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AAU and Orlando Kicking 2020 to the Curb with National Junior Volleyball Championship Bringing More Than 3,400 Teams

June 18, 2021

The stage is set for more than 3,445 teams and 56,000 participants from around the world, including elite teams. more >>


Shoals

Tri-State Exposure Tournament Steps Up to the Plate Today in Florence

June 18, 2021

The 14th Annual Tri State Exposure Tournament, with berths to the USA/ASA A Nationals, runs this weekend at Florence Sportsplex. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

Major US Youth Soccer Tournament Arrives in West Chester, Ohio; Butler County Visitors Bureau Expects $4.3 Million Local Impact

June 17, 2021

The prestigious 2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup will take to the field at Voice of America MetroPark, June 17-21, 2021. more >>


USA_ArtisticSwimming

2021 Junior Olympic Championship Coming to Colorado Springs

June 17, 2021

The Junior Olympics will be hosted at the Air Force Academy Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Springs, June 26-July 3, 2021. more >>


AAU

AAU Junior Olympics Coming to Houston

June 16, 2021

The largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States is in the city of Houston, Texas this summer. 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 is a destination with rich culture and heritage. more >>


Smaller

Host in the “Hub City”

May 12, 2021

Lubbock knows how to plan a winning tournament. Find out how your event will feel right at home here in the "Hub City." more >>


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It's Time to Get Back in the Game on the Alabama Gulf Coast

May 12, 2021

Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events wants to help make your planning process as seamless and straightforward as possible. more >>



VarsitySpirit

Varsity Spirit Announces Multiple-Year Partnership with ESPN

June 14, 2021

Varsity Spirit and ESPN announced they have extended their partnership to televise cheer and dance team championships through 2025. more >>


AppalachianLeague

New Initiative Announced for Appalachian League Baseball Communities

June 8, 2021

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball officials announced a series of new investments and programs in Appalachian League communities. more >>


MoValley

MVC Announces Contract Extension to Keep Hoops in the Heartland in the Quad Cities

June 7, 2021

The Missouri Valley Conference announced an extension of its partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the TaxSlayer Center through 2024. more >>


HotelPlanner

USL Announces Partnership with HotelPlanner.com

June 7, 2021

The United Soccer League announced partnership with HotelPlanner.com, as the Official Online Hotel Reservation Partner of USL. more >>


Brandt

Brandt Announces Acquisition of the Regina Pats

June 7, 2021

The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by the Brandt Group of Companies. more >>


Destination Spotlights

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

By: Sports Destination Management Team

The sales team at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can't wait to welcome you back to the Chicago Southland! More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
The Richmond Region: Outdoor Sports Central   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Named America’s #1 river city, the Richmond, Virginia region is a place where teams want to play and where families want to visit. More>>


Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Frisco, Texas Is The City That Plays   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Now’s your shot! Score big with a sports destination that nets unlimited opportunities to plan, play and stay in Frisco, The City That Plays. More>>


White Papers

Whitepaper | February 13, 2012
Sports Betting and Corruption   

The glorious uncertainty of sport and the honesty and upright image of athletes are popular and motivational values that risk being undermined unless... More>>


Whitepaper | January 20, 2010
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century   

This report offers an overview of the business and economic landscape of intercollegiate athletics, with a particular focus on the Football Bowl... More>>


Articles

AAUVB Article | June 18, 2021
With 56,000-Plus AAU Athletes in Orlando, Sports Tourism Roars Back

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With more than 3,400 teams and 56,000 athletes rolling into town for one tournament, Orlando has kicked 2020 to the curb. The world’s largest AAU...   More>>


Map Article | June 18, 2021
With Multiple Destinations Hosting, “Coopetition” Characterizes CONCACAF

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many destinations are focused on whether they will be picked as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, this summer brings another international...   More>>


SnapSoccer Article | June 18, 2021
Inside Events: Snap Soccer

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Founded in 2010, Snap Soccer puts on tournaments, leagues and playdates for the U-9 to U-19 age group. Most tournaments are held in, and draw teams...   More>>


Cheer Article | June 17, 2021
Cheer and Lacrosse Recommended for Olympic Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Here’s an update you might not have been expecting: cheer is being recommended for full IOC recognition. Oh, and lacrosse too (but you probably...   More>>



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