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500 Festival Announces Launch of Virtual Race Series

July 13, 2020

The 500 Festival, celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced the launch of their Virtual Race Series. more >>


RACVB

Play Ball, Responsibly! Sports Tourism Returns to Rockford Region With Safety at Top of Mind

July 10, 2020

Stretching through mid-August, eight tournaments are projected to bring $2.1 million of tourism economic impact into the region. more >>


PGA_TOUR

Muirfield Village Golf Club to Host Two PGA TOUR Events

July 9, 2020

Golf’s PGA TOUR has announced that it will stage back-to-back tournaments at Ohio’s Muirfield Village Golf Club this month. more >>


PGA

Ryder Cup Postponed, Presidents Cup Pushed Back

July 8, 2020

The decision has loomed for weeks, and the PGA of America makes it official today when it postpones the Ryder Cup for a year. more >>


FLW

FLW Announces Changes to Events Because of Travel Restrictions to New York

July 8, 2020

FLW announced that due to New York’s travel restrictions, the organization will shift its July 9-11 event to Lake Erie at Sandusky, Ohio. more >>



Bassmaster

2020 Bassmaster High School All-American Team Welcomes 12 New Members

June 29, 2020

Twelve high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. more >>


WestMi

West Michigan Sports Commission Hosted Most Sporting Events and Athletes/Visitors plus Booked Most Hotel Nights in Single Year

May 18, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted 99 events in 2019, attracting the most athletes and visitors in one year at 230,382. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

Milwaukee area hotels offering special rates for first responders, essential personnel

May 4, 2020

VISIT Milwaukee has launched a website to highlight area hotels offering discounts to first responders and essential personnel. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Senior Sales Manager Marissa Werner Promoted to Director of Sports Development

March 23, 2020

VISIT Milwaukee announced that Marissa Werner has been promoted to director of sports development. 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 | 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>>


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

MiLB Article | April 29, 2020
Sources: "Assault on Hometown Baseball" a Done Deal

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Last year, the country learned of what became known as “the assault on hometown baseball,” or MLB’s proposal to cut 40 teams from the minors....   More>>


OnllineAuditions Article | April 28, 2020
Virtual Tryouts Allowing Teams to Gather Athletes for Next Season

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Rah-rah for COVID-19? That’s a no-no. But cheer squads in the NFL, whose auditions were halted by the virus, have been instituting virtual tryouts,...   More>>


WorldCup Article | April 28, 2020
Waiting Game: FIFA World Cup Site Decision Another Casualty of COVID-19

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA World Cup in 2026 is further out than most sports commissions are looking at the moment, but they will have to wait to find out whether...   More>>


Ref Article | April 12, 2020
Fines, Community Service and More for Assaulting, Harassing Referees

By: Michael Popke

Every state nationwide knows the struggle to keep refs in the game is real. But in some states, proposed laws that would give slap heavy penalties...   More>>



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