September/October 2023 | Sports Destination Management

September/October 2023


Sports Destination Management Magazine

September/October 2023

As we tiptoe into a new school year, we’re seeing plenty of changes. This issue can help face them head-on. Our articles cover safety and security preparations and negotiations between vendors and event owners, as well as an update on bus and motorcoach travel. There are features on destinations that can host events in softball, gymnastics and water sports. Additionally, there are insights from the president of AAU and the founder of the Gran Fondo National Series, and a roundup of great sports venues. Get started on the new season right here.

In this issue

Gran Fondos: A Cycling Discipline for Everyone

BY: Reuben Kline

The term, “gran fondo,” translated from its original Italian, means “Big Ride.” In the cycling discipline lexicon, however, a gran fondo is a long-distance road event which generally is open to the public and has a larger field. It’s also the cycling discipline that is showing strong growth. Learn why it has an appeal and what goes into site selection. more....

  Multi-Sport Multi-Discipline Review
Anything But Routine
Getting to Win-Win
  Regional Focus
Sun and Fun
  Service Solutions
On the Road Again
  Sports Facilities
Softball Swings for the Fences
  Sports Landscape
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