Alabama


Bassmaster

Bassmaster Classic TV Coverage Debuts On ESPN2 Sunday Morning

April 3, 2020

Lake Guntersville in Alabama will be showcased as a prime fishing spot this Sunday, with the coverage of the March Bassmaster Classic. more >>


GSOBSC

Gulf Shores Setting Up for NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

March 10, 2020

NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship returns to in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this spring. more >>


GulfShores

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Lists Strong Sports Calendar for Spring

March 6, 2020

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is gearing up for a spring 2020 lineup with 30+ events slated for March through May. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster Bringing High School and College Fishing to Lay Lake

March 3, 2020

Lay Lake, the fishery that hosted four Bassmaster Classics, will host three high school and college tournaments with Classic implications in 2020. more >>


Foley

Archery Event Drawing Competitors to Foley

February 19, 2020

The Hoyt Archery Alabama Pro/Am draws competitors from around the world to Foley, Alabama. more >>



Jacks

Jack's Family Restaurants Announces Partnership with Bassmaster

February 3, 2020

Jack’s Family Restaurants has signed on as a Local Partner of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. more >>


Huk

Huk Performance Fishing Signs on as Sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic

January 6, 2020

Huk Performance Fishing is the apparel and gear brand of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Announces Record Year

December 23, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority attracted, supported, and/or hosted a record 40 sports events for the recently completed fiscal year. more >>


GSOBSC

In Gulf Shores, Beach Sports Tourism Impact Up 10%

October 7, 2019

Coming off hot spring and summer sports seasons, fall is heating up with a variety of events along Alabama’s beaches. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. 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

blank Article | March 6, 2020
Meet Your New Partners

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Events are successful because they are backed by excellence – excellence in planning, in marketing and in budgeting. The relationship of the event...   More>>


blank Article | March 5, 2020
Booting Up

By: Judy Leand

Soccer remains one of the most popular sports at multiple levels, including high school, where both boys’ and girls’ participation continues to...   More>>


blank Article | December 19, 2019
The Brave New World of Esports

By: Judy Leand

Although esports is digitally based, physical space is needed to house in-person events, prompting a growing number of destinations to build...   More>>


WFC Article | October 16, 2019
The Food Fight is On in Dallas – What Does It Take to Be at the Table?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s a food fight going on and Dallas is in the teeth of it. The World Food Championships, the largest competition in food sport (yes, that's a...   More>>


WorldGames Article | September 4, 2019
What Birmingham Stands to Gain by Hosting the World Games in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When the World Games come to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021, they’ll boost the city’s reputation as a center for multi-sport events on the highest...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
The Perfect Landing

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Heading into the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the U.S. is seeing the expected uptick in interest in gymnastics. And from beginner and recreational level to...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
Playing the Field: Softball's Diamond Destinations

By: Michael Popke

Returning to the Olympics next year, softball continues its run of popularity. From youth-level rec leagues all the way up to competitive high school...   More>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

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Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater Ready to Provide ‘The Whole Experience’   

By: Michael Popke

City officials in Albertville, Alabama, knew a change was needed. That’s why, back in 2012, they began strategizing about ways to replace the... More>>


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>>



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