SDMChampions2021

Nominate Events for SDM's 2020 & 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

August 1, 2021

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize events in 2020 and 2021 that have contributed to the industry. Nominate now! more >>


Erie

Erie is Going to the Dogs This Weekend

September 16, 2021

Dog lovers who think their pups are the fastest can find out at the Erie Kennel Club's first-ever AKC Fast CAT® competition. more >>


Frisco

Frisco Ready to Host Power Players in Sports

September 16, 2021

Frisco will host the 2021 US Sports Congress conference and tradeshow December 6-8, 2021, at Hyatt Regency Frisco. more >>


RunningUSA

Running Industry Conference Announces Opening of Registration

September 16, 2021

The highly anticipated return of the running industry’s favorite education and networking event is set for February 20-22, 2022 in Florida. more >>


Telluride

Telluride to Host Spartan Ultra World Championship

September 16, 2021

The 24-hour ‘Spartan Ultra World Championship’ is heading to the USA for the first time, to Telluride Ski Resort in Mountain Village, Colorado. more >>



Champions

Nominations Open NOW for SDM's 2020 & 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

August 1, 2021

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize events in 2020 and 2021 that have contributed to the industry. Nominate now! more >>


SFIA

SFIA and SBRnet Create Strategic Partnership

September 13, 2021

SFIA has partnered with SBRnet, the academic community’s leading provider of data for sports business and sports marketing students. more >>


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USA Pickleball Announces Exclusive Partnership with Acacia Sports as the Official Footwear Partner

September 13, 2021

USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in America, announces Acacia Sports as the Official Footwear partner. more >>


Varsity

Jené Elzie Joins Varsity Brands Board Of Directors

September 13, 2021

Varsity Brands, the market leader in sport, spirit and achievement, announced the election of Jené Elzie to its Board of Directors. more >>


LG

LG Business Solutions USA Renews Sponsorship with Battle Academy

September 13, 2021

LG Business Solutions USA announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the collegiate esports multi-game tournament series, Battle Academy, after a... more >>



SDM2021

Nominate NOW for 2020 & 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

August 1, 2021

SDM wants to salute events held in either 2020 or 2021 that have helped our industry not just survive but thrive. New this year is a special... more >>


NFL

NFL 2021 Numbers Herald a Winning Season

September 12, 2021

The NFL has kicked off and indications are good that this year will be one for the ages. Team officials for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have noted all... more >>


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Get Ready for a National Youth Sports Bill of Rights

September 11, 2021

Athletes everywhere are standing up for their rights. From the college level (hello, NIL) to the gymnasts who came to prominence in the Larry Nassar... more >>


Spikeball

Spikeball Contributing to the Sports Tourism Bounceback

September 10, 2021

Headlines in SDM’s news seem to have a common theme. Spikeball National Tour Comes to Monroe, Washington. Spikeball Tournament Series to Debut in... more >>


Cover

Spectator Safety & Security Survey an Important Read for Event Owners

September 10, 2021

What do spectators want from security when they go to games and tournaments? The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at... more >>



UniversitySouthernMS

An Economic Impact Analysis of a Youth Softball World Series

September 1, 2021

This economic impact analysis study focuses on the estimated impact of hosting a smaller, annual sporting event, the 2013 Dixie Angels Softball World... more >>


AKC

The Economic Benefits of Hosting AKC Dog Show Events

August 1, 2021

The American Kennel Club created a survey to assess spending on AKC dog events in all regions of the country. The goal was to identify spending in... more >>


ResearchGate

The Economic Impact of a Marathon as a Sports Tourism Event

July 1, 2021

Marathons are sport tourism events taking place in many cities around the globe. Economic impact studies have shown that there exist positive... more >>


NRPA

Youth Sports at Park and Recreation Agencies

June 1, 2021

Park and recreation professionals and their agencies are major providers of both organized and unorganized sports program facilities across the... more >>


Economies

The Impact of the New York City Marathon on Hotel Demand

May 1, 2021

Daily hotel data is employed, along with information on prices, revenue, demand and hotel occupancy, to analyze part of the local economic impact of... more >>



MBSCFD

Make Every Minute Count at The Beach: Myrtle Beach, SC

August 18, 2021

When you plan your sports event, practice or tournament at The Beach, serious competition is followed by serious playtime. more >>


Springfield

Springfield, Illinois: The Place Where Legendary Events are Made

June 7, 2021

Springfield, Illinois is nestled in the heart of the Midwest and situated along the iconic Route 66. It is a place where families experience one of... more >>


Smaller

The Roebbelen Center @the Grounds Can’t Wait to Welcome Athletes

May 12, 2021

The Roebbelen Center located @the Grounds has space for your event inside and out, on a beautiful, brand-new 55-acre campus. more >>


Smaller

Pigs, Pickles and Planes in Goldsboro-Wayne County

May 12, 2021

Nestled in the heart of eastern North Carolina between Raleigh and the coast, Goldsboro-Wayne County is a destination with rich culture and a unique... more >>


Smaller

Host in the “Hub City”

May 12, 2021

From start to finish, Lubbock knows how to plan a winning tournament. From welcoming athletes and offering excellent accommodations and restaurants... more >>


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Destination Spotlights

Smaller Case study | September 4, 2021
Olympic City USA Unveils ‘City for Champions’ Venues   

By: Michael Popke

The 2020 Olympics were postponed until this summer, but that didn’t stop Colorado Springs, Colorado (home of the United States Olympic & Paralympic... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Ready to Help Event Owners   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sporting events!... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Richmond Region: Outdoor Sports Central   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Named America’s #1 river city, the Richmond, Virginia region is a place where teams want to play and where families want to visit. More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Frisco, Texas Is The City That Plays   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Now’s your shot! Score big with a sports destination that nets unlimited opportunities to plan, play and stay in Frisco, The City That Plays. More>>



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