September/October 2012 | Sports Destination Management

September/October 2012


Sports Destination Management Magazine

September/October 2012

Planning a sports event -- of any type -- demands a number of skills outside of an understanding of our chosen sport. We need to understand negotiations, budgeting, logistics and the intricacies of travel arrangements -- and that's just for starters. One of the great things about this industry the body of knowledge that surrounds us in the presence of our colleagues.


In looking through this issue, I'm reminded of the wide range of expertise out there. Sharing their insights with us in this issue are some of the foremost authorities in safety and security, sports tour management, accommodations and food service and dining, and contract negotiations.


We also have some great sports features, and in those, you'll see your colleagues quoted: articles on softball, paddle sports and gymnastics, as well as a feature on venues in the Southwest.


What are we missing? Your insights. Your expertise. Your input. Let us know what you're interested in, where you work and what you're doing. It might be just what we need for the next issue.


Here at SDM, we're always looking for people to write articles or provide expert opinions. Some are about tried and true topics, some are more trendy or special-interest,. But whatever the topic, we know the experts are out there, and we know they're you.

In this issue

Gymnastics: The Gold (Medal) Standard

BY: Juli Anne Patty

In any given year, many of America’s cities could vie for the title of Gymnastics City USA, but in 2012, San Jose, California, owned that banner, hosting the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympics Trials and Championships. more....