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Sports Destination Management Announces 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


USA_WaterPolo

USA Men's Water Polo Senior National Team Coming to San Diego, Torrance and Goleta

December 12, 2019

The USA Men's Senior National Team will return to the pool for the first time since claiming gold at the 2019 Pan American Games. more >>


Troon

Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, Now Renovated, is Ready to Host PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions

December 12, 2019

Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course is ready to host the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions following an enhancement project. more >>


Collegiate

Collegiate Gymnastics Coming to Anaheim

December 12, 2019

The Collegiate Challenge powered by Under Armour will return and take place Jan. 4, 2020 at the Anaheim Arena at Anaheim Convention Center. more >>


GreenvilleNC

Regional USA Gymnastics Championship to Generate $2.1 Million in Estimated Economic Impact

December 11, 2019

The Greenville-Pitt County Sports Commission will host the 2020 USA Gymnastics Region 8 Level 9 & 10 Regional Championship in April. 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 >>


Rockytop

Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

November 14, 2019

Offering tournament planners, coaches, teams and spectators a one-of-a-kind sporting event, Rocky Top Sports World adds the backdrop of the Great... more >>


FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

November 4, 2019

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


Image

Burlington, Washington: Where the Grass is Greener

October 28, 2019

Burlington, Washington, situated between islands, mountains – and even Canada – is the greener side of the PNW, where tulips and daffodils bloom... more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


SPIBelt

Austin Marathon and SPIbelt Continue 13-Year Partnership

December 9, 2019

The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon welcomes the return of SPIbelt as the Official Race Belt. more >>


Gameon

PGA TOUR and GameOn Technology Announce Continued Partnership

December 9, 2019

The PGA TOUR and GameOn Technology, with its industry-leading engagement platform, ChatOS™, announced a continued relationship. more >>


HuntingtonIngallsIndustries

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces $25,000 Gift to Special Olympics Mississippi

December 9, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries raised a record-breaking $25,000 for Special Olympics Mississippi during the 5K on the Causeway. more >>


USTA

USTA Joins Forces with ClubCorps

November 25, 2019

The USTA and ClubCorp announced a strategic alliance to continue growing the sport of tennis and in particular, attracting youth. 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>>


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>>


blank Case study | October 30, 2019
The Future Is Now for Nebraska’s Capital City   

By: Michael Popke

Lincoln has established its reputation as a prime sports destination, boasting great Midwestern hospitality, a small-town feel and excellent sports... More>>


White Papers

RunningUSA Whitepaper | June 1, 2014
State of the Sport-Part 1: Non-Traditional Running Events   

In five years, the estimated finishers in U.S. non-traditional events grew from the low six figures in 2009 to a staggering 4 million in 2013. More>>


MinneapolisParks Whitepaper | May 1, 2014
Current Trends in Golf   

On the cusp of being featured in the Summer Olympics, golf reflects participation initiatives, ecological interests and more in this 2009 study. More>>


RunningUSA Whitepaper | April 1, 2014
Running USA Annual Marathon Report   

More new highs for U.S. marathons with 541,000 finishers and more than 1,100 races; ING New York City Marathon returns to the top in 2013. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | March 3, 2014
NFHS Report on High School Sports Participation 2012-2013   

Participation in high school sports rose again, hitting an all-time high and indicating that the student-athlete is alive and well. More>>


Articles

EsportsCycling Article | October 2, 2019
IOC Announces Esports Event in Tokyo – But What Does It Really Mean?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Esports is coming to Tokyo in 2020. And you’ll never guess who the announcement came from: none other than the IOC. An international competition...   More>>


BirdScooters Article | September 18, 2019
Dockless Scooters Posing New Challenge to Road Races

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When a legally blind marathoner in Texas tripped over an abandoned electric scooter in the roadway, it sent a strong message to event owners...   More>>


Skeeter Article | September 18, 2019
Mosquito-Borne Illness Forces Race Postponement: Should Event Owners Worry?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Mosquitoes are hungry, and despite the season, they’re not craving pumpkin spice. In fact, they’re still causing big concerns for sports event...   More>>


EBike Article | September 18, 2019
What Event Owners Need to Know About E-Bikes’ Push into National Parks and Competitive Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

On the heels of USA Cycling’s note that electrically-powered or -assisted bicycles (e-bikes for short) are finding their way into sanctioned...   More>>



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