East-South Central


MontgomeryCool

Selma to Montgomery Relay Coming this Weekend

March 22, 2019

In Alabama, the 2019 Selma to Montgomery 51 Mile Relay on March 23, 2019 commemorates the 1965 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Ready to Run with the Spartans this Weekend

March 15, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority, the City of Saraland, and Mobile County are proud to once again host the only Spartan Race in the state. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster High School Series Announces Special Events

March 14, 2019

Details have been announced for the Bassmaster High School Series, with special promotions by Academy Sports + Outdoors. more >>


Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa to Host Duathlon Championship in 2020, 2021

March 12, 2019

USA Triathlon has unveiled Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as the host city for the 2020-21 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. more >>



Elizabethtown

Janna Clark Announced Elizabethtown Tourism Executive Director

March 11, 2019

Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau (ETCB) Board of Directors approved the hiring of Janna Clark as the new Executive Director. more >>


SportsForce

Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi hires new General Manager

February 11, 2019

Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi, a brand new youth tournament facility, has hired Jason Jackson as its new General Manager. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S., Alabama Power To Award Scholarships To Two Alabama Students

January 7, 2019

B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year. more >>


RockyTop

Rocky Top Sports World Receives Leadership Summit Awards

December 26, 2018

At a recent SFM meeting, Rocky Top Sports World took home two awards: the ‘Service Award’ and the ‘Excellence Award’.' more >>



Jaynes

Victory as Sweet as Our Tea

March 6, 2019

Take a vibrant, inviting Southern town like Columbia, Tennessee, paired with top-notch venues like Ridley Park Sports Complex and Chickasaw Trace... more >>


RutherfordMain

Game On in The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

May 29, 2018

This vibrant Southern community, conveniently located just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, includes the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna,... more >>


Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi...Sporty + Stylish...Inside + Out

March 20, 2018

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s premier cycling mecca and its best waterfront destination, but there’s so much more to discover and savor here.... more >>


Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | May 30, 2018
A Winning Experience in the Smokies   

By: Peter Francesconi

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sevierville, Tennessee, area is one of America’s favorite places to visit. In fact,... More>>


blank Case study | July 24, 2017
Uncovering a Sports Gem in Kentucky   

By: Peter Francesconi

There are a lot of reasons to visit Owensboro, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Music fans are attracted to the... More>>


DS_Sevierville1 Case study | May 1, 2017
"Best Small Town to Visit" Serves Up Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball and More   

By: Michael Popke

Already a popular vacation spot with such major attractions as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, Sevierville, Tennessee, also has... More>>


White Papers

Auburn Whitepaper | March 1, 2018
Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama   

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events. More>>


SuccessfulMeetings Whitepaper | June 1, 2017
The Economic Impact Analysis of a Youth Softball World Series   

A report on the economic impact of a youth sports event. More>>


SageLogo Whitepaper | January 2, 2014
Effect of the 2011 World Cup on Soccer League Attendance   

The dramatic play of the American team in the 2011 Women’s World Cup tournament brought increased attendance to women’s soccer in the U.S. More>>


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>>



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Articles

AAF Article | March 6, 2019
What’s Going on With the Alliance of American Football?

By: Michael Popke

The Alliance of American Football’s regular season kicked off in early February and is expected to continue until mid-April. So far, so good. The...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Connecting with Great Partners for Long-Term Success

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A destination can have great venues, excellent amenities and wonderful weather but ultimately, it’s the people you’re working with at the CVB or...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Splash Landings

By: Michael Popke

Maybe it’s the blue water. Maybe it’s the sounds of the crowd. Maybe it’s the scent of chlorine. Whatever its secret ingredient is, swimming...   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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