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The March/April issue is all about the change of seasons. Athletes are finding their way back to fields, courts, trails and roads that have been slumbering under snow and ice – at least in many parts of the country. Planners, meanwhile, are scrambling to get ready for this spring and put contracts in place for next year’s events. This issue of SDM can help, with features on soccer, golf and swimming/diving. Don’t miss our articles on medical planning, housing, photography and the benefits of planning off-peak events. Start your new season here. Read more...

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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 resulting from the event-destination relationship. From team sports to individual pursuits and from traditional activities to the offbeat, all played a vital role in the economy of sports tourism. Read more...
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Riding High: The Future of Equestrian Events
From hunters taking fences to cowboys roping, equine competition has a long tradition, born out of history and rooted in necessity. Today, the sport flourishes, thanks to the proficiency of athletes and devotees and the work of the sports planners and the sophistication of the facilities that provides a home for all its varied events. Read more...
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Tennis - Hitting a Winner
Next year, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “National Campus” in Orlando, Florida, should be open for business, with 102 courts, making it possibly the largest tennis center worldwide. But while it may in the news these days, there are plenty of communities around the country capable of hosting tennis for players of all ages and abilities. Read more...
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Negotiating With Hotels: What to Ask
When negotiating a contract is your job – as it is for a hotel sales representative – you know the questions to ask, the points to cover and the trends to look for. But as a sports event planner, you may not be aware of all of these things. Here is a quick primer on what to ask and what to look for when you’re considering hotel space. Read more...
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