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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 29, 2019
NCAA Passes on Esports - Gamers Relieved   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be a first. NCAA passed up an opportunity to oversee the championships of a fast-growing and big-money collegiate sport. In fact, it opted...more >>


Article | May 29, 2019
New Report Details Archery’s Growth, Cites Influencers for Event Owners   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Lord of the Rings. The Hunger Games. The Avengers. Game of Thrones. We’ve seen some impressive archery in the media and its impact is reverberating...more >>


Article | May 29, 2019
Will a Decrease of Major Golf Events at Municipal Courses Bring Change?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A distinct dip in the number of high-profile golf tournaments being on public courses has caught the attention of analysts. Possible causes of this...more >>


Article | May 29, 2019
FEI Launches Fantasy Game in Attempt to Attract New Viewers   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Well, that’s a horse of a different color. Into the arena of fantasy baseball, fantasy football and fantasy college basketball comes fantasy horse...more >>


Article | May 29, 2019
Parents Putting Off Retirement to Pay for Kids’ Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With the idea that their children will one day get an athletic scholarship to college or wind up on the Olympic podium, parents are spending more...more >>


Article | May 29, 2019
Inside Events: The City Tour   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When college golfers graduate, it can often take years until they pick up another club. Meet The City Tour, dedicated to continuing the growth of...more >>


Article | May 15, 2019
Inside Events: 3v3 LIVE Soccer Tour   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With local qualifiers, regional tournaments and national championships, the 3v3 LIVE Soccer Tour is making its presence known in the industry. Learn...more >>


Article | May 15, 2019
Organically Treated Fields are Safer – But Are They Better?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Cities with venues that use alternative energy sources and that make a commitment to eco-friendliness are seen as more desirable by potential...more >>


Article | May 15, 2019
No Suit for You, Says Judge in NYC Airbnb Case   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No suit for you! Planners encouraging athletes and teams to use Airbnb for events in New York City can breathe easy now that a judge has tossed a...more >>


Article | May 15, 2019
Can Mixed-Gender Events Help Create More Interest in the Olympics?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Back in the early 1900s, when korfball (similar to basketball) debuted in the Netherlands, it was seen as scandalous because women and men competed...more >>


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