East-North Central Articles


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Article | February 24, 2016
One Year After RFRA, the Women’s Final Four Comes to Indy   

One year ago, Indiana passed, then amended its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allowing business owners to refuse service to... More>>



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Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here   

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much... More>>



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Article | December 28, 2015
Cold Play   

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the... More>>



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Article | December 23, 2015
Northeastern Exposure: Big Events and Bigger Facilities are Driving Resurgence in Sports from Delaware North to the Cape   

The great Northeastern region of the U.S. offers planners multiple opportunities for sports. Whether these play out in a pool, on a river, on a... More>>


Article | December 16, 2015
CVBs Finally a Beneficiary as IL Governor Signs Stopgap Budget Bill   

A protracted budget standoff between political parties in the Illinois state legislature has caused pain for citizens, civic organizations and even... More>>


Article | December 2, 2015
Appleton, WI, Other Cities, Raise Hotel Room Taxes for Sports Tourism   

While many cities have an agenda to lure more dollars into their economy, they are often unwilling to do so at the expense of already-burned... More>>


Article | November 18, 2015
Illinois Town Funds Youth Sports with Revenue from Video Gambling   

The city of Crestwood, Illinois, is using video gambling revenue to give youth sports a boost. The Video Gaming Act, established in 2009 by the... More>>


Article | November 18, 2015
Erie County, OH, Signs Agreement for $24 Million Youth Sports Complex   

In an effort to lure more youth sports teams – and the spectators they bring – to the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, Erie County commissioners... More>>



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Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism   

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories... More>>


Article | November 4, 2015
IUPUC Researchers Debut New Tool for Evaluating Economic Impact   

Indiana University—Purdue University Columbus recently debuted a new tool to use when calculating the economic impact of sports events. The new... More>>



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