East-North Central


US_HL

USHL Announces Fall Youth Classic Tournaments for 2018

September 21, 2018

The USHL announced the full schedule and teams participating in the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic Youth Tournaments. more >>


Chequamegon

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival Provides Updates

September 17, 2018

The Chequamegon 40 and Short & Fat 16 mile events for this year’s 36th annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival have been announced. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

Milwaukee to Host North v. South at the 2018 Badger Open

September 12, 2018

Milwaukee is gearing up for an epic battle between North America and South America at the 2018 Badger Open, taking place Sept. 14-16. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Native to Present at Sports Stories

September 12, 2018

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the return of Sport Stories, featuring hometown heroine Nicole Briscoe of ESPN. more >>



Aurora

Visitors Spent Over $200M in the Aurora Area Last Year

September 17, 2018

Tourism is a $200 million business in the Aurora Area of Illinois, and it continues to grow. more >>


VisitIndy

500 Festival Receives 2018 International Place Marketing Award

August 27, 2018

The 500 Festival, celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, is one of seven laureates at the 2018 Place Marketing Forum. more >>


DestinationWinnegabo

Destination Lake Winnebago Announces New Entity

August 20, 2018

Destination Lake Winnebago Region is the new, official name for the Fond Du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB). more >>


FortWayne

Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by USOC

August 13, 2018

The USOC and Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities have designated the agency its seventh U.S. Paralympic Training Site. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

May 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


Destination Spotlights

DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sports event planner’s wish list might include lush, green field space for outdoor sports. It might also feature excellent indoor facilities... More>>


blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>


White Papers

TraverseCity Whitepaper | February 1, 2017
Game On: The Impact of Youth Sports on a Regional Economy   

This white paper takes a look at the economic impact of two youth sports tournaments on the Traverse City, Michigan, region. More>>


SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


NCAABall Whitepaper | November 1, 2013
NCAA Sports Participation Trending Up   

Participation rates continue to rise as the number of student-athletes competing in NCAA sports reaches more than 463,000. More>>


SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>



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Articles

blank Article | September 14, 2018
In the Water Business

By: Michael Popke

Swimming pools are awesome and you can host a lot of sporting events in them. But with so much water out there — in rivers, lakes and oceans —...   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
Swinging Into Action

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball has had some swings and misses lately, having been dropped from the Olympics for 2012 and 2016. Now, though, with the sport reinstated in...   More>>


blank Article | September 13, 2018
Outstanding Facilities: No Matter Where it Plays Out, the Venues are in Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No matter what they’re looking for – diamonds, courts, rinks, fields, tracks, trails or anything else – all planners have one thing in common:...   More>>


NRPA Article | August 22, 2018
Lawsuit Over Contaminated Water Has Ripple Effect on Event Owners, Venue Operators

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Lawsuits alleging negligence of sports venue operators are hardly news – although they’re certainly hotly contested when they arise. One such...   More>>



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