Illinois


RACVB

Play Ball, Responsibly! Sports Tourism Returns to Rockford Region With Safety at Top of Mind

July 10, 2020

Stretching through mid-August, eight tournaments are projected to bring $2.1 million of tourism economic impact into the region. more >>


Aurora

New Midwest Regional Soccer Tournament Coming to Stuart Sports Complex Beginning in 2021

June 29, 2020

Premier Soccer Services will establish a new Midwest regional soccer tournament at Stuart Sports Complex beginning in 2021. more >>


Champaign

Champaign County Planning Strong Comeback from COVID-19

June 23, 2020

As the greater Champaign County area looks ahead to recovery following COVID-19 restrictions, sports tourism is set for a comeback. more >>


IRONMAN

IRONMAN Provides Update on 2020 Certified Piedmontese Event

June 16, 2020

IRONMAN has shared a new date for the 2020 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Des Moines. more >>


CrappieUSA

Crappie USA Announces New and Improved 2020 Schedule

May 29, 2020

Crappie USA has been successful in rescheduling several events postponed due to the Coronavirus. more >>



Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. 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 >>



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

Article | July 8, 2015
Budget Cuts Threatening Chicago CVB, Including Sports Commission

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Following weeks of frenetic negotiations and calls to action – and a substantial amount of press – one of the nation’s largest convention and...   More>>


Article | June 17, 2015
2026 World Cup Decision-Making Put on Hold

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The winner of the 2026 FIFA World Cup site selection process wasn’t expected to be announced until 2017. Now, it might take even longer – not...   More>>


Article | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


Article | May 27, 2015
IL Passes Bill Regulating Kids’ Return to Class Following Concussions

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In a watershed decision, a bill regulating when students can return to the classroom and to athletics after a suffering a concussion passed the House...   More>>


blank Article | February 17, 2015
Pool Priorities

By: Michael Popke

Swimming and diving meets are big business, and there are a host of aquatics facilities ready to welcome events. What features does it take to host a...   More>>


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>>


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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