East-North Central Articles


Champions
Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism   

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of... More>>



Midwest
Article | November 17, 2016
Sports in America’s Heartland   

The Midwest is America’s heartland, but there’s more to it than just wide-open space. There are plenty of communities offering venues both... More>>



Cleveland
Article | November 2, 2016
Is Cleveland the Most Exciting Sports Town in America?   

Ohio might be the most exciting state sports-wise right now, but Cleveland might just be the most exciting sports town in the U.S. After all, you... More>>



rollerderby
Article | October 5, 2016
Women’s Roller Derby International Playoffs Skate Through U.S. Cities   

The longtime grassroots sport of women’s roller derby has quietly been building a new generation of fans. Now, it’s gathering even more momentum... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
Scoring Big With Gymnastics   

Aly Raisman’s floor routine in Rio wasn’t the only way gymnastics leaped to new heights. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body,... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
On the Waterfront   

Mention the term, ‘water sports,’ and many event planners think of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo. Not that there’s... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
Outstanding Venues: New Home Bases for Innovative Events   

When an event owner is looking for a new home for his or her tournament, the question is bound to arise: with so many great facilities available, how... More>>



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Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball   

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best... More>>



NFLDraft
Article | September 21, 2016
Backed by Big Numbers, the NFL Draft Moves to City of Brotherly Love   

Like football itself, the NFL draft moves in stops and starts. Coming off a two-year run in Chicago, the event brings its hoopla and big numbers to... More>>



Jaws
Article | September 21, 2016
Rockford Revived a Wacky Tradition and 20,000 People Showed Up   

Whatever floats your boat, particularly in Rockford, Illinois, where a homegrown raft race raised $9,000 and brought in nearly 20,000 spectators to... More>>



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