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

Article | March 23, 2016
Pet-Friendly Sports Venues? This Season Brings a Major League First

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

“Buy me some Milk Bones and Scooby-Snacks; I don’t care if I never get back…” The old music could be gaining some new lyrics as ballparks...   More>>


blank Article | March 2, 2016
Peaks and Valleys - Sports Tourism is Fueling Economic Growth in the Mountain Region of the U.S.

By: Andrew Cohen

To attract athletes and their families from across the United States, many western cities have successfully marketed sports facilities, indoor and...   More>>


blank Article | March 2, 2016
A Golden Era of Golf

By: Juli Anne Patty

In 2016, golf takes the Olympic stage once again after more than a century. While many sports experience an “Olympic effect”—a boost in...   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>>


Article | September 23, 2015
Audit Finds Revenue Shortfalls for Arizona Cardinals Stadium Authority

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Back in February, while millions of football fans watched Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium, few of those screaming at the...   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>>


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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