East-North Central


RACVB

Dasher Dash to Return to Rockford for a Second Year

November 9, 2018

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) present the 2nd Annual Dasher Dash 5K on Saturday, November 24, 2018. more >>


IBSF

IBSF Cancels World Games After Being Unable to Find Host City

November 7, 2018

The International Blind Sports Federation has cancelled the next quadrennial World Games after being unable to find a host for the event. more >>


Chicago

Tripleheader Rugby Weekend Starts Tomorrow in Chicago

November 2, 2018

Sports fans won’t want to miss this historic day of international test matches at iconic Soldier Field on November 3. more >>


ChicagoSports

Chicago Ready to Host The Rugby Weekend

November 1, 2018

World-class international rugby returns to Chicago's Soldier Field on November 3 as USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide host The Rugby Weekend. more >>



LakeERie

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcomes Weston Strayer

October 22, 2018

Milan native Weston Strayer has joined the Lake Erie Shores & Islands group accounts team as Sports Tourism Manager. more >>


Aurora

Aurora Area CVB Welcomes Lisa Wisner as Group Sales Coordinator

October 8, 2018

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to welcome Lisa Wisner to the team as its new Group Sales Coordinator. more >>


Rockford

Visitor Spending in Rockford and Winnebago County Reaches an All-Time High of $384 Million in 2017

October 1, 2018

Visitor spending in Rockford and Winnebago County reached an all-time high of $383.7 million in 2017, an increase of 8.3 percent over 2016. more >>


NCAA

Stan Wilcox Named EVP of Regulatory Affairs for NCAA

October 1, 2018

Stan Wilcox, VP and director of athletics at Florida State, has been selected as NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs. 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 | November 14, 2018
The Heart of Sports in America:

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports in the U.S., the Midwest has a lot to offer. The area is easily accessible to most of the country. Its sports facilities,...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Riding High

By: Michael Popke

With the proliferation of riders comes a need for events, and facilities to stable them. Here is a round-up of some of the great facilities you’ll...   More>>


blank Article | November 9, 2018
Serve It Up!

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of tennis has had some major investments in facilities recently. A few years ago, the U.S. Tennis Association opened its massive USTA...   More>>


NCAAFinalFour Article | October 3, 2018
Four for Final Four: Inside the NCAA’s Choices

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

NCAA football is king right now, but four areas are cleaning up confetti after learning of their selection as host cities for the Women’s Final...   More>>



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