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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 | March 29, 2015
On-Track Safety Issues Still Plague NASCAR   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Recent improvements in motor sports facilities have brought about a more improved level of safety, but they’re not used consistently, say top...more >>


Article | March 29, 2015
MMA Fighting to Gain Acceptance in NYC   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

For years, there has been one fight New York can’t win – the ability to host MMA pro competitions. In fact, it’s the only place in the United...more >>


Article | March 27, 2015
Super Bowl Turf Finds Another Home   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Super Bowl XLIX (and the surrounding Deflategate) may have gone down in history, but the field lives on. Literally. Tolleson Unified High School was...more >>


Article | March 26, 2015
Oregon Senate Moving in Favor of Convention Center Hotel   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Hotels in Oregon aren’t liking a bill that would remove their ability to object to competition in the area. The Oregon Senate moved to clear the...more >>


Article | March 18, 2015
March Madness Airline Congestion Means No Air Around Team Travel   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Forget Cinderellas, seeding and snubs. March Madness is actually what NCAA travel officials are experiencing they try to navigate the mad scramble...more >>


Article | March 15, 2015
The New College Club Sport: Shooting   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Football and basketball are still the top college sports in the public consciousness. But another has been making its move as well – shooting....more >>


Article | March 13, 2015
Yankee Stadium: Site of NYC’s Own Turf War   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Multi-tasking has been called today's work style. It also has been called a myth. Whether it is attainable for people is an individual question....more >>


Article | March 12, 2015
College Creates 'Soccer Track' in Sport Management   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs College will be America's first university to offer a business degree with a special soccer “track,"...more >>


Article | March 9, 2015
‘Tebow Laws:’ What are the Effects on Travel Teams?   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s the sports equivalent of a hot potato. At the very least, it’s as polarizing as the issue of prayer in schools. The so-called ‘Tebow...more >>


Article | February 26, 2015
Colorado Convention Center Hits Another Roadblock   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The proposed convention center and resort hotel in Aurora, Colorado, just hit another road block, and it’s just about as formidable as the Rocky...more >>


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