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MissGeico

Powerboat Races Coming to Destinations This Summer, Fall

July 28, 2021

Miss GEICO Racing competes in Class ONE which consists of the fastest race boats in the world. more >>


BlazingPaddles

Blazing Paddles Water Sports Festival Starts Tomorrow in Cleveland

July 23, 2021

Blazing Paddles Paddlefest returns to the Cuyahoga River on Saturday, July 24. more >>


Rockford

Robotics Ready to Rock Rockford

July 23, 2021

2021 R2OC is set for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at City Market Pavilion in downtown Rockford. more >>


LaLonde

LaLonde Charity Open Coming to Clarkston

July 23, 2021

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, LaLonde Charities and Summit Automotive Management will host the 9th Annual LaLonde Charity Open. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF BIG5 Releases Updated Schedule for 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine Buckeye Division

July 22, 2021

The MLF BIG5 has released its updated schedule for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine Buckeye Division. 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 >>


HCA_MidwestHealth

HCA Midwest Health Renews Partnership with Heartland Soccer

June 21, 2021

HCA Midwest Health and the Heartland Soccer Association recently renewed their partnership to benefit the premier soccer group. more >>


MoValley

MVC Announces Contract Extension to Keep Hoops in the Heartland in the Quad Cities

June 7, 2021

The Missouri Valley Conference announced an extension of its partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the TaxSlayer Center through 2024. 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 Gives Sports the MVP Treatment

May 12, 2021

The sales team at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can't wait to welcome you back to the Chicago Southland! 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

The sales team at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can't wait to welcome you back to the Chicago Southland! 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

The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination Article | October 31, 2009
The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination

By: Amy Henderson

Wide open spaces, miles of agriculture and thousands of lakes. Not to mention numerous legendary sports venues...The Midwest.   More>>


blank Article | August 31, 2009
Making a Splash: The World of Water Sports

By: Juli Anne Patty

Three hundred twenty-six million trillion gallons: that's science's best guess as to how much water we have on Earth. And over the last few thousand...   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2009
Association Games: A Labor Intensive and Involved Process, but Rewarding

By: Evan Shoemake

A clear picture of exactly what Association Games are may not initially come to mind for many people. To accurately understand this market of...   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2009
Indoor & Arena: Taking Sports Indoors

By: Juli Anne Patty

Like those intrepid postal carriers, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays America's athletes. But, to be honest, those athletes...   More>>



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