Sports Destination Management Magazine

September/October 2015
September/October 2015

The calendar is turning, and sports are moving along. It’s time to start planning the next season’s softball tournaments and travels, so don’t miss this issue’s roundup of some of the best diamonds in the country. The Summer Olympics in Rio will bring extra attention to water sports and to gymnastics – something else covered in these pages. You can learn about negotiating with venues, working with sports commissions and CVBs, event security and the newest trends in team travel. There are great articles on facilities in the Southwest and Pacific , and on some of the most outstanding facilities across the U.S.  A new season of sports starts here and now. Turn the page and get a sneak peek.

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Business Development
Security: Maximize Your Protection

Negotiating with Facility Vendors: Do it the Right Way

Destination Spotlight
Oklahoma City: America’s Newly Crowned Softball Capital
Make Your Next Event MONUMENTAL

Event Review
The Wildwood Games

Executive Insights
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Industry Leadership
What You Need for Your Next Event: New Places, New Faces

Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Flying High: Communities are Capitalizing on their Strengths to Grow Gymnastics Events

Win-win: Score Big by Working with CVBs and Sports Commissions

Regional Focus
Southwest/Pacific: A Wide-Open Approach

Service Solutions
Team Travel Options: Transportation

Sports Facilities
Softball: A Game for the Ages

Sports Landscape
Blue Communities: Trends in Water Sports

Sports Outlook
Cycling: Venue Selection for Competitive Events


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