Illinois


Rockford

Rockford Ready to Welcome High School Bowling

February 20, 2020

Rockford welcomes the 2020 Illinois High School Association Girls Bowling State Finals back to the Rockford region Feb. 20 - 22, 2020. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Announces Big Wins in Sports, Travel Events

February 6, 2020

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announces winning bids that will deliver $12,643,430 of tourism economic impact. more >>


NAIA

Women’s Golf Upcoming Championship Sites Announced

January 31, 2020

NAIA announced its women’s golf national championships through 2024: Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City and Quad Cities will host beginning in 2021. more >>


Rockford

2020-21 USA Wrestling 16U National Dual Championships Coming to Rockford

January 30, 2020

The Rockford Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the region is to host the 2020-21 USA Wrestling 16U National Dual Championships more >>


ChooseChicago

Chicago Ready to Tip Off NBA All-Star Events

January 28, 2020

The unforgettable NBA All-Star experience begins when the 69th annual game takes place at the United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16. 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 >>


Rockford

Rockford Tourism’s Economic Impact Up in 2018

September 16, 2019

In 2018, travel provided $392 million in economic impact to Rockford and Winnebago County communities. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Announces New, Re-Elected Board Members

August 5, 2019

Rockford announced the election of new officers and board members, and the reappointment and re-election of continuing board members. 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

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>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Frozen Assets

By: Michael Popke

Winter sports organizers can find ice sheets everywhere these days, from venues near the frozen communities on the North Dakota-Minnesota border to...   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Courting the Game

By: Tracey Schelmetic

March Madness is around the corner, high school basketball is peaking and with the 3-on-3 game making headway on the global stage, the sport is...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Introducing the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The legendary coach, Pat Summitt, said it best: “Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.” Meet this year’s award...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
In the Heartland, Ready to Host

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Midwest has long been favored by residents and tourists alike for its diverse geography, affordability and friendly residents. America’s...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Swing Shift

By: Judy Leand

The sport that first became the go-to for players of racquet sports who found the smaller court easier on their joints, pickleball is growing a...   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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