Issue #117: September 04, 2019
Will Esports Events Suffer After Being Linked to Mass Shootings?

Will Esports Events Suffer After Being Linked to Mass Shootings?

There was plenty of fallout after two nearly back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton - and it included esports. ESPN abruptly announced it would not air a previously scheduled broadcast of a tournament and at the same time, Walmart removed ads in some stores pertaining to games that featured guns. What does it mean for esports event owners?

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Destination Spotlight

Oklahoma City: The Most Accommodating Destination for Your Next Event

Whether your athletes swing for the fences or churn up the water, it's hard to find a better destination than Oklahoma City. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, it's one of the most accommodating destinations in the U.S. Discover why more event owners are discovering this unique city - and why they're returning each year.

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Oklahoma City: The Most Accommodating Destination for Your Next Event
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Looking for a New Place to Play? Experience Ruston!

Looking for a New Place to Play? Experience Ruston!

Bring your next sporting event to Louisiana's emerging sports destination, Ruston. The new Ruston Sport Complex offers first-class facilities and the city has plenty of attractions. Experience Ruston!

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In other news and commentary...
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

Nominations are open! SDM wants to recognize sports tourism leaders who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism.

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High School Sports Are Down. Are Travel Sports to Blame?

The news that participation is down in high school sports isn't a shock. The real question is whether, and how much, travel sports are to blame. Survey says: A LOT. In the pursuit of enhanced competition, college scholarships and just plain bragging rights, elite programs are the clear winners and varsity sports are suffering. Read on to learn more.

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70% of Campuses Now Considering Esports Programs

Those who have been considering creating or hosting an esports event have some more ammunition for their argument, thanks to a new survey that shows a whopping 71 percent of colleges are considering instituting an esports program. Oh, and that choking sound you hear is the collective eating of crow by all those who thought this was a passing fad.

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RV Industry Could Help Make Youth Travel Affordable - if it Can Stay Afloat

It might be the ultimate definition of stay-to-play. As youth sports travel costs increase, parents are seeking ways to balance the budget. And as a result, the RV has come into its own as a prime option for Millennials traveling with children. But no growth streak is guaranteed, and last year, the RV industry hit some economic bumps in the road.

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Thought Pokémon Go Was Dead? Get Ready for the Second Coming

If you thought Pokemon Go was dead, get ready for the Second Coming of Pikachu. The augmented reality app that was the hot trend in the summer of 2016 is not only still around but it's generating economic impact - and the live events it hosts are still packing them in. Learn more here about the game its enthusiasts say is neither down nor out.

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What Birmingham Stands to Gain by Hosting the World Games in 2021

When the World Games come to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021, they'll boost the city's reputation as a center for multi-sport events on the highest level. And while the National Senior Games in 2017 provided a glimpse into what Birmingham could host, the World Games tends to leave an indelible impression, since the world will be watching.

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Inside Events
Inside Events: Drum Corps International

Inside Events: Drum Corps International

Known as Marching Music's Major League, Drum Corps International has been hosting a competitive summer tour of top marching ensembles for more than 30 years. The highly competitive season brings epic showmanship and unparalleled talent to its regional competitions, which culminate in world championships. Meet the group that inspires bands nationwide.

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Thanks to Visit Colorado Springs for this "uplifting" image! The Labor Day Lift-Off, a hot air balloon festival, took place on Monday in Memorial Park. Photo courtesy of VisitCOS.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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July/August 2019

July/August 2019

The adage is "The more things change, the more they remain the same." But in sports, with new technologies in sports equipment and playing surfaces, and athletes who push and expand the limits, we see a continued evolution. This issue reviews both traditional sports (running and lacrosse) as well as those that continue to evolve (combat sports, quidditch and cheer). We also have excellent pieces from industry thought leaders with cutting-edge ideas on volunteer management, hotel negotiations, social media marketing and risk management. Get set to learn something new on every page.

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