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Sports have come a long way since the ancient Greeks wrestled and raced their way to glory. We’ve seen the evolution of new disciplines among old, familiar sports (beach volleyball and synchronized swimming, for example) – and we’ve also seen the emergence of entirely new sports. From drone racing to esports to competitive marching band, we are constantly redefining sports and finding new ways to host them. In this, our awards issue, we see both new and familiar sports, and we honor all of them. It’s because of everyone that our industry is so strong, so vibrant and so varied. Read more...

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The city of Surprise has everything you are looking for in a sports tournament destination, with nationally recognized facilities, year-round sunshine, plenty of fun things to do and an events team that’s committed to making your tournament a success. Learn more about the city where dreams are made. more
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Playing the Field: Softball's Diamond Destinations
Returning to the Olympics next year, softball continues its run of popularity. From youth-level rec leagues all the way up to competitive high school and collegiate programs, and straight on into senior games athletes, the sport continues to draw in players and spectators – and to bring economic impact. Here are diamond destinations on the rise. Read more...
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On the Waterfront
From canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddling to sailing, surfing, water skiing and even dragon boat and Hawaiian outrigger racing, water sports are flourishing across the U.S. SUP is riding the biggest wave but other sports, including watercross, canoe polo and kayak bass fishing, are growing as well – and destinations are stepping up their game. Read more...
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The Perfect Landing
Heading into the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the U.S. is seeing the expected uptick in interest in gymnastics. And from beginner and recreational level to elite, collegiate and beyond, the sport is continuing its growth. Where a competitive event is situated, however, has much to do with its draw. Here are some prime locations for event owners to consider. Read more...
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New Homes for Away Teams
The continued evolution of sports venues – updates to surfaces, lighting, security and amenities – all helps to create the best possible experience for athletes. A supportive and efficient staff makes it easier for event owners and rights holders to do their job and put on the best competition possible. Here are some outstanding venues to consider. Read more...
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