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USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>


GulfShores

Outdoor Track & Field Championships to Remain in Gulf Shores

June 14, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics outdoor track and field championships will remain in Gulf Shores, Ala. through 2021. more >>


GulfShores

In Gulf Shores, More than 1,200 Youth Ball Teams are Beach Bound this Summer

June 13, 2019

Summer 2019 is set to sizzle in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with athletic events from the sportsplexes to the sand. more >>


Mobile

From Turkey Calling to Deep Sea Fishing, Mobile is Welcoming Summer

June 12, 2019

From turkey calling to deep sea fishing to pole vaulting to football, Mobile has a summer filled with exciting and varied events on tap. more >>


RockyTop

Rocky Top Sports World Releases Calendar of Summertime Sports

June 12, 2019

Rocky Top Sports World has released its calendar of events for the coming summer. 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

SFIA Whitepaper | October 1, 2013
SFIA Report: The Journey of Sports Participation in America   

A report from the Sports Fitness Industry Association detailing sports participation in the U.S. and the resulting economic impact. More>>


LA Sports Whitepaper | August 2, 2013
Economic Impact Study of Sports in Los Angeles   

Economic impact report on sports in the Los Angeles area, compiled by LA Sports and the LA Chamber of Commerce. More>>


AIR Logo Whitepaper | June 25, 2013
Athletic Departments in Most NCAA Division I Public Colleges Spend Three to Six Times More Per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student   

AIR Report: Athletic departments of most public colleges and universities in NCAA Division I sports typically spend three to six times as much per... More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... 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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