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

blank Article | June 27, 2019
The Growth of Lacrosse

By: Judy Leand

Lacrosse has ditched its niche status, becoming one of the fastest-growing team sports in America. From 2001 to 2017, total participation skyrocketed...   More>>


Referee Article | May 29, 2019
Illinois Implementing Background Checks for High School Officials

By: Michael Popke

Finding enough referees and umpires for high school sporting events is a challenging task for athletics administrators and in Illinois, it just got...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Venues Suited to Victories

By: Tracey Schelmetic

It’s one of the oldest sports known to man but its facilities are state-of-the-art and designed to coax the best performances out of athletes at...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Connecting with Great Partners for Long-Term Success

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A destination can have great venues, excellent amenities and wonderful weather but ultimately, it’s the people you’re working with at the CVB or...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
The Changing Landscape of Golf

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Once reputed to be a sport for men of a certain age and income, golf has a new and growing demographic: youth. Children’s and high school-age...   More>>


GART Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2018
A Change of Venue

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sometimes, we just need a change of scenery. In a new place, under new conditions, event owners and rights holders are often able to put a new spin...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Basketball Makes a Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

Most U.S. kids have bounced a basketball and shot for the hoop. Basketball courts are everywhere — at schools, in playgrounds, on driveways and in...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
The Growing Market of eSports: A Case Study

By: Matt Hawkins, CSEE

Many event owners and destinations are just starting to test the waters for eSports in their markets. One of those is the Bloomington-Normal Sports...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
The Heart of Sports in America: Accessible, Accommodating, Affordable

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports in the U.S., the Midwest has a lot to offer. The area is easily accessible to most of the country. Its sports facilities,...   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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