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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

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>>


SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>


LA Sports Whitepaper | August 2, 2013
Economic Impact Study of Sports in Los Angeles   

Economic impact report on sports in the Los Angeles area, compiled by LA Sports and the LA Chamber of Commerce. More>>


AIR Logo Whitepaper | June 25, 2013
Athletic Departments in Most NCAA Division I Public Colleges Spend Three to Six Times More Per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student   

AIR Report: Athletic departments of most public colleges and universities in NCAA Division I sports typically spend three to six times as much per... 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

blank Article | December 31, 2008
Road & Track Destinations: Managing the Dynamics

By: Evan Shoemake

Athletes who will voluntarily run 26.2 miles or race a car at 200 mph around a track or swim, bike and run in excess of one hundred miles in a few...   More>>


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>>



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