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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 | March 7, 2018
The Sea Otter Classic   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s a lot to be learned from an event that started as a regional mountain bike race and grew into the largest cycling festival in North...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
Report: Warmer Winters Costing Winter Sports Industry Over $1 Billion   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Climate change is a hot-button topic, so new research on the economic effect of warmer winters and skimpier snow on winter tourism destinations may...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
USA Could Lose the 2026 World Cup to Morocco   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Is the USA’s chance of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup falling apart? The buzz in the sports world says yes – bad news for the cities that had...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
Going Green Can Keep Event Owners in the Black this Month   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The beer is green, the shamrocks are green and event owners and rights holders will be doing the counting of the green, provided they take advantage...more >>


Article | March 7, 2018
The Newest Indoor Trend: Hosting Fantasy Sports Draft Action   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Venue owners who want to capitalize on indoor facilities during a down-time can look to hosting fantasy sports drafts. It’s a growing trend as...more >>


Article | February 21, 2018
Inside Events: National Collegiate Club Golf Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

“Live Life. Play Golf,” is the slogan of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, offered in 350-plus colleges nationwide. Operating under...more >>


Article | February 21, 2018
Snow Volleyball: Get Ready for the Next Big Thing   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Winter Olympics are raging and here's what grabbed some headlines: snow volleyball. The crusade is on to bring the sport to the Winter Games and...more >>


Article | February 21, 2018
Tiny Houses: The Big News in Sports Accommodations   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From glamping to Airbnb, large-scale sports events are getting increasingly creative when it comes to attracting attendees to come, stay and spend....more >>


Article | February 21, 2018
West Virginia Lawmakers Consider Allowing Guns on Campus, Including School Stadiums   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Earlier this month, West Virginia’s House Education Committee advanced legislation to require colleges to allow individuals to carry concealed guns...more >>


Article | February 21, 2018
Europe Just Added a New Racing Circuit for Electric Bicycles. Where Does the USA Stand?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Ice and snow were flying in PyeongChang, but it was a summer sport that generated a blizzard of buzz when the European Cycling Union announced it...more >>


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