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Sports Destination Management Announces 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


USA_Tri

Time to Tri Recruiting New Triathlon Participants Through Rock 'n' Roll Marathon for Second Consecutive Year

November 14, 2019

USA Triathlon and IRONMAN® are hosting informational sessions at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® expos across the country. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Expanded Nation Schedule for 2020

November 12, 2019

A big week for the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation got even better as B.A.S.S. announced an expanded Nation schedule for 2020. more >>


USA_Cycling

USA Cycling Announces Championships for 2020

November 7, 2019

USA Cycling has announced the 2020 USA Cycling National Championships schedule, which begins in April. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Sports Authority Has Fall of Sports Ready to Kick Off

November 5, 2019

Mobile Sports Authority has listed events taking place this fall, from cheer to wrestling, and from cycling to swimming to football and more. more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


Athletx

Athletx Sports Group, Elizabethtown Sports Park Announce Multi-Year Partnership

November 5, 2019

Athletx Sports Group and Elizabethtown Sports Park have announced a multi-year partnership. more >>


Knoxville

Visit Knoxville Announces Partnership on Sunsphere Ornament to Benefit the Sunsphere

November 4, 2019

Visit Knoxville is partnering with Knoxville natives Guinn and Derek Boyce on a first-ever, hand-crafted glass ornament of the Sunsphere. more >>


VisitKnoxville

Visit Knoxville Named as Sponsor of Korn Ferry Tour

October 14, 2019

PGA TOUR and TOUR Vision Promotions announced a new partnership for Visit Knoxville as title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour’s event in Knoxville. more >>


TNDev

Tennessee Lists Record-Breaking Tourism Economic Impact

October 14, 2019

Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018 and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. 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

Whitepaper | November 20, 2012
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative   

In May 2011, the Knight Commission announced a new initiative to fund research on policy issues in college sports. The program was intended to... More>>


Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>


Whitepaper | January 20, 2010
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century   

This report offers an overview of the business and economic landscape of intercollegiate athletics, with a particular focus on the Football Bowl... 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 | 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>>


Climbing Article | September 4, 2019
Interest Strong in Climbing as Sport Heads for the Olympics

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No rocks and no hard places here. Climbing is headed for the Olympics in 2020 (and 2024, for that matter) so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that...   More>>



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