West-South Central


IDEA Personal Trainer Institute Moves into Dallas for 2018

March 16, 2018

IDEA Health & Fitness Association announces the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute will expand into Dallas, April 5–8, 2018, marking the first event... more >>


Golf Academy of America Announces 2018 Open House Events

March 5, 2018

Golf Academy of America announces that it will host a series of open house events across its five campuses in 2018. more >>


USA Synchro Releases Calendar of Major Events

February 27, 2018

USA Synchro has released a list of its major events in 2018. 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 >>


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 >>


Tagmarshal Pace-of-Play System to Enhance Player Experiences at Advance Golf Courses

November 13, 2017

Tagmarshal, the pace-of-play system is operational at several properties managed by Advance Golf. more >>


Arlington CVB Announces New Sports Sales & Service Manager, Sports Account Director

October 30, 2017

The Arlington CVB announced Adam Wisniewski as Sports Account Director and Kayla Gostnell as Sports Sales & Services Manager. more >>


Visit Frisco Announces New Team Member

September 25, 2017

Visit Frisco announced the addition of Christina Miller as Director of Sales & Services. more >>

San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience

October 16, 2017

Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that’s big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of... more >>


Odessa, Texas: Friday Night Lights and So Much More

June 28, 2017

Drive through any small town in Texas on a Friday night and you’ll find the local football stadium is a hub of excitement. Odessa is like that... more >>

Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
Play in the Land of Possibilities   

By: Peter Francesconi

The domain name of “www.playportlandtexas.com” says it all. “We want people to Play Portland because we have so much to offer,” says Mona... More>>

DS_Conway Case study | May 1, 2017
Tournaments and… Toad Racing. Conway, Arkansas, Shows Its Versatility   

By: Juli Anne Patty

If you want to know what Conway, Arkansas, is all about, you can get a pretty good idea on the first full weekend of May. On that weekend, every... More>>

Lincoln Case study | November 17, 2016
Speedway Village Helps Lincoln Diversify   

By: Michael Popke

Lincoln, Nebraska, is no stranger to growth, and with its newest venue, the Speedway Village Sports Complex, it’s once again making people take... More>>

White Papers

superbowl Whitepaper | July 1, 2016
2013 Super Bowl Visitor Study and Economic Impact   

During the week prior to the big game in 2013, there was a substantial economic impact in the New Orleans metro area. More>>

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>>



blank Article | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   More>>

Hurricane Article | September 6, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Halts Sports but Spurs Athletes into Action

By: Michael Popke

Hurricane Harvey's impact on the Texas coast is still being measured. The death toll is the worst part, with homes and businesses also having been...   More>>

2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 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. Help salute events that make sports tourism grow. Our deadline is...   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>>

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