the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup and the 2018 ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championships. 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 >>


MeetMnpl

Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Area Visited by Record 32.5 Million In 2016

June 5, 2017

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area saw 32.5 million total visitors in 2016, a new all-time record for the area. more >>


USA_Archery

USA Archery Announces New Programs to Develop Archery in Two States

June 5, 2017

USA Archery has developed partnerships with mParks and the New York Society for Recreation and Parks to grow archery in two states. 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

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>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Meet the Mentors: Who's Who in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports tourism has continued to grow exponentially, leading to more events, more athletes and more economic impact. As events proliferate across the...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Taking Their Marks

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest and most respected sports, track & field is the showcase of summer Olympics and the trademark of certain cities. Learn how...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Fishing’s Bright Future

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new participation initiatives and a booming tournament scene, fishing’s future is looking bright. Find out how cities across the U.S. are...   More>>



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