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NHL

NHL Announces Details on New Season

June 3, 2020

The NHL has announced its return-to-play master plan, including a shortened season and a Stanley Cup. more >>


AAU

AAU Announces Rescheduled Junior Volleyball Nationals

June 2, 2020

This year’s 47th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando has been shortened from 12 to eight days from July 14-22, 2020. more >>


FirePolice

Birmingham to Host 2025 World Police and Fire Games

June 2, 2020

The World Police and Fire Games Federation has awarded the 2025 World Police and Fire Games to Birmingham, Alabama, officials announced. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Events for Women's Golf Day

June 1, 2020

Troon has announced events on June 1 and June 2 in honor of Women's Golf Day. more >>


PBCSC

Palm Beach County Sports Commission Awarded Elite Lacrosse Tournament in 2021

May 29, 2020

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission won the bid to host the inaugural Eye of the Hurricane, a national lacrosse tournament in 2021. more >>



HP

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

May 6, 2020

Though our “pause” button is on, we want you to know we are here, preparing to bring sports events back to Snohomish County when the time comes.... more >>


Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

March 12, 2020

If you haven’t considered Asheville, North Carolina, as your next host site, you’re missing out. In addition to our great weather and warm... more >>


MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


LazyE

Seven Reasons You Should Play in Edmond

February 7, 2020

Edmond invites athletes to utilize state-of-the-art sports facilities and enjoy the city’s charm. With the ability to host all types of sports (on... more >>


Cycling

Lehigh Valley, PA Offers Top Athletic and Entertainment Options

January 22, 2020

From wide open fields to state-of-the-art indoor facilities, Lehigh Valley is the perfect destination for your next event. Located just 60 minutes... more >>



Watchfire

Watchfire Signs Selected for Video Board at Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College

June 1, 2020

Watchfire Signs was selected by Nazareth College to manufacture a video board for its new Golisano Training Center. more >>


ValleyForge

Valley Forge Sports Partners with Huddle Up Group

June 1, 2020

The Huddle Up Group has partnered with Valley Forge Sports to conduct a sports tourism strategic plan, the organization announced. more >>


Foley

Industry professional and Foley native, Shellie Kichler, Joins FST

May 26, 2020

Shellie Kichler ihas been named the new Marketing and Sales Director for Foley Sports Tourism (FST). more >>


WellBuilding

International WELL Building Institute Launches WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management of Sports and Entertainment Venues

May 18, 2020

The International WELL Building Institute noted the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. more >>


WestMi

West Michigan Sports Commission Hosted Most Sporting Events and Athletes/Visitors plus Booked Most Hotel Nights in Single Year

May 18, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted 99 events in 2019, attracting the most athletes and visitors in one year at 230,382. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | May 21, 2020
The Four Fathers of Ballparks of America   

By: Ashley Whittaker

Ballparks of America is a sports facility with an interesting past and a bright future. The park features five replica fields modeled after Major... More>>


Lubbock1 Case study | May 21, 2020
Lubbock’s Newly Renovated Athletic Complex Is Ready for Action   

By: Judy Leand

Set to become the sports hub of Texas, Lubbock has upped its game with the newly renovated, world-class and highly versatile Berl Huffman Athletic... More>>


blank Case study | March 5, 2020
Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


White Papers

NFHS Whitepaper | May 20, 2020
Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities   

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has created this document as guidance on how state associations can consider... More>>


UNC_Asheville Whitepaper | April 1, 2020
An Economic Study of the Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course   

The data collected from this study provides helpful information for making decisions, such as expected levels of course use and how to fund... More>>


NewZoo Whitepaper | May 1, 2019
Global eSports Market Report: Trends, Revenues and Audience Toward 2020   

eSports is continuing to accelerate, growing not just in participants but in the economy it has created, including media rights, venues and the... More>>


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>>


Articles

Fans Article | June 5, 2020
Will Sports Be the Same Without Fans in the Stands?

By: Michael Popke

Will having sports on TV with no spectators make a difference in how fans experience the games? Ideas for helping things look more normal include...   More>>


WLSL Article | June 5, 2020
Using a World Record Attempt to Get More In-Pool Participation

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With the Olympics on the horizon (next year) and pool] season gearing up (we hope), the siren song of pools may be drawing a lot of people to various...   More>>


NAIA Article | June 4, 2020
Open for Business and Up for Bid: NAIA Winter Celebration of Champions

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Here’s some very welcome proof the economy is hitting the restart button: The NAIA has opened the bid process to host the 2023 NAIA Winter...   More>>


PBCShootCtr Article | June 1, 2020
With Gun Sales on the Rise, Shooting Venues are in the Right Place

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the wake of the pandemic, outdoor sports, including fishing, kayaking, cycling, hiking and running, have flourished. The opening of a new shooting...   More>>



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