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Food Waste Diversion and Compostable Packaging Playbook

Sports events can take steps to become more eco-friendly by following best practices on food waste diversion, and by using compostable packaging, rather than single-use containers. This document from...

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Esports Venue Requirements: The Essential Guide

Destinations, colleges and other entities that want to have a designated space for esports, or that are considering making existing space adaptable to esports, can access these pointers.

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Collegiate Zero Waste Playbook

This playbook highlights the case studies and best practices of zero waste programs at universities across the United States. It was developed and provided by the Green Sports Alliance.

American Sportfishing Assn.

Research into the Economics of Sportfishing in America

America’s 52.4 million anglers contribute $148 billion in economic output and support 945,500 jobs across the entire country, while also contributing $1.8 billion towards conservation. While jobs...

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Sport Participation Rates Among Underserved American Youth

Now more than ever, it takes significant resources such as time, access and money to develop as an athlete and be fully engaged in organized sport activities. This reality eliminates or limits access...

SUNY (State University of New York)

The Economic Impact of Professional Sports in the United States

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the economic impact of American professional sports franchises, exclusive of promises made by or to local officials.

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Research: The Most Popular Esports

Tournament organizers should know the most popular esports games worldwide. This study examines them and provides information.

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Poll: Gen Z Watching Less Live Sports

For this demographic, sitting down to watch a full game live could become a rare occurrence. A poll of 600 sports fans found 80% of those aged 18-26 will typically watch sport from their mobile phone...

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Research on the Economics of Soccer

The Library of Congress has extensive resources on the economics of soccer at all levels of play.


An Economic Slam Dunk or March Madness? Assessing the Economic Impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournament

The promise of substantial economic impact has convinced cities to “invest” substantial sums of money to meet the demands of the NCAA. Boosters claim that the Final Four typically induces an...