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Major US Youth Soccer Tournament Arrives in West Chester, Ohio; Butler County Visitors Bureau Expects $4.3 Million Local Impact

June 17, 2021

The prestigious 2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup will take to the field at Voice of America MetroPark, June 17-21, 2021. more >>


FormeTour

Forme Tour Announces Schedule Beginning This Month

June 17, 2021

The Forme Tour, the newly created, U.S.-based Tour, announced its eight-tournament schedule Wednesday, a slate that will take players to seven... more >>


KingKat

2021 King Kat Tournament Announces Destinations

June 16, 2021

The 2021 King Kat Tournament Trail has cast off for the season. Here is a list of events. more >>


Bassmaster

Saginaw Bay Ready to Host Bass Anglers

June 15, 2021

Michigan’s massive Saginaw Bay will host three regular-season events this June, B.A.S.S. officials announced. more >>


AkronMarathon

Akron Running Events Debut New Plan

June 14, 2021

This year’s FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay will have a return to a Downtown Akron start, a new course and more. 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 >>


ASMGlobal

ASM Global Selected to Provide Management Services at the Dayton Convention Center

May 24, 2021

ASM Global is to provide management services for the Dayton Convention Center, the Ohio Miami Valley Region’s premier event facility. more >>


Pepsi

PepsiCo Beverages North America Becomes Official Partner of FC Cincinnati’s New TQL Stadium

May 17, 2021

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) today announced it has partnered on a three-year deal with FC Cincinnati. more >>


SportsMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Debuts Sports Milwaukee

April 12, 2021

VISIT Milwaukee has unveiled the logo for Sports Milwaukee, a new division to market the city as an ideal destination for sports events. more >>


Aurora

Aurora Area CVB Wins Community Service Award

March 29, 2021

Two Illinois parks and rec organizations gave the Aurora Area CVB a Community Service Award from the Fox Valley Park District. 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

blank Article | May 12, 2021
Trends and Signposts: The Recovery Road Map

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Michael Popke

There are plenty of indicators that recovery is underway, and that sports are helping lead the charge into the post-vaccination economy.   More>>


blank Article | May 12, 2021
Hot Rods

By: Judy Leand

Fishing exploded in popularity in 2020 and continues to grow. With tournaments in trophy species from marlin to catfish to bass, and panfish like...   More>>


blank Article | May 12, 2021
Swinging for the Fences

By: Peter Francesconi

Baseball returns to the Olympics in 2021 but top of mind for travel sports professionals is its return to the diamonds of the U.S. This summer, it...   More>>


Tri Article | April 24, 2021
Triathlon Sellouts Another Sign of Recovery Among Large-Scale Events

By: Michael Popke

Sports tourism’s resurgence could be characterized as more of a marathon than a sprint. That, of course, makes it absolutely fitting that...   More>>



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