Alabama


BabeRuthBaseball

Demopolis to be Home Plate for Babe Ruth 14U World Series Baseball Tournament

August 8, 2019

Demopolis, Alabama, has been named the host city for the 2019 Babe Ruth 14U World Series Baseball Tournament. more >>


Race

Race for the Fallen Glow Run Coming to Mobile

July 30, 2019

The Race for the Fallen Glow Run is set to light up the night in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, September 28, 2019. more >>


DCI

Drum Corps International to Present DCI Birmingham

July 26, 2019

Drum Corps International (DCI) present DCI Birmingham on Friday, July 26 at Hewitt Trussville Football Stadium. more >>


Mobile

Dauphin Street Vault Returning to Mobile

July 18, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority is excited to once again present the Dauphin Street Vault. more >>


Steyr

Steyr Arms Announces Range Day

July 1, 2019

The 500-acre CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL, home of the Steyr Academy, will host the Steyr Arms Range Day in July. more >>


Foley

Foley Showdown to Provide Advance Look at the High School Football Season

June 27, 2019

Those looking for a preview of the 2019 high school football season should look at “Foley Showdown” at Foley Sports Tourism, June 27 – 28. more >>


Troon

Troon Challenge Schedule Set

June 25, 2019

The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf® more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>



MontgomeryCool

Montgomery Sees Record Breaking Tourism Growth

July 29, 2019

Travelers spent $972 million and were responsible for 13,817 jobs last year in Montgomery County, according to an economist's report. more >>


Hoover

Hoover Met Complex Scores with Nearly $15 Million in Economic Impact in 2018

May 20, 2019

The Hoover Met Complex knocked the ball out of the park in 2018, bringing in $14.86 million in total economic impact. more >>


GulfShores

Women in Sports: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission Receives Major Sports Industry Honors

May 15, 2019

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission has won two major sports industry honors as well as an event executive certification. more >>


WorldGames

Three Corporate Sponsors of 2021 World Games Revealed

April 1, 2019

Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank are the first corporate sponsors of the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S., Alabama Power To Award Scholarships To Two Alabama Students

January 7, 2019

B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year. more >>


Foley

Foley Wins USA Volleyball Award

October 8, 2018

Foley Sports Tourism has been recognized by USA Volleyball Gulf Coast Region with the Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award. more >>


GulfShorees

In Gulf Shores, NAIA Student-Athletes to Help Feed the Hungry

May 21, 2018

NAIA student-athletes will donate and collect food items during the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. more >>


MobileSportsAuthority

MSA Reports Another Successful Year

November 6, 2017

The Mobile Sports Authority attracted, supported and/or hosted a total of 30 sports events, generating an estimated $17.5 million. more >>



Havoc

Huntsville, Alabama: We've Got the Space

February 2, 2018

Huntsville is known as the Rocket City, being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (also Alabama’s #1 top paid... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


Articles

HurricaneBarry Article | July 24, 2019
Barry Leaves Behind Flooding, Sewage – and Plenty of Cancelled Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As the first major storm of the hurricane season, Barry made a terrible impression. He barged in uninvited, overstayed his welcome and left a mess...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Warm, Welcoming – and Winning

By: Cindy Cantrell

With its mild, humid climate and famed welcoming southern hospitality, the Southeastern region is uniquely positioned to host athletes and their...   More>>


blank Article | June 26, 2019
Engaging Volunteers: A Case Study from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

By: Michelle Russ, CSEE

While athletes provide the on-field action and spectators provide the cheers, it’s the volunteers who can provide the behind-the-scenes power to...   More>>


coach Article | June 26, 2019
Alabama on the Leading Edge with Coaching Education to Prevent Injuries

By: Michael Popke

In Alabama, the Alabama’s Coach Safely Act — reportedly is the first law of its kind to require all coaches of youth athletes 14 years and...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Hooked on Fishing

By: Judy Leand

Whether it plays out on a bass boat, from the shoreline, on the ocean or through the ice, fishing is big business for cities across the U.S. Prime...   More>>


blank Article | April 22, 2019
Senior Athletes: Insights into an Active Population

By: Susan Hlavacek

Creating a successful event for senior athletes means understanding who they are, why they attend and what they’re looking for. Here, Sue Hlavacek,...   More>>


AAF Article | March 6, 2019
What’s Going on With the Alliance of American Football?

By: Michael Popke

The Alliance of American Football’s regular season kicked off in early February and is expected to continue until mid-April. So far, so good. The...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Cold As Ice

By: Michael Popke

In winter sports, change is coming. As significant snowfall seemingly becomes less of a sure thing every year, many alternatives – including some...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | April 24, 2019
Sports Options, Venue Flexibility and Southern Hospitality Abound   

By: Michael Popke

In less than two years, this city of about 100,000 residents went from having few indoor or outdoor sports facilities for local youth sports teams to... More>>


The Central Alabama Sports Commission is open for business. Case study | February 28, 2011
Open for Business: The Central Alabama Sports Commission   

By: Juli Anne Patty

It's not polite to brag. If you haven't heard about Central Alabama, that's why. They all grew up with their grandmothers' and mothers' rules: be... More>>


Tuscaloosa, AL Case study | October 31, 2010
More than a Game: The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission   

By: Juli Anne Patty

The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, formerly known as the Tuscaloosa Sports Foundation, is technically still a new kid on the sports... More>>



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