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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 | January 18, 2021
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March, and Indianapolis is Making it Happen   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Not too many people say no to hosting NCAA championships, particularly when that opportunity is any game in March Madness, much less the entire...more >>


Article | January 18, 2021
Could the USA Lose the 2028 Games? One IOC Member Says It’s Possible   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Could the U.S. lose the 2028 Olympics? One senior member of the IOC says it’s a possibility. For now, the IOC is focused on working with Tokyo to...more >>


Article | January 17, 2021
Unlimited Spectators Now Welcome at Iowa High School Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s nothing like the roar of the home crowd – in Iowa, anyway, where the governor has lifted the mandate that capped spectator attendance at...more >>


Article | January 15, 2021
Scoffing Tightened Restrictions, California Youth Football Hits the Field   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The long and winding road of youth sports in California – stretching all the way to Arizona, then Texas and Florida, as event owners scrambled to...more >>


Article | January 14, 2021
In David vs. Goliath, It's David Leading the Youth Sports Comeback   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Remember the prediction that local tourism would be the first sector of the industry to rebound? It appears to be happening. Even more, it’s backed...more >>


Article | January 14, 2021
Inside Events: Four Square World Championships   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Four Square, the game found on playgrounds, has its own world championship and its own competitive following. It is one of the most easily set up...more >>


Article | January 13, 2021
Up for Bid and Open for Business: USA Triathlon’s Endurance Exchange, 2021-23   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ready to get off the sidelines and back into the game for sports and business? The opportunity is here. USA Triathlon is seeking hosts for its next...more >>


Article | January 4, 2021
Super Bowl Forecast: Many Changes, Still the Same Experience   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What’s the forecast for the Super Bowl? Well, there’s a 100 percent chance of at least 20 percent of spectators, according to the NFL. Other...more >>


Article | January 3, 2021
Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Writes Its Own Success Story   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Golf – one of the few sports that actually grew during the pandemic – will see a showcase of its future leaderboard stars in March as the Dustin...more >>


Article | January 3, 2021
Inside Events: Hype Nation, LLC   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most popular youth sports, volleyball, is positioned to make a strong comeback in 2021. Event owner Hype Nation LLC made its bow in the...more >>


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