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The Economic Impact of Tennis in South Carolina

This aim of this study was to estimate the economic value of eighteen junior tournaments held in South Carolina in 2019. Factors in the survey including transportation, gender, age, household income,...


Sport Venues – New Trends that Maximize Economic Impact

To maximize economic impact in sports tourism, it is essential to stay current with trends in the industry, not the least of which pertains to development and construction of sports venues. This study...


An Economic Impact Analysis of a Youth Softball World Series

This economic impact analysis study focuses on the estimated impact of hosting a smaller, annual sporting event, the 2013 Dixie Angels Softball World Series in Petal, Mississippi. The study determined...


The Economic Benefits of Hosting AKC Dog Show Events

The American Kennel Club created a survey to assess spending on AKC dog events in all regions of the country. The goal was to identify spending in local communities by dog lovers who attend,...


The Economic Impact of a Marathon as a Sports Tourism Event

Marathons are sport tourism events taking place in many cities around the globe. Economic impact studies have shown that there exist positive economic effects for the host city but the economics...


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.