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NAIA First Basketball Opening Round Host Sites Announced

January 22, 2020

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its first round of hosts for next year’s basketball tournaments. more >>


ECHL

ECHL Announces Jacksonville as Host of All-Star Classic

January 20, 2020

The ECHL announced that it has chosen Jacksonville, Florida, to host its 2021 All-Star Classic, in conjunction with its local franchise. more >>


Erie

Erie Hosting First-Ever NCBBA Women's National Championship

January 20, 2020

The National Club Basketball Association (NCBBA) Women’s National Championship will be held at Gannon University’s Hammermill Center. more >>


PalmBeach

Palm Beach County to Host Varied Slate of Sports this Year

January 17, 2020

What does professional tennis, golf, polo and baseball have in common? They are all in Palm Beach County this year. more >>


ChicagoSports

Chicago Sports Commission Lists Activities for 2020

January 17, 2020

The Chicago Sports Commission has listed upcoming events for 2020, including volleyball, basketball, marathons and golf. more >>



Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


BullheadCity

Bullhead City: The Hotspot for Sports Tourism

November 22, 2019

Boasting an estimated 360 days of sunshine each year, Bullhead City, Arizona, is quickly becoming the nation’s hotspot for sports tourism. more >>


Rockytop

Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

November 14, 2019

Offering tournament planners, coaches, teams and spectators a one-of-a-kind sporting event, Rocky Top Sports World adds the backdrop of the Great... more >>


FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

November 4, 2019

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Washington, is where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. more >>



Pepsi

Pepsi Furthers Affiliation with Sports Industry in California

January 20, 2020

Pepsi and Frito-Lay are now the exclusive soft drink and salty snacks partners across SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. more >>


OnCoreGolf

Golf & Entertainment Complex Coming to New York

January 6, 2020

A first-of-its-kind sports entertainment complex including a fully-integrated hotel is coming to Buffalo, New York. more >>


CommunityFirst

The Community First Champion Center Announces Addition to Full Time Staff

January 6, 2020

The Community First Champion Center has hired Adam Ligocki as a Sports and Tournament Coordinator rounding out the full-time staff for the facility. more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County Sports Venue Receives National Recognition

December 11, 2019

One of Loudoun’s premier sports complexes received national recognition last week from the Senior Softball-USA organization. more >>


Watchfire

University of West Georgia Selects Watchfire For Coliseum Center Hung Display

December 9, 2019

Watchfire Signs was selected by University of West Georgia to manufacture a new four-sided, center hung display and a wall display for The Coliseum. more >>


Destination Spotlights

Hawaii Convention Center Case study | August 6, 2019
Hawai‘i Convention Center Offers Pacific Paradise for Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Just as appealing as the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s location in a tropical paradise is the fact that events do not have to bring flooring or... More>>


TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


DSCedarPoint Case study | October 31, 2019
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it will be unveiling an... More>>


White Papers

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>>


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>>


Articles

BirdScooters Article | September 18, 2019
Dockless Scooters Posing New Challenge to Road Races

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When a legally blind marathoner in Texas tripped over an abandoned electric scooter in the roadway, it sent a strong message to event owners...   More>>


NBOTB Article | September 18, 2019
Inside Events: Cracker Barrell National Battle of the Bands

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After spending years in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Cracker Barrell National Battle of the Bands, a showcase of marching music by Historically...   More>>


GMGPlans Article | September 18, 2019
Site of Mass Shooting in Vegas Designated for Sports, Community Center

By: Michael Popke

Can sports help heal a community? Las Vegas hopes so. As the two-year anniversary of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history approaches, MGM...   More>>


blank Article | September 4, 2019
New Homes for Away Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The continued evolution of sports venues – updates to surfaces, lighting, security and amenities – all helps to create the best possible...   More>>



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