Arizona


Troon

Golf Course Announces Reopening Following Renovation

March 1, 2021

Troon Country Club has reopened its Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course for member play following a $4.6M renovation. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Desert Conference Shares Update for Late February Event

February 24, 2021

Due to health restrictions in Nevada (the original site of the tournament), the Feb. 26-28 Desert Conference event is moving to Arizona. more >>


PGATOUR

Qualifying Events in USA Announced for the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

February 23, 2021

The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada has announced its qualifying events to be held in the USA. more >>


SurpriseStadium

Surprise, Arizona Ready to Host 2021 Cactus League Spring Training

February 22, 2021

Major League Baseball has released the 2021 Cactus League Spring Training schedule. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Shares Details of National League Conference Games

February 5, 2021

US Youth Soccer has shared information on the schedules of its National League conferences. more >>



Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


PGATOUR

PGA Tour Presents "Best Of" Awards for Events

January 27, 2020

The Waste Management Phoenix Open was one of 10 tournaments recognized with “Best Of” awards by the PGA TOUR. 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 >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


VisitPhoenix

Visit Phoenix Announces Karen Morris, CMP as New Director of National Accounts

August 26, 2019

Karen Morris, CMP, has joined Visit Phoenix’s convention sales team as Director of National Accounts. more >>



BullheadCity

Bullhead City: The Hotspot for Sports Tourism

November 22, 2019

Boasting an estimated 360 days of sunshine each year, Bullhead City, Arizona, is quickly becoming the nation’s hotspot for sports tourism. more >>


Surprise

Arizona’s New Top Tournament Destination

May 13, 2019

The city of Surprise has everything planners need in a sports tournament destination, with nationally recognized facilities, year-round sunshine,... more >>


Surprise

Surprise, AZ: Your #1 Destination for Sporting Events on the West Coast

January 9, 2019

The city of Surprise has everything you are looking for in a sports tournament destination, with nationally recognized facilities, year-round... more >>


Yuma

Yuma, Arizona: The World’s Sunniest Sports Destination

October 4, 2017

If you dread planning an event around the weather, let us to introduce you to the city that holds the Guinness World Record for the sunniest place on... more >>


Articles

blank Article | February 26, 2021
Kick It Up A Notch

By: Peter Francesconi

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and while it shares the spotlight in the U.S. with football, baseball and basketball, it nonetheless...   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2021
Mountain Highs

By: Cindy Cantrell

The country’s mountainous region offers world-class terrain is ideal for skiing, climbing, trail running, mountain biking and more – as long as...   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2021
Diving Back In

By: Michael Popke

The Olympics are within sight and swimming, one of the most popular events, is about to take center stage, as will diving, water polo and artistic...   More>>


blank Article | February 26, 2021
Back on Course

By: Judy Leand

While many sports were put on hold this past year, golf was one of the few that recorded a surge in participation and retail sales. It also...   More>>


IRONMAN Article | December 31, 2020
A Good Omen for 2021: Every IRONMAN Race is Sold Out

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

How tired are athletes of quarantine, home training and virtual events, and how much does the racing community want to get back in action? Enough to...   More>>


LibertyPark Article | December 30, 2020
New Sports Complex Developments in Works for Post-COVID Era

By: Michael Popke

Sports complexes around the country might have hosted fewer events or even remained closed throughout 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But a...   More>>


HS Soccer Article | December 6, 2020
With Phoenix Stopping Tournaments, Event Owners Look to Texas, Florida

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Youth sports are starting to bear an eerie and unpleasant resemblance to a wagon train of settlers trying to find a decent place to live – but...   More>>


InsideEvents Article | November 7, 2020
Inside Events: USA Wheelchair Football League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Football has been getting a lot of attention. From high school boys to women’s flag at the college level, the sport is never far from the...   More>>


COVIDTesting Article | November 7, 2020
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Parents Push to Hide COVID Test Results and Keep Sports Going

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While some youth sports parents are protesting fall season postponements by waving signs reading, “Fear is the REAL Virus,” others are taking a...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Pickleball Continues Its Rally

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of pickleball continues to expand throughout the country, and the world. The latest research from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 4, 2019
Tucson Emerges as Major Destination for Sports and Fun in the Sun   

By: Michael Popke

Tucson, a city of about 530,000 residents in Southern Arizona and located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, was expected to host 50 sporting events... More>>



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