Success. Recover. Repeat. Kansas Back in Soccer Spotlight
Success. Recover. Repeat. Overland Park is serving notice that Kansas is back in the game. Following the successful hosting of the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship and a promising start to 2020, the fields fell silent - temporarily. By July, the city had landed a new tournament, and in February, Heartland Soccer hosted a different sellout event.
Play Between The Beach And The Bay in Wicomico County, Maryland
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is ideal for athletes and families. This is not just a beautiful area, it's a convenient one, less than a three-and-a-half-hour drive for 25 percent of the U.S. population. Plus, its sports marketing team is experienced and its championship facilities are ready to host.
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|Return of the Expo: What Event Owners Need to Know|
When Surf Expo staged its winter trade show in early January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, it marked the first in-person outdoor industry expo in nearly a year. As the sports industry continues to reopen, trade shows (which bring an additional and much needed revenue stream) will make a comeback as well. Here's how to host one.
|Nebraska Hosts High School Bowling Championships on Schedule, Sold Out|
The Nebraska School Activities Association has advice for youth event owners: Don't keep kids waiting to play their sports. If you can put on an event safely, do it. This was the guiding philosophy that allowed the organization to successfully host the Nebraska High School Bowling Championships with more than 200 athletes and sold-out spectator space.
|U.S. Army Explores New Recruitment Field of Play: Open Water|
Last year, the U.S. Army announced a new battle plan for recruitment: one that played out in the esports arena. This year's strategy builds on that, bringing the Army to high school bass fishing tournaments. Youth anglers can interact with the U.S. Army's Outdoors Team as a part of the organization's new partnership with Major League Fishing.
|Up for Bid and Open for Business: USA Artistic Swimming|
The beautiful athleticism of synchronized swimming is an Olympic discipline, and its governing body is looking for homes for its events. Even better, it's interested in multi-year contracts. Take a deep dive to find out what USA Artistic Swimming needs and how you can get on deck to host its competitive events in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Inside Events: The 2022 Tuber Bowl™
Not long after the Super Bowl, the inaugural 2022 Tuber Bowl™ was announced. It is a championship in, of all things, snow tubing, and is set not just to bring in visitors and create use, but to showcase the facilities in this Adirondack destination. And the reaction of the sports event industry was, naturally, "Why didn't anyone think of this before?"
|Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management|
In this issue, we look at golf, swimming and diving, which, along with our other featured sport, soccer, are all showcased in the Summer Olympics. This year, the Olympics will see some new sports: karate, surfing, climbing and skateboarding. And in 2024, we'll have breakdancing. Sports will continue to evolve and change. This issue helps us move with those changes, with some great articles by incredibly knowledgeable members of our industry. As move into spring, let's commit to learning, to growing and to helping our industry evolve. If we can do that, everyone wins.
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