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Hoover

Hoover Met Plex Hosting SEC Fan Fest

May 22, 2019

The SEC Fan Fest will be in the Hoover Met Plex Finley Center now through Sunday, May 26th. more >>


OWA

Cornhole Classic Coming to OWA

May 22, 2019

OWA in Alabama's Memorial Day weekend lineup includes the inaugural Cornhole Classic. more >>


NJCAA

NJCAA Baseball World Series Kicks Off with Free Kid’s Day

May 21, 2019

The annual National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series will return to Greeneville May 24-30 for the third time. more >>


Mobile

Gulf Coast Invitational Track & Field Meet Coming to Mobile

May 17, 2019

For the third year, Mobile, Alabama, will host the Gulf Coast Invitational Track & Field Meet. more >>


GreenevilleTourism

Greene County Sports Council Announces Dates for 2019 National Junior College World Series

May 16, 2019

The National Junior College Athletic Association's Division III World Series will be hosted at Tusculum University's Pioneer Park. more >>



SFA

Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Promotes Award-Winning General Manager To National Leadership Team

May 20, 2019

The General Manager of Rocky Top Sports World, Lori Moore, has been promoted to Account Executive. more >>


Hoover

Hoover Met Complex Scores with Nearly $15 Million in Economic Impact in 2018

May 20, 2019

The Hoover Met Complex knocked the ball out of the park in 2018, bringing in $14.86 million in total economic impact. more >>


GulfShores

Women in Sports: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission Receives Major Sports Industry Honors

May 15, 2019

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission has won two major sports industry honors as well as an event executive certification. more >>


WorldGames

Three Corporate Sponsors of 2021 World Games Revealed

April 1, 2019

Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank are the first corporate sponsors of the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. 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 >>



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 >>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | April 24, 2019
Sports Options, Venue Flexibility and Southern Hospitality Abound   

By: Michael Popke

In less than two years, this city of about 100,000 residents went from having few indoor or outdoor sports facilities for local youth sports teams to... More>>


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>>


Articles

MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>


Fortnite Article | May 15, 2019
NFL, on the Trail of a Younger Audience, Drafts Fortnite

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Fortnite continues its march into mainstream sports. Just last month, it was part of the in-event entertainment at the NFL Draft, where Twitch...   More>>


Julep Article | May 1, 2019
Will Churchill Downs Improvements Mean a Bigger Economic Finish?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Hats. Horses. Juleps. Some things are iconic at the Kentucky Derby. But some things have also changed – home improvements, as it were, that are...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>



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