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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 | August 6, 2015
The Middle East: The Next International Sports Destination?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s probably not going to be the hot destination for Little League any time soon. On the other hand, it is the hot (so to speak) location of the...more >>


Article | August 6, 2015
Golf Course Renovations Continue to Rise   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The upswing in golf course renovations across the United States has continued as the calendar turns to the “back nine” of 2015. Members of the...more >>


Article | August 6, 2015
FIFA Scandal Spills Over to San Francisco, Cancelling Friendly   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

And we thought the FIFA scandal was on the back burner. A friendly between Brazil and Argentina scheduled for San Francisco in September has been...more >>


Article | August 5, 2015
Hunting Events May See More Airlines Banning Trophy Shipment   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sporting and touring events that include hunting are going to be looking for a new way to ship their participants’ trophies home following a...more >>


Article | July 29, 2015
Girls Soccer on the Rise Following World Cup Moment   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Maybe it’s a no-brainer. Maybe it’s a natural conclusion. Whatever it is, it’s good news. Girls' soccer is on the rise since the spectacular...more >>


Article | July 29, 2015
Airbnb for Business Travel: Can Sports Tourism Options be Far Behind?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It was only a matter of time before Airbnb brought out a product to address the business travel market. It's here now (at least in beta version) and...more >>


Article | July 29, 2015
Post-Collegiate Women's Lacrosse League Announced   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Women who played lacrosse in high school and college now have an option to continue competitive play after graduation with the formation of the...more >>


Article | July 21, 2015
Confederate Flag Debate Still Active   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Confederate flag issue is still, well, an issue. New Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey spent his first SEC Media Day fielding the...more >>


Article | July 21, 2015
Memory Care, Assisted Living Designed for Ex-NFL Players   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It just might be the most definitive acknowledgement yet linking a career in professional football and cognitive problems later in life. A local...more >>


Article | July 15, 2015
Women’s World Cup: Great Victory, but Where were the Sponsors?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It all comes back to money. Yes, the members of the U.S. WNT covered themselves with glory (and gold confetti) to cap off the holiday weekend. Yes,...more >>


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