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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


ToughMudder

Tough Mudder Unveils Bigger, Badder Obstacles for 2018, Returns to CBS

January 23, 2018

The popular obstacle race, appropriately has added new challenges for 2018, and will include event broadcasts on CBS Network. more >>


YorkCounty

USA Judo Youth National Championships to Return to York County in 2018

January 22, 2018

For the second time in a decade, York County has landed a major USA Judo National competition, a prime opportunity to see this sport up close. more >>


Montgomery

Montgomery Lays Out Schedule of Sports Events for 2018

January 22, 2018

With more exciting events planned for 2018 than ever before, Montgomery lives up to its reputation as Capital Cool. more >>



SnoCo

Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>


Harford

Visit Harford County, Maryland, and Create Your Memories

January 10, 2018

Welcome to Harford County, Maryland, a great place to live, visit, shop, play and dine. And whether you’re looking to create memories that have to... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


OKC1

Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience

October 16, 2017

Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that’s big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of... more >>


Yuma

Yuma, Arizona: The World’s Sunniest Sports Destination

October 4, 2017

If you dread planning an event around the weather, let us to introduce you to the city that holds the Guinness World Record for the sunniest place on... more >>



Hawaii

PGA TOUR Renews Official Partnership with Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

January 22, 2018

The PGA TOUR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) announced a four-year extension of their official marketing partnership. more >>


ASBA

ASBA Releases Free Sports Facility Design App

January 22, 2018

The American Sports Builders Association has announced its new free mobile app, with updated diagrams for popular sports venues. more >>


GoogleCloud

Google Cloud Named Official Cloud of the NCAA

January 15, 2018

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced Google Cloud as its official cloud provider. more >>


HarrisTeeter

Cooper River Bridge Run Announces Harris Teeter as Sponsor

January 8, 2018

The Cooper River Bridge Run, the annual 10K race over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, announced that Harris Teeter as its 2018 Presenting Sponsor. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>


blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


blank Case study | November 20, 2017
A SoCal Destination with Small-Town Hospitality   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you thought Los Angeles, site of the 2028 Olympics, had the lock on California’s best sports facilities, prepare to have your paradigm shifted.... More>>


White Papers

RunningUSA Whitepaper | June 1, 2014
State of the Sport-Part 1: Non-Traditional Running Events   

In five years, the estimated finishers in U.S. non-traditional events grew from the low six figures in 2009 to a staggering 4 million in 2013. More>>


MinneapolisParks Whitepaper | May 1, 2014
Current Trends in Golf   

On the cusp of being featured in the Summer Olympics, golf reflects participation initiatives, ecological interests and more in this 2009 study. More>>


RunningUSA Whitepaper | April 1, 2014
Running USA Annual Marathon Report   

More new highs for U.S. marathons with 541,000 finishers and more than 1,100 races; ING New York City Marathon returns to the top in 2013. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | March 3, 2014
NFHS Report on High School Sports Participation 2012-2013   

Participation in high school sports rose again, hitting an all-time high and indicating that the student-athlete is alive and well. More>>



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Articles

Skijoring Article | November 29, 2017
Skijoring: The Niche Sport You Never Met Could Be the Revenue Stream You’ve Always Dreamed Of

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

To the initiated, skijoring sounds bizarre. An activity in which a skier is pulled by a galloping horse at high speeds through obstacles, it’s been...   More>>


Parkour Article | November 29, 2017
Parkour Moves Closer to Olympic Status, But Controversy Remains

By: Michael Popke

Will parkour be in Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games? Organizers hope so. Unfortunately, the organizers are the root of the problem, specifically, the...   More>>


CardioTennis Article | November 29, 2017
New Fitness Report is Treasure Map for Planners in 2018

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s not often planners and destinations are handed a road map of what sports are going to be big in the coming year. The American College of...   More>>


CheckenNPickle Article | November 29, 2017
Social Studies: Sports Event Venues with Bars and More Should Tell Planners Where to Look

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ever since the ancient Greek athletes ran, wrestled and then headed out for ouzo, socializing has been part of sports. Proof of that dynamic is the...   More>>



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