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USA Water Ski

USA Water Ski Releases Information About Upcoming Events

March 15, 2018

USA Water Ski has released information on various events that are coming up on its calendar. more >>


Heartland Soccer Announces Spring Tournaments

March 14, 2018

Heartland spring tournaments typically host 300+ teams, with competition traveling from 10+ states. more >>


Des Moines to Host NAIA Championship in March

February 28, 2018

Des Moines will play host to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Wrestling National Championship this weekend. more >>


Elite Bassmaster Events Coming This Summer

February 26, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Elite event is the eighth of nine regular-season Bassmaster Elite tournaments. It will be held July 26-29. more >>


Action Floor Systems Provides 57,600 Square Feet of Flooring to Nationally Renowned Project

January 15, 2018

Action Floor Systems®, manufacturer of sports flooring systems, congratulates Cape Girardeau SportsPlex on winning a top ASBA award. more >>


Triple Crown Sports Announces CEO Shift from David King to Keri King

November 20, 2017

Triple Crown Sports announced the official shift of CEO duties from founder David King to his son, Keri King. more >>


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 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 >>


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>>



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>>

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>>

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