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PGATourChampions

PGA TOUR Champions Announces Updates to Scheduled Events

May 19, 2020

PGA TOUR Champions has announced that its tournaments in 2020 and 2021 will combine to form one season. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Tournament Schedule

May 18, 2020

B.A.S.S. unveiled revised event dates for the remaining events on their 2020 tournament schedule. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Shows Post-COVID-19 Bounceback, Extending Championship Host Agreements

May 14, 2020

The NAIA announced it will extend championship agreements for seven of its championship host sites affected this past year by COVID-19. more >>


IRONMAN

IRONMAN Provides Update on Previously Scheduled Events

May 8, 2020

IRONMAN is currently working on potential options for several events including IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines and IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Schedule for Remainder of 2020

May 7, 2020

After the COVID-19 crisis forced the postponement of spring competition, B.A.S.S. officials have announced a new schedule. 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 >>


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 >>


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Articles

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>>


Flint Article | February 24, 2016
Good News for Flint: No Cancelled Events, as the Chamber of Commerce Works to Keep Sports Tourism Moving Forward

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There isn’t much the water crisis hasn’t touched in Flint, Michigan. The spreading ripples have managed to reach the hospitality industry and...   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 | December 28, 2015
Cold Play

By: Peter Francesconi

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the...   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 | September 9, 2015
Detroit Nurtures a Home-Grown Hybrid Sport: Fowling

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Want a new hybrid sport? Here it is: fowling (FOH-ling), a combination of football and bowling invented and played in Ferndale, Michigan.   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 | August 10, 2015
Michigan International Speedway Invests in Safety for Weekend Race

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Drive fast. Turn left. And be grateful for that new safety wall. Michigan International Speedway announced it will be extending the exiting wall 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>>


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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