Illinois


Aurora

Aurora to Host Junior Golf in June

June 18, 2021

Aurora Country Club hosts the 94th annual Women’s Western Junior golf tournament in 2021. more >>


FormeTour

Forme Tour Announces Schedule Beginning This Month

June 17, 2021

The Forme Tour, the newly created, U.S.-based Tour, announced its eight-tournament schedule Wednesday, a slate that will take players to seven... more >>


KingKat

2021 King Kat Tournament Announces Destinations

June 16, 2021

The 2021 King Kat Tournament Trail has cast off for the season. Here is a list of events. more >>


JohnDeereClassic

John Deere Classic Set to Return in 2021

June 14, 2021

The July event is set to return to the PGA TOUR schedule in 2021 with its 50th playing. more >>


KingKat

King Kat Tournament Trail Underway for 2021 Season

June 10, 2021

The 2021 King Kat Tournament Trail has cast off for the season. Organizers have listed a complete schedule. 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 >>


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 >>



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 Gives Sports the MVP Treatment

May 12, 2021

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

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>>


blank Article | May 12, 2021
Trends and Signposts: The Recovery Road Map

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Michael Popke

There are plenty of indicators that recovery is underway, and that sports are helping lead the charge into the post-vaccination economy.   More>>


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>>


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>>


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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