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

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>>


Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>



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Articles

Stadium Article | March 21, 2018
Proposed Bills to Limit Public Spending on Stadiums, Arenas Not Gaining Ground

By: Michael Popke

The idea of putting laws in place that would limit how much could be spent on stadiums and sports arenas is not only not gaining traction, it’s...   More>>


SDMReadersChoice Article | March 14, 2018
2018 SDM Readers’ Choice Awards: The Nominations are In, and It’s Time to Vote

By: Sports Destination Management Team

The Oscars. The Grammies. The Emmies. It's awards season , and SDM's new program lets the sports tourism industry be a part of it all.   More>>


FIFATrophy Article | March 7, 2018
USA Could Lose the 2026 World Cup to Morocco

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Is the USA’s chance of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup falling apart? The buzz in the sports world says yes – bad news for the cities that had...   More>>


MLBSafety Article | March 7, 2018
Play Ball...Safely. Pro, College Stadiums Expand Netting to Protect Spectators

By: Michael Popke

As the number of spectators injured by batted balls continues to make news, safety netting has continued to creep across ball parks. MLB’s...   More>>



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