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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 >>


MajorLeagueFishing

MLF Cancels Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Percy Priest Lake Presented By Googan Baits Due To High Water Levels

April 2, 2021

The Major League Fishing (MLF) Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine event on Percy Priest Lake will be rescheduled. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Kicks Off 2021 Season

April 2, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has announced a number of tournaments nationwide. more >>


Mobile

Track & Field Championship Headed to Mobile

April 2, 2021

The Mobile Challenge of Champions runs soon, along with tennis, golf and volleyball events. 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 >>



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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

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 | 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

Lax Article | April 8, 2021
Lacrosse Moving Toward a Spot in 2028 Olympic Program

By: Michael Popke

Lacrosse will take the international spotlight when Birmingham, Alabama hosts the 2022 World Games next summer. But there’s a lot more riding on...   More>>


SeniorSoftball Article | March 29, 2021
While Some Sports Wait to Take the Field, Senior Softball is Going Strong

By: Michael Popke

While much of the attention on the comeback of organized sports has been paid to the professional, college and youth levels, another demographic...   More>>


LiveSports Article | March 28, 2021
How Much Have Sports Fans Saved? Find Out Here

By: Michael Popke

Live pro sports, complete with spectators, are returning and in their absence, people have saved a few dollars. Now, they’re about to find out how...   More>>


Cicadas Article | March 26, 2021
A Plague of Locusts? Venues, Events Brace for Cicada Swarms

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone is thinking about athletes returning to the field and fans coming back to the stands. Know who else is coming back, though? The 17-year...   More>>



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