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Bassmaster

Basspro.com Bassmaster Southern Open About to Unfold on Douglas Lake

April 14, 2021

Visit Jefferson County and the Town of Dandridge are hosting the event on Douglas Lake in Tennessee. more >>


GulfShores

Strong spring event impact in coastal Alabama; track events ramping up

April 13, 2021

Alabama’s beaches saw a 9.48% economic impact increase for sports and events in the first quarter. more >>


Mobile

Gulf South Conference Men's and Women's Golf Championships Coming to Mobile

April 13, 2021

The Gulf South Conference Men's and Women's Golf Championships come to Alabama, according to the Mobile Sports Authority. more >>


Decatur

The Open Cup Comes to Decatur for Two Weekends

April 9, 2021

The Open Cup, a USSSA sanctioned tournament, makes it way to Decatur for the tenth year, and is expected to draw in 140 teams nationwide. more >>


USL

USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs

April 9, 2021

The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the US to do so. more >>



Hoover

Hoover Met Complex Promotes Dr. E.J. Brophy to General Manager

March 29, 2021

John Sparks was promoted to full-time Account Executive with Sports Facilities Companies and Dr. E.J. Brophy is GM of the Hoover Met Complex. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Courses Winning International Honors

March 8, 2021

Troon® announced 49 of its brand-affiliated courses were named to Golfweek’s list of “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


OrangeBeach

Longtime Alabama beach sports commission director named VP of sales

February 15, 2021

Michelle Russ, CSEE, of the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, was named the Vice President of Sales, Sports and Events. more >>



PictureOfFoley

Experience Foley, Alabama: The Lights, the Action, the Sports Venues!

January 12, 2021

Deep in the heart of the south, there’s a city that unites the community with visitors. Where warm smiles and friendly people are abundant. Where... more >>


Rockytop

Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

November 14, 2019

Offering tournament planners, coaches, teams and spectators a one-of-a-kind sporting event, Rocky Top Sports World adds the backdrop of the Great... 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 >>


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 | March 5, 2020
Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


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>>


Articles

blank Article | July 1, 2020
Teeming with Variety, Ready for Teams

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Southeastern region is a sports mecca, with teams and fans alike drawn to its year-round sunshine and mild winters. Proximity to both sandy...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Net Interest

By: Michael Popke

Lacrosse is a growing sport with a bright future and enthusiastic players at all levels, from youth to international. And in many areas, its...   More>>


Article | July 1, 2020
Can College Club Programs Help Boost the Sports Economy?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First came the news that a few colleges here and there were dropping sports programs because of COVID-19-related shortfalls. Then a few became dozens...   More>>


Article | June 19, 2020
SEC, NCAA Rebel Against Presence of Confederate Flag in Mississippi

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When NASCAR served notice that the Confederate Flag would no longer be welcome at any aspects of its events, including its tailgate and campground...   More>>



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