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The November/December issue not only heralds the end of one year and the beginning of another, but it brings the pinnacle of our work: the announcement of the winners of our annual awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Whether enormous tournaments or smaller niche sports, each award-winning event has a common denominator: they’re good for the local economy. We have an excellent issue to showcase them as well, including features on tennis, volleyball, equestrian and rodeo. Open the issue and let the inspiration begin. Read more...

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2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism awards program highlights great success stories born out of the event-destination relationships. Some are long-standing events and some are new. All are excellent and we are proud to showcase them. Read more...
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Serving Up Tennis for Everyone
In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and ready to welcome athletes and events. Beyond that, however, there is no shortage of facilities in cities around the country ready to welcome players of all ages and abilities. Read more...
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Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court
In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on the grass. With excellent participation, spectatorship and economic impact, it’s also one of the most desirable to host. Here’s how communities around the U.S. are doing it – and doing it well. Read more...
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Saddle Up
The summer Games in Rio showcased equestrian sports, with the FEI’s “two hearts” social media campaign celebrating the relationship between horse and rider. Another unique horse/rider relationship, though entirely different, is showcased in the sport of rodeo. Get to know the cities and facilities hosting these sports, and what trends are shaping events. Read more...
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