Alabama


GulfShores

Outdoor Track & Field Championships to Remain in Gulf Shores

June 14, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics outdoor track and field championships will remain in Gulf Shores, Ala. through 2021. more >>


GulfShores

In Gulf Shores, More than 1,200 Youth Ball Teams are Beach Bound this Summer

June 13, 2019

Summer 2019 is set to sizzle in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with athletic events from the sportsplexes to the sand. more >>


Mobile

From Turkey Calling to Deep Sea Fishing, Mobile is Welcoming Summer

June 12, 2019

From turkey calling to deep sea fishing to pole vaulting to football, Mobile has a summer filled with exciting and varied events on tap. more >>


Troon

Troon 2019 Challenge Schedule Announced

June 6, 2019

Troon has announced the dates and locations nationwide for its 2019 Troon Challenge event. more >>


Mobile

Mobile Hosting MMA

May 24, 2019

Did someone say MMA? The Southeastern Combat Championships come to ABBA Shrine on May 25, 2019. more >>


GulfShores

Athletes Give Back When NAIA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

May 23, 2019

The Champions of Character program®is what makes NAIA stand out, impacting each of its host cities by changing the culture of sport. more >>


Mobile

Ballin' On The Bay Basketball Tournament Coming to Mobile

May 23, 2019

Ballin' On The Bay Basketball Tournament comes to the Mobile Convention Center from May 24-26, 2019. more >>


Hoover

Hoover Met Plex Hosting SEC Fan Fest

May 22, 2019

The SEC Fan Fest will be in the Hoover Met Plex Finley Center now through Sunday, May 26th. 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 >>


Foley

Sun Belt Conference Awards Foley Contract Extension

August 7, 2017

The Foley Sports Tourism Complex is excited to announce its continued partnership with the Sun Belt Conference. 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 | 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>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>


HurrMike Article | October 17, 2018
As Hurricane Michael Moves Out, Community Organizations Rush to Help Florida’s Victims

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Multiple sports destinations in Florida and adjacent areas were affected by Hurricane Michael – and likely have had to cancel or reschedule events....   More>>


blank Article | July 18, 2018
Come On Down

By: Michael Popke

Certain regions of the country are known for many things, but when you think of the Southeast, one phrase immediately comes to mind.   More>>


blank Article | May 31, 2018
On the Right Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field, historically one of the oldest sports in the world, remains popular at all levels – high school, college and even at the Olympics,...   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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