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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...


Economic Contribution of the 2018 Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic

This study estimates the economic contributions that can be reasonably attributed to the six-day red snapper season in August 2018 based on activities within the states of North Carolina, South...


COVID-19: Response and Reopen

SFA/SFM presents this information to help venue owners, operators and staff work together to develop a comprehensive plan for not only reopening after COVID-19 but for developing protocols to help...