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Little Rock Marathon Joins Series XIII Abbott World Marathon Majors

August 20, 2019

The Little Rock Marathon joins Series XIII Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2021 as a qualifying race. more >>


FishersOfMen_HSBassChallenge

Fishers of Men Announces High School Bass Fishing Challenge

August 19, 2019

Fishers of Men will be entering the high school fishing bass tournament arena this fall with the Fishers of Men-UBC High School Angler Series. more >>


USL

USL Announces New Franchise in Omaha

August 19, 2019

The United Soccer League the awarding of a USL League One franchise to Alliance Omaha Soccer Holdings in Omaha, Nebraska. more >>


Paddlesports

Paddlesports Event Announces 2019 Location and Dates

August 16, 2019

Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, remains in Oklahoma City for at least the next two years. more >>


Houston

North Houston Bike Park Announces Grand Opening

August 15, 2019

USA BMX, Harris County Houston Sports Authority and N. Houston Development Corp. announce the opening of the North Houston Bike Park. 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 >>


Go_RoundRock

Go Round Rock to Serve as New Brand for Leisure Tourism

April 29, 2019

The new brand reflects the city’s presence as a destination for sports tourists and as a well-rounded destination for “bleisure” tourism. more >>


USA_Cycling

USA Cycling Announces ODP Training Centers

April 8, 2019

USA Cycling has announced the four velodromes that will be participating in the Olympic Development Program as Training Centers. more >>



Ruston

Looking for a New Place to Play? Experience Ruston!

August 5, 2019

Bring your next sporting event to one of Louisiana’s emerging sports destinations, Ruston. The new Ruston Sport Complex offers first-class... 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 >>


Portland

Play in Portland, Texas

March 1, 2019

Youth sports tournaments are increasingly choosing Portland, Texas, to take advantage of the outstanding venues and fabulous ocean scenery, combined... 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 | 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>>


blank Case study | June 26, 2019
So Much More Than a Major League City   

By: Michael Popke

Arlington, Texas, might be America’s definitive major league city — with world-class venues that are home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and... More>>


blank Case study | April 24, 2019
Stay Ahead of the Game in Lubbock, Texas   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Lubbock’s nickname, the hub city, is for the five major highways through town, creating a hub. That and Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport... More>>


Articles

blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
The Heart of Sports in America: Accessible, Accommodating, Affordable

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports in the U.S., the Midwest has a lot to offer. The area is easily accessible to most of the country. Its sports facilities,...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Rodeo Roundup

By: Michael Popke

Rodeo venues can be found all over the United States — even in places where you might not expect them, including places like Sedalia, Missouri,...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>



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