West-North Central


US_HL

USHL Announces Fall Youth Classic Tournaments for 2018

September 21, 2018

The USHL announced the full schedule and teams participating in the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic Youth Tournaments. more >>


MissouriTravel

Missouri Travel Council Planning Sports Business Meeting

September 13, 2018

Missouri Travel Council will host its first-ever Missouri Sports Travel Conference event March 25-27, in St. Charles, Missouri. more >>


VisitWichita

NIRSA Championship Series Basketball Heads to Wichita, Kansas

September 6, 2018

Wichita has been selected as the host city for the NIRSA Championship Series for the next three years, beginning in 2019. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Announces Additional Conferences in New National Leagues Structure

September 5, 2018

US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce an additional five conferences in the new US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program. more >>



CatchDesMoines

Catch Des Moines awarded Best Student-Athlete Experience Event for NAIA 2018 Wrestling National Championships

September 17, 2018

The NAIA has announced the second year of the NAIA National Championship Host Excellence Awards. more >>


VisitWichita

In Effort to Attract more Sporting Events to Wichita, Visit Wichita Adds Executive Director of Sports Development

August 13, 2018

Brian Hargrove, former general manager of the Wichita Sports Forum, is the organization’s new executive director of sports development. more >>


meetminneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Unveils New Client Sustainability Reports for 2018

July 9, 2018

The Minneapolis Convention Center announced the rollout of an initiative to help planners understand the environmental impact of events. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>



Wrestling

Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

April 18, 2018

Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible... more >>


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Watertown, South Dakota: Amazing Sports Facilities, Genuine Hospitality

July 11, 2017

Watertown, South Dakota, stands tall next to any small or medium sports destination. With more multi-purpose space, ball fields and holes of golf... more >>


Destination Spotlights

SiouxCity Case study | February 1, 2017
Sioux Falls: Bringing the Athletes (and Spectators)   

By: Michael Popke

If you bring a soccer, basketball, softball or volleyball tournament to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, your event won’t just be something to fill a... More>>


blank Case study | April 28, 2015
All-Around Sports in St. Cloud   

By: Marie Stenseth

It’s probably a safe bet that when you mention the state of Minnesota to people, the sport of ice hockey will, at some point, flash through their... More>>


blank Case study | January 7, 2015
The Metropolis of Sports: Kansas City, Missouri   

By: Juli Anne Patty

For more than a hundred years, Kansas City, Missouri, has been known as the City of Fountains, and it is widely known for serving up some of the... More>>


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>>



Print

Articles

blank Article | September 14, 2018
Gymnastics Takes Flight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Gymnastics is seemingly impervious to the ever-changing popularity curves in the economy. Clubs across the country are flourishing and the sport...   More>>


blank Article | September 13, 2018
Outstanding Facilities: No Matter Where it Plays Out, the Venues are in Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No matter what they’re looking for – diamonds, courts, rinks, fields, tracks, trails or anything else – all planners have one thing in common:...   More>>


MNField Article | September 5, 2018
Minnesota Schools Won't Be Reimbursed for State Tournament Costs

By: Michael Popke

High schools in Minnesota — the state with more girls participating in interscholastic sports per capita than any other — will not receive...   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
In the Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports remain popular among kids and adults. These sports include the traditional forms, wrestling, mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing, and...   More>>



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