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ClevelandOpen

The Cleveland Open Returns This Month

January 19, 2022

After hosting the women at Tennis in the Land, ATP tennis action comes to town for the 4th consecutive year of the Cleveland Open. more >>


Ripken

Ripken Baseball Announces New Locations for 2022

January 18, 2022

At Ripken Select Tournaments, we're combining fields and experiences to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer. more >>


IRONMAN

Sandusky to Host IRONMAN This Year

January 17, 2022

IRONMAN has announced that Sandusky, Ohio, has become the new host venue for the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon in 2022. more >>


Meijer

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Announces 2022 Dates

January 11, 2022

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will return in 2022 at Blythefield Country Club, tournament officials have announced. more >>


TransplantGames

Get Your BID On: 2024 Transplant Games of America Seeking a Host City

January 6, 2022

The Transplant Life Foundation is seeking proposals from cities interested in hosting the Transplant Games of America in the Summer of 2024. more >>



RaceManagement

Clint McCormick Named 2021 MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year

January 3, 2022

Glass City Marathon (Toledo, Ohio) Director Clint McCormick is the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year. more >>


WisconsinCenter

Wisconsin Center Breaks Ground on 2024 Expansion

December 20, 2021

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) broke ground on the convention center construction site. more >>


Rocket

Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Extends its Title Sponsorship of the Rocket Mortgage Classic through 2027

November 22, 2021

First-ever PGA TOUR event within the city limits of Detroit to continue supporting community initiatives. more >>


Wintrust

The Village of Bedford Park Announces Partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation

November 15, 2021

The Village of Bedford Park has announced a new arrangement with Wintrust Financial Corporation. more >>


Akron

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Seven STAR Awards

November 15, 2021

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau received seven STAR Awards from the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus. more >>



Holland

The Best Aquatic Center Around - Now Even Better!

January 18, 2022

Holland Aquatic Center in Holland, Michigan, has always had the lock on everything event owners need for competitive swimming and diving. But now,... 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 Makes Sports the MVP

May 12, 2021

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sports. In the... 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

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sporting events!... 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

Softball Article | January 14, 2022
Inside Events: Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League (SSL), a new opportunity for college athletes to hone and showcase their skills, takes the field in...   More>>


YouthSportsAccess Article | January 14, 2022
Nationwide, Efforts to Expand Access to Youth Sports

By: Michael Popke

Sports are BACK and cities want kids to get back in the game. As a result, there has been a plethora of initiatives to expand access to youth sports,...   More>>


WinterRunning Article | December 22, 2021
Stranded Runners and Hypothermia Worrying Endurance Race Directors

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ice, snow and freezing temperatures are part of endurance events in the winter. But when those conditions become too harsh, bad things can happen –...   More>>


blank Article | December 19, 2021
New Spaces, New Places

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If part of your 2022 game plan was to keep your event fresh by seeking out a new destination or two, you need to bookmark this article. It includes...   More>>



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