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ChicagoMarathon

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Push Rim Competition Welcomes Strong Field Featuring 24 Paralympians From 14 Countries

October 11, 2019

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that the world’s top para-athletes will compete on Sunday, October 13. more >>


US_BC

BowlTV to Cover More Collegiate Action This Year

October 3, 2019

BowlTV will expand its collegiate livestreaming schedule in the 2019-2020 season. more >>


Rockford

Rockford Holding Pregame Rally for Table Tennis Event

October 3, 2019

Rockford is ready to host the Olympic table tennis team trials and it's inviting everyone to get into the act. more >>


ChicagoSports

USWNT Headed to Chicago as Part of FIFA Victory Tour

September 30, 2019

The U.S. Women’s National Team and reigning FIFA World Cup champions are heading to Chicago October 6 as part of their Victory Tour. more >>


ChicagoMarathon

Field Selected for Bank of Chicago Marathon

September 30, 2019

The 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomed a record 44,610 marathoners and a similar size field is predicted for 2019. 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 >>


SFASFM

Sports and Events Center in Bedford Park Announces Partnership with SFM

July 22, 2019

The Village of Bedford Park, IL has selected Sports Facilities Management to manage and operate their new sports tourism facility. more >>


ChicagoMarathon

Chicago Marathon Race Weekend Generates Record Economic Impact

December 10, 2018

The 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated a record-setting $338 million in economic impact to the city. more >>


Aurora

Aurora Area CVB Welcomes Lisa Wisner as Group Sales Coordinator

October 8, 2018

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to welcome Lisa Wisner to the team as its new Group Sales Coordinator. 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 | October 22, 2014
The Heartland: The New Go-To for Sports

By: Jenny Wierschem

The Midwest, long known as the ‘heartland’ of the United States, is quickly becoming the new go-to for year-round sports events.   More>>


blank Article | May 22, 2014
Need a Who’s Who? Here’s Your Go-To

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From drawing board to playing field, tailgate to trophy, a successful event starts with a savvy partner. Meet some of the best and brightest.   More>>


Fast-Track Your Meet for Success Article | May 2, 2013
Fast-Track Your Meet for Success

By: Mike May

Every four years, people focus their attention on the track and field events at the summer Olympics to see who will be the fastest runners, the...   More>>


Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon Article | May 1, 2013
Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The growth of the sports tourism business is nothing short of phenomenal. Everywhere we turn, catchphrases like 'recession-proof industry' and...   More>>


Unforgettable Fishing Article | April 30, 2013
Unforgettable Fishing

By: Juli Anne Patty

Ample lodging, great dining and appealing attractions are always important to a sports event, but when it comes to fishing tournaments, one thing...   More>>


Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon Article | April 26, 2013
Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Keeping kids active has a new secret weapon: the wow factor. While many sports have been talking about new player initiatives and making fitness fun,...   More>>


Go to the Head of the Class: Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D. Article | April 25, 2013
Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D.

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Fueled by the proliferation of events offered, the ever-exploding numbers of athletes participating and the competition to host travel teams and...   More>>


The Age of Sports: Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker Article | April 25, 2013
Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Getting older and slowing down? Not unless you're talking about the laptops these athletes are carrying as they travel from event to event.   More>>


blank Article | March 1, 2013
Golf: Making the Cut

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s no secret that golf has been having a challenging time in recent years. From a high of 30 million recreational golfers in 2005, participation,...   More>>


Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging Article | February 28, 2013
Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging

By: Michael A. Savitt

Starting the search for out of town accommodations always includes an element of the unknown. In fact, it can be a little like a blind date: you...   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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