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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

SDM Logo Whitepaper | April 8, 2013
2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact   

2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact, compiled by Jerome Agrusa, Ph.D., Professor, Travel Industry Management,... More>>


Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>


Whitepaper | January 23, 2013
The Purpose of College Sports: Building a Brand and Providing Pride   

In the realm of college sports, the spectators play a vital role to the overall experience of the sporting event. However are all spectators fans,... More>>


Whitepaper | January 10, 2013
Kids and Sports: New Study to Determine Impact of Contact Sports on Children   

Sports are fun and playing sports can be wonderful for kids: they get a healthy workout, learn to appreciate physical fitness, and they learn other... 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

MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>


Ref Article | May 15, 2019
Ohio Bill Would Make Assaulting Umpires, Referees a Felony

By: Michael Popke

In an ideal world, this development would not be necessary. Ohio lawmakers want to put an end to assaults on sports officials at all levels once and...   More>>


MSUBand Article | May 15, 2019
March Madness: Kicking Cheerleaders and Band off the Plane while VIPs Ride Free

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

March Madness has a new meaning. Public outrage followed a newspaper report that Michigan State took its cheer squad and band off a flight to Final...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>



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