Illinois


Rockford

Rockford Continues as Championship Bowling Host Site

April 9, 2021

Rockford continues its weekend bowling tournament hosting streak. more >>


QuadCities

American Cornhole League Coming to Quad Cities

April 6, 2021

For the first time ever, the American Cornhole League (ACL) will hold an event in the Quad Cities with the ACL Open #7 on April 9-11, 2021. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Kicks Off 2021 Season

April 2, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has announced a number of tournaments nationwide. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Continues as Championship Bowling Host

March 25, 2021

Rockford's hosting streak continues as bowling championships take center stage from now through May 2. more >>


ChicagoSportsComm

Chicago to Host Fifth Race of eNASCAR iRacingPro Invitational Series

March 24, 2021

Chicago will host the 5th race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. more >>



Aurora

Aurora Area CVB Wins Community Service Award

March 29, 2021

Two Illinois parks and rec organizations gave the Aurora Area CVB a Community Service Award from the Fox Valley Park District. more >>


MidwayCentral

Midway Central Station Hires General Manager

February 1, 2021

Wade Welsh has been announced as the individual chosen to lead the team at the Bedford Park, Illinois, sports and recreation venue. more >>


USA_Tri

Elk Grove Village Honored with USA Triathlon Partnership

January 11, 2021

Elk Grove Village is USA Triathlon's Exclusive Entrepreneur Community and Exclusive Making Dreams Come True Partner. more >>


Rockford

RACVB Founding President/CEO, Wendy Perks Fisher, Inducted in to Industry Hall of Fame

September 21, 2020

Wendy Perks Fisher, the RACVB’s retired president/CEO, has been inducted into to the Hall of Fame for Destinations International. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. 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

Cicadas Article | March 26, 2021
A Plague of Locusts? Venues, Events Brace for Cicada Swarms

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone is thinking about athletes returning to the field and fans coming back to the stands. Know who else is coming back, though? The 17-year...   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2021
Kick It Up A Notch

By: Peter Francesconi

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and while it shares the spotlight in the U.S. with football, baseball and basketball, it nonetheless...   More>>


NCAAVball Article | February 12, 2021
NCAA Announces Changes to Championship Line-Ups

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The NCAA made some major announcements about its 2021 spring season and as expected, that news, all relating to championships and their siting,...   More>>


LibertyPark Article | December 30, 2020
New Sports Complex Developments in Works for Post-COVID Era

By: Michael Popke

Sports complexes around the country might have hosted fewer events or even remained closed throughout 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But a...   More>>


NFHS Article | December 17, 2020
NFHS: All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The headline alone provides a much-needed shot of optimism. The National Federation of State High School Associations has stated, “With 2021 around...   More>>


Lawsuits Article | November 8, 2020
Judges to Parents: No Suit for You

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Some parents have moved their kids over state lines so that they could play sports this fall. Others have tried to get around testing. Another tactic...   More>>


InsideEvents Article | November 7, 2020
Inside Events: USA Wheelchair Football League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Football has been getting a lot of attention. From high school boys to women’s flag at the college level, the sport is never far from the...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Pickleball Continues Its Rally

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of pickleball continues to expand throughout the country, and the world. The latest research from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Perfect Landings for Gymnastics Events

By: Judy Leand

Highly competitive and entertaining, and with a unique blend of athleticism, strength and grace, gymnastics draws legions of participants and fans....   More>>


Destination Spotlights

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>>


Peoria, Illinois Case study | October 31, 2009
Peoria, Illinois   

By: Jennifer Alten

It's just a couple hours away from St. Louis and Chicago and less than four hours from Indianapolis, but when it comes to ensuring that your event... More>>



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