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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

Article | May 6, 2015
Take Me...Home to the Ball Game

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Diehard baseball fans, it could be said, live in the ballpark during game season, but in the near future, a few hundred people in Lansing, Michigan,...   More>>


blank Article | April 29, 2015
Running Skills: More Cities are Partnering with Facilities, Coaches and Clubs to Promote Finish-Line Destinations

By: Michael Popke

It’s the oldest sport in the world, but track & field isn’t resting on its laurels. Its athletes are constantly evolving, and destinations have...   More>>


Article | January 27, 2015
Sports Facilities as the Remedy for Urban Blight?

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Sports facilities can bring crowds, tourism, activity – and income – to cities, making a poor area of town a prime candidate for development.   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>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Ice Cold Competition

By: Juli Anne Patty

From activities as traditional as skiing to those as cutting-edge as fat biking, winter sports can take many forms. Learn what destinations are doing...   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 | October 21, 2014
Volleyball Serves Up Winning Combinations

By: Michael Popke

Fueled by interest in the action on beach and sand courts, volleyball is experiencing growth in all sectors. Here's what keeps it going.   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2014
Running, the People’s Sport

By: Juli Anne Patty

The sport of road racing has traveled through its own peaks and valleys and is now heading down a pleasant and profitable path.   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2014
Breaking Away From the Field

By: Peter Francesconi

Here's a visual on the growth of lacrosse: an 70,000-spectator football stadium devoted to the finals of the NCAA Men’s Championships.   More>>


Engaging Community Volunteers – The Secret to a Successful Sporting Event Article | June 25, 2013
Engaging Community Volunteers – The Secret to a Successful Sporting Event

By: Mike Guswiler

When it comes to running a successful sporting event, one planning element cannot be overlooked, no matter the sport – volunteer recruitment. In...   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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