Sports Facilities


Hawaii

Three New Sports Events Coming to Hawai’i

April 19, 2018

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawai‘i Convention Center have announced agreements to host three national sports events. more >>


PanamaCitybeach

Panama City Beach Sports Park & Stadium Complex at Breakfast Point Receives Final Approval

April 18, 2018

The Bay County Commission approved the construction of the first phase of the Panama City Beach Sports Park & Stadium Complex. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Expanded Junior Golf Access in 22 States

April 17, 2018

Operating in every U.S. region, Youth on Course provides access to 18 holes of golf for $5 or less at 600-plus courses across 22 states. more >>


ColoniaHeights

Renovations Announced on Community Ballpark

April 16, 2018

In Virginia, a rec and parks department has announced completion of five-year project to preserve and enhance Shepherd Stadium. more >>



Wrestling

Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

April 18, 2018

Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible... more >>


Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau

We Invite You To Play In Plano

April 2, 2018

Right smack in the middle of the great American Southwest is Plano, Texas. Plano is 75 square miles of sport fields and facilities maintained by... more >>


Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>


San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>



VisitLake

Visit Lake County Named Co-Winner of 2018 Gold Adrian Award

April 16, 2018

Davis Harrison Dion and Visit Lake County Illinois recently took home a 2018 Gold Adrian Award for the “Let’s Go” travel marketing campaign. more >>


NGCOA

Westin Kierland Golf Club Receives 'Course of the Year' Honors

March 26, 2018

The Westin Kierland Golf Club was named “2017 Arizona Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of Arizona. more >>


Albany

Albany Capital Center Hosts 139 Events in Its Inaugural Year

February 5, 2018

The Albany Capital Center has closed out its opening year with 139 events concluded over 197 event days and 4,285 hotel room nights for the year. 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 >>


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 | February 2, 2018
True Grit   

By: Michael Popke

Locals of Ogden, Utah, boast of the city's "grit," embracing its heritage and history. These days, though, it's also a center for sports. More>>


DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>


White Papers

CCSE Whitepaper | April 1, 2018
Studies on Sustainable Development of Ecological Sports Tourism Resources and Its Industry   

Using analysis of ecological sports tourism, researchers examined key resources and proposed a novel model for sustainable development. More>>


GreenSportsAlliance Whitepaper | April 1, 2017
Taking the Field: Advancing Energy and Water Efficiency in Sports Venues   

The document looks at ways U.S. sports venues can make a positive ecological impact by reducing their energy and water use. More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>


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>>



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Articles

blank Article | November 20, 2017
Recurring Events: Continuing the Discussion

By: Tammy Dunn

Last year, we discussed the benefits of recurring events, and some best practices for crafting events that would return to a destination on a regular...   More>>


JoshuaTree Article | November 15, 2017
Steep Fee Hikes Possible at America's Busiest National Parks: Planners Need to be Ready

By: Michael Popke

Sports planners whose events take place in or near national parks should know some steep fee hikes are possible. It could impact registration fees...   More>>


SyntheticTurf Article | November 15, 2017
Will Study Proving Synthetic Fields are Safe Finally End the Debate?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While the debate on synthetic turf is reminiscent of a zombie out of the Walking Dead – getting up and shambling along, no matter what kind of...   More>>


Security Article | November 1, 2017
How the Vegas Shooting Has Sports Venues Rethinking Security

By: Michael Popke

The aftershocks of the Las Vegas shooting continue to be felt. In the sports event planning world, that translates into new action plans for security...   More>>



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