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SeamasterUSOpen

USA Table Tennis Announces 2019 Seamaster US Open

October 14, 2019

USA Table Tennis has announced the confirmed dates and location for the 2019 Seamaster US Open Table Tennis Championships. more >>


Lewisville

International Swimming League Coming to Lewisville

October 11, 2019

The International Swimming League will make its Lewisville debut Oct 19-20 when some of the world’s best athletes battle it out. more >>


HorseshoeBay

Horseshoe Bay Resort Announces Grand Reopening of Apple Rock Course

October 10, 2019

One of Central Texas’ quintessential Hill Country golf experiences, the 18-hole Apple Rock course, has reopened to great acclaim. more >>


SpiritClub

The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship Announces Details of Event

October 10, 2019

The Spirit International, to be played November 7-9, features teams representing 20 countries and showcases the world’s best amateur golfers. more >>


DallasSports

State Fair Showdown Returning to Dallas this Month

October 9, 2019

The State Fair Showdown between Texas Southern University and Southern University, returns to the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Oct. 19. more >>



AscensionSeton

Ascension Seton Confirms as Title Sponsor of 2020 Austin Marathon

October 7, 2019

High Five Events announces the return of Ascension Seton as the title sponsor of the Austin Marathon. 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 >>


HighFive

Austin Gives Miles Surpasses Fundraising Goal

August 5, 2019

Austin Gives Miles, Official Charity Program of the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon® presented by Under Armour, raised $1,187,000. more >>


Arlington

Arlington CVB Launches CGI Animated Destination TV Spot

July 22, 2019

.The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has launched a new leisure destination TV spot. more >>


Spectra

Lopez Named GM for KBHCC in Dallas

July 15, 2019

J. Anthony Lopez is the new General Manager for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (KBHCC) in Dallas, Texas, according to Spectra. more >>



OKC

Oklahoma City: The Most Accommodating Destination for Your Next Event

August 30, 2019

Whether your athletes swing for the fences or churn up the water, it’s hard to find a better destination than Oklahoma City. With quality venues,... more >>


Ruston

Looking for a New Place to Play? Experience Ruston!

August 5, 2019

Bring your next sporting event to Louisiana’s emerging sports destination, Ruston. The new Ruston Sport Complex offers first-class facilities and... more >>


BryanCollStn

Bryan College Station: 5 “Cushy” Digs to Host Your Next Event

July 24, 2019

The Bryan College Station sports crew is ready for YOU! With over 30 multi-purpose fields, an abundance of indoor event space and an award-winning... more >>


Brownsville

The Largest Sports Park in the Rio Grande Valley is Ready for You

July 8, 2019

The Brownsville Sports Park is more than a sports facility – it is a place where memories are created, connections are made, and experiences are... more >>


Lincoln1

Current, Future Sport Complexes Offer Numerous Options for Lincoln Athletes

March 22, 2019

Lincoln, Nebraska, continues to grow as a sports destination. The new venues proliferating across the city have set a new standard for all other... 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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 3, 2019
With a Renovated Athletic Complex, Lubbock Kicks It into High Gear   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There are sports destinations. There are popular sports destinations. And there are sports destinations that get so popular their venues need some... More>>


blank Case study | September 2, 2019
Sports Events Shine Bright In El Paso, Texas   

By: Judy Leand

Situated in West Texas in the foothills of the majestic Franklin Mountains, El Paso is also known as “Sun City” due to its 300-plus days of... More>>


blank Case study | June 27, 2019
Conway, Arkansas, Is Hopping with Sports – Even Toad Racing   

By: Judy Leand

Located just 30 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas, on I-40, Conway continues to be one of the top five fastest-growing cities in the state and is... More>>


Articles

HomeRunDugout Article | March 20, 2019
From TopGolf to Home Run Dugout, 'Eatertainment' Takes a Cue from Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

TopGolf. SPIN. Chicken N Pickle. They’re all examples of the ‘eatertainment’ trend that mixes sports, active play and the spectator experience....   More>>


AAF Article | March 6, 2019
What’s Going on With the Alliance of American Football?

By: Michael Popke

The Alliance of American Football’s regular season kicked off in early February and is expected to continue until mid-April. So far, so good. The...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Connecting with Great Partners for Long-Term Success

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A destination can have great venues, excellent amenities and wonderful weather but ultimately, it’s the people you’re working with at the CVB or...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
The Changing Landscape of Golf

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Once reputed to be a sport for men of a certain age and income, golf has a new and growing demographic: youth. Children’s and high school-age...   More>>



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