Indiana


VisitFortWayne

Visit Fort Wayne Releases New Information About NCAA DIII Championship

February 19, 2020

The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship will be held on March 20 & 21, 2020 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. more >>


XTERRA

2020 XTERRA America Tour Announces 15 Events Nationwide

February 11, 2020

The 2020 XTERRA America Tour features 15 events across the US, leading up to the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon in Maui. more >>


USA_Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics Identifies Interim Training Facility

February 5, 2020

USA Gymnastics has designated The Gymnastics Company as the interim training center for the USWNT and developmental program. more >>


500Fest

The 500 Festival Announces Events for Race Weekend

February 3, 2020

The 500 Festival includes the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, as well as the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. more >>


PBA_Bowl

Pro Bowling Season Already Underway, Headed to Cities Nationwide

January 29, 2020

The Pro Bowling Association (PBA) season is underway for 2020, and is headed to familiar sports destinations nationwide. 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 >>


NCAA

Stan Wilcox Named EVP of Regulatory Affairs for NCAA

October 1, 2018

Stan Wilcox, VP and director of athletics at Florida State, has been selected as NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs. more >>


VisitIndy

500 Festival Receives 2018 International Place Marketing Award

August 27, 2018

The 500 Festival, celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, is one of seven laureates at the 2018 Place Marketing Forum. more >>


FortWayne

Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by USOC

August 13, 2018

The USOC and Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities have designated the agency its seventh U.S. Paralympic Training Site. more >>


USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>


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Articles

IndyAirport Article | March 23, 2016
If Sports Complex is Going to Fly, a Pro Team Needs to Land First

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The site of the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal may be transformed into a sports complex (including two hotels) if developer...   More>>


blank Article | March 2, 2016
Just Add Water - Organizations and Venues Combine Efforts to Make Big Splashes in Aquatics-Based Sports Tourism

By: Michael Popke

As swimming and diving events proliferate nationwide, sports tourism officials around the country are recognizing the long-term benefits of...   More>>


NCAAWomensFinalFour Article | February 24, 2016
One Year After RFRA, the Women’s Final Four Comes to Indy

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One year ago, Indiana passed, then amended its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allowing business owners to refuse service to...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much...   More>>


blank Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...   More>>


Article | November 4, 2015
IUPUC Researchers Debut New Tool for Evaluating Economic Impact

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Indiana University—Purdue University Columbus recently debuted a new tool to use when calculating the economic impact of sports events. The new...   More>>


blank Article | August 26, 2015
What You Need for Your Next Event: New Places, New Faces

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Going new places and learning new things – isn’t that on everyone’s bucket list? How about if Sports Destination Management gives you a hand in...   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 | June 1, 2015
Hospitality Industry Weighs in on Separation of Church and State

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The separation of church and state has never been more apparent than in the hospitality industry lately. From Indiana to Louisiana, CVBs and sports...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 14, 2013
Hamilton, Indiana: A Grand Slam for Hamilton County   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to creating a sports destination in grand style, Hamilton County, Indiana clearly is hitting a grand slam. More>>



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