Alabama


US_ABA

USABA Sets Forth Calendar of Events for Athletes with Visual Impairments

October 3, 2019

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has set forth its calendar of events for fall and early winter for athletes with visual impairments. more >>


CollegiateBassAnglers

Dates and Locations Announced for Collegiate Bass Championships

October 2, 2019

The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to get this new school year kicked off with a schedule of tournaments nationwide. more >>


US_ABA

USABA Announces 5-A-Side Soccer National Team ID Camp in Chula Vista

September 27, 2019

USABA is excited to announce the first-ever 5-a-side soccer National Team ID Camp, Dec. 6-9, at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. more >>


BikeToTheIronBowl

Gulf Shores Recreation Department Announces Bike to the Iron Bowl Challenge

September 25, 2019

Calling all Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tiger fans! more >>


Mobile

Mobile Lists Full Calendar of Events for Fall 2019

September 17, 2019

The Mobile Sports Authority has shared its fall line-up of events, including football, baseball, triathlon, swimming and fishing. 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 >>


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 >>



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

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>>


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>>


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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