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REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


Topgolf

Topgolf Announces 22-City Tour

June 15, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. more >>


Skyrunner

Skyrunner National Series Returning to the USA

June 14, 2018

The Skyrunner National Series returns to the United States after a two-year hiatus. more >>


Spartan

Spartan Honor Series Returns to Military Bases

June 14, 2018

Spartan announced the return of its popular “Honor Series,” bringing obstacle races to military installations across the country. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


Zurich

Zurich Insurance extends sponsorship of Zurich Classic of New Orleans through 2026

June 18, 2018

Zurich Insurance is renewing its sponsorship of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans through 2026. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


NFL

NFL Draft Promoting Sustainability in Dallas

June 11, 2018

The NFL is incorporating sustainability elements and activities at the 2018 NFL Draft in Dallas, Texas by planting trees. more >>



Athens

Looking for a New Destination for Your Youth Baseball Tournament?

June 13, 2018

Located in the charming town of Athens, known as the “gateway to East Texas,” Coleman Park is the destination for youth baseball in Athens,... more >>


Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau

We Invite You To Play In Plano

April 2, 2018

Right smack in the middle of the great American Southwest is Plano, Texas. Plano is 75 square miles of sport fields and facilities maintained by... 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 >>


OKC1

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

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 | May 30, 2018
Lincoln Boosts its Sports Presence   

By: Michael Popke

Lincoln, Nebraska, took another major step forward in its evolution as a sports tourism mecca in April. That’s when the popular Speedway Village... More>>


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>>


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>>



Print

Articles

TXCal Article | July 12, 2017
California’s Travel Ban Could Wreak Havoc on College Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While the business of tourism is picking its way carefully through the newest version of the travel ban, something more immediate and close to home...   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
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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