West-South Central


FortWorth

NASC Symposium to be Hosted in Fort Worth in 2022

August 14, 2018

The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) has selected Fort Worth as the host city for the 2022 NASC Sports Event Symposium. more >>


BattleBands

The Queen City Battle of the Bands Moves to Houston to Launch the National Battle of the Bands

August 9, 2018

Houston, Texas, is the new host city for the annual Queen City Battle of the Bands (QCBOB) which is now the National Battle of the Bands. more >>


USBC

US Bowling Congress Offering Coaching Certification Conferences in 14 Locations Nationwide

August 3, 2018

The National Bronze Coaching Certification Weekend is Aug. 11-12, when USBC provides coaching certification in 14 cities across the U.S. more >>


Paddlesports

Details of Paddlesports Event Announced

July 30, 2018

Paddlesports Retailer will be held at the Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 27-30, 2018. more >>



HighFive

2018 Austin Marathon Contributes $37.5 Million to Austin Economy

August 20, 2018

High Five Events proudly announces that the Austin Marathon® injected $37.5 million into the Austin economy during race weekend. more >>


Zurich

Zurich Insurance extends sponsorship of Zurich Classic of New Orleans through 2026

June 18, 2018

Zurich Insurance is renewing its sponsorship of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans through 2026. 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 >>


NFL

NFL Draft Promoting Sustainability in Dallas

June 11, 2018

The NFL is incorporating sustainability elements and activities at the 2018 NFL Draft in Dallas, Texas by planting trees. more >>



RoundRock

Round Rock Is The Sports Capital Of Texas!

August 8, 2018

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and sports are no exception! Round Rock has made a name for itself as the Sports Capital of Texas, playing... more >>


Laredo

Pack Up the Teams and Head on Down to Laredo, Texas!

July 11, 2018

Want a destination for sports but one that also lends itself to a perfect blend of culture, language, culinary influences and ambiance? Look deep... more >>


Odessa

Odessa, Texas: The Home of Friday Night Lights Welcomes New Addition to the Football Family

June 27, 2018

The Permian Basin, an oil-rich area, brings thousands to work in the field. But the community and its passion for sports convinces them to stay. Get... more >>


Athens

Looking for a New Destination for Your Youth Baseball Tournament?

June 13, 2018

Located in the charming town of Athens, known as the “gateway to East Texas,” Coleman Park is the destination for youth baseball in Athens,... more >>


Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau

We Invite You To Play In Plano

April 2, 2018

Right smack in the middle of the great American Southwest is Plano, Texas. Plano is 75 square miles of sport fields and facilities maintained by... more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Conway, Arkansas: Sports at Its Heart   

By: Peter Francesconi

More than 125 years ago, business leaders in Conway, Arkansas, wanted to grow the local economy, so they created a strategy to attract institutions... More>>


blank Case study | May 30, 2018
Lincoln Boosts its Sports Presence   

By: Michael Popke

Lincoln, Nebraska, took another major step forward in its evolution as a sports tourism mecca in April. That’s when the popular Speedway Village... More>>


blank Case study | September 25, 2017
Play in the Land of Possibilities   

By: Peter Francesconi

The domain name of “www.playportlandtexas.com” says it all. “We want people to Play Portland because we have so much to offer,” says Mona... More>>


White Papers

superbowl Whitepaper | July 1, 2016
2013 Super Bowl Visitor Study and Economic Impact   

During the week prior to the big game in 2013, there was a substantial economic impact in the New Orleans metro area. More>>


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>>



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Articles

Curling Article | August 8, 2018
Inside Events: USA Curling

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s the quirky, relatable sport that brought home the men’s gold medal at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, found its way into 45 states...   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
Come On Down

By: Michael Popke

Certain regions of the country are known for many things, but when you think of the Southeast, one phrase immediately comes to mind.   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
By Road or By Trail

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest sports disciplines in the world, running continues to garner new fans and generate excellent economic impact. Communities from...   More>>


blank Article | July 17, 2018
Lacrosse Takes the Offensive

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse started several centuries ago but it’s making up for lost time. By many measures, it continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in...   More>>



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