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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 25 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 | April 7, 2020
Sports Venues Switching Gears from Hospitality to Hospital   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the latest paradigm shift for the sports planning industry that has shifted so much lately, venues that normally welcome soccer teams, cheer...more >>


Article | April 7, 2020
Professional Bull Riding Bucking COVID's No-Sports Trend   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

March Madness, Major League Baseball and most everything else has fallen silent. But in the face of COVID-19, professional bull riding is thriving....more >>


Article | April 6, 2020
Inside Events: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Some event owners have found novel ways of competing in the wake of COVID-19. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, a perennial sell-out, not...more >>


Article | April 6, 2020
Tourist Attractions Reopening in China: What Does it Mean for U.S. Sports?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel may be in sight. At the very least, there is a glimmer of hope and optimism, thanks to news of...more >>


Article | April 3, 2020
Cactus Tour Proving the Golf Show Will Go On   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The balance between staying competitive and remaining healthy has been elusive for many events but the Cactus Tour has managed to do it. With one...more >>


Article | March 31, 2020
Sports and Knocked-Out Teeth: The Goofy Statistics You Need Right Now   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In a dismal spring, when postponements and cancellations are rife, sometimes a few offbeat statistics can provide a much-needed diversion. And...more >>


Article | March 31, 2020
In the Olympics of Social Media Use, Who Takes Home the Medals?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Those who promote sports events know the importance of social media in connecting with the larger community on multiple platforms. A recent survey,...more >>


Article | March 23, 2020
Top Pros Find Common Ground About Exclusivity of PGL Concept   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

For now, the fairways may be still but the debate about the Premier Golf League is still active. And earlier this month, three of the game’s top...more >>


Article | March 23, 2020
Is Air Ambulance Service Coverage Necessary for Events?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When problems happening at the international level make the news, it’s easy to think they don’t affect sports events within U.S. borders. But...more >>


Article | March 16, 2020
With NFL’s Acceptance of Cannabis, More Gray Areas in Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First, it was Major League Baseball who took cannabis off the list of prohibited substances. Now, the NFL is following suit. Can we expect even more...more >>


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