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US Quidditch Announces Host Locations for Sanctioned Events in 2019-2020

October 15, 2019

US Quidditch has announced the locations for the 2019-20 season of USQ-Hosted Circuit Events. Events are hosted nationwide. more >>


TCF

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon Announces Details of Event

October 14, 2019

Michigan’s largest road race and the only race to cross international borders twice expects more than 25,000 runners and 50,000 spectators. more >>


ChicagoMarathon

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Push Rim Competition Welcomes Strong Field Featuring 24 Paralympians From 14 Countries

October 11, 2019

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that the world’s top para-athletes will compete on Sunday, October 13. more >>


CrossFit

CrossFit Games Ready to Run

October 9, 2019

At the conclusion of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Open in October, CrossFit will find the ‘fittest man and woman in every eligible country.’ more >>


US_BC

BowlTV to Cover More Collegiate Action This Year

October 3, 2019

BowlTV will expand its collegiate livestreaming schedule in the 2019-2020 season. more >>



VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

September 30, 2019

VISIT Milwaukee has announced its Board of Directors and Board officers for the 2019-2020 business year. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Tourism’s Economic Impact Up in 2018

September 16, 2019

In 2018, travel provided $392 million in economic impact to Rockford and Winnebago County communities. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Announces New, Re-Elected Board Members

August 5, 2019

Rockford announced the election of new officers and board members, and the reappointment and re-election of continuing board members. more >>


SFASFM

Sports and Events Center in Bedford Park Announces Partnership with SFM

July 22, 2019

The Village of Bedford Park, IL has selected Sports Facilities Management to manage and operate their new sports tourism facility. more >>


LakeERie

Christopher Lewis Joins Lake Erie Shores & Islands as Sports Tourism Manager

June 24, 2019

Amherst native Christopher Lewis has joined the Lake Erie Shores & Islands group accounts team as Sports Tourism Manager. more >>



LSSCAerial

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

August 21, 2019

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 >>


White Papers

ChicagoMarathon Whitepaper | March 1, 2019
Economic Impact of the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon   

The 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated a record-setting $338 million in estimated impact. More>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

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

By: Peter Francesconi

A sports planner’s wish list might include excellent venues, from green fields to fishing lakes to state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Then, of... 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>>


Articles

EliudSubTwo Article | October 16, 2019
Will the Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Change Races on the Hometown Level?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It finally happened. One man ran a full marathon in less than two hours. No, it wasn’t a major marathon and yes, it was under controlled...   More>>


FluShots Article | October 2, 2019
With a Severe Flu Season Predicted, Should Youth Sports Require Vaccines?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After a relatively mild flu season last year, health officials are predicting a backlash for 2020; in fact, one child has already died – and the...   More>>


TheSecret Article | October 2, 2019
Can a Sci-Fi Quest Lead to Increased Outdoor Recreation? It Already Has

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the futuristic book, Ready Player One, a teenager and his friends are scrambling to find three keys hidden in a virtual universe. The individual...   More>>


WiffleBall Article | September 18, 2019
Is Competitive Wiffle Ball the Next Big Travel Phenomenon?

By: Michael Popke

The game you played as a rambunctious six-year-old is all grown-up – and has a championship of its own. Just ask anyone who recently played in the...   More>>



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