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Sports Destination Management Announces 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


HVGamerCon

HV Gamer Con Announces Details of 2020 Event

November 15, 2019

The largest collegiate esports event in the Northeast is once again coming to Albany April 4 and 5. more >>


SUNY

SUNY Cortland Announces Record DIII Football Game

November 11, 2019

The 2019 Cortaca Jug game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College has set a new all-time record for a Division III football game. more >>


LeagueApps

LeagueApps Launches Youth Sports Industry Conference

November 4, 2019

LeagueApps, a sports-tech company focused on youth sports, will launch NextUp: The Youth Sports Industry Conference this fall. more >>


ActivisionBlizzard

Activision Blizzard Esports Announces New Season for Call of Duty League

October 16, 2019

Activision Blizzard Esports announced that next year’s season of the Call of Duty league will start with a home/away format for events. more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


AlbanyCapCenter

Albany Capital Center Announces New Flooring for Added Versatility

July 22, 2019

The Albany Capital Center recently added a wood floor, re-purposed from the NBA All-Star Game, to increase its sports hosting abilities. more >>


IGHG

IHG® Hotels & Resorts Named Official Hotel and Hotel Loyalty Partner of the US Open Tennis Championships

April 22, 2019

IHG® Hotels & Resorts has been named the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the US Open Tennis Championships. more >>


USTA

USTA Donates to Ronald McDonald House

January 28, 2019

The USTA Employee Green Committee visited the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley in Valhalla, NY. more >>


NFHS

NFHS Network, New York State Association Reach Agreement to Stream State Championships

December 3, 2018

The NFHS Network will stream championship events of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. more >>


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Articles

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>>


Article | December 16, 2015
NYC Youth Sports Groups: Budget Won’t Suffice to Redevelop Pier 40

By: Tracey Schelmetic

New York’s Pier 40, once the passenger terminal for the Holland America line, has since served as overflow parking and commercial warehouse space,...   More>>


Article | December 16, 2015
Old Borscht Belt Resort in Catskills May Become a Youth Sports Complex

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Remember the old resorts in the Catskills, brought to life in movies like ‘Dirty Dancing?’ One of them may have a second life as a youth sports...   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>>


Article | September 23, 2015
Papal Visit Wreaking Havoc on Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

You’ll occasionally hear that a sports event is on, “come hell or high water.” Make that holy water. The visit of Pope Francis to select...   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 | August 25, 2015
Long Island High School Sued After Sweaty Wrestling Mats Lead to MRSA

By: Tracey Schelmetic

A school is the basis of a lawsuit claiming students contracted staph infections when personnel failed to change sweat-soaked wrestling mats for...   More>>


Article | August 6, 2015
LaGuardia to Receive Long-Overdue Renovation

By: Tracey Schelmetic

New Yorkers may be proud of their city, but one thing that doesn’t instill much pride is the Big Apple’s airports, which are over-crowded,...   More>>


Article | July 29, 2015
Possible Public/Private Partnership with Canada on New Sports Venue

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Cities and regions that wish to attract sports venues are becoming more creative in how they are financed. One example is a proposed partnership...   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>>


Destination Spotlights

Long Island, New York Case study | December 31, 2009
Long Island, New York - Carrying On a Long Sports Tradition   

By: Jennifer Alten

The name "Long Island" refers to the area's geography, obviously, but it also works well to describe its history of sports. While the region might... More>>



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