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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 >>


PGA_TOUR

Muirfield Village Golf Club to Host Two PGA TOUR Events

July 9, 2020

Golf’s PGA TOUR has announced that it will stage back-to-back tournaments at Ohio’s Muirfield Village Golf Club this month. more >>


WTT

WTT to Play Season at Greenbrier

July 9, 2020

US tournament World TeamTennis has said it will play its 45th season at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. more >>


Mobile

Mobile to Host 2021-24 SSAC Baseball Championship

July 8, 2020

The Southern States Athletic Conference will bring the SSAC Baseball Championship to Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. more >>


WTT

World TeamTennis Has Announced Its Comeback Schedule

July 8, 2020

The 2020 World TeamTennis season will be played entirely at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July 12-Aug. 2. 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

blank Case study | July 1, 2020
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>>


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>>


White Papers

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>>


Whitepaper | December 20, 2012
Sports Branding is Not for the Faint of Heart   

This paper explores the various challenges marketers and sports teams have to keep fans loyal and active with their brand. It examines the impact of... More>>


Articles

SportsTourismCanada Article | June 7, 2020
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Creates COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

By: Michael Popke

As it is in the U.S., sports tourism is a major player in Canada’s economy and a sector that has been significantly damaged by the pandemic – so...   More>>


SwimmingDiving Article | June 7, 2020
CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Aquatic Facilities

By: Michael Popke

Can COVID-19 be passed between swimming and diving athletes? It appears the CDC thinks so, at least on some level. As a result, the organization has...   More>>


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>>



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