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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 >>


MyrtleBeachFallClassic

Myrtle Beach Short Par 4 Fall Classic Announces Sellout Field

November 15, 2019

The sixth annual Short Par 4 Fall Classic, on Nov. 17-21 on 16 of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, has attracted a sold-out field of 432 golfers. more >>


GreaterRaleigh

Raleigh to Become Soccer Central in Fall and Early Winter

November 14, 2019

Raleigh continues to host soccer, now through early December, adding to the rich history the sport has in the region. 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 >>


DreamHack

DreamHack Atlanta Begins on Friday

November 13, 2019

DreamHack Atlanta begins on Friday, Nov. 15 and runs through the weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. 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 >>


Raleigh

2018 Record-Breaking Year for Tourism in Wake County

October 28, 2019

New reports indicate Wake County welcomed 16.8 million visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2017. more >>


Maryalnd

Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland Launches, Announces New President/CEO of The Fair Hill Organizing Committee

October 21, 2019

The Maryland Stadium Authority announced the creation of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. more >>


Mitsubishi

Tournament Officials Unveil Economic Impact of 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic

October 21, 2019

Tournament officials announced that the seventh Mitsubishi Electric Classic, held April 15 – 21, 2019, raised $312,533 for local charities. more >>


Pepsi

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Names Pepsi as Official Drink

October 14, 2019

Panama City Beach Sports Complex has entered an exclusive beverage rights and sponsorship deal with Buffalo Rock Company. more >>



FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


PanamaCityBrach

It’s a Whole New Ball Game in Panama City Beach, Florida

October 28, 2019

With 27 miles of sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a plethora of options on-site and off-site, your players and teams will be able to play their... more >>


WicomicoHPAC

Play Between the Beach and the Bay in Wicomico County, Maryland

September 19, 2019

Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is an ideal place for families to enjoy while here for tournaments and... more >>


Chesterfield

Chesterfield County: A Mecca for Sports Tourism with World-Class Facilities and Fields

June 24, 2019

Located in central Virginia, just south of Richmond, Chesterfield County is becoming the go-to destination for event owners seeking excellent access,... more >>


Harford3

Play Like the Pros in Harford County, Maryland

May 22, 2019

Bring your tournament to Harford County, Maryland, and get the best – the best facilities, the best location and the best team to support it all!... more >>


White Papers

MDCommerce Whitepaper | October 1, 2018
Economic Impact of the 2017 Preakness Stakes on the Maryland Economy   

This economic research examines the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes and its impact on the economy of the State of Maryland. More>>


CIAA Whitepaper | September 1, 2018
Economic Impact of 2018 CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina   

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association made a significant impact during its basketball tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. More>>


Florida Whitepaper | December 1, 2017
The Economic Impact of the Florida Sports Industry   

This 2017 research report provides a detailed description of the economic impact of various sports upon the State of Florida. More>>


DaytonaSpeedweeks Whitepaper | July 1, 2017
The Economic Impact of the 2015 Preakness Stakes on the Maryland Economy   

This research report includes visitor spending and job creation as a result of the 2015 Preakness Stakes in Maryland More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


blank Case study | June 27, 2019
AAU Junior Olympic Games Reinforce City’s Status as ‘Tournament Town’   

By: Michael Popke

This summer, Tournament Town will welcome its biggest event yet. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games are expected to bring as many... More>>


blank Case study | February 28, 2019
By Land or By Sea   

By: Michael Popke

Nestled between Cape Fear River, the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington, North Carolina, is a natural setting for water sports.... 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>>


ArenaFootball Article | November 13, 2019
Suspension of Arena Football Leaves Six Cities with the Need to Fill Indoor Space

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Might want to hang a NO VACANCY sign wherever it is people go to talk about creating competitors to the NFL. Six cities that hosted Arena Football...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Varied and Victorious, Equestrian Sports are Riding High

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Whether at the highest levels with world-class horses and riders, or at the state, local and regional levels, where the sport has a devoted youth...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Swing Shift

By: Judy Leand

The sport that first became the go-to for players of racquet sports who found the smaller court easier on their joints, pickleball is growing a...   More>>



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