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National Youth Triathlon Returns to Butler County, Ohio for 9th Year

July 29, 2021

Over 1,000 youth and junior triathletes from around the United States will arrive in West Chester, Ohio this weekend. more >>


FantasyFootballExpo

2021 Fantasy Football Expo in Canton, Ohio this August

July 29, 2021

The 2021 Fantasy Football Expo will be held Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Canton. more >>


IRONMAN

2021 IRONMAN Wisconsin on the Books for September

July 29, 2021

The 2021 IRONMAN Wisconsin triathlon will be held in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin, on Sunday, September 12, 2021. more >>


MissGeico

Powerboat Races Coming to Destinations This Summer, Fall

July 28, 2021

Miss GEICO Racing competes in Class ONE which consists of the fastest race boats in the world. more >>


BlazingPaddles

Blazing Paddles Water Sports Festival Starts Tomorrow in Cleveland

July 23, 2021

Blazing Paddles Paddlefest returns to the Cuyahoga River on Saturday, July 24. more >>



QuadCities_BringItQC

New Initiative for Quad Citizens to Support Tourism Growth

July 5, 2021

Visit Quad Cities has launched the brand-new Bring It QC initiative to connect Quad Citizens with the Visit Quad Cities team. more >>


ChicagoSouthland

Chicago Southland Highlights Expanded Hotel Offerings

June 28, 2021

Event planners can now enjoy several newly opened or recently renovated hotel properties throughout the Chicago Southland. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Hires Partnership Sales Manager

June 28, 2021

VISIT Milwaukee has hired Bryan Kubel as partnership sales manager. more >>


HCA_MidwestHealth

HCA Midwest Health Renews Partnership with Heartland Soccer

June 21, 2021

HCA Midwest Health and the Heartland Soccer Association recently renewed their partnership to benefit the premier soccer group. more >>


MoValley

MVC Announces Contract Extension to Keep Hoops in the Heartland in the Quad Cities

June 7, 2021

The Missouri Valley Conference announced an extension of its partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the TaxSlayer Center through 2024. more >>



Springfield

Springfield, Illinois: The Place Where Legendary Events are Made

June 7, 2021

Springfield, Illinois is nestled in the heart of the Midwest and situated along the iconic Route 66. It is a place where families experience one of... more >>


Smaller

Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment

May 12, 2021

The sales team at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can't wait to welcome you back to the Chicago Southland! more >>


Smaller

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Stands Ready to Help Event Owners

May 12, 2021

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. 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

UW-Lacrosse Whitepaper | March 1, 2021
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... More>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Ready to Help Event Owners   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

The sales team at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can't wait to welcome you back to the Chicago Southland! More>>


DSCedarPoint Case study | March 1, 2020
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it unveiled an attraction... More>>


Articles

AthletesUnlimited Article | July 28, 2021
Athletes Unlimited Applies Fantasy Sports Theory to Create Women’s Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

You say fantasy sports like it’s a bad thing. Athletes Unlimited begs to differ. There are no hard-and-fast teams here, just elite women in their...   More>>


YouthSoccer Article | July 1, 2021
Midwest Success: US Youth Soccer’s College Showcase

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When US Youth Soccer announced that a total of 280 boys’ and girls’ teams, mostly from out of state, had competed at its recent college showcase...   More>>


OpeningSpread Article | June 25, 2021
The Right Hook

By: Judy Leand

Whether contested in a boxing ring, on a wrestling mat or in a martial arts studio – or even in the octagon of MMA or the Olympics – combat...   More>>


Run Article | June 25, 2021
Run to Daylight

By: Michael Popke

One of the first events to emerge from the pandemic and provide a very welcome boost to cities, thanks to excellent research by event owners, has...   More>>



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