Sports Destination Management Magazine

January/February 2012

As the business of sports continues to evolve, sports themselves do as well. In this issue, we take a look at what is needed to provide great facilities for athletes with developmental challenges. Hint: It goes a lot deeper than just following ADA rules, and it applies to your event, no matter whether you're working with traditional competitive athletics or performance sports (like gymnastics or cheerleading).


That's important, vital information, but it's not all we have in this issue. We also take an in-depth look at permitting and working with authorities, effective relations with the media, and ways to attract spectators to your event.


We'll examine tennis facilities and some outstanding basketball arenas, as well as great destinations in the Northwest. And don't miss the chance to familiarize yourself with some extreme sports, including BMX and skateboarding.
There's a lot in store with this issue, and I hope you learn as much as I did.

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Business Development
The Fans in the Stands: Attracting Spectators

Challenges Great and Small - Planning Events for Athletes with Special Needs

Destination Spotlight
Greensboro, North Carolina: Tournament Town
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Transformational, Inspirational, Sportscentric Oklahoma City
Independence, Missouri: Make History in Independence, Missouri

Executive Insights
An Interview with John David, Chief Operating Officer, American Bicycle Association

Industry Leadership
Emerging Sports Markets

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Action Sports - Go to the Edge with Skateboarding and BMX

Working with the Media

Regional Focus
The Northeast: Taking it to the People

Service Solutions
Permitting and Working with Authorities

Sports Facilities
Tennis: Ace the Competition with a Great Facility
Basketball - Hit the Hardwood

Sports Landscape
Winter Sports - Wanted: Snow and Ice


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