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Nominations Now Open for SDM’s Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Program

September 4, 2019

Nominations are now open for SDM's awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Enter now! more >>


Erie

Hockey Tournament Action Skating into Erie, Starting this Weekend

September 13, 2019

The Erie Sports Commission will host and support 10 hockey tournaments in the 2019-2020 season, including five new events. more >>


Billings

Travel Bloggers Meeting in Billings This Week

September 13, 2019

The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Conference has been in Billings this week, with meetings due to wrap today. more >>


MyrtleBeachGolf

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Reopen Following Brush with Hurricane Dorian

September 12, 2019

Myrtle Beach golf courses reopened over the weekend following a brush with Hurricane Dorian. more >>


Chem

Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival Coming This Saturday

September 11, 2019

More than 3,000 cyclists will hit the dirt on Saturday, Sept. 14, on the American Birkebeiner ski trail from Hayward to Cable, Wisconsin. more >>



Minneapolis

Council for Responsible Sport Bestows Silver Level Sustainability Award to NCAA Final Four Event in Minneapolis

September 12, 2019

The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee was awarded silver level sustainability certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. more >>


ToughMudder

Tough Mudder Launches Incubator Program with VJ Shoes Partnership

September 9, 2019

Tough Mudder announced a partnership with VJ Shoes USA, the North American distributor for Finland-based VJ Sport. more >>


ETASafeSport

Abuse Prevention Training to Benefit the Full Spectrum of the Sports Events &Tourism Industry

September 9, 2019

The training will benefit athletes, coaches, volunteers, referees, staff and others attending events hosted by Sports ETA members. more >>


PHLSports

Don Smolenski Appointed Advisory Board Chair of PHL Sports

September 9, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles executive, known for his fan inclusion and community outreach efforts, succeeds the late David Montgomery. more >>


VisitPittsburgh

VisitPITTSBURGH Names Derek Dawson Senior Director, Partnership Development

September 9, 2019

VisitPITTSBURGH announced the promotion of Derek Dawson to the position of Senior Director, Partnership Development. more >>


Spotlights

blank Case study | September 4, 2019
‘City for Champions’ Project Taking Olympic City USA to New Levels   

By: Michael Popke

No other destination in the U.S. is as deserving of the nickname “Olympic City USA” as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Want proof? It is home of the... More>>


blank Case study | September 4, 2019
Tucson Emerges as Major Destination for Sports and Fun in the Sun   

By: Michael Popke

Tucson, a city of about 530,000 residents in Southern Arizona and located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, was expected to host 50 sporting events... More>>


blank Case study | September 3, 2019
With a Renovated Athletic Complex, Lubbock Kicks It into High Gear   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There are sports destinations. There are popular sports destinations. And there are sports destinations that get so popular their venues need some... More>>


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>>


Articles

SDM_2019 Article | September 4, 2019
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Nominations are open! SDM wants to recognize sports tourism leaders who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism.   More>>


blank Article | September 4, 2019
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

By: Shane Facteau

The Rock ‘n ’Roll Marathon Series, easily one of the more popular road racing events, combines distance running with a party atmosphere, with...   More>>


DCI Article | September 4, 2019
Inside Events: Drum Corps International

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Known as Marching Music’s Major League, Drum Corps International has been hosting a competitive summer tour of top marching ensembles for more than...   More>>


esports Article | September 4, 2019
70% of Campuses Now Considering Esports Programs

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Those who have been considering creating or hosting an esports event have some more ammunition for their argument, thanks to a new survey that shows...   More>>


RV Article | September 4, 2019
RV Industry Could Help Make Youth Travel Affordable – if it Can Stay Afloat

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be the ultimate definition of stay-to-play. As youth sports travel costs increase, parents are seeking ways to balance the budget. And as a...   More>>



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