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First-Ever USA Football-Sanctioned Flag Championship Announced

October 17, 2019

The first-ever sanctioned flag football championship to be offered by USA Football will come to Grand Park Sports Campus in 2020. more >>


US_Quidditch

US Quidditch Announces Host Locations for Sanctioned Events in 2019-2020

October 15, 2019

US Quidditch has announced the locations for the 2019-20 season of USQ-Hosted Circuit Events. Events are hosted nationwide. more >>


TCF

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon Announces Details of Event

October 14, 2019

Michigan’s largest road race and the only race to cross international borders twice expects more than 25,000 runners and 50,000 spectators. more >>


ChicagoMarathon

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Push Rim Competition Welcomes Strong Field Featuring 24 Paralympians From 14 Countries

October 11, 2019

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that the world’s top para-athletes will compete on Sunday, October 13. more >>


CrossFit

CrossFit Games Ready to Run

October 9, 2019

At the conclusion of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Open in October, CrossFit will find the ‘fittest man and woman in every eligible country.’ more >>



VisITMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

September 30, 2019

VISIT Milwaukee has announced its Board of Directors and Board officers for the 2019-2020 business year. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Tourism’s Economic Impact Up in 2018

September 16, 2019

In 2018, travel provided $392 million in economic impact to Rockford and Winnebago County communities. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Announces New, Re-Elected Board Members

August 5, 2019

Rockford announced the election of new officers and board members, and the reappointment and re-election of continuing board members. more >>


SFASFM

Sports and Events Center in Bedford Park Announces Partnership with SFM

July 22, 2019

The Village of Bedford Park, IL has selected Sports Facilities Management to manage and operate their new sports tourism facility. more >>


LakeERie

Christopher Lewis Joins Lake Erie Shores & Islands as Sports Tourism Manager

June 24, 2019

Amherst native Christopher Lewis 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?

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

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

GART Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2018
A Change of Venue

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sometimes, we just need a change of scenery. In a new place, under new conditions, event owners and rights holders are often able to put a new spin...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Wheels Up

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Skateboarding and BMX are uniquely urban sports. Both evolved on cityscapes: downtown concrete slopes and railings that made riding challenging,...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Cold As Ice

By: Michael Popke

In winter sports, change is coming. As significant snowfall seemingly becomes less of a sure thing every year, many alternatives – including some...   More>>



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