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KCM

2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Headed to Kansas City

March 15, 2019

In 2019, the U.S. Gymnastics Championships return to Kansas City, Missouri. for the first time since 1987. more >>


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USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships Coming to Minneapolis

March 12, 2019

The USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships will take place in Minneapolis on March 17. more >>


PGA

Hazeltine National Golf Club to Host 2028 Ryder Cup

March 11, 2019

Following an announcement from the gold medalist US Men’s Curling Team, Hazeltine National Golf Club will host the 2028 Ryder Cup. more >>


DesMoines

2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Coming to Des Moines

March 4, 2019

USA Swimming has the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series will be coming to Des Moines, Iowa. 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

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>>


White Papers

AIR Logo Whitepaper | June 25, 2013
Athletic Departments in Most NCAA Division I Public Colleges Spend Three to Six Times More Per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student   

AIR Report: Athletic departments of most public colleges and universities in NCAA Division I sports typically spend three to six times as much per... More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>


SDM Logo Whitepaper | April 8, 2013
2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact   

2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact, compiled by Jerome Agrusa, Ph.D., Professor, Travel Industry Management,... More>>


Whitepaper | March 7, 2013
Risk Management Plans: Existence and Enforcement at NIAAA Member High School Athletic Departments   

The purpose of this study was to explore the current scenario of interscholastic athletics in terms of the existence and enforcement of risk... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | February 28, 2019
Purple Mountain Majesties

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The mountain region of the U.S. has much of its sporting infrastructure courtesy of nature, including the Rocky Mountains and other ranges such as...   More>>


Handstand Article | February 20, 2019
Promoting Sports Events by Hosting World Record Attempt Tie-Ins

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Reaction to the announcement of a Chuck Norris 5K in College Station, Texas, (with a possible world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris)...   More>>


Plane Article | February 6, 2019
Report: Charter Planes Used More by Men’s Teams Than Women’s

By: Michael Popke

The great divide between men’s and women’s teams at the collegiate level is an often-referenced (and much argued) issue. A recent report...   More>>


GART Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...   More>>



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