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USA Racquetball Bringing National Singles Championship to Bryan College Station

February 24, 2020

USA Racquetball, the sport's NGB, announced that the 2020 National Singles Championships will be held May 27-31 in Bryan College Station. more >>


J&ARacing

Shamrock Marathon Returning to Virginia Beach in 2020

February 24, 2020

J&A Racing announced that Meb Keflezighi will return for the 48th running of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend. more >>


YanktonSD

Yankton, SD, to Host 2021 World Archery Championships

February 24, 2020

World Archery has awarded its 2021 World Championships to Yankton, South Dakota, on the final day of its Congress in the Netherlands. more >>


LaJolla

Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship Coming to LaJolla

February 21, 2020

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will host the 131st Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship, March 6-8, 2020. more >>


GranFondo

USA Cycling, Gran Fondo National Series Partnership Includes Asheville Event

February 21, 2020

USA Cycling's partnership with Gran Fondo National Series will include the annual USA Cycling GFNS Championship in Asheville. 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 | 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>>


TowsonULogo Whitepaper | February 3, 2014
Baltimore Running Festival 2013 economic impact study   

An in-depth analysis of the economic impact of the Baltimore Running Festival. More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>


SDM Logo Whitepaper | April 8, 2013
2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact   

2012 Honolulu Marathon & Race Day Walk Statistics and Economic Impact, compiled by Jerome Agrusa, Ph.D., Professor, Travel Industry Management,... More>>


Articles

NCAA_Bids Article | February 10, 2020
What's Driving the Bidding Wars for NCAA Championships?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After months of lead-up and plenty of fanfare, the NCAA closed out its bid submission cycle for hosting of championships in the 2022-2023 and 2025-26...   More>>


ConcussionReport Article | February 1, 2020
Judge: Deaths Can’t be Proven to be Related to Head Trauma from Pop Warner Football

By: Michael Popke

The year closed with a judge ruling against parents who said their sons’ deaths were caused by head trauma sustained in Pop Warner Football a...   More>>


USDGA Article | January 30, 2020
Inside Events: United States Disabled Golf Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A little-known (but strongly traveling and spending) sector of the golf market is individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Disabled Golf Association...   More>>


BeautyBeast Article | January 30, 2020
Wrestling and Gymnastics: A Winning Combination

By: Michael Popke

When two entirely dissimilar sports share a venue, what happens? Success, if you’re going by the results of a combination gymnastics and wrestling...   More>>



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