East-North Central Articles


PRO_Rugby
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>>



IndyAirport
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>>



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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>>



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>>



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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>>



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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>>



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