East-North Central Articles

Article | May 4, 2016
Indy 500 Turns 100, and That’s Not Even the Most Impressive Number   

Want quiet celebrations? The Indy 500 is not the place to look for them, particularly not this year, which marks the race's centennial. And you can... More>>

Article | April 18, 2016
Akron Creates Dedicated Sports Alliance Economic Development Group   

Following the example of many cities that are setting up dedicated sports tourism organizations separate from their primary economic development... More>>

Article | April 6, 2016
New Law Governing Fantasy Sports Puts Indiana, NCAA in Same Corner   

Following last March, when the NCAA squared off against Indiana over the now-defunct RFRA, it’s either refreshing or just plain weird to see... More>>

Article | April 6, 2016
Courting Millennials, Rugby Enters U.S. Sports World with Strong Digital Game Plan   

The Pro Rugby Organization opens in the U.S. this month, and organizers want to kick the door down. Although 2016 marks the Olympic debut of rugby... More>>

Article | March 23, 2016
If Sports Complex is Going to Fly, a Pro Team Needs to Land First   

The site of the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal may be transformed into a sports complex (including two hotels) if developer... More>>

Article | March 2, 2016
Just Add Water - Organizations and Venues Combine Efforts to Make Big Splashes in Aquatics-Based Sports Tourism   

As swimming and diving events proliferate nationwide, sports tourism officials around the country are recognizing the long-term benefits of... More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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