Gun Violence Landing USA on International Travel Advisories
Countries outside the USA are warning their travelers about gun violence here. Most of those are telling people to take precautions and to learn active shooter protocols, but at least one has labeled the country a "no-go" zone. Some experts say it could affect international tourism to events like the 2026 World Cup and the 2028 Summer Olympics.
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Discover Lancaster: A Sport-cation Destination
Lancaster County in southeast Pennsylvania is easily accessible by road and air. In addition to its convenient location, Lancaster has over 1 million square feet of combined and flexible event space. Whether events play out on fields, mats, a pool, stage or track, Lancaster can accommodate many needs (and offer many options for post-game fun).
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| That Time the World Cup Trophy Was Stolen and a Dog Found It |
The 2026 World Cup will mark not just a three-nation hosting of the event, but also the 60th anniversary of one of the strangest chapters in FIFA history. In 1966, the World Cup trophy was stolen from a special events venue in England, the host nation that year. A mad scramble ensued to retrieve the trophy. And the finder was a dog named Pickles.
| Get Your BID On: World Triathlon Championship Events |
World Triathlon, the sport's international governing body, invites bidders for a range of events, including the 2025 and 2026 World Triathlon Championship Finals, the 2024 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships and the 2026 World Triathlon Multisport Championships. Other championships are up for grabs as well. Find everything you need here.
| Universities Offering Esports Majors, Specialized Management Programs |
A U.S. District Judge recently ruled that esports is not a "sport" as it relates to Title IX compliance. But some university academic administrators clearly view videogaming as a sport as well as an academic pursuit with a future. In fact, they are treating it the way they do other sports by launching new degreed programs in esports management.
| More Baseball Opportunities as Miracle League Continues to Make Gains |
Miracle Leagues, meant to make baseball accessible to those with mental and physical disabilities, are on the grow in the U.S. Since the opening of the first Miracle League field in 2000, there are now more than 350 Miracle League organizations in North America (including Canada and Puerto Rico) that serve more than 450,000 children and adults.
| Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management |
There are many great things to see when studying the sports business industry: Emerging trends, the creation and growth of an alternative accommodations market, new sports and plenty more. But the one thing that never changes is that it is an industry of stories. This issue celebrates those stories, whether it's successful facilities, innovative marketing campaigns, boosting economic impact or even collaborating with competitors. We invite you to sit back and enjoy these success stories and even to get some new ideas as you write your own.
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| Last word... |
"Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone."
~ Jim Brown, pro football hall of famer and civil rights activist, who died on May 19 at age 87
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