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Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management


Mary Helen Sprecher

Mary Helen Sprecher is the managing editor of Sports Destination Management. She has been a technical writer for more than 25 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, and as such, has written for a variety of magazines in the sports and fitness industry. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues.

Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an instructor in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College, where she taught meeting and event planning courses.


Article | April 4, 2018
United Bid Finalizes List of Stadiums but Much Remains to be Decided   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The United Bid Package is a wrap. Let the waiting game begin. The list of potential U.S. host cities has been presented, but don’t go throwing...more >>


Article | April 4, 2018
Why Are People Running Away from Races? A New Survey Has Some Insights   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Why are people running away from road races in droves? According to a new study, a lot of reasons. Those reasons have less to do with race swag and...more >>


Article | March 28, 2018
Who's Who: A Go-To Guide for Finding the Right Partner for Your Sports Event   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The success of any sports event will be attributable to a combination of factors, but one of the most important – right up there having a great...more >>


Article | March 21, 2018
Inside Events: Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The next issue of Sports Destination Management has a strong focus on destinations for youth golf events. One tournament currently showcasing the...more >>


Article | March 21, 2018
Easter and April Fool’s Day an Unprofitable Combination for Sports Events This Year   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The juxtaposition of Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day sounds like the opening line for a really strange (and more than likely really irreverent)...more >>


Article | March 21, 2018
Room Pirates: A Persistent Threat to the Sports Event Industry   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While the sports event industry is constantly evolving, the threat it can’t shake is hotel pirates. Pirates, also known as room block poachers, are...more >>


Article | March 21, 2018
Baseball Without Bats or Gloves? The World Governing Body Says Yes   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Is baseball as we know it – with bats and gloves – going to be a thing of the past? Maybe, if a new format being looked at by the world governing...more >>


Article | March 21, 2018
With Copa de la Diversión, MiLB Promotes the All-Inclusive Pastime   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When the Caballeros and Toros took to the field last summer, rather than the Charlotte Knights or the Visalia Rawhide, they were among three MiLB...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
Student-Led Boycott of Florida for Spring Break Could Hurt Sports Events   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Parkland school shootings took place almost a month ago and the reverberations are still being felt. Now, the tourism industry has found itself...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
The Sea Otter Classic   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s a lot to be learned from an event that started as a regional mountain bike race and grew into the largest cycling festival in North...more >>


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