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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 | May 1, 2019
Report: Golf Industry Has a Mixed Bag of News for Event Owners   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Depending on who's talking, golf is either flourishing or failing, with no middle ground. A new report, however, shows a mixed bag, with some cause...more >>


Article | May 1, 2019
On the Eve of the Anniversary of the Negro League, Time to Plan Tie-Ins   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As MLB regular season gets underway, it does so knowing that next spring, 2020, brings with it a special anniversary: that of the inception of Negro...more >>


Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
Game, Set, DeathMatch: Fortnite Finals Coming to U.S. Open Grounds   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Well, Billie Jean King was always about breaking barriers and apparently, the tennis center that bears her name will do just that. The Billie Jean...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
AAF is Gone But Why Do Investors Keep Falling for Spring Football?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Another one bites the dust. The Alliance of American Football, previously set for a late April championship, has been, according to league officials,...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
Two Pole Dance Groups Wrestling Over Control: Can the Sport Progress?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Pole sports (that would be pole dancing, not pole vaulting) continues to work toward acceptance in the sports world and its efforts are beginning to...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
Everyone Into the Cue Sport Pool   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Pool tables, a fixture in rec rooms and basements, can turn a profit – if sports event planners can work the angles. The stats back it up, too,...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
On the Outs: Not Included in Paris 2024, Three Sports Wage Independent Campaigns   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We know who didn’t get into the Olympics, but what have they been doing about it since the announcement? Three organizational governing bodies,...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
Jaws Night at the Pool is What Water Sports Have Been Waiting for   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. (That's a reference for those in and prior to the Baby Boomer Generation; Google it, you...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
House of Cards: Why So Many Event Directors are Turning to Poker   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you thought you were seeing more card decks for sale (everywhere!) and more poker tournaments offered, you’re right on the money. Poker is...more >>


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