January/February 2012 | Sports Destination Management

January/February 2012


Sports Destination Management Magazine


As the business of sports continues to evolve, sports themselves do as well. In this issue, we take a look at what is needed to provide great facilities for athletes with developmental challenges. Hint: It goes a lot deeper than just following ADA rules, and it applies to your event, no matter whether you're working with traditional competitive athletics or performance sports (like gymnastics or cheerleading).


That's important, vital information, but it's not all we have in this issue. We also take an in-depth look at permitting and working with authorities, effective relations with the media, and ways to attract spectators to your event.


We'll examine tennis facilities and some outstanding basketball arenas, as well as great destinations in the Northwest. And don't miss the chance to familiarize yourself with some extreme sports, including BMX and skateboarding.
There's a lot in store with this issue, and I hope you learn as much as I did.

In this issue

Permitting and Working with Authorities

BY: Jean Knaack

“I applied for a permit for a race my organization wants to put on to raise money for our charity, and they rejected the permit. What do I do now?” “I guess I have to get some kind of insurance before my town will give me a permit for our race in a few months.” “We have a great course and we’ve opened registration, but the police made us change our course before they would finalize the permit. Registration is already open, what do we do?” more....