|Issue #82: April 18, 2018|
Irvine Ups its Sports Destination Game
Dave Lucey repeats himself a lot these days, but he doesn't mind. "The new Orange County Great Park Sports Complex is 194 acres - more than twice the size of Disneyland," the sales manager for Destination Irvine says about the facility that, by this summer, will boast a 2,500-seat soccer stadium, 25 lighted tennis courts, seven softball and baseball diamonds, six lighted multi-purpose fields and five sand volleyball courts. The city has some other impressive numbers: 4,700 hotel rooms and more than 280 sunny days a year. Learn about the community that has welcomed high-profile events, from Olympic swimming (in 1984) to the Softball Champions Cup 18U Junior Olympics Showcase and the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics (both in 2017).
Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds
Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible facilities and experienced staff. Year-round, the Fairgrounds host a diverse range of events including livestock shows, camping rallies, sporting events and more.
|In other news and commentary...|
|Could Synchronized Skating Makes Its Olympic Debut in 2022?|
The IOC won't be adding any new sports to the next Winter Olympics but it hasn't ruled out the potential for variations on existing sports, including synchronized figure skating, women's Nordic combined and some new team competitions. Event organizers should be ready for an uptick in demand for these sports.
Inside Events: U.S. Futsal
Futsal, the indoor game of soccer, is overseen in this country by U.S. Futsal. The sport is growing at a rapid pace as the news spreads about its myriad benefits. Learn about U.S. Futsal's business side, which includes its eight regional tournaments and one national championship each year.
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The March/April issue is all about the change of seasons. Athletes are finding their way back to fields, courts, trails and roads that have been slumbering under snow and ice - at least in many parts of the country. Planners, meanwhile, are scrambling to get ready for this spring and put contracts in place for next year's events. This issue of SDM can help, with features on soccer, golf and swimming/diving. Don't miss our articles on medical planning, housing, photography and the benefits of planning off-peak events. Start your new season here.
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