East-South Central Articles


Fires
Article | December 14, 2016
Please Come Back…We’re Still Here! Smoky Mountain Destinations Join to Promote Tourism and Sustain Businesses & Jobs   

Sports destinations in the eastern part of Tennessee are staggering to their feet and rebuilding following the fires that tore through in late... More>>



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>>



Rodeo
Article | November 17, 2016
Saddle Up   

The summer Games in Rio showcased equestrian sports, with the FEI’s “two hearts” social media campaign celebrating the relationship between... More>>



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Article | November 17, 2016
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court   

In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on... More>>



Tennis
Article | November 17, 2016
Serving Up Tennis for Everyone   

In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and... 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
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>>



Floorball
Article | September 21, 2016
Getting the Word Out on an Indoor Sport   

Olympic inclusion is a big deal, sure, but one sport is celebrating its first inclusion in a multi-sport event without Olympic rings. It’s... More>>



Skeeters
Article | September 7, 2016
As Zika Continues Northward March, Sports Destinations Brace for Impact   

The Zika virus continues its march northward, and NIH officials have told sources it could “hang around” in the United States for a year or two,... More>>



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