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IRONMAN

IRONMAN Announces Des Moines as Location for 2020 70.3 World Championships

September 3, 2019

IRONMAN is excited to announce that Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue. more >>


USA_Curl

Fargo-Moorhead CC set to host 2020 College Championship

August 30, 2019

The six-sheet Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club (FMCC) in Fargo, N.D., has been selected to host the 2020 USA Curling College National Championship. more >>


FranklinPickleballMasters

Chicken N Pickle to be Site of New Masters Pickleball Tournament

August 29, 2019

The Franklin Pickleball Masters Tournament Hosted By Chicken N Pickle – Wichita, Kansas will take place on Sept. 21 and 22. more >>


CatchDesMoines

Des Moines Hosting 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship

August 29, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue, beginning with the 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® North American Championship. more >>


VisitWichita

Wichita to Host National Theater On Ice Competition in 2020

August 29, 2019

U.S. Figure Skating has announced Wichita as the location for 2020 National Theatre On Ice competition. more >>



Minneapolis

Council for Responsible Sport Bestows Silver Level Sustainability Award to NCAA Final Four Event in Minneapolis

September 12, 2019

The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee was awarded silver level sustainability certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


meetminneapolis

Surly Brewing Company’s Ty Rushmeyer Receives Meet Minneapolis ‘Hospitality Hero’ Award

July 23, 2019

Ty Rushmeyer, a tour coordinator at Surly Brewing Company, was named a Hospitality Hero award winner by Meet Minneapolis. more >>


DiscountTire

Discount Tire Signs Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with the Heartland Soccer Association and the Kansas City Champions Cup

June 10, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association has announced that Discount Tire is the Official Tire Supplier of Heartland Soccer Association. more >>


Tohi

Tohi Ventures Signs Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with the Heartland Soccer Association and the Midwest All Girls Tournament

June 10, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association, a nonprofit organization, announced a three-year partnership agreement with Tohi Ventures. 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 >>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 28, 2019
Where Venue Flexibility Meets Midwestern Hospitality   

By: Michael Popke

If you’re even vaguely familiar with Iowa, you know that wrestling is one of the state’s most popular sports, which is why wrestling tournaments... More>>


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>>


Articles

blank Article | February 1, 2018
Hoop Dreams

By: Peter Francesconi

As we edge ever closer to March Madness and its brackets, bets and berths, interest in basketball is outpacing that in every other sport. If you’re...   More>>


NCAA Article | January 24, 2018
Eight Cities with One Goal: Final Four

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Eight cities. Four years. One goal - Final Four. As the NCAA winds up to March Madness, it’s also winnowing down the cities to host future events....   More>>


USBankStadium Article | January 24, 2018
The Big Game By the Numbers: Super Bowl in Minneapolis

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s time for office pools, overhyped halftime shows and the best commercials anywhere. And that means the Super Bowl. Yes, it’s a domed stadium....   More>>


Security Article | January 10, 2018
Cost of Safeguarding the Super Bowl Estimated at $3.1 Million

By: Michael Popke

We all know Super Bowls bring an excellent economic impact to their host cities. What we know less about is how much it costs to safeguard that...   More>>



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