Sports Destination Management Magazine

March/April 2014

Sometimes, when we’re surrounded by top-notch sports complexes, we forget that many kids get their first introduction to sports – and the great outdoors in general – at their local parks. The facilities are free and they’re a great place for kids to unplug from the computer and connect with their friends.

This issue gives us a great look at some fascinating facilities and in fact, some are based in city-owned and operated parks. We have a wealth of information in this issue, including articles on insurance, hotel selection, medical support at sports events, and how to effectively plan an event for athletes with mobility limitations. Don’t miss our feature on the mountain region of the U.S. either – it’s a lot more than skiing and hiking destinations.

We’ll look at baseball facilities around the U.S. and get some insights into what goes into a successful swimming and diving event. We’ll also find out what is going on in the golf industry – as the Summer Olympics creep ever closer, what is this sport doing to bring in new players and rejuvenate its image? In addition, there are great features on various destinations and businesses. It’s all inside these pages, so enjoy – and learn.

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Business Development
Event Medical Coverage for Sporting Event Planners
Purchasing Insurance: Make Sure It’s On Your To-Do List

Destination Spotlight
Elizabethtown Sports Park: Success by the Numbers
Louisville, Kentucky: Playing to Win in “Championship City”
Catching All the Action with WatchmeSports
Sevierville, Tennessee: Come for the Competition, Stay for the Fun
Oklahoma City: Defying Stereotypes, Exceeding Expectations

Executive Insights
Pop Warner Little Scholars

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Everybody Into the Pool

Using the Right Process to Attract the Right Events

Regional Focus
Mountain Highs for Sports Events

Service Solutions
Playing and Staying: Making the Right Choices on Lodging

Sports Facilities
Fields of Dreams

Sports Landscape
Growing Golf’s Future

Sports Outlook
Sports for Athletes with Mobility Limitations: Making Events Not Just Accessible, But Welcoming


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