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ChicagoMarathon

Chicago Marathon Ready to Welcome Back the Runners

September 15, 2021

Thousands of runners are preparing for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. more >>


KingKat

King Kat Tournament Trail Gives Anglers Last Chances Before Championship

September 10, 2021

As fall begins, the King Kat Tournament Trail winds down with the last events prior to the championship. more >>


MLF

Updates Released on MLF Bass Pro Tour CarParts.com Stage Seven Presented by Covercraft

September 3, 2021

New info is available about MLF Bass Pro Tour CarParts.com Stage Seven Presented by Covercraft scheduled for Sept. 10-15 in St. Clair Shores. more >>


USA_Triathlon

USA Triathlon Announces National Qualifiers for the 2021 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon

September 2, 2021

USA Triathlon has announced the three events that will serve as National Qualifiers for the 2021 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon season. more >>


KingKat

King Kat Tournament Trail Enters the Homestretch

September 1, 2021

The King Kat Tournament Trail moves into the homestretch with the last events prior to the championship. more >>



VisitMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Announces New Promotional Campaign

August 2, 2021

VISIT Milwaukee is proud to announce the launch of a new advertising campaign. more >>


Hampton

Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Canal IUPUI Names Ashley Ramirez as General Manager, Andrew Pawlowski as Director of Sales

August 2, 2021

The unique dual-branded downtown hotel features 231 guest rooms and suites and 11,000 square feet of meeting space. 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 >>



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

Homeschool Article | May 20, 2021
Inside Events: Homeschool SportsNet

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In homeschooling students, education is only half of the equation. Many lessons that are learned take place on the courts, the fields and in other...   More>>


blank Article | May 12, 2021
Bringing Fans Back to the Stands

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Just like the rebound itself, spectator numbers in sports events are, well, all over the map. But everyone agrees fans are essential.   More>>


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>>



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