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Basketball, Wrestling Coming to Sioux Falls

February 28, 2020

There's a lot going on in Sioux Falls, including basketball and wrestling. more >>


USTA

Fed Cup Action Coming to Hawaii in March

February 28, 2020

Team USA's Davis Cup team returns to Hawaii on March 6-7 for the first time in 28 years for a qualifying competition against Uzbekistan. more >>


Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Host US Trail Running Conference

February 28, 2020

The 2020 US Trail Running Conference will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, from October 21 - 24, 2020. more >>


CAntonOH

Canton, Ohio's Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon Announces Championship Event

February 28, 2020

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon will host the Road Runners Club of America Central Region Half Marathon Championship. more >>


Otillo

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Comes to the USA for the First Time

February 27, 2020

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series is launching its first-ever race weekend in America. more >>



MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


LazyE

Seven Reasons You Should Play in Edmond

February 7, 2020

Edmond invites athletes to utilize state-of-the-art sports facilities and enjoy the city’s charm. With the ability to host all types of sports (on... more >>


Cycling

Lehigh Valley, PA Offers Top Athletic and Entertainment Options

January 22, 2020

From wide open fields to state-of-the-art indoor facilities, Lehigh Valley is the perfect destination for your next event. Located just 60 minutes... more >>


Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


BullheadCity

Bullhead City: The Hotspot for Sports Tourism

November 22, 2019

Boasting an estimated 360 days of sunshine each year, Bullhead City, Arizona, is quickly becoming the nation’s hotspot for sports tourism. more >>



itpta

PTR, iTPA Sign Partnership Agreement

February 24, 2020

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is proud to announce a new partnership with International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA). more >>


OrlandoNorth

Seminole County Reports Over $43 million in Actualized Economic Impact FY 2018/2019

February 24, 2020

As a result of filling Seminole County’s five major tournament facilities with sports events throughout 2019, sports tourism has been profitable. more >>


SlipperyRock

New Owners of Slippery Rock Golf Course Make Their Debut

February 12, 2020

Slippery Rock Golf Club & Events Center, formerly the Oakview Golf Club, is under new ownership and ready to debut new features. more >>


PresidentsCup

Presidents Cup and Partners Generate More Than $1.1M for Australia Bushfire Relief

February 7, 2020

The Presidents Cup and partner organizations have combined to generate more than $1.1M for Australia bushfire relief efforts. more >>


PGATOUR

PGA Tour Presents "Best Of" Awards for Events

January 27, 2020

The Waste Management Phoenix Open was one of 10 tournaments recognized with “Best Of” awards by the PGA TOUR. more >>


Destination Spotlights

Hawaii Convention Center Case study | August 6, 2019
Hawai‘i Convention Center Offers Pacific Paradise for Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Just as appealing as the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s location in a tropical paradise is the fact that events do not have to bring flooring or... More>>


TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


DSCedarPoint Case study | October 31, 2019
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it will be unveiling an... More>>


White Papers

NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>


DaytonaSpeedweeks Whitepaper | July 1, 2017
The Economic Impact of the 2015 Preakness Stakes on the Maryland Economy   

This research report includes visitor spending and job creation as a result of the 2015 Preakness Stakes in Maryland More>>


BlueRidgeMarathon Whitepaper | November 1, 2016
Blue Ridge Marathon Economic Impact Analysis   

This white paper is a detailed summary of the economic impact of the 2016 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon on the surrounding area. More>>


RunningUSA Whitepaper | October 1, 2016
Phase Two: Millennial Running Study   

Event owners wishing to recruit Millennials need to know them better. This explains their incentives for participation in running events. More>>


Articles

Sustainability_Small Article | February 28, 2020
Sustainability Seen as Key to Keeping Younger Demographic in Play

By: Michael Popke

The Olympics has been trying for years to woo a younger demographic. But according to recent research, it’s not edgy sports that wins the loyalty...   More>>


RunningFeet Article | February 24, 2020
Marathon Cheating, from Course Cutting to Proxy Running to…Shoes?

By: Michael Popke

From course-cutting to hiring proxies to run their races for them, marathoners have increasingly come under suspicions - and high-stakes distance...   More>>


Falmouth Article | February 23, 2020
Can Economic Development Corporations Score Big Wins with Pro Tournaments?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We’re used to seeing pro sports events sponsored by sports commissions and CVBs. The Lake Charles Championship and the Visit Knoxville Open, both...   More>>


SLC_Olympics Article | February 22, 2020
Will Salt Lake City Bid on 2034 Winter Olympics?

By: Michael Popke

It is, as they say, déjà vu all over again. Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Games, has moved one stop closer to hosting the Winter Olympics...   More>>



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