SDM_2019

Deadline Coming Up for SDM’s Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Program

September 4, 2019

The deadline is coming up quickly for SDM's awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Enter now! more >>


Mobile

Mobile Lists Full Calendar of Events for Fall 2019

September 17, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority has shared its fall line-up of events, including football, baseball, triathlon, swimming and fishing. more >>


Decathlon

First-Ever Citywide Plogging Event Coming to Emeryville This Weekend

September 17, 2019

The first-ever citywide plogging event, which combines running and picking up litter, will be hosted this weekend in Northern California. more >>


Endurance

Details Announced for 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit

September 17, 2019

Women and the Future of Endurance Sports Panel will be hosted at the 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit in Boulder, Colorado. more >>


AirForceMArathon

Air Force Marathon Announces Guest Speakers, Event Details

September 17, 2019

The Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio, with a Sport & Fitness Expo beginning Sept. 19. more >>



Rockford

Rockford Tourism’s Economic Impact Up in 2018

September 16, 2019

In 2018, travel provided $392 million in economic impact to Rockford and Winnebago County communities. more >>


CastingForRecovery

Casting for Recovery Receives Grant Funding From the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Connecting Women with Breast Cancer to the Outdoors

September 16, 2019

Casting for Recovery® (CfR) has announced that it has received a grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Debuts Roku Channel Featuring Tournament Coverage And Tips From Top Anglers

September 16, 2019

B.A.S.S. has debuted a free Roku channel with content of interest to anglers of all skill levels and interests. more >>


Minneapolis

Council for Responsible Sport Bestows Silver Level Sustainability Award to NCAA Final Four Event in Minneapolis

September 16, 2019

The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee was awarded silver level sustainability certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. more >>


Varsity

Varsity Spirit Announces Multiyear Partnership With Memphis Grizzlies

September 16, 2019

Varsity Spirit announced a partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies, to be the Official Outfitter of the Grizzlies Dance Team, the Grizz Girls. more >>



SDM_2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

September 4, 2019

DEADLINE IS APPROACHING for nominations from those leaders who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism in 2019. more >>


BirdScooters

Dockless Scooters Posing New Challenge to Road Races

September 18, 2019

When a legally blind marathoner in Texas tripped over an abandoned electric scooter in the roadway, it sent a strong message to event owners... more >>


CaptU

Can Recruitment's Image Be Saved After Admissions Scandal?

September 18, 2019

When USA Cheer recently noted that it had formed a relationship with college recruiting software and resource company, CaptainU, it signified a... more >>


Skeeter

Mosquito-Borne Illness Forces Race Postponement: Should Event Owners Worry?

September 18, 2019

Mosquitoes are hungry, and despite the season, they’re not craving pumpkin spice. In fact, they’re still causing big concerns for sports event... more >>


eSports

Esports Championships to be Hosted at the JuCo Level - Why is NCAA So Far Behind?

September 18, 2019

NCAA who? Esports continues to permeate the college landscape and the most recent announcement shows the growing phenomenon isn’t slowing down. The... more >>



RunSignUp

Race Trends: Annual Statistical Report

September 1, 2019

Do sign-up apps actually help generate increased registration for sports events? This report uses RunSignup’s registration data from the past four... more >>


ASA_Fishing

The Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing

August 1, 2019

Recreational fishing has a significant economic impact on communities throughout the U.S. But what does that really mean? The American... more >>


RunnerClick

Marathon Study and Statistics

July 1, 2019

In this, the largest marathon study of recreational runners ever conducted, researchers compiled a total of 3.5 million marathon records from around... more >>


USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

June 1, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has released a survey of 2016 activity with an emphasis on fishing, hunting and wildlife recreation. more >>


NewZoo

Global eSports Market Report: Trends, Revenues and Audience Toward 2020

May 1, 2019

eSports is continuing to accelerate, growing not just in participants but in the economy it has created, including media rights, venues and the... more >>



PrimImage

Game On In The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

September 13, 2019

Rutherford County is a vibrant Southern community. Conveniently located and boasting first-rate facilities and award-winning services, Rutherford... more >>


OKC

Oklahoma City: The Most Accommodating Destination for Your Next Event

August 30, 2019

Whether your athletes swing for the fences or churn up the water, it’s hard to find a better destination than Oklahoma City. With quality venues,... more >>


LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

August 21, 2019

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


Ruston

Looking for a New Place to Play? Experience Ruston!

August 5, 2019

Bring your next sporting event to Louisiana’s emerging sports destination, Ruston. The new Ruston Sport Complex offers first-class facilities and... more >>


BryanCollStn

Bryan College Station: 5 “Cushy” Digs to Host Your Next Event

July 24, 2019

The Bryan College Station sports crew is ready for YOU! With over 30 multi-purpose fields, an abundance of indoor event space and an award-winning... more >>


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Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

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