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SDMChampions2021

BREAKING: 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 10, 2021

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF Announces 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine Schedule, Entry Dates and Advancement Opportunities

November 30, 2021

The Phoenix Bass Fishing League is the premier circuit for weekend tournaments. more >>


USA_Rugby

USA Rugby Announces Launch of World Cup Bid

October 21, 2021

USA Rugby has launched its bid to host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031 and the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2029. more >>


Warrior

Warrior Soccer Debuts Spook-Tacular Fall

October 19, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour pulls back the curtain on a spook-tacular fall with events in October, November and December - and even beyond. more >>


CedarFair

Cedar Fair Exploring Esports Arena in Sandusky

October 13, 2021

Cedar Fair is exploring the development of a $28M esports arena in Sandusky, Ohio, to host competitive events as the industry grows. more >>



SDMChampions2021

SDM Announces Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

November 10, 2021

SDM has announced its 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. more >>


Akron

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Seven STAR Awards

November 15, 2021

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau received seven STAR Awards from the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus. more >>


ASMGlobal

ASM Global Selected to Provide Management Services at the Dayton Convention Center

May 24, 2021

ASM Global is to provide management services for the Dayton Convention Center, the Ohio Miami Valley Region’s premier event facility. more >>


Pepsi

PepsiCo Beverages North America Becomes Official Partner of FC Cincinnati’s New TQL Stadium

May 17, 2021

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) today announced it has partnered on a three-year deal with FC Cincinnati. more >>


Workday

Workday Joins PGA TOUR as Sponsor in 2022

February 22, 2021

Workday, Inc. will become the new presenting sponsor of the Memorial Tournament, with a 10-year agreement beginning in 2022. more >>



Smaller

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Stands Ready to Help Event Owners

May 12, 2021

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. more >>


Articles

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>>


Article | November 2, 2016
Is Cleveland the Most Exciting Sports Town in America?

By: Michael Popke

Ohio might be the most exciting state sports-wise right now, but Cleveland might just be the most exciting sports town in the U.S. After all, you...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
Outstanding Venues: New Home Bases for Innovative Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When an event owner is looking for a new home for his or her tournament, the question is bound to arise: with so many great facilities available, how...   More>>


Article | July 27, 2016
Is that a Pikachu in Left Field? Sports Venues & Facility Owners Ride the Pokémon Go Wave

By: Michael Popke

Even if you don’t understand the Pokémon Go craze, at least one thing has become very clear: It's not just invading malls, neighborhoods and more;...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers

By: Michael Popke

From benefit 5Ks to marathons (and even to duathlons and triathlons, as well as cycling events), athletes are taking to America’s roads for...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Lacrosse's Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

There is no question that the sport of lacrosse is hot. Sports tourism execs in many areas around the country say lacrosse is growing fast in their...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
Follow the Leaders: Who’s Who in Sports Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone has the friend they can turn to for answers, advice and honesty. The world of sports business also offers those types of colleagues – the...   More>>


Article | April 18, 2016
Akron Creates Dedicated Sports Alliance Economic Development Group

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Following the example of many cities that are setting up dedicated sports tourism organizations separate from their primary economic development...   More>>


Article | April 6, 2016
Courting Millennials, Rugby Enters U.S. Sports World with Strong Digital Game Plan

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Pro Rugby Organization opens in the U.S. this month, and organizers want to kick the door down. Although 2016 marks the Olympic debut of rugby...   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>>


Destination Spotlights

Smaller Case study | May 14, 2021
Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Ready to Help Event Owners   

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Teams are finding that the Shores & Islands region is an extraordinary year-round location to combine sports travel with a family vacation. More>>


DSCedarPoint Case study | March 1, 2020
At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other   

By: Judy Leand

Over the years, Cedar Point has thrilled visitors as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” And in December 2019, it unveiled an attraction... More>>


DSImage Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

A sports planner’s wish list might include excellent venues, from green fields to fishing lakes to state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Then, of... More>>



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