SDM

Announcement Regarding Changes to Scheduled Sports Events

March 13, 2020

SDM works to keep its readers updated on events that are postponed or cancelled; however, please reach out to event owners for information. more >>


SDM

A Note from Sports Destination Management to Our Friends in the Industry

March 13, 2020

Due North Publisher Scott Swoger has posted a message for SDM readers and subscribers regarding the reaction to COVID-19. more >>


CollegeBass

2021 Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament Announced

April 7, 2020

The 2021 edition of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship will be contested on Lake Murray in South Carolina May 26-27. more >>


PlayGreenville

Play Greenville, NC Sports Announces Calendar of Events

April 7, 2020

Play Greenville, NC Sports has announced some key tournaments, as well as new developments. more >>


Zwift

Zwift Classics Return for 2020

April 7, 2020

Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for cyclists has today announced the return of the Zwift Classics. more >>



SpringfieldMo

Travel & Tourism Awards Presented in Springfield, Missouri

April 6, 2020

The Convention & Visitors Bureau recently presented its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards in Springfield. more >>


SFASFM

Ballparks of America Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Facility Operator

April 6, 2020

Thousands of baseball players and their families will flock to Branson, MO in 2020 to play baseball at the Ballparks of America sports complex. more >>


USA_BS

Rosen Passes USA Bobsled Skeleton Leadership Torch to McGuire as CEO

April 6, 2020

John Rosen's retirement officially begins as newly hired CEO Aron McGuire takes the reins. more >>


Minneapolis

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Success Highlighted at Meet Minneapolis Annual Meeting

April 6, 2020

Meet Minneapolis noted successes in 2019 and presented an insider’s look at the future of meetings, events and tourism in Minneapolis more >>


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Panama City Beach Sports Complex Announces New General Manager

April 6, 2020

Panama City Beach Sports Complex has hired Jamie Cox as GM. Cox comes from the high-performing Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more >>



Bullriding

Professional Bull Riding Bucking COVID's No-Sports Trend

April 7, 2020

March Madness, Major League Baseball and most everything else has fallen silent. But in the face of COVID-19, professional bull riding is thriving.... more >>


Runners

Inside Events: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk

April 6, 2020

Some event owners have found novel ways of competing in the wake of COVID-19. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, a perennial sell-out, not... more >>


Waterparkthingie

Tourist Attractions Reopening in China: What Does it Mean for U.S. Sports?

April 6, 2020

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel may be in sight. At the very least, there is a glimmer of hope and optimism, thanks to news of... more >>


CactusTour

Cactus Tour Proving the Golf Show Will Go On

April 3, 2020

The balance between staying competitive and remaining healthy has been elusive for many events but the Cactus Tour has managed to do it. With one... more >>


Construction

Coronavirus Could Impact NFL Stadium Projects in Los Angeles, Las Vegas

April 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed far more than March Madness. Although construction continued early the week of March 15 on the NFL’s two... more >>



BCW

Host City Survey: An Overview of the Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Events

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken the world by surprise and has brought great strain upon all parts of society, including cities and organizations... more >>


UNC_Asheville

An Economic Study of the Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course

April 1, 2020

The data collected from this study provides helpful information for making decisions, such as expected levels of course use and how to fund... more >>


NewZoo

Global Games Report: 2019

March 1, 2020

This report examines the esports industry, including audience consumption, economic impact and predictions for the future. more >>


RunningReport

The State of Running 2019

February 1, 2020

This is the first mapping of Global running participation. The analysis covers 107.9 million race results from more than 70 thousand events from 1986... more >>


LA_EDC

Sports in Los Angeles and Orange Counties: An Economic Development Analysis

January 1, 2020

In 2018, the sports industry in greater Los Angeles generated considerable economic activity by adding $6.2 billion in economic output and supporting... more >>



Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

March 12, 2020

If you haven’t considered Asheville, North Carolina, as your next host site, you’re missing out. In addition to our great weather and warm... more >>


MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


LazyE

Seven Reasons You Should Play in Edmond

February 7, 2020

Edmond invites athletes to utilize state-of-the-art sports facilities and enjoy the city’s charm. With the ability to host all types of sports (on... more >>


Cycling

Lehigh Valley, PA Offers Top Athletic and Entertainment Options

January 22, 2020

From wide open fields to state-of-the-art indoor facilities, Lehigh Valley is the perfect destination for your next event. Located just 60 minutes... more >>


Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


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