East-South Central


NAIA

NAIA Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship Host Bids Extended

January 21, 2019

The NAIA has announced the extension of its men's and women's indoor track & field championship deadline for bids from possible hosts. more >>


NCS

Mississippi to Host Security Conference for Running Event Directors

January 14, 2019

Running USA is partnering with The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security to offer intensive sport risk management training. more >>


VNF

USA to Host Men's Volleyball Nations League Finals from 2019-2021

January 4, 2019

The FIVB announced that the USA will host the next three editions of the Men’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Finals, from 2019-2021. more >>


DesMoines

Des Moines on Schedule as Slate of 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Events Announced

January 2, 2019

Part of the USA Swimming Championship Series, the events will travel coast to coast, stopping in Des Moines, Iowa, among others. 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 >>


PigeonForge

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Marks Fifth Anniversary

December 26, 2018

The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) recognizes a significant milestone this fall, marking its fifth year of operation. more >>


ElevateOnCampus

New Venture, Elevate On Campus, Selected by University of Kentucky

November 5, 2018

Elevate Sports Ventures has announced the formation of Elevate On Campus. 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

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>>


eSports Article | November 28, 2018
eSports Stadiums Helping Cities Land Tournaments

By: Michael Popke

The baseball season might be over but in some cities, venues are still getting use – for eSports. As the demand grows, cities across the U.S. are...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>



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