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USA Rugby Announces Launch of World Cup Bid

October 21, 2021

USA Rugby has launched its bid to host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031 and the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2029. more >>


Warrior

Warrior Soccer Debuts Spook-Tacular Fall

October 19, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour pulls back the curtain on a spook-tacular fall with events in October, November and December - and even beyond. more >>


USA_Triathlon

USA Triathlon, Remoteracing to Host First-Ever Remote National Championships

October 14, 2021

USA Triathlon is the first organization to utilize RaceX's RemoteRacing™ technology for its events. more >>


CedarFair

Cedar Fair Exploring Esports Arena in Sandusky

October 13, 2021

Cedar Fair is exploring the development of a $28M esports arena in Sandusky, Ohio, to host competitive events as the industry grows. more >>


Lansing

Greater Lansing Welcomes Men’s Pro Tennis Tournament Back to Michigan

October 11, 2021

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority announced plans to host the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Capital City Tennis Classic in Greater Lansing. more >>



Rockford

RACVB Announces New Board Officers and Members

October 18, 2021

RACVB has announced new officers and directors on its board. more >>


EnjoyPeoria

Discover Peoria Announces Lifelong Peorian Hired as Director of Sales

September 27, 2021

Discover Peoria has hired one of its own to fill a key role in attracting new business to the destination. 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 >>



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

One Great Sports Destination: The Midwest Article | October 31, 2008
One Great Sports Destination: The Midwest

By: Josh Norris

A quick perusal of the country's sports map makes one thing abundantly clear to even the most casual of sports followers: For top-notch events, the...   More>>


blank Article | October 31, 2008
Finding Basketball Event Locations is a Slam Dunk

By: Evan Shoemake

Basketball doesn’t hold the title "American as apple pie," even though it is one of the only sports actually created in America. It does, however,...   More>>


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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