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GranFondo

U.S. Destinations Included in 2020 Gran Fondo World Tour

February 13, 2020

Gran Fondo World Tour (GFWT) is expanding its global series in 2020, starting the season with 14 events on 4 continents., including the USA. more >>


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USA Table Tennis Announces 2020 Hopes Tour

February 7, 2020

USA Table Tennis, the national governing body of the sport, has announced its 2020 Hopes Tour, to identify and cultivate young talent. more >>


Connecticut

Hartford to Host GK U.S. Classic

January 31, 2020

After a four-year break, the GK U.S. Classic will return to Hartford, Conn., and the XL Center on May 23. more >>


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Pro Bowling Season Already Underway, Headed to Cities Nationwide

January 29, 2020

The Pro Bowling Association (PBA) season is underway for 2020, and is headed to familiar sports destinations nationwide. more >>


Kraft

New England Patriots Owner to Open Esports Training Facility for OWL Team

January 28, 2020

Kraft Sports and Entertainment has unveiled plans for a new dedicated esports training facility near Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots. more >>



CTSTB

iHeartMedia’s Vicki Ward Elected to the Board of The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

December 30, 2019

Vicki Ward, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia Markets Group’s Hartford Region, has been elected to the board of CTCSB. more >>


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US Club Soccer Announces Eight New Clubs in Six States

November 25, 2019

US Club Soccer announced eight clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 82 clubs in 25 states. more >>


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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 >>


Connecticut

CTCSB Announces Lionetti as Manager of Convention Services and E-Marketing

October 7, 2019

Taia Lionetti of New Britain, Conn. has joined the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau as Manager of Convention Services & E-Marketing. more >>


Strackaline

StrackaLine Scans Historic Framingham Country Club

July 30, 2018

StrackaLine, maker of golf’s premier greens guides, has scanned Framingham Country Club, a Boston-area private club with a rich history. more >>


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White Papers

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>>


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>>


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Articles

BudgetCuts Article | July 10, 2019
Rhode Island School District Dumps All Sports as Part of Drastic Budget Cuts

By: Michael Popke

The concept that a school district would be so desperate to make budget cuts as to dump all its sports programs – well, it sounds like a nightmare....   More>>


IndyCar Article | June 12, 2019
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they’re not being held at a facility...   More>>


BaseballInGrass Article | May 1, 2019
Sports Turf Expert: Don’t Burn Your Fields to Dry Them

By: Michael Popke

It certainly made headlines: the high school coach who tried to dry his wet field by dousing parts of it with gasoline and dropping a match. Other...   More>>


Scam Article | April 3, 2019
How Event Owners Can Combat Scammers

By: Michael Popke

Between stolen frequent flyer miles and identity theft happening on airport hotspots, youth sports event owners might think they have the risks all...   More>>



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