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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 17, 2019
What are the Odds for Key NCAA Women’s Basketball Happening and Staying in Vegas?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If the NCAA Women’s Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games happen in Vegas, will they stay in Vegas? Odds are they will. And some college coaches think it...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
FIFA's Economic Savior is...Esports?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

FIFA, staggering away from the wreckage of its scandal, notes that while many revenue streams are flat, income on the esports front is increasing...more >>


Article | April 17, 2019
Inside Events: National Club Baseball Association   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Baseball is back and exploding in popularity. Baseball at the collegiate club level is also booming, according to the National Club Baseball...more >>


Article | April 3, 2019
Get Ready for the Next Would-Be Olympic Sport: Teqball   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s played on a curving table similar to a ping-pong table, with soccer-like ball, and with (somewhat) similar rules. It has a lot of heading...more >>


Article | April 3, 2019
Will Bans Against Unvaccinated Kids Have an Impact on Sports?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Seeing an unprecedented rise in cases of measles among an unprecedented number of unvaccinated children, a New York suburb, accordingly, has taken an...more >>


Article | April 3, 2019
Drone Racing Poised for Major Expansion with Network TV and Livestreaming Deals   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Don’t touch that dial. Drone racing, having conquered the university scene (there is a full-fledged Collegiate Drone Racing Association), has also...more >>


Article | April 3, 2019
Inside Events: The National Association of College Esports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Esports' permeation of the sports landscape is evident everywhere you look. The meteoric rise in popularity of games like Fortnite and League of...more >>


Article | March 20, 2019
Could Ripple Effect from College Bribery Scandal Hit Sports Events?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Unless you’ve been living in a fallout shelter, it’s been impossible to miss the news of the college admission scandal. The question, however, is...more >>


Article | March 20, 2019
The Growing Presence of E-Bikes: What Event Owners Should Know   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The news that Wyoming’s bicycle paths and trails will soon be open to those using electric-powered, or e-bikes, might be a wake-up call to some...more >>


Article | March 20, 2019
Have Passport, Will Travel? Rule Changes Will Affect International Events   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Owners of events taking place outside the U.S. have been hearing the buzz about new documentation requirements that will take hold in 2021. The...more >>


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