Alabama


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Tournament Schedule

May 18, 2020

B.A.S.S. unveiled revised event dates for the remaining events on their 2020 tournament schedule. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Shows Post-COVID-19 Bounceback, Extending Championship Host Agreements

May 14, 2020

The NAIA announced it will extend championship agreements for seven of its championship host sites affected this past year by COVID-19. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Schedule for Remainder of 2020

May 7, 2020

After the COVID-19 crisis forced the postponement of spring competition, B.A.S.S. officials have announced a new schedule. more >>


PoliceFire

Birmingham Awarded 2025 World Police and Fire Games

May 6, 2020

The World Police and Fire Games Federation has awarded the 2025 World Police and Fire Games to Birmingham, Alabama, officials announced today. more >>


Mobile

Opponents Announced for 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority

April 29, 2020

Football fans should get ready for a challenge that will undoubtedly be one for the books. more >>



Mobile

Coca Cola Bottling Company United and Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group Form New Partnership at Hank Aaron Stadium

April 20, 2020

Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group (MSEG) announced they have partnered with Coca Cola Bottling Company United. 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 >>



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 | March 5, 2020
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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