Sports Destination Management Magazine

September/October 2011

Everyone has a horror story.
I'm not talking about the kind with the zombies and vampires. I'm talking about the kind that event planners, CVBs and others have dealt with. We all have them, and I'm guessing you've had one too.
Maybe yours is about a pipe that burst and flooded the facility that was going to host your basketball tournament. Maybe it's about a school-system-wide flu epidemic that left you with a lot fewer athletes than you were counting on for your tournament. Maybe a big weather event closed the airport and left you unable to get to your tournament -- or maybe it's something else entirely that came out of left field and disrupted your well-laid plans.
The interesting thing about those stories is that while they're a nightmare at the time, we do live through them. In time, we usually wind up reciting them over beers at the NASC symposium when we're catching up with our colleagues. And perhaps most importantly, we learn from them. They become part of the fabric of our experience, and they make us better at what we do.

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Business Development
Safety and Security: The Biggest Wins at Your Sports Event

Negotiating Your Way to a Win-Win Situation

Destination Spotlight
Florida’s Wild Blue Yonder: Lake County, Florida
Make Sports History in Lawton Fort Sill, Oklahoma
A Soul for Sports: Harlingen, Texas
Anything You Want: Toronto, Canada

Executive Insights
An Interview with Jeffrey Ryan, Senior Director, USA Team Events - USTA

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Gymnastics: Going Gold

Make Me Look Good: What Sports Events Can Mean to a Community

Regional Focus
Get Your Kicks in the Southwest

Service Solutions
Going Online To Get Ahead: Advanced Degrees in Sports Management

Site Selection
Golf - Grounds for Excellence

Sports Facilities
Diamond Destinations: Softball

Sports Landscape
Lakes and Rivers


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