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USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs

April 9, 2021

The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the US to do so. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Continues as Championship Bowling Host Site

April 9, 2021

Rockford continues its weekend bowling tournament hosting streak. more >>


QuadCities

American Cornhole League Coming to Quad Cities

April 6, 2021

For the first time ever, the American Cornhole League (ACL) will hold an event in the Quad Cities with the ACL Open #7 on April 9-11, 2021. more >>


IRONMAN

New host city for IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan

April 6, 2021

The IRONMAN Group has confirmed that Frankfort, Michigan, will host the IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan triathlon, relocating from Traverse City. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Shares Details of End-of-Season Event

April 5, 2021

US Youth Soccer has announced its Year-End Grand Park College Showcase, coming May 7-9, 2021 at Grand Park Sports Complex. more >>



Aurora

Aurora Area CVB Wins Community Service Award

March 29, 2021

Two Illinois parks and rec organizations gave the Aurora Area CVB a Community Service Award from the Fox Valley Park District. more >>


Workday

Workday Joins PGA TOUR as Sponsor in 2022

February 22, 2021

Workday, Inc. will become the new presenting sponsor of the Memorial Tournament, with a 10-year agreement beginning in 2022. more >>


Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center District Governance Committee Approves Resolution for Convention Center Expansion Financing

February 22, 2021

The Wisconsin Center District Governance Committee approved financing a $420 million convention center expansion project. more >>


MidwayCentral

Midway Central Station Hires General Manager

February 1, 2021

Wade Welsh has been announced as the individual chosen to lead the team at the Bedford Park, Illinois, sports and recreation venue. more >>


USA_Tri

Elk Grove Village Honored with USA Triathlon Partnership

January 11, 2021

Elk Grove Village is USA Triathlon's Exclusive Entrepreneur Community and Exclusive Making Dreams Come True Partner. 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

US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

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>>


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>>


Articles

BrainEatingAmoeba Article | October 11, 2020
Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba a Tragic Reminder of Risks in Outdoor Facilities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many health concerns, from concussions to cardiac issues, have been overshadowed lately, a recent tragic development is serving as a reminder...   More>>


InsideEvents Article | September 29, 2020
Inside Events: Kings Hammer Soccer

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Kings Hammer has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwestern United States, and has also recently expanded its...   More>>


PrepHoops Article | September 26, 2020
Community First Champion Center Scores Big Basketball Win

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Creating a successful live sports event right now means working with a lot of moving targets – local restrictions regarding gatherings, medical...   More>>


Article | September 14, 2020
From Coast to Coast, #LetThemPlay is Gaining Traction – and Volume

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Right now, there’s no telling whether the #LetThemPlay campaign will be enough to convince the powers-that-be to allow youth sports to resume....   More>>



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