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SDMChampions2021

Nominate Events for SDM's 2020 & 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

August 1, 2021

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize events in 2020 and 2021 that have contributed to the industry. Nominate now! more >>


Houston

2021 World Table Tennis Championships Coming to Houston

September 17, 2021

Houston, Texas will host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships from Nov. 23 – Nov. 29 at George R. Brown Convention Center. more >>


SymetraTour

Mystic Creek Golf Club to host The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by Pepsico

September 17, 2021

Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas will host The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by Pepsico Sept. 18-26, 2021 more >>


Erie

Erie is Going to the Dogs This Weekend

September 16, 2021

Dog lovers who think their pups are the fastest can find out at the Erie Kennel Club's first-ever AKC Fast CAT® competition. more >>


WSOP

World Series of Poker® Announces Schedule

September 14, 2021

The World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) – the longest-running poker series – has finalized its daily event schedule for 2021. more >>



SoccerTournament

Visit Mooresville - First Class Staff and Venues With Outdoor Fun

September 20, 2021

Some students are three-season athletes but here in beautiful Mooresville, North Carolina, we are a destination for all seasons. more >>


MBSCFD

Make Every Minute Count at The Beach: Myrtle Beach, SC

August 18, 2021

When you plan your sports event, practice or tournament at The Beach, serious competition is followed by serious playtime. more >>


Springfield

Springfield, Illinois: The Place Where Legendary Events are Made

June 7, 2021

Springfield, Illinois is nestled in the heart of the Midwest and situated along the iconic Route 66. It is a place where families experience one of... more >>


Smaller

The Roebbelen Center @the Grounds Can’t Wait to Welcome Athletes

May 12, 2021

The Roebbelen Center located @the Grounds has space for your event inside and out, on a beautiful, brand-new 55-acre campus. more >>


Smaller

Pigs, Pickles and Planes in Goldsboro-Wayne County

May 12, 2021

Nestled in the heart of eastern North Carolina between Raleigh and the coast, Goldsboro-Wayne County is a destination with rich culture and a unique... more >>



SFASFM

Following National Talent Search Cyclone Ballparks Announces Hiring of General Manager

September 20, 2021

Cyclone Ballparks in Pecos, Texas has selected Cathy Garcia as General Manager. more >>


DaytonaBeachVB

Daytona Beach’s Rich Golf History Adds To The Appeal Of Rising Destination

September 20, 2021

Daytona Beach continues to be a first-class destination for golf travelers, as well as a site for tournaments. more >>


SFA

Town of Pecos City Selects Sports Facilities Companies as Operating Partner for Regional Sports Complex

September 13, 2021

Pecos City’s vision of becoming an elite baseball destination will come to fruition as they prepare to open their new facility, Cyclone Ballparks. more >>


PGATOUR

Charles Schwab Extends Title Sponsorship of the Charles Schwab Challenge Through 2026

September 7, 2021

The PGA TOUR and the Charles Schwab Corporation noted an extension of the title sponsorship for the Charles Schwab Challenge. more >>


NFHS

NFHS Forms New Corporate Partnership with Hussey Seating Company

August 30, 2021

Hussey Seating Company is a new corporate partner of the NFHS. more >>


Destination Spotlights

Smaller Case study | September 4, 2021
Olympic City USA Unveils ‘City for Champions’ Venues   

By: Michael Popke

The 2020 Olympics were postponed until this summer, but that didn’t stop Colorado Springs, Colorado (home of the United States Olympic & Paralympic... More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Ready to Help Event Owners   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Chicago Southland Gives Sports the MVP Treatment   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sporting events!... More>>


White Papers

Event Safety Alliance Whitepaper | December 1, 2020
The Event Safety Alliance's Guide to Safe Reopening Of Events   

This document provides good guidelines and practical information for safe reopening of live events, including sports, during the COVID-19 pandemic. More>>


EastCoastGreenway Whitepaper | October 1, 2020
Investing in Our Future: Quantifying the Impact of Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed   

The economic impact of completing the East Coast Greenway Trail in the Delaware River Watershed is substantial. The report's key finding: Completing... More>>


OutdoorFoundation Whitepaper | September 1, 2020
Outdoor Participation Report by the Outdoor Foundation   

Participation in outdoor recreation has declined dramatically, despite strong attention being paid to events like bass tournaments. In addition,... More>>


SFASFM Whitepaper | July 30, 2020
COVID-19: Response and Reopen   

SFA/SFM presents this information to help venue owners, operators and staff work together to develop a comprehensive plan for not only reopening... More>>


Articles

Spikeball Article | September 10, 2021
Spikeball Contributing to the Sports Tourism Bounceback

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Headlines in SDM’s news seem to have a common theme. Spikeball National Tour Comes to Monroe, Washington. Spikeball Tournament Series to Debut in...   More>>


Cover Article | September 10, 2021
Spectator Safety & Security Survey an Important Read for Event Owners

By: Dr. Joslyn Zale, Dr. Stacey A. Hall

What do spectators want from security when they go to games and tournaments? The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at...   More>>


Rodeo Article | September 9, 2021
Rodeos Becoming the Cash Cow for Local Communities

By: Michael Popke

Who knew rodeo was such a cash cow for communities? (Rodeos, that’s who). As we head into fall (the traditional end of the season for those bull...   More>>


NTBA Article | September 9, 2021
Inside Events: National Travel Basketball Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) hosts tournaments across the country for boys and girls from 3rd through 12th grades. With the...   More>>



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