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Troon

Troon Challenge Schedule Set

June 25, 2019

The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf® more >>


CatchDesMoines

Ironman Announces Des Moines, Iowa as Host City Of New 2020 Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

June 25, 2019

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


USA_FL

Australian Football Returns to Des Moines this Weekend

June 19, 2019

Men’s and Women’s “footy” teams from the Midwest will return to Des Moines for the 7th annual 80/35 tournament on June 22, 2019. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>


GoCedarRapids

Cedar Rapids Awarded National Junior College Athletic Association 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships

June 13, 2019

GO Cedar Rapids is thrilled to announce the NJCAA selected Cedar Rapids to host the 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships. 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 >>


Heartland

Sara Priegel Announced as Heartland Soccer's Director of Philanthropy and Special Events

June 3, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association announces Sara Prigel as Philanthropy and Special Events Director. 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 >>



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

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>>


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

Basketball Article | May 30, 2018
Slam Dunk: 2019 Final Four Expected to Generate Economic Impact of $142M

By: Michael Popke

The city of Minneapolis is expecting another tourism windfall next year with the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, which is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium...   More>>


Golf Article | May 16, 2018
Golf Courses Delay Openings After Extended Winter Weather

By: Michael Popke

Old Man Winter’s refusal to go quietly has forced the delayed opening of golf courses in several states and Canadian provinces. From New York to...   More>>


Track Article | May 2, 2018
Missouri School District Keeps Athletes from Competing at Out-of-State Meet

By: Michael Popke

In a case that sharply underlines the difference between travel athletes and those who represent their high schools, a Missouri school district is...   More>>


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>>



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