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BREAKING: 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 10, 2021

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


DuPage

USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championship Coming to Cantigny Park

December 3, 2021

Cantigny Park will become a championship cycling race course from December 7-12, 2021 as host of USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championship. more >>


DallasBMW

BMW Dallas Marathon Ready Moves Date to December

December 3, 2021

Running the marathon in Dallas highlights the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, entertainment districts and iconic Dallas landmarks. more >>


PlusSeven

World Breaking Classic Teases Details of 2022 Qualifying Event

December 2, 2021

The 2022 WBC USA Open World Qualifier will be produced by Plus Seven Company. more >>


CLASH

CLASH Endurance Announces Holiday-Themed Sports Event at Daytona

December 2, 2021

CLASH Endurance has announced the debut of its Jingle Jog 5K at One Daytona and the World Center of Racing in Florida on Friday. more >>



Reach

Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA: More Convenient, More Fun, More Help, More Facilities

November 30, 2021

It’s time you met Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Easily accessed, well-appointed and just plain IMPOSSIBLE not to enjoy, this is... more >>


ElPaso

Groups Play More in El Paso

November 11, 2021

Sports event planners have discovered El Paso is sun soaked, warm and always ready for kickoffs, tip-offs and starting guns, with the best venues... more >>


Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

November 10, 2021

If you haven’t yet considered Asheville, North Carolina as your next tournament host site, you’re missing out on a lot. In addition to great... more >>


MarshallCounty

Not Just A Water Destination… Marshall County is a Winning Destination

November 1, 2021

North Alabama’s Marshall County is home to the state’s largest lake, Lake Guntersville, and opportunities to play on and off the water. more >>


Cabarrus1

Bring Your Sporting Event to Cabarrus County, NC

October 14, 2021

Cabarrus County is renowned for auto racing, but also includes top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor venues for competition of all kinds. more >>



SDMChampions2021

SDM Announces Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

November 10, 2021

SDM has announced its 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


PGATOUR

PGA TOUR and CDW Extend Partnership Through 2026

November 29, 2021

CDW continues exclusive sponsorship of ShotLink, the TOUR’s real-time scoring system. more >>


PelicanBay

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Awarded as Family Favorite in Oklahoma City

November 29, 2021

Local magazine’s annual contest represents the go-to destinations and businesses, as voted by readers. more >>


Rocket

Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Extends its Title Sponsorship of the Rocket Mortgage Classic through 2027

November 22, 2021

First-ever PGA TOUR event within the city limits of Detroit to continue supporting community initiatives. more >>


ValleyForge

Tourism Rebounding in Montgomery County

November 17, 2021

Throughout 2020-2021, tourism provided positive economic impact across the entire Montgomery County community, the VFTCB reports. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 1, 2021
When Hosting, The World Equestrian Center-Ocala Doesn’t Horse Around   

By: Judy Leand

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is situated on 6,000 acres of gorgeous rolling hills the heart of North-Central Florida, a locale known as the... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sporting events!... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Richmond Region: Outdoor Sports Central   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Named America’s #1 river city, the Richmond, Virginia region is a place where teams want to play and where families want to visit. More>>


White Papers

Lincoln Whitepaper | December 1, 2021
Pickleball Report 2019   

Multiple benefits have been noted by towns that have installed pickleball facilities. This study takes a deep dive into the economic, physical and... More>>


SoCar Whitepaper | November 1, 2021
The Economic Impact of Tennis in South Carolina   

This aim of this study was to estimate the economic value of eighteen junior tournaments held in South Carolina in 2019. Factors in the survey... More>>


ResearchGate Whitepaper | July 1, 2021
The Economic Impact of a Marathon as a Sports Tourism Event   

Marathons are sport tourism events taking place in many cities around the globe. Economic impact studies have shown that there exist positive... More>>


Economies Whitepaper | May 1, 2021
The Impact of the New York City Marathon on Hotel Demand   

Daily hotel data is employed, along with information on prices, revenue, demand and hotel occupancy, to analyze part of the local economic impact of... More>>


Articles

DRL Article | February 22, 2017
Inside Events: Drone Racing League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Described as “the real-life version of a video game,” drone racing is one of the fastest-growing robotic sports. The Drone Racing League is the...   More>>


Article | February 22, 2017
No Bid? IAAF's Stance Might Be the Starting Gun for the Future

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The IAAF’s announcement that it was ditching its long-standing bid process for competitive events was met with a reaction from the world of sports...   More>>


USABoxing Article | February 8, 2017
Inside Events: USA Boxing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Amateur boxing, which focuses on technique and scoring points (not on knockout punches) is growing, thanks in part to Team USA’s three Olympic...   More>>


Article | February 8, 2017
Bid Cities Racing to Clean Up Their Acts in Time for IOC Decision

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Following concerns about Rio’s open-water venues, candidate cities for 2024 are working to clean up their waterways. Some of the bait being dangled...   More>>



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