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 | November 14, 2018
Riding High

By: Michael Popke

With the proliferation of riders comes a need for events, and facilities to stable them. Here is a round-up of some of the great facilities you’ll...   More>>


blank Article | November 9, 2018
Serve It Up!

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of tennis has had some major investments in facilities recently. A few years ago, the U.S. Tennis Association opened its massive USTA...   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
In the Water Business

By: Michael Popke

Swimming pools are awesome and you can host a lot of sporting events in them. But with so much water out there — in rivers, lakes and oceans —...   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
Swinging Into Action

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball has had some swings and misses lately, having been dropped from the Olympics for 2012 and 2016. Now, though, with the sport reinstated in...   More>>


blank Article | September 13, 2018
Outstanding Facilities: No Matter Where it Plays Out, the Venues are in Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No matter what they’re looking for – diamonds, courts, rinks, fields, tracks, trails or anything else – all planners have one thing in common:...   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
By Road or By Trail

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest sports disciplines in the world, running continues to garner new fans and generate excellent economic impact. Communities from...   More>>


blank Article | July 17, 2018
Lacrosse Takes the Offensive

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse started several centuries ago but it’s making up for lost time. By many measures, it continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in...   More>>


blank Article | March 29, 2018
Making a Big Splash

By: Michael Popke

Americans hauled a lot of medals out of the pool in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but USA Swimming isn’t sitting around and waiting for the next Games...   More>>


blank Article | March 29, 2018
With Youth in the Game, Golf is on Course to Grow

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Here’s a surprising piece of news: Millennials are crazy about golf. The generation supposedly bonded to their smartphones is now overtaking all...   More>>


blank Article | March 28, 2018
Who's Who: A Go-To Guide for Finding the Right Partner for Your Sports Event

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The success of any sports event will be attributable to a combination of factors, but one of the most important – right up there having a great...   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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