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Minneapolis Gearing Up to Host US Open Racquetball Championships

September 19, 2019

The United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships return to Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 2-6, 2019. more >>


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 >>


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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 >>



Minneapolis

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

September 16, 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

Subeterranean Article | April 18, 2018
Journey to the Center of the Earth: Subterranean Venues on the Rise

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the arms race to find new and different venues for sports events, there’s something big going down: underground sports. And whether that means...   More>>


FIFAWorld Article | April 4, 2018
United Bid Finalizes List of Stadiums but Much Remains to be Decided

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The United Bid Package is a wrap. Let the waiting game begin. The list of potential U.S. host cities has been presented, but don’t go throwing...   More>>


Ref Article | April 4, 2018
Iowa Corrections Officer Recruiting Former Inmates to Become Sports Officials

By: Michael Popke

The nationwide shortage of high school sports officials is not news but one suggested solution is certainly making headlines. An officer at Iowa’s...   More>>


blank Article | March 29, 2018
Big Skies and High Hopes

By: Michael Popke

The mountain region of the United States covers a wide swath of land — some of it arid, some of it snowy and all of it ideal for hosting a variety...   More>>



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