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COVID-19 might be the most formidable opponent the sports tourism industry has ever faced. In an instant, we have learned that our so-called “recession-proof” industry…wasn’t. But our industry is nothing if not nimble and adaptable. And everything in this issue is proof of that fact. From industry writers who speak about new ways of doing business, to sports venues that will be there when we return to play, this issue has what we need. It also has something we can’t sell and can’t buy but can only find in one another: hope. As we head into the summer’s warmth, we want it to bring hope to you as well. 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. ....read 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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