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Bridges to Bluffs Open Water Swim/2019 USMS Marathon Distance National Championships Announced

September 19, 2019

Open Water Swim/2019 USMS Marathon will be Sept. 22, 2019 in the Tennessee River. Swimmers have 4 hours to complete the course. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Lists Full Calendar of Events for Fall 2019

September 17, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority has shared its fall line-up of events, including football, baseball, triathlon, swimming and fishing. more >>


Mobile

Gulf Coast Challenge Date, Location Announced

September 12, 2019

The 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority will be held September 28, 2019 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. more >>


FloraBama

Flora-Bama Extends "Bulls On The Beach" Event

September 5, 2019

Bulls on the Beach”, at this iconic Beach watering hole, is now so popular that the family-fun event will run three nights, September 5-7. more >>


GSOBSC

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Have Robust Calendar of Sports for Fall Season

September 4, 2019

Fall is heating up with a variety of events for teams, families and individuals to make memories and compete along Alabama’s beaches. more >>



NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


MontgomeryCool

Montgomery Sees Record Breaking Tourism Growth

July 29, 2019

Travelers spent $972 million and were responsible for 13,817 jobs last year in Montgomery County, according to an economist's report. 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 >>



PrimImage

Game On In The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

September 13, 2019

Rutherford County is a vibrant Southern community. Conveniently located and boasting first-rate facilities and award-winning services, Rutherford... 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 >>


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

blank Article | August 31, 2008
Volleyball: America's Hybrid Sport

By: Juli Anne Patty

Volleyball, a sport born and bred in America, turned 110 in 2005, but only recently did it begin to achieve the type of popularity in its home...   More>>


The Southeastern Sports Destination Experience Article | June 30, 2008
The Southeastern Sports Destination Experience

By: Juli Anne Patty

Very few would argue that the Southeastern U.S. is not ripe with sports activities. From the almost year-round amenable climate to its vast array of...   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2008
The Gymnastics World

By: Juli Anne Patty

Most Americans' knowledge of gymnastics is limited to the Olympics, but there’s a whole world of gymnastics out there. And that means a whole...   More>>


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>>



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