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Large Youth Soccer Tournament Heading to Chicagoland in 2021

May 26, 2020

The newest, and potentially largest, youth soccer tournament slated for Chicagoland will be hosted starting in 2021, thanks to a partnership. more >>


USA_Volleyball

Columbus, Kansas City to Host 2021 National Events for USA Volleyball

May 22, 2020

Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri will host national events in 2021, USA Volleyball has confirmed. more >>


IndyCar

Indy 500 Moves to August, Grand Prix Makes Historic Move

May 22, 2020

The Indianapolis 500, typically run over the Memorial Day weekend, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to COVID-19. more >>


PGATourChampions

PGA TOUR Champions Announces Updates to Scheduled Events

May 19, 2020

PGA TOUR Champions has announced that its tournaments in 2020 and 2021 will combine to form one season. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Tournament Schedule

May 18, 2020

B.A.S.S. unveiled revised event dates for the remaining events on their 2020 tournament schedule. 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 >>


LPGAMeijer

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Touted as Best Tournament for Families and Foodies

March 16, 2020

The 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was recognized as the Most Family Friendly and Best “Foodie” Experience on Tour. 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

Working with Sports Commissions & CVBs Article | August 31, 2008
Working with Sports Commissions & CVBs

By: Joni Williamson

If you're a sporting event planner trying to settle on a location, there are two organizations that you should seek out and add to your planning...   More>>


blank Article | June 1, 2018
2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards and thanks our readers for their feedback and...   More>>



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