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MeijerLPGA

Meijer LPGA Classic and Associated Events Ready to Make Impact on Michigan Community

May 23, 2019

The sixth annual Meijer LPGA Classic tournament will be held June 11-16 at Blythefield Country Club. more >>


Rockford

2019 National Softball Association (NSA) North-Central “B” & “C” Girls Fast Pitch World Series Locations Announced

May 20, 2019

The locations have been announced for the 019 National Softball Association (NSA) North-Central “B” & “C” Girls Fast Pitch World Series. more >>


USA_Gym

Indianapolis, Winston-Salem Hosting Top USA Gymnasts

May 16, 2019

More than 675 of the country’s best gymnasts are headed for championships in Indianapolis and Winston-Salem this weekend. more >>


FIVB

Chicago to Host 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Finals in July

May 15, 2019

The city of Chicago will welcome the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Finals on July 10-14. more >>


FlyiingPig

Flying Pig Marathon Coming to Cincinnati

May 13, 2019

The FC Cincinnati Foundation and the Flying Pig Marathon launch the inaugural FCC3 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 in downtown Cincinnati. more >>



WestMi

2018 was Banner Year with Sports Tourism in West Michigan

April 15, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history in 2018. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Announces Landmark Sports Event Hosting in 2018

March 4, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history with 88 events in 2018. more >>


USPEA

US Equestrian Names Additional USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

January 21, 2019

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) announced a new Center of Excellence (COE). more >>


ChicagoMarathon

Chicago Marathon Race Weekend Generates Record Economic Impact

December 10, 2018

The 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated a record-setting $338 million in economic impact to the city. more >>


LakeERie

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcomes Weston Strayer

October 22, 2018

Milan native Weston Strayer has joined the Lake Erie Shores & Islands group accounts team as Sports Tourism Manager. more >>



LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

May 2, 2018

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

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>>


AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>


Articles

esports Article | October 3, 2018
University of Akron to Cut 80 Degree Programs, Shift Focus to eSports

By: Michael Popke

You read that headline correctly. The University of Akron is phasing out 80 degree programs to make way for dedicated eSports majors and facilities....   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
In the Water Business

By: Michael Popke

Swimming pools are awesome and you can host a lot of sporting events in them. But with so much water out there — in rivers, lakes and oceans —...   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
Swinging Into Action

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball has had some swings and misses lately, having been dropped from the Olympics for 2012 and 2016. Now, though, with the sport reinstated in...   More>>


blank Article | September 13, 2018
Outstanding Facilities: No Matter Where it Plays Out, the Venues are in Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No matter what they’re looking for – diamonds, courts, rinks, fields, tracks, trails or anything else – all planners have one thing in common:...   More>>



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