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Aurora

Aurora to Host Ripken Baseball Action in 2022

January 28, 2022

Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery, Illinois, was selected to host a major youth baseball tournament next year. more >>


PanamaCityBeach

Top NJCAA College Baseball programs to compete in the First Annual Visit Panama City Beach College Classic in February

January 27, 2022

The Visit PCB NJCAA College Baseball Classic, February 4-6, 2022 has the best programs in National Junior College in a 16 team tournament. more >>


PlusSeven

WBC Announces Production Partner for 2022 Event

January 27, 2022

The announcement coincides with the unveiling of WBC’s global rebrand, as well as its return to hosting live events. more >>


FortWayne

March Madness Returns to Fort Wayne This Year

January 26, 2022

Fort Wayne is set to host the championships through 2026. more >>


USA_Triathlon

USA Triathlon Announces 2022 National Championships Calendar

January 25, 2022

USA Triathlon has announced its 2022 National Championships Calendar for 2022. more >>



Lancaster

Bring Your Team to Lancaster, PA!

December 23, 2021

Lancaster County has all the amenities of a big city but with its own distinctive style, great venues, 9,000 guest rooms and plenty of fun. more >>


Reach

Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA: More Convenient, More Fun, More Help, More Facilities

November 30, 2021

It’s time you met Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Easily accessed, well-appointed and just plain IMPOSSIBLE not to enjoy, this is... more >>


ElPaso

Groups Play More in El Paso

November 11, 2021

Sports event planners have discovered El Paso is sun soaked, warm and always ready for kickoffs, tip-offs and starting guns, with the best venues... more >>


Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

November 10, 2021

If you haven’t yet considered Asheville, North Carolina as your next tournament host site, you’re missing out on a lot. In addition to great... more >>


MarshallCounty

Not Just A Water Destination… Marshall County is a Winning Destination

November 1, 2021

North Alabama’s Marshall County is home to the state’s largest lake, Lake Guntersville, and opportunities to play on and off the water. more >>



Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown Sports Park Hires New Business Development Manager

January 10, 2022

Elizabethtown Sports Park is proud to welcome Nathan Rundle as the new Business Development Manager. more >>


Varsity

NFHS Signs Corporate Partnership Renewal with Varsity Spirit

December 27, 2021

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has renewed its corporate partnership agreement with Varsity Spirit. more >>


UnitedSoccerCoaches

United Soccer Coaches Names Geoff VanDeusen as New CEO

December 27, 2021

United Soccer Coaches has named Geoff VanDeusen as its new chief executive officer. more >>


PUMA

Hailstorm FC Announces Partnership with PUMA

December 13, 2021

Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC announced an official partnership with global sports company PUMA. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

Simon Collins Appointed Commissioner of US Youth Soccer's National League

November 29, 2021

US Youth Soccer (USYS) is excited to announce the hiring of Simon Collins as the new Commissioner of the USYS National League. more >>


Destination Spotlights

Florence Case study | January 21, 2022
Florence Athletics & Sports Tourism: Full Life. Full Forward.   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The City of Florence, South Carolina is fast becoming a growing destination for sports tourism due to location, construction of new athletics... More>>


blank Case study | November 1, 2021
When Hosting, The World Equestrian Center-Ocala Doesn’t Horse Around   

By: Judy Leand

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is situated on 6,000 acres of gorgeous rolling hills the heart of North-Central Florida, a locale known as the... 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

ResearchGate Whitepaper | January 1, 2022
Esports Venues: A New Business Opportunity   

This paper briefly describes the development of esports as well as discusses the current trends in esports spectator consumption. Moreover, current... More>>


UniversitySouthernMS Whitepaper | September 1, 2021
An Economic Impact Analysis of a Youth Softball World Series   

This economic impact analysis study focuses on the estimated impact of hosting a smaller, annual sporting event, the 2013 Dixie Angels Softball World... 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>>


NFHS Whitepaper | January 1, 2019
National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Participation Survey   

For the 29th straight year, participation in sports at the high school level has increased. This paper has a breakdown of all sports. More>>


Articles

blank Article | December 31, 2010
The Best of Basketball

By: Juli Anne Patty

For nearly 120 years, America has been playing basketball. What started as a strategy for keeping a YMCA gym class active on a rainy day has become...   More>>


Travel Economics Article | October 31, 2010
Travel Economics: Lessons Learned at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa

By: Sarah Knott

In June and July of 2010, the world watched with great anticipation (and a heavy dose of skepticism) as South Africa hosted the World Cup. Not just...   More>>


The Midwest: Ideal in all Four Seasons Article | October 31, 2010
The Midwest: Ideal in all Four Seasons

By: Amy Henderson

When making your way to the Midwestern United States, you should expect a lot more than just snow and ice.   More>>


blank Article | October 31, 2010
Snow & Ice: The Way to Do Winter

By: Juli Anne Patty

Winter is the season of the shortest days and the coldest temperatures. Its dark, frosty toe-freezing months might be dreary if it weren't for one...   More>>



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