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Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management


Mary Helen Sprecher

Mary Helen Sprecher is the managing editor of Sports Destination Management. She has been a technical writer for more than 40 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, and as such, has written for a variety of magazines in the sports and fitness industry. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues.

Previously, she was a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an instructor in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College, where she taught meeting and event planning courses.


Article | September 29, 2020
Inside Events: Kings Hammer Soccer   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Kings Hammer has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwestern United States, and has also recently expanded its...more >>


Article | September 27, 2020
Air Force the Latest Military Branch to Enter Esports Battle Arena   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The U.S. Air Force has entered the digital warfare arena. This past weekend, the service launched Command Clash, a six-part esports series on Twitch...more >>


Article | September 26, 2020
Community First Champion Center Scores Big Basketball Win   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Creating a successful live sports event right now means working with a lot of moving targets – local restrictions regarding gatherings, medical...more >>


Article | September 26, 2020
Five Sports Ready to Make Their Debut in Birmingham World Games   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Five sports are banking on Southern hospitality to help them grow – and event owners should be ready. The 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama...more >>


Article | September 25, 2020
Sports Venues Ready to Host a New Competition: The 2020 Election   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s no secret that the biggest contest in 2020 isn’t in sports. And with many competition venues devoid of fans, an increasing number of...more >>


Article | September 25, 2020
Colleges Breaking Up with Spring Break - Will it Impact Tournaments?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Schools are scrapping spring break for 2021, something far more impactful to event owners than it is to students. After all, from youth to college...more >>


Article | September 24, 2020
Forget Bubbles - Calgary is Pitching Itself as an Igloo for Winter Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Face it: we’ve been so preoccupied with tournaments in soccer, volleyball and basketball that we haven’t even considered the 2021 winter sports...more >>


Article | September 23, 2020
Greenway Stimulus Could Allow the Unemployed to Build Sports Venues   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sometimes, great ideas come not just from outside the box but out of left field. The Greenway Stimulus takes the idea of building trails (which could...more >>


Article | September 23, 2020
Bull Riding Setting Sail Again – on an Aircraft Carrier   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We already know Professional Bull Riders is bucking the cancellation trend to host live events and their current plans blow others out of the water...more >>


Article | September 22, 2020
Open Water Swimming Outpacing Other Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The fastest-growing sport taking place in the water right now isn’t bass fishing (although that’s still big). It’s open water swimming. And as...more >>


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