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Heartland

Heartland Open Cup to be Played August 7-9

July 10, 2020

Heartland Soccer presents the Inaugural Heartland Open Cup, to be played August 7-9, the weekend before the start of the Fall Season. more >>


Troon

Family Golf Event Expected to Raise Awareness of Sport

July 10, 2020

Throughout July, Troon courses will amplify year-round family golf initiatives through instructional programs, events and tournaments. more >>


RACVB

Play Ball, Responsibly! Sports Tourism Returns to Rockford Region With Safety at Top of Mind

July 10, 2020

Stretching through mid-August, eight tournaments are projected to bring $2.1 million of tourism economic impact into the region. more >>


SportsCorp

Colorado Springs Releases Current Calendar of Events

July 10, 2020

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp. has released its most updated calendar of events. more >>


IWLCA

IWLCA Events to be Hosted by Elite Tournaments from 2021-2024

July 9, 2020

The IWLCA Board of Directors announced that it has partnered with Elite Tournaments to manage and develop the IWLCA Tournament Series. 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 >>



BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson, MO Signs A New General Manager

June 29, 2020

Ballparks of America has a new manager and is ready to bring in the first wave of teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. more >>


BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson Signs New General Manager

June 15, 2020

Following an ownership shift, Ballparks of America is preparing to bring in the teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. 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 >>


Destination Spotlights

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Top Sports Venues Highlight the City of Colleges   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports, Conway, Arkansas has a lot to offer. From youth leagues to college athletics to adult tournaments, this city of 66,000 has... More>>


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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>>


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

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Considerations for Events with Senior Athletes

By: Susan Hlavacek

Senior athletes are solid gold for sports planners. Here's how to create an event custom-tailored to this ever-growing market.   More>>


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New and Expanding Markets: Brave New Worlds

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Brave new worlds. Get past the hyperbole and you discover the truth: Everyone wants to find that undiscovered, unspoiled area, even for sports.   More>>


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Northeast: Small Towns with Big Sports Potential

By: Jenny Wierschem

The Northeast United States is densely populated with over 55 million people. For some sports event organizers, the Northeast is a major player.   More>>


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Stay-To-Play: A Roundtable Discussion

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Stay-to-play. Some love it, some hate it and some view it with what can only be described as a love-hate relationship.   More>>



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