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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 | September 4, 2019
Interest Strong in Climbing as Sport Heads for the Olympics   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No rocks and no hard places here. Climbing is headed for the Olympics in 2020 (and 2024, for that matter) so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that...more >>


Article | September 4, 2019
Will Esports Events Suffer After Being Linked to Mass Shootings?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There was plenty of fallout after two nearly back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton – and it included esports. ESPN abruptly announced...more >>


Article | September 4, 2019
Green is the New Black: Keeping Events Eco-Friendly Also Makes Them Profitable   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Is green the new black? Eco-friendly initiatives on all levels of sports events, from college tailgates to the Olympics, are on the increase – and...more >>


Article | September 4, 2019
What Birmingham Stands to Gain by Hosting the World Games in 2021   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When the World Games come to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021, they’ll boost the city’s reputation as a center for multi-sport events on the highest...more >>


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 >>


Article | August 21, 2019
Inside Events: National Club Basketball Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The National Club Basketball Association has been serving up men's college basketball (without controversy) for eight years now and is on the verge...more >>


Article | August 21, 2019
Thinking of Bidding on an NCAA Championship? Time to Get Off the Bench   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Those cities whose sports commissions and CVBs have been considering bidding on NCAA championship events need to get off the bench. The bid...more >>


Article | August 21, 2019
Women's College Triathlon Close to Becoming an NCAA Championship Sport   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When USA Triathlon recently announced that Central College in Pella, Iowa, is the 31st school in the nation to add women’s triathlon as a varsity...more >>


Article | August 21, 2019
Can New Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Attempt Revive Interest in Distance Running?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sub-two-hour marathon – an attempt that came thisclose to succeeding two years ago, is back for another try this October. Can world marathon...more >>


Article | August 7, 2019
Inside Events: Babe Ruth League, Inc.   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Holding firm to the ideal that youth sports should emphasize participation and enjoyment over everything else, the Babe Ruth League has offered...more >>


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