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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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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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