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MLF

Updates Released on MLF Bass Pro Tour CarParts.com Stage Seven Presented by Covercraft

September 3, 2021

New info is available about MLF Bass Pro Tour CarParts.com Stage Seven Presented by Covercraft scheduled for Sept. 10-15 in St. Clair Shores. more >>


XFC

XFC 45 Coming to Grand Rapids

August 5, 2021

Xtreme Fighting Championships is excited to announce XFC 45, to take place Aug. 6 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. more >>


XFC

MMA Coming to Grand Rapids

August 4, 2021

Xtreme Fighting Championships announced its next MMA showcase event, XFC 45, will be Aug. 6 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. more >>


MissGeico

Miss GEICO Has Promising Domestic Race Season Ahead

August 3, 2021

The 47-foot-long Miss GEICO Victory catamaran is made of carbon and Kevlar for high performance and can reach top speeds of 170 mph. more >>


MissGeico

Powerboat Races Coming to Destinations This Summer, Fall

July 28, 2021

Miss GEICO Racing competes in Class ONE which consists of the fastest race boats in the world. more >>



Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


WestMi

West Michigan Sports Commission Hosted Most Sporting Events and Athletes/Visitors plus Booked Most Hotel Nights in Single Year

May 18, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted 99 events in 2019, attracting the most athletes and visitors in one year at 230,382. 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 >>


LPGAMeijer

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Touted as Best Tournament for Families and Foodies

March 16, 2020

The 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give was recognized as the Most Family Friendly and Best “Foodie” Experience on Tour. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Greets 2020 with Healthy Growth

January 15, 2020

The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) kicked off 2020 with a number of changes signaling healthy growth. more >>


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Articles

Smaller Article | September 4, 2021
Where the Diamonds Shine

By: Peter Francesconi

In 2021, there were nearly 6.5 million regular slowpitch softball players and nearly 2 million fastpitch. And there are indications that the sport...   More>>


YouthSports_Smaller Article | August 24, 2021
Youth Sports Breaking Records as Kids Charge Back Onto Playing Fields

By: Michael Popke

Here’s some welcome news: Registration numbers for fall youth sports programs are breaking all records. It’s a combination of pent-up demand and...   More>>


Run Article | June 25, 2021
Run to Daylight

By: Michael Popke

One of the first events to emerge from the pandemic and provide a very welcome boost to cities, thanks to excellent research by event owners, has...   More>>


WestMISportsComplex Article | May 24, 2021
In West Michigan, New Sports Complex Has Built-In Success Story

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The ceremony to herald the naming rights on the baseball and softball complex in West Michigan was one more chapter in a success story that started...   More>>


blank Article | May 12, 2021
Swinging for the Fences

By: Peter Francesconi

Baseball returns to the Olympics in 2021 but top of mind for travel sports professionals is its return to the diamonds of the U.S. This summer, it...   More>>


HSSports Article | March 26, 2021
High School Sports Learning the Hard Way that Student Athletes Won't Wait

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

State high school associations are learning a hard lesson. If they don’t allow kids to play their sports, athletes will move over to travel...   More>>


Cicadas Article | March 26, 2021
A Plague of Locusts? Venues, Events Brace for Cicada Swarms

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone is thinking about athletes returning to the field and fans coming back to the stands. Know who else is coming back, though? The 17-year...   More>>


Cycling Article | March 15, 2021
Wheels Are Turning on Local, Regional and Federal Bicycling Trails

By: Michael Popke

Bicycling is flourishing in the age of social distancing, and renewed interest in the sport also has increased awareness that more (and safer)...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


Article | September 14, 2020
From Coast to Coast, #LetThemPlay is Gaining Traction – and Volume

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Right now, there’s no telling whether the #LetThemPlay campaign will be enough to convince the powers-that-be to allow youth sports to resume....   More>>


Destination Spotlights

AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>



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