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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 | November 18, 2015
Extreme Sports Park Rights-Holder Scraps Kissimmee Plan   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The developer who planned to put an extreme sports facility in Central Florida has kissed Kissimmee goodbye and walked away to look at two other...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
New for the 2020 Olympics: Driverless Taxis   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Internet of Things might become the Internet of the Olympic Rings. Japan is planning to use the 2020 Games in Tokyo to show the world it’s...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
The Internet of Things: The New Normal in Sports Business   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Internet of Things, defined as the growing interconnectedness and networking of people, places and things, can be either the biggest selling...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
Not in My Backyard: Planners See New Rules on Sports in Denver’s Parks   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The fun runs, benefit bicycle rides and charity walks streaming through Denver’s parks weren’t considered fun, charitable or beneficial to those...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
Top Trends in Fitness and What Event Planners Can Learn from Them   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The closest thing the sports planning industry has to a crystal ball that can forecast what sports and activity trends are going to be popular in the...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
Smart Sports Equipment: Coming to a Sports Event Near You   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

To the universe that includes smartphones and smart watches, add smart basketballs, smart tennis racquets, smart golf clubs and smart bats for...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
Post-Katrina, a Battle between Golf Proponents and Park Enthusiasts   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In New Orleans, a city that still bears the marks of Hurricane Katrina, a new golf course is set to go in. Proponents say it will bring much-needed...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
Memo to Sports Planners: Get Online Mobile Payment Functionality. Now.   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Mobile payment transactions, meaning using the smartphone to pay for just about anything, are expected to explode in popularity. In fact, the total...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
FCC: Hilton Implicated in Obstructing Wi-Fi Blocking Investigation   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

So far, 2015 has seen the Federal Communications Commission cracking down twice on attempts to block wi-fi usage at convention centers. First...more >>


Article | November 18, 2015
College Football in Your Uber Ride? AT&T is Making It Happen   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The taxi industry – already feeling the pinch from Uber – just took a big hit. This one, however, is a flying tackle and it’s fueled by the...more >>


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