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Sports Destination Management Announces 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


CommunityFirst

Community First Champion Center Holding Open House

November 15, 2019

The Community First Champion Center invites the public to a community open house on Thursday, November 21, from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. more >>


USA_Tri

Time to Tri Recruiting New Triathlon Participants Through Rock 'n' Roll Marathon for Second Consecutive Year

November 14, 2019

USA Triathlon and IRONMAN® are hosting informational sessions at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® expos across the country. more >>


SouthBEnd

South Bend to be Home to Dedicated Esports Facility

November 11, 2019

South Bend has announced that a dedicated esports arena at Century Center could be hosting its first competitions as soon as next summer. more >>


USA_Cycling

USA Cycling Announces Championships for 2020

November 7, 2019

USA Cycling has announced the 2020 USA Cycling National Championships schedule, which begins in April. more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. 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 >>



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

DSCedarPoint Case study | October 31, 2019
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 will be unveiling an... More>>


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>>


Articles

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>>


blank Article | September 4, 2019
New Homes for Away Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The continued evolution of sports venues – updates to surfaces, lighting, security and amenities – all helps to create the best possible...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
The Perfect Landing

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Heading into the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the U.S. is seeing the expected uptick in interest in gymnastics. And from beginner and recreational level to...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
On the Waterfront

By: Judy Leand

From canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddling to sailing, surfing, water skiing and even dragon boat and Hawaiian outrigger racing, water sports are...   More>>



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