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REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


Topgolf

Third Annual Topgolf Tour Announces Dates, Locations, Prizes

July 16, 2018

Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. more >>


Adidas

Schedule, Cities Announced for New Youth Basketball Initiative

June 21, 2018

BIG3 and adidas have announced the launch of Young3, a 3-on-3 youth basketball initiative. more >>


ITA

Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Gearing Up for Play

June 20, 2018

The Oracle ITA Summer Circuit will feature close to 50 tournaments across 23 different states, from late June to the end of July. more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. 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 >>



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 >>


San Marcos Sports

San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally

March 7, 2018

Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful... more >>


Destination Spotlights

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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>>


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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

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2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards and thanks our readers for their feedback and...   More>>


blank Article | July 17, 2018
Lacrosse Takes the Offensive

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse might have been started several centuries ago by the Native Americans but it’s making up for lost time. By many measures, it continues to...   More>>


blank Article | July 17, 2018
Publicizing Your Event: Making Good Choices and Avoiding Some Mistakes

By: Derek D. Ross

Putting on a great tournament takes work in many different areas and one of those is effective publicity. All too often, though, it can be taken for...   More>>


QCBoB Article | July 11, 2018
Inside Events: National Battle of the Bands

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Queen City Battle of the Bands, formerly held in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a competition for marching bands from Historically Black Colleges...   More>>



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