Illinois


Ripken

Ripken Baseball Announces New Locations for 2022

January 18, 2022

At Ripken Select Tournaments, we're combining fields and experiences to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer. more >>


International-Softball-Congress

Greenvalley Sports Complex to Host 2022 ISC World Tournament

December 28, 2021

The 76th ISC World Tournament takes place August 13-20, 2022. more >>


Ripken

Big Expansion Planned in 2022 for Ripken

December 20, 2021

Ripken Baseball will embark on their first multi-city tour through their newly added Ripken Select Tournaments. more >>


HoopsInTheHood

Hoops In The Hood Announces 2021 Programming Success

December 14, 2021

In 2021, LISC Chicago’s Hoops in the Hood Summer Program served over 1,200 youth at over 156 community events in 16 communities. more >>


DuPage

2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Kick Off Today in DuPage

December 7, 2021

Athletes from around the country will compete for 34 national titles in the 2021 Cyclocross National Championships. more >>



Wintrust

The Village of Bedford Park Announces Partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation

November 15, 2021

The Village of Bedford Park has announced a new arrangement with Wintrust Financial Corporation. more >>


SDMChampions2021

SDM Announces Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

November 10, 2021

SDM has announced its 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Announces New Board Officers and Members

October 18, 2021

RACVB has announced new officers and directors on its board. more >>


EnjoyPeoria

Discover Peoria Announces Lifelong Peorian Hired as Director of Sales

September 27, 2021

Discover Peoria has hired one of its own to fill a key role in attracting new business to the destination. more >>


QuadCities_BringItQC

New Initiative for Quad Citizens to Support Tourism Growth

July 5, 2021

Visit Quad Cities has launched the brand-new Bring It QC initiative to connect Quad Citizens with the Visit Quad Cities team. 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

Chicago Southland Makes Sports the MVP

May 12, 2021

As restrictions continue to ease, the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome back sports. In the... more >>


LSSCAerial

Enjoy Peoria Wants to Know... Will Your Event Play in Peoria?

August 21, 2019

Located in the heart of Illinois, the Peoria Area is known as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest. The city carries a rich tradition of... more >>


Articles

Gymnast Article | January 15, 2022
Up for Bid: USA Gymnastics National Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Destinations with indoor facilities have the opportunity to vault into national prominence by hosting one or more of USA Gymnastics’ signature...   More>>


Softball Article | January 14, 2022
Inside Events: Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League (SSL), a new opportunity for college athletes to hone and showcase their skills, takes the field in...   More>>


blank Article | December 19, 2021
New Spaces, New Places

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If part of your 2022 game plan was to keep your event fresh by seeking out a new destination or two, you need to bookmark this article. It includes...   More>>


FIVB Article | November 7, 2021
Up for Bid: Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2023, 2025 and 2027

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The beach is calling. Are you ready to answer? The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (2023, 2025, 2027) are up for bid and those interested...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2021
Flag Football: The Next Big Growth Sector

By: Garland Cooper

One of the fastest-rising sports of our time is flag football. The NAIA has established it as an Emerging Sport for Women and has partnered with the...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2021
You've Been Served!

By: Peter Francesconi

Tennis, a sport steeped in tradition, and pickleball, the up-and-coming competitor, are favorites with athletes of all levels. Accordingly,...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2021
Welcome to the Heartland

By: Michael Popke

The Midwestern Way, a concept that incorporates safe, welcoming cities, excellent service, top-notch facilities, abundant accommodations and...   More>>


CollegeTri Article | September 24, 2021
Women’s Triathlon is ThisClose to NCAA Championship Status

By: Michael Popke

The varsity women’s collegiate triathlon series began in early September with high hopes that 2021 might finally be the year that triathlon becomes...   More>>


ILHSStreams Article | September 24, 2021
Streaming Scams Should Be on Event Owners’ Radars

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Now taking the field: scammers. High schools and youth sports event owners, who are depending on live streams to have students seen by out-of-town...   More>>


HSFB Article | September 10, 2021
Why is High School Football Moving Out of State?

By: Michael Popke

More away games? Most likely. A number of high school football teams have made headlines recently as they shift away from regularly playing others in...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

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>>


blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Big Dreams and Big Ten Teams   

By: Michael Popke

Big Ten university cities boast plenty of sports venues, high-profile events and friendly people. Champaign County, home of the University of... More>>


blank Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great... More>>



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