Arizona


Ripken

Ripken Baseball Announces New Locations for 2022

January 18, 2022

At Ripken Select Tournaments, we're combining fields and experiences to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer. more >>


Rocknroll

2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Arizona Ready to Run on Saturday

January 13, 2022

The 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Arizona is returning to the Valley of the Sun for Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale on January 15-16, 2022. more >>


rocknroll

Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Announces 2022 Schedule

December 14, 2021

Destinations for 2022 have been announced - and there's no lack of diversity. more >>


APP_Pickleball

Legacy Sports Park to Host 2022 APP Pickleball Tour Opener

December 13, 2021

An APP Tour event will be at Legacy Sports Park each year for the next 10 years, starting with the first event of the 2022 APP Tour season. more >>


Bassmaster

2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series Schedule Announced

November 23, 2021

The new schedule features five opportunities for grass-roots anglers to battle some of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>



Troon

Troon Announces Significant Strategic Investment From TPG And Rory McIlroy's Symphony Ventures To Fuel Next Stage Of Growth

January 10, 2022

Troon® has signed a definitive agreement for TPG Capital to make a significant strategic investment in the company. more >>


STMA

Arizona State University Groundskeeper Wins Fifth Annual ‘Stars and Stripes’ Contest

November 8, 2021

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has declared Josh Lenz the winner of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ contest. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Courses Winning International Honors

March 8, 2021

Troon® announced 49 of its brand-affiliated courses were named to Golfweek’s list of “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. 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 >>



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

2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders. Help salute events that make sports tourism grow. Our deadline is...   More>>


Article | August 23, 2017
44 North American Cities Vying for 2026 World Cup

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA fallout hasn’t stopped (in fact, a recent report on criminal activities will probably throw gasoline on the fire, considering FIFA...   More>>


Article | August 7, 2017
WalletHub Ranks the 100 Best Cities for Recreation

By: Michael Popke

If participants in your events like to turn tournaments into stay-cations and take advantage of the host city’s recreational opportunities, a new...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Meet the Mentors: Who's Who in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports tourism has continued to grow exponentially, leading to more events, more athletes and more economic impact. As events proliferate across the...   More>>


Article | March 22, 2017
Lower Fares Mean More Student Athletes Springing for Break Travel

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you can get past the image of spring break as a time when students check out of school (and into party mode), you can see the season-changing...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Looking for a New Home for Your Event?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Finding that perfect spot for your event, the one with a combination of great surroundings, affordability, the right venues and friendly people, is...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Wheels in Motion

By: Michael Popke

Start with two sports that began as countercultural movements (BMX and skateboarding) and add Olympic status. What you get is an evolution of...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
West by Southwest: Great Venues and Agreeable Climates Offer Advantages for Every Sport

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

When regions offer great connectivity and A-plus opportunities for sports, they’re worth checking out. The Southwest and Pacific regions of the...   More>>


Article | June 29, 2016
Casa Grande, Arizona, to Welcome World-Class Motorsports Facility

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Casa Grande, Arizona, is getting residents’ engines revving for a 2,360-acre motorsports park. Developers say the park will be a magnet for...   More>>


Article | June 15, 2016
Copa America Centenario: The 100th Anniversary, By the Numbers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s like the World Cup, only held in more locations. With more tourism opportunities. And more impressive statistics. Copa America Centenario,...   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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