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

SEC Article | April 6, 2016
Birmingham, Longtime Home of the SEC Tournament, Faces Competition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The term, ‘sales pitch,’ has never been so appropriate. Birmingham, long the host of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, is facing...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much...   More>>


blank Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...   More>>


blank Article | November 3, 2015
Tennis - Hitting a Winner

By: Peter Francesconi

Next year, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “National Campus” in Orlando, Florida, should be open for business, with 102 courts, making it...   More>>


blank Article | August 26, 2015
What You Need for Your Next Event: New Places, New Faces

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Going new places and learning new things – isn’t that on everyone’s bucket list? How about if Sports Destination Management gives you a hand in...   More>>


Article | June 17, 2015
2026 World Cup Decision-Making Put on Hold

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The winner of the 2026 FIFA World Cup site selection process wasn’t expected to be announced until 2017. Now, it might take even longer – not...   More>>


Article | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


blank Article | April 29, 2015
Running Skills: More Cities are Partnering with Facilities, Coaches and Clubs to Promote Finish-Line Destinations

By: Michael Popke

It’s the oldest sport in the world, but track & field isn’t resting on its laurels. Its athletes are constantly evolving, and destinations have...   More>>


blank Article | April 29, 2015
The Makings of a First-Class Fishing Hole

By: Juli Anne Patty

A first-class fishing hole is (as might be expected) filled with prize catches, but more than that, it offers special amenities to its participants,...   More>>


USA_TeamHandball Article | April 7, 2015
Inside Events: USA Team Handball

By: Michael D. Cavanaugh

If you're still envisioning handball as a marginalized pastime -- something played only in rec centers with a small ball, USA Team Handball has a...   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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