East-North Central Articles


CityOfGlendale
Article | March 2, 2016
A Golden Era of Golf   

In 2016, golf takes the Olympic stage once again after more than a century. While many sports experience an “Olympic effect”—a boost in... More>>



Flint
Article | February 24, 2016
Good News for Flint: No Cancelled Events, as the Chamber of Commerce Works to Keep Sports Tourism Moving Forward   

There isn’t much the water crisis hasn’t touched in Flint, Michigan. The spreading ripples have managed to reach the hospitality industry and... More>>



NCAAWomensFinalFour
Article | February 24, 2016
One Year After RFRA, the Women’s Final Four Comes to Indy   

One year ago, Indiana passed, then amended its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allowing business owners to refuse service to... More>>



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Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here   

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much... More>>



FigureSkating4
Article | December 28, 2015
Cold Play   

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the... More>>



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Article | December 23, 2015
Northeastern Exposure: Big Events and Bigger Facilities are Driving Resurgence in Sports from Delaware North to the Cape   

The great Northeastern region of the U.S. offers planners multiple opportunities for sports. Whether these play out in a pool, on a river, on a... More>>


Article | December 16, 2015
CVBs Finally a Beneficiary as IL Governor Signs Stopgap Budget Bill   

A protracted budget standoff between political parties in the Illinois state legislature has caused pain for citizens, civic organizations and even... More>>


Article | December 2, 2015
Appleton, WI, Other Cities, Raise Hotel Room Taxes for Sports Tourism   

While many cities have an agenda to lure more dollars into their economy, they are often unwilling to do so at the expense of already-burned... More>>


Article | November 18, 2015
Illinois Town Funds Youth Sports with Revenue from Video Gambling   

The city of Crestwood, Illinois, is using video gambling revenue to give youth sports a boost. The Video Gaming Act, established in 2009 by the... More>>


Article | November 18, 2015
Erie County, OH, Signs Agreement for $24 Million Youth Sports Complex   

In an effort to lure more youth sports teams – and the spectators they bring – to the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, Erie County commissioners... More>>



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