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

blank Article | March 20, 2017
The Wetter, The Better

By: Michael Popke

Competitive swimming and diving events – both indoors and outdoors, as well as water polo and synchronized swimming, all require good facilities to...   More>>


Champions Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Sports Destination Management Team

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of...   More>>


BeachVolleyball Article | November 17, 2016
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court

By: Peter Francesconi

In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on...   More>>


Tennis Article | November 17, 2016
Serving Up Tennis for Everyone

By: Peter Francesconi

In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and...   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball

By: Peter Francesconi

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best...   More>>


Floorball Article | September 21, 2016
Getting the Word Out on an Indoor Sport

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Olympic inclusion is a big deal, sure, but one sport is celebrating its first inclusion in a multi-sport event without Olympic rings. It’s...   More>>


Skeeters Article | September 7, 2016
As Zika Continues Northward March, Sports Destinations Brace for Impact

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Zika virus continues its march northward, and NIH officials have told sources it could “hang around” in the United States for a year or two,...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
All Over the Map - Destinations in the Southeast Can Do a Little (or a Lot) of Everything

By: Andrew Cohen

The Southeast is characterized by a subtropical climate yet still features wintry mountainous regions. Its sports offerings are similarly varied,...   More>>


Diving Article | June 1, 2016
Inside Events: NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The inaugural NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, exceeded all expectations. But it wouldn’t have been...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
On the Fast Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field is one of the oldest sports known to mankind and its popularity remains strong from the high school levels all the way up to the...   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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