Sports Facilities


REadersChoice

2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winners Announced by Sports Destination Management

June 1, 2018

“Nominations exceeded expectations. We were overwhelmed by the volume and scope of entries — from destinations to venues to the services and... more >>


DecoTurf

Winston-Salem Open Announces Details of Event, Venue

July 6, 2018

California Sports Surfaces is pleased to announce the signing of DecoTurf as the Official Surface of the Winston-Salem Open through 2020. more >>


GTM

New Tennis Venue Serving Up Innovation in Maryland

July 2, 2018

GTM Architects of Bethesda, MD has announced completion of the 49,000 sq. ft. Long Reach Tennis Club located in Columbia, MD. more >>


ColoradoSpringa

Colorado Springs Announces Calendar of Events for Summer, Fall 2018

June 29, 2018

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp has released its calendar of events for summer and fall 2018, from golf to motor sports. more >>



Laredo

Pack Up the Teams and Head on Down to Laredo, Texas!

July 11, 2018

Want a destination for sports but one that also lends itself to a perfect blend of culture, language, culinary influences and ambiance? Look deep... more >>


Odessa

Odessa, Texas: The Home of Friday Night Lights Welcomes New Addition to the Football Family

June 27, 2018

The Permian Basin, an oil-rich area, brings thousands to work in the field. But the community and its passion for sports convinces them to stay. Get... more >>


Athens

Looking for a New Destination for Your Youth Baseball Tournament?

June 13, 2018

Located in the charming town of Athens, known as the “gateway to East Texas,” Coleman Park is the destination for youth baseball in Athens,... more >>


RutherfordMain

Game On in The Sports Capital of Tennessee®

May 29, 2018

This vibrant Southern community, conveniently located just 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, includes the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna,... more >>


Wrestling

Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

April 18, 2018

Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible... more >>



REadersChoice

SDM Announces Winning Companies, Destinations, for Reader's Choice Awards

June 1, 2018

Sports Destination Management, announced the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing favorite companies and destinations. more >>


meetminneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Unveils New Client Sustainability Reports for 2018

July 9, 2018

The Minneapolis Convention Center announced the rollout of an initiative to help planners understand the environmental impact of events. more >>


NASCAR_CampingWorld

NASCAR, Camping World Expand Partnership

July 2, 2018

NASCAR and Camping World expanded their agreement to give Gander Outdoors naming rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>


blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Conway, Arkansas: Sports at Its Heart   

By: Peter Francesconi

More than 125 years ago, business leaders in Conway, Arkansas, wanted to grow the local economy, so they created a strategy to attract institutions... More>>


blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Winning With a ‘Very Valdosta’ Sports Culture   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the 1980s, Valdosta, Georgia, surged in prosperity and, with the renewed economic impact came a renewed downtown area, business relationships and... More>>


White Papers

FIFA Whitepaper | June 1, 2018
Environmental Impact Study on Artificial Football Turf   

FIFA recently performed a study on the environmental impact of recycling synthetic fields. The results of this research are here. More>>


CCSE Whitepaper | April 1, 2018
Studies on Sustainable Development of Ecological Sports Tourism Resources and Its Industry   

Using analysis of ecological sports tourism, researchers examined key resources and proposed a novel model for sustainable development. More>>


GreenSportsAlliance Whitepaper | April 1, 2017
Taking the Field: Advancing Energy and Water Efficiency in Sports Venues   

The document looks at ways U.S. sports venues can make a positive ecological impact by reducing their energy and water use. More>>


US Sports Academy Whitepaper | May 20, 2013
Sports Fantasy Camps: Offering Fans a More Immersive Experience   

Today’s sport organizations have multiple ways of connecting with their fans, including social media, fantasy leagues, facility tours, and others. ... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | June 1, 2018
2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management congratulates the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards and thanks our readers for their feedback and...   More>>


QCBoB Article | July 11, 2018
Inside Events: National Battle of the Bands

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Queen City Battle of the Bands, formerly held in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a competition for marching bands from Historically Black Colleges...   More>>


RockyMtn Article | July 11, 2018
A Promising Start, Then Silence. What Happened to Colorado Youth Sports Complex Project?

By: Michael Popke

Why would a 490-acre privately funded sports complex project, hyped as the “Disney World of youth sports,” stall out? More importantly, what...   More>>


Elite Article | July 11, 2018
New Breed of Youth Sports Complex Comes with Bars, Nail Salons and Workstations

By: Michael Popke

Times were, soccer parents were hailing as geniuses the planners who put shaded areas near the fields so that they didn’t have to sit in the sun...   More>>



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