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US_YouthSoccer

National League Playoffs - More dates and locations confirmed for Spring 2021

January 22, 2021

US Youth Soccer has established new dates and locations for the National League Playoffs affected by postponements and relocations. more >>


LakeShasta

MLF Announces Change to Season Opening Event

January 21, 2021

MLF has announced an update to its tournament schedule caused by travel restrictions in California. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces National Championships for 2021

January 19, 2021

USA Triathlon has announced the dates and locations for championships nationwide in 2021, to be held in accordance with COVID guidelines. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces Details of High School Fishing Tournament Circuit

January 14, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 season of High School Fishing. more >>


Spartan

Spartan Debuts 2021 Trail Races, Including Bay Area Event

January 12, 2021

Spartan, billed as ‘the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand’, stepped up its trail running offering in a complicated year. more >>



CalCoal

Spectrum Sports launches California Coalition of Endurance Sports

December 28, 2020

Endurance sports owner Spectrum Sports Management has announced the formation of the California Coalition of Endurance Sports. 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 >>


USA_Triathlon

USA Triathlon Announces New Elected Officials

January 27, 2020

USA Triathlon announced that private equity specialist Henry J. Brandon III and Monica Paul (Dallas Sports Commission) as new elected directors. more >>


Pepsi

Pepsi Furthers Affiliation with Sports Industry in California

January 20, 2020

Pepsi and Frito-Lay are now the exclusive soft drink and salty snacks partners across SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. more >>


Ruby

Rugby World Cup Sevens Generates Positive Impact for San Francisco Bay Area

March 4, 2019

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 generated both a positive economic and community impact on the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 >>


Articles

blank Article | January 20, 2021
Deep Freeze

By: Michael Popke

Right about now, indoor ice facilities around the country normally would be bursting with activity — hockey tournaments, figure skating...   More>>


LAOlympics Article | January 18, 2021
Could the USA Lose the 2028 Games? One IOC Member Says It’s Possible

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Could the U.S. lose the 2028 Olympics? One senior member of the IOC says it’s a possibility. For now, the IOC is focused on working with Tokyo to...   More>>


CalHSFB Article | January 15, 2021
Scoffing Tightened Restrictions, California Youth Football Hits the Field

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The long and winding road of youth sports in California – stretching all the way to Arizona, then Texas and Florida, as event owners scrambled to...   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>>


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>>


Parents Article | November 9, 2020
Tired of Traveling, California Parents Demand Return-to-Play Guidance

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Parents in California are railing at officials for procrastinating on presenting the return-to-play guidance they have promised. And, they note, the...   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>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
The Big Dig: Volleyball Continues its Spike

By: Michael Popke

On hardwood, in the sand and on the grass, volleyball has continued its upward curve, resonating particularly with female players. The sport showed...   More>>


TravelPlay_Smaller Article | October 26, 2020
Event Owners Faced with Choice of Go Out of Town or Go Broke

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

“If you don’t have it, they will move.” The iconic line from the movie, Field of Dreams, gets an update for 2020 as event owners in...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 28, 2019
Orange County’s Great Park Continues Epic Evolution   

By: Michael Popke

In the early days of 2019, the new Great Park Ice facility opened in Irvine, California, with a series of public skates that provided a preview of... More>>


blank Case study | September 14, 2018
A Winning Game in Southern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to finding a destination to host sporting events, Irvine, California, needs to be at the top of the list. At the center of Orange... More>>


blank Case study | March 23, 2018
Irvine Ups its Sports Destination Game   

By: Michael Popke

Dave Lucey repeats himself a lot these days, but he doesn’t mind. “The new Orange County Great Park Sports Complex is 194 acres — more than... More>>



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