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ACT NOW: US Youth Soccer Taking Bids on Championship Events

April 3, 2020

Want some hope for the future of sports tourism? Here it is. US Youth Soccer has released two Request for Proposals - BUT HURRY! more >>


WorldTeamTennis

World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match to be Televised Tomorrow

April 3, 2020

The World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match Presented by Barefoot Hard Seltzers will be broadcast on CBS Sports tomorrow. more >>


SFASFM

Ballparks of America in Branson Announces Updates, Management by SFA/SFM

April 2, 2020

Thousands of baseball players and families will enjoy Branson, MO as a place to hit the diamonds at the Ballparks of America sports complex. more >>


MLQ

Quidditch in The Big Apple: MLQ Announces Worlds Weekend

March 30, 2020

MLQ is excited to announce MLQ Worlds Weekend on July 25-26, following the 2020 IQA World Cup. more >>


CanadianBallHockeyAssn

CBHA Names Brandon, Manitoba as the Host Community for the 2021 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship

March 30, 2020

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) has selected Brandon, Manitoba for the 2021 World Ball Hockey Championship. 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 >>


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 >>



USA_Dodgeball

USA Dodgeball Announces New Executive Director

March 30, 2020

USA Dodgeball, the governing body for dodgeball in the country, has announced the promotion of Brendan Tickner to Executive Director. more >>


SportsEngine

SportsEngine, Inc.'s NCSI and US Lacrosse Partnership Reaches Milestone, Organization Completes 30,000 Background Checks

March 30, 2020

SportsEngine, Inc., announced it has conducted over 30,000 coach and volunteer background screens for US Lacrosse. more >>


TeamSnap

Louisiana Soccer Association Signs with TeamSnap

March 30, 2020

Louisiana Soccer Association announced a new technology partnership with TeamSnap, the leader in integrated sports management. more >>


USA_Racquetball

USA Racquetball Names New U.S. Adult National Team Head Coach

March 23, 2020

USA Racquetball announced that Jim Durham of Fresno, California, has been named Head Coach of the U.S. Adult Racquetball Team. more >>


OrlandoNorth

Seminole County Reports Over $43 million in Actualized Economic Impact FY 2018/2019

February 24, 2020

As a result of filling Seminole County’s five major tournament facilities with sports events throughout 2019, sports tourism has been profitable. 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>>


blank Case study | March 5, 2020
Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


DSCedarPoint Case study | March 1, 2020
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 unveiled an attraction... More>>


White Papers

RedTorch Whitepaper | May 1, 2018
#SportOnSocial2018   

This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018. More>>


ACSM Whitepaper | November 1, 2017
Worldwide Forecast of Fitness Trends for 2018   

Which exercise programs are going to be big, and how will they feed into sports events? A new survey from ACSM provides clues. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>


FIFA Whitepaper | December 1, 2016
FIFA 2.0: The Vision for the Future   

FIFA outlines its intentions for the beautiful game on a forward-going basis in this white paper. More>>


Articles

Astros Article | February 21, 2020
Little Leagues Banning Use of ‘Astros’ Team Name

By: Michael Popke

Talk about blowback. In the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has opposing teams and fans calling not only for MLB to ban...   More>>


SoftballFaceMask Article | February 14, 2020
ASTM Developing Standard for Softball Faceguards - Will Players Wear Them?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With all the focus on concussions and football, it’s not surprising this development slipped under the radar. ASTM International has begun...   More>>


Acro Article | February 11, 2020
Women’s Acrobatics & Tumbling, Wrestling Added to NCAA Emerging Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Plenty of people might have been a little distracted by happenings on the football field (or in the political arena) and missed the news that two...   More>>


NCAA_Bids Article | February 10, 2020
What's Driving the Bidding Wars for NCAA Championships?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

After months of lead-up and plenty of fanfare, the NCAA closed out its bid submission cycle for hosting of championships in the 2022-2023 and 2025-26...   More>>



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