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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 >>



SportsMilwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee Debuts Sports Milwaukee

April 12, 2021

VISIT Milwaukee has unveiled the logo for Sports Milwaukee, a new division to market the city as an ideal destination for sports events. 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 >>



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

Whitepaper | December 10, 2012
Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States   

In the many U.S. states that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency and climate change is expected to contribute to warmer winters, reduced... More>>


Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... More>>


Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>


Whitepaper | January 20, 2010
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century   

This report offers an overview of the business and economic landscape of intercollegiate athletics, with a particular focus on the Football Bowl... 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

blank Article | January 20, 2021
Taking the Sports Hosting Game by Storm

By: Cindy Cantrell

Sports history runs deep win the Northeast region. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891, and William Morgan...   More>>


blank Article | January 20, 2021
Game On

By: Judy Leand

It is a great time to get into competitive video gaming. Global esports revenues (not counting broadcasting platform revenues) surpassed $1 billion...   More>>


blank Article | January 20, 2021
Basketball’s Full-Court Press

By: Peter Francesconi

Basketball has always been one of the most popular sports for travel teams and rec play, with activity that spans all ages, both male and female. And...   More>>


MArch Article | January 18, 2021
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March, and Indianapolis is Making it Happen

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Not too many people say no to hosting NCAA championships, particularly when that opportunity is any game in March Madness, much less the entire...   More>>



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