Michigan


TCF

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon Announces Details of Event

October 14, 2019

Michigan’s largest road race and the only race to cross international borders twice expects more than 25,000 runners and 50,000 spectators. 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 >>


NAIA

Lawrence Tech Named NAIA Bowling Championship Host

October 2, 2019

The NAIA announced that Lawrence Tech (Mich.) will host the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Bowling National Championships beginning in 2020. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Championship Bid Portal Has Opened

August 26, 2019

While information has been available, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. more >>


MeijerLPGA

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Extends Tournament

August 26, 2019

The 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give renewed its agreement with the LPGA and Blythefield Country Club for two more years. more >>



WestMi

2018 was Banner Year with Sports Tourism in West Michigan

April 15, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history in 2018. more >>


WestMichigan

West Michigan Sports Commission Announces Landmark Sports Event Hosting in 2018

March 4, 2019

The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the most youth and amateur sporting events in a single year in its history with 88 events in 2018. more >>


USPEA

US Equestrian Names Additional USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence

January 21, 2019

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) announced a new Center of Excellence (COE). more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


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Articles

WorldCup_FIFA Article | August 23, 2017
44 North American Cities Vying for 2026 World Cup

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA fallout hasn’t stopped (in fact, a recent report on criminal activities will probably throw gasoline on the fire, considering FIFA...   More>>


StateGames Article | July 26, 2017
By the Numbers: The 2017 State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First, the National Senior Games brought upwards of 10,500 athletes (and an additional 15,000 family, friends and spectators) to Birmingham, Alabama....   More>>


blank Article | July 23, 2017
Carrying On the Combat Tradition

By: Juli Anne Patty

People have always wanted to compete. In the early days of sport, combat was not just a thrilling competition, but also a necessary survival skill....   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Meet the Mentors: Who's Who in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports tourism has continued to grow exponentially, leading to more events, more athletes and more economic impact. As events proliferate across the...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Taking Their Marks

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest and most respected sports, track & field is the showcase of summer Olympics and the trademark of certain cities. Learn how...   More>>


DIVE Article | May 3, 2017
Breaking Down the NCAA Site Selections: Good Breaks, Clean Breaks and Fast Facts

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

And you thought March Madness had drama. The recent announcement of sites for NCAA tournaments spurred many cities into party mode and had pundits...   More>>


Vaccine Article | February 22, 2017
Chicken Pox and Event Cancellations: What Planners Should Know

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many parents chewed their nails and worried about the Zika virus being brought home by travel teams who had visited so-called ‘hot spots’...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Winter Wonderlands

By: Michael Popke

Think winter sports only occur in the high, windswept mountains? Chill out. While snowy peaks will always call to skiers and snowboarders, an array...   More>>


Champions Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Sports Destination Management Team

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of...   More>>


rollerderby Article | October 5, 2016
Women’s Roller Derby International Playoffs Skate Through U.S. Cities

By: Michael Popke

The longtime grassroots sport of women’s roller derby has quietly been building a new generation of fans. Now, it’s gathering even more momentum...   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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