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 | January 7, 2015
Sports Destinations on the Rise

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Looking for some new places to bring your sports event this year? Start taking notes. SDM has a list of some of America’s up and coming...   More>>


videogaming Article | December 4, 2014
Virtually Gifted in Sports: Video Gaming Scholarships

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Admittedly, it sounds like a plotline out of the movie, “Revenge of the Nerds,” but it’s true: one college is offering student-athletes...   More>>


blank Article | October 22, 2014
Outstanding Venues: Build the Perfect Event from the Ground Up

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The best way to build a great event is from the ground up. Here are some of the country's most outstanding venues to get you started.   More>>


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>>


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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