Illinois


NHL

NHL Announces Comeback

May 28, 2020

The NHL announced a 24-team playoff format, beginning in early June. more >>


Aurora

Large Youth Soccer Tournament Heading to Chicagoland in 2021

May 26, 2020

The newest, and potentially largest, youth soccer tournament slated for Chicagoland will be hosted starting in 2021, thanks to a partnership. more >>


KornFerryTour

Korn Ferry Tour announces new restart schedule and combined 2020-21 season

May 5, 2020

The Korn Ferry Tour announced additional modifications and details regarding the restart of the 2020 schedule and a fall calendar of events. more >>


PGA_TOUR

PGA TOUR Releases List of Rescheduled Events for Remainder of Season

April 20, 2020

PGA TOUR has announced schedules for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, the restart of the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour season and more. more >>


WorldTeamTennis

World TeamTennis Announces Schedule for 45th Anniversary

April 14, 2020

World TeamTennis noted its 2020 schedule ahead of its 45th season, with nine teams and 63 matches over 19 consecutive days from July 12-30. 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 >>


Rockford

RACVB Announces Two Employee Promotions

March 16, 2020

The Rockford Area CVB announced the promotions of Kristen Paul and Nick Povalitis. more >>


AAU

New AAU Midwest Headquarters Announced

January 30, 2020

The AAU and Chicago Sports Alliance have announced the Pullman Community Center as the new AAU Midwest Headquarters. more >>


US_ClubSoccer

US Club Soccer Announces Eight New Clubs in Six States

November 25, 2019

US Club Soccer announced eight clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 82 clubs in 25 states. more >>


SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. 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

blank Article | May 21, 2020
Fields of Hope

By: Michael Popke

Baseball had an uncharacteristically, unprecedented silent spring, thanks (or no thanks) to COVID-19. But hope springs eternal. When the players come...   More>>


Venues Article | April 7, 2020
Sports Venues Switching Gears from Hospitality to Hospital

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the latest paradigm shift for the sports planning industry that has shifted so much lately, venues that normally welcome soccer teams, racehorses...   More>>


HSBass Article | March 10, 2020
More States Sanctioning Bass Fishing as a High School Sport

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Somewhere between Super Tuesday and the COVID lockdowns, something was quietly happening in the Southeast that would be a bellwether for high school...   More>>


blank Article | March 6, 2020
Meet Your New Partners

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Events are successful because they are backed by excellence – excellence in planning, in marketing and in budgeting. The relationship of the event...   More>>


blank Article | March 5, 2020
Booting Up

By: Judy Leand

Soccer remains one of the most popular sports at multiple levels, including high school, where both boys’ and girls’ participation continues to...   More>>


CoronaVirus Article | January 27, 2020
What Do You Need to Know About the Coronavirus?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The coronavirus, the big, bad bug coming out of Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, has been in the news – and even more so since the first U.S....   More>>


MilesPerHour Article | January 15, 2020
Running Event at Auto Show Making Huge Strides

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

World marathon record-setter Meb Keflezighi won’t be there. Neither will anyone on Team USA, in all likelihood. But a goofy promotion in the form...   More>>


ToughMudder Article | January 8, 2020
Tough Times for Tough Mudder Show Dark Future for Obstacle Racing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What happens when a giant in the industry falls? It reverberates through those left standing. Tough Mudder might not have hit the ground (yet) but it...   More>>


blank Article | December 20, 2019
New Decade, New Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The holidays are behind us and the new year (a whole new decade, in fact) is underway. Gyms are crowded, shopping malls are empty and it’s time for...   More>>


blank Article | December 19, 2019
The Brave New World of Esports

By: Judy Leand

Although esports is digitally based, physical space is needed to house in-person events, prompting a growing number of destinations to build...   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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