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Youth Sports at Park and Recreation Agencies

Park and recreation professionals and their agencies are major providers of both organized and unorganized sports program facilities across the nation. They offer safe spaces where kids can play...


The Impact of the New York City Marathon on Hotel Demand

Daily hotel data is employed, along with information on prices, revenue, demand and hotel occupancy, to analyze part of the local economic impact of the annual New York City (NYC) Marathon. As the...


The Peril, Promise and Reality of the Pandemic for the Fitness Industry

An outlook for the fitness industry (and thus, the indoor sports industry) over the next six months to two years. The outlook starts with an overview of the pandemic’s present impact on global...


Tournament Angling in Wisconsin: The Economic Impact of Bass, Salmon and Walleye Fishing Tournaments on Host Communities

This study investigated the economic impacts of tournament angling, specifically bass, salmon and walleye fishing tournaments on host communities in the state of Wisconsin. Fifteen salmon, bass, and...


2020 Global Esports Market Report

The 2020 Global Esports Market Report features information on key trends,market sizing and forecasts, special focus topics and rankings, all related to the rapidly growing gaming market.


The Return: What Sports Can Learn from Tourism

Theme parks have opened prior to live sports. Fortunately for the sports industry, there are several lessons that can be learned from these attractions as they prepare to welcome fans back in a safe...

Event Safety Alliance

The Event Safety Alliance's Guide to Safe Reopening Of Events

This document provides good guidelines and practical information for safe reopening of live events, including sports, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in the U.S.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released this report, showing that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.1 percent ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the...


Investing in Our Future: Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed

The economic impact of completing the East Coast Greenway Trail in the Delaware River Watershed is substantial. The report's key finding: Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Greater Philadelphia...


Outdoor Participation Report by the Outdoor Foundation

Participation in outdoor recreation has declined dramatically, despite strong attention being paid to events like bass tournaments. In addition, fewer people are traveling to participate in outdoor...