Illinois


USA_Weightlifting

Weightlifting Returning to Illinois

March 30, 2020

USA Weightlifting and DuPage Sports Commission announced the return of the Nike USA Weightlifting National Championships in 2020. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Gearing Up for March Madness

March 11, 2020

It’s March and sports tourism madness is in full swing in the Rockford region, with wrestling and basketball this week and weekend. more >>


Synchroknit

SynchroKnit™ Powered by Wigwam Announces Series of 29 Running Races for 2020

March 6, 2020

SynchroKnit™ is sponsoring a lineup of 29 running races over the coming nine months, in locations across the US. more >>


WorldMatchRacing

World Match Racing Tour Announces 20th Anniversary Schedule, Including U.S. Destinations

February 25, 2020

The World Match Racing Tour announced its 20th anniversary season with an 18-event schedule across 13 countries, including the USA. more >>


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

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 >>


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 >>



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

Continuing Education: Back to School Article | October 31, 2010
Continuing Education: Back to School

By: Amy Henderson

What's the best way to stay on top of the proverbial game? There are several strategies that come to mind: Stay ahead of the trends. Keep your...   More>>


The Midwest: Ideal in all Four Seasons Article | October 31, 2010
The Midwest: Ideal in all Four Seasons

By: Amy Henderson

When making your way to the Midwestern United States, you should expect a lot more than just snow and ice.   More>>


blank Article | October 31, 2010
Soccer Going Full Speed Ahead in the U.S.

By: Juli Anne Patty

This year, soccer made a huge goal. The sport that captured the imaginations and passions of America's youth three decades ago, becoming the...   More>>


blank Article | August 31, 2010
Softball Standouts

By: Juli Anne Patty

These days, there's nothing soft about softball. Today the sport features pitches as fast as 70 mph and some of the world's most competitive...   More>>


blank Article | December 31, 2009
Gymnastics: Flip for This

By: Amy Henderson

Like most sports, gymnastics origins can be traced back to ancient Greece as a regimen of military training and conditioning. Gymnastics was also...   More>>


blank Article | December 31, 2009
Road & Track: A Brief History of Speed

By: Juli Anne Patty

Since the beginning of human history, speed has brought us together. From the earliest Olympics, when an Olympic Truce calmed warring nations to...   More>>


blank Article | December 31, 2009
A Running Start

By: Juli Anne Patty

Running is big and getting bigger every year. For evidence, look no further than the New York City marathon, America's largest, most popular...   More>>


The Makings of an Olympic City Article | October 31, 2009
The Makings of an Olympic City

By: Juli Anne Patty

Chicago was the favorite. Madrid had an excellent chance. Tokyo was certainly in the running. And Rio? Well, it was a long shot, but they wanted it...   More>>


The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination Article | October 31, 2009
The Midwest: A Can't Miss Destination

By: Amy Henderson

Wide open spaces, miles of agriculture and thousands of lakes. Not to mention numerous legendary sports venues...The Midwest.   More>>


blank Article | December 31, 2008
Road & Track Destinations: Managing the Dynamics

By: Evan Shoemake

Athletes who will voluntarily run 26.2 miles or race a car at 200 mph around a track or swim, bike and run in excess of one hundred miles in a few...   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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