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REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


Topgolf

Third Annual Topgolf Tour Announces Dates, Locations, Prizes

July 16, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. more >>


Montgomery

Montgomery Boasting Impressive Summer Lineup

July 11, 2018

With school almost out and summer vacation right around the corner, Montgomery is preparing to welcome more visitors than ever before. more >>


US_Open

USTA Announces Wild Card Challenge

July 5, 2018

The US Open Wild Card Challenge, to award an American man and woman a main draw wild card into the US Open, kicks off this week. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


GulfShorees

In Gulf Shores, NAIA Student-Athletes to Help Feed the Hungry

May 21, 2018

NAIA student-athletes will donate and collect food items during the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. more >>


Etown

Elizabethtown Sports Park Reaches 5-year Anniversary and $19 M Boost to Local Economy

April 16, 2018

Elizabethtown Sports Park has reached its five-year anniversary and over that time, has provided a $19 million economic impact. 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 | June 1, 2018
2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards and thanks our readers for their feedback and...   More>>


MAp Article | June 27, 2018
United Bid Won the Right to Host 2026 World Cup — But What's Next?

By: Michael Popke

It took only hours after FIFA’s big announcement for cities named as potential hosts for 2026 World Cup action to start talking themselves up. No...   More>>


blank Article | May 31, 2018
On the Right Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field, historically one of the oldest sports in the world, remains popular at all levels – high school, college and even at the Olympics,...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2018
The Big Catch

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Americans have an ongoing love affair with sport fishing. According to multiple surveys, participation is up and continuing to grow. Whether...   More>>



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