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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

Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>


Whitepaper | December 17, 2012
Make Your Sports Marketing Pay Off   

Best practices to make sports marketing pay off More>>


Whitepaper | December 17, 2012
Breaking Down the Barriers for Women on and off the Sports Field   

As the Olympic Games celebrates historic achievements in gender equity, Ernst & Young launches new white paper on enhancing diversity in sports,... More>>


Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... More>>



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Articles

NCAA Article | October 18, 2017
Could the NCAA Scandal Affect Travel Teams? An Industry Ponders the Question

By: Michael Popke

The details of the NCAA scandal are still unfolding, but it’s safe to say there’s extensive coverage on an up-to-the-minute basis. What’s less...   More>>


Armwrestling Article | October 18, 2017
Seven Niche Sports, One Common Denominator: The Quest for Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Seven niche sports that couldn’t be more different just got a common denominator: they took their first steps toward international recognition....   More>>


PoleSports Article | October 4, 2017
Pole Sports: ‘We Will Not Become Part of Gymnastics’

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Pole sports (that would be pole dancing, not pole vaulting) is continuing in its quest for acceptance and respect among its fellow international...   More>>


Knife Article | October 4, 2017
Knife-Throwing: The Sport of the Ages, is Alive and Well (and Flourishing)

By: Michael Popke

Sometimes, sandwiched between the traditional sports, planners can stumble across something unique. In this case, it’s knife-throwing...   More>>



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