Sports Destination Management Magazine

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May/June 2016
May/June 2016

Call it the Olympic effect. Everyone is so focused on what is going on in Rio that sports take on even more meaning as we move into the summer. As a result, there are more spectators, more interest and more participants. What can happen? If all goes well, a well-planned, well-executed event gets more attention, the athletes get a visibility boost and the city that hosts it reaps the benefits. Want to put on one of those great events? Start here. We have information on senior games (and seniors are some of the biggest spenders in the sports business), building the athlete relationship, continuing  education for sports event planners and more. Plus, there are specific focuses on triathlons and track & field and equestrian – all the things you’ll see in Rio. But the education doesn’t stop there. We have coverage of fishing and baseball, some of the most well-publicized summer sports you’ll see. There’s also information on the destinations that host these and more, and a great feature highlighting some of the best partners in the business to help you put on an event that not only brings rave reviews but keeps people coming back for more. Start your planning here and now.

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Business Development
Managing the Athlete Relationship: It all Starts with Communication

Clipboard
Senior Athletes: Fab, Fit and Fiscally Attractive

Destination Spotlight
Sevierville, TN: Where Sports Events Reach Their Peak
Edmond, Oklahoma - Lazy E Arena Keeps Busy Hosting Premier Youth Rodeo
Conway, Arkansas - Open for Business: Conway's Facilities Welcome Youth Sports Tournaments

Executive Insights
Executive Insights: United States Equestrian Federation

Industry Leadership
Follow the Leaders: Who’s Who in Sports Destinations

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
On the Fast Track

Perspectives
Sports Tourism: The Economic Impact - A Case Study of Events

Regional Focus
Mid-Atlantic Destinations: The Most on the Coast

Service Solutions
Field of Study: Ballparks, Arenas and Racetracks Serve as Classrooms in Sports Management

Sports Facilities
Baseball Is In the House!

Sports Landscape
America's Anglers: Following the Current

Sports Outlook
Trends in Triathlons

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