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3v3 National Championships Coming to Alabama This Weekend

November 25, 2020

All teams are invited to play in the 3v3 National Championships, to be held in Alabama on November 28 and 29. more >>


FLW

MLF Announces Lake Chickamauga as Location of 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Open

November 23, 2020

MLF announced that Dayton, Tennessee will host the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Open on March 30-31. more >>


GulfShores

Modified Vacasa Coastal Half Marathon & 5K Kicks Off Run the Beach Series Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23, 2020

The Vacasa Coastal Half Marathon & 5K will step off on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, beginning and ending at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. more >>


Foley

Foley Welcomes Sun Belt Volleyball Championship

November 18, 2020

FST welcomes the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship, to be held November 18-22 at the Foley Event Center. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Continues Fall Season with Soccer, Turkey Day Tennis

November 18, 2020

Mobile continues its fall season of sports with 3v3 LIVE soccer as well as with a special Thanksgiving-themed tennis tournament. more >>



Renasant

Renasant Convention Center Receives Safe Facilities Accreditation

November 2, 2020

The Renasant Convention Center and Memphis Management Group have been awarded the GBAC STAR accreditation. more >>


WBHOF

WBHOF Announces New AAU Exhibit Area

October 12, 2020

A new exhibit in the WBHOF will recognize the AAU’s vital role in advancing the development of women’s and girls’ basketball in the United... more >>


WorldGames

The World Games Announces Addition of Football to Line-Up of Sports

September 28, 2020

The first edition of The World Games on American soil since 1981 has added a familiar sport to its lineup, and in a college football town. more >>


Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


SFASFM

City of Morristown Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Outsourced Community Center Operator

August 17, 2020

The City of Morristown has selected SFM as the outsourced operator for their $36 million Community Fitness and Aquatics Center. 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 >>


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 >>


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

CrappieUSA Article | November 27, 2019
Inside Events: Crappie USA

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While bass fishing gets plenty of ink, it’s not the only sport on U.S. waters. Crappie USA, the first and largest crappie tournament organization...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Introducing the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The legendary coach, Pat Summitt, said it best: “Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.” Meet this year’s award...   More>>


WFC Article | October 16, 2019
The Food Fight is On in Dallas – What Does It Take to Be at the Table?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s a food fight going on and Dallas is in the teeth of it. The World Food Championships, the largest competition in food sport (yes, that's a...   More>>


blank Article | September 4, 2019
New Homes for Away Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The continued evolution of sports venues – updates to surfaces, lighting, security and amenities – all helps to create the best possible...   More>>



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