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BeachSoccer

Nationwide Beach Soccer Events Announced

June 19, 2019

Beach soccer continues its nationwide growth, with coast-to-coast tournaments and international championships. Here are a few. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>


SeaOtterCanada

Sea Otter Canada to Debut this Summer

June 18, 2019

The Sea Otter Classic announced it will launch the Sea Otter Canada in Blue Mountain, Ontario, in July. more >>


CivilizedGamesLogo

Civilized Games Coming to L.A.

June 17, 2019

The next Civilized Games will be held next on June 22, 2019 at Venice Beach Promenade & Skatepark in Los Angeles, CA. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

U.S. Youth Soccer Announces Presidents Cup Locations in California, Kansas, West Virginia

June 12, 2019

U.S. Youth Soccer has announced the locations for its upcoming regional Presidents Cup play in California, Kansas and West Virginia. more >>


Placer

Tree Climbing Competition Coming to Placer Valley this Weekend

June 7, 2019

Placer Valley Tourism and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture host a weekend tree climbing competition. more >>


EscapeFromAlcatraz

Details Announced for Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Collegiate Escape

June 7, 2019

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Collegiate Escape is set to be held on Sunday, June 9, in San Francisco. more >>


FAtherDaughter

San Diego to Host Family Tennis Action this Week

June 6, 2019

The USTA National Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Hard Court Championships will be June 7-June 9 at the Barnes Tennis Center, San Diego. 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 >>


Troon

Troon Announces Expansion, Corporate Move

November 12, 2018

To accommodate regional growth interests and opportunities, Troon® has expanded and opened a corporate office in Irvine, California. more >>


Headsweats

Headsweats Renews Partnership with US Trail Running Conference

June 11, 2018

Headsweats has renewed its partnership with the 2018 US Trail Running Conference as the Official Headwear Supplier for attendees. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>


Farmers

Farmers Insurance extends sponsorship of Farmers Insurance Open through 2026

February 12, 2018

Farmers Insurance, title sponsor of the Farmers Insurance Open, has signed an extension to carry its commitment through 2026. more >>


TROON

Indian Wells Golf Resort Wins California Golf Course Owners Association’s “Community Environmental Award”

January 8, 2018

Indian Wells Golf Resort recently received the “Community Environmental Award” from the California Golf Course Owners Association. more >>


LASports

Tony Sciarrino Elected Chairman of L.A. Sports Council

December 11, 2017

The L.A. Sports Council has announce that Tony Sciarrino has been elected as the organization’s new chairman of its Board of Directors. more >>


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Articles

blank Article | February 28, 2019
Connecting with Great Partners for Long-Term Success

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A destination can have great venues, excellent amenities and wonderful weather but ultimately, it’s the people you’re working with at the CVB or...   More>>


Handstand Article | February 20, 2019
Promoting Sports Events by Hosting World Record Attempt Tie-Ins

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Reaction to the announcement of a Chuck Norris 5K in College Station, Texas, (with a possible world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris)...   More>>


cricket Article | February 6, 2019
Plenty of Obstacles Stand Between Cricket and the Olympic Podium

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If cricket wants to be on the Olympic program, it has significant obstacles to overcome. The first of those: it has to actually apply. Cricket missed...   More>>


BMX Article | February 6, 2019
BMX Dropped from World Beach Games; Venue Cost Cited

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The World Beach Games, scheduled for this October in San Diego, took another blow with the announcement that BMX freestyle has been dropped. It’s a...   More>>


420 Article | January 23, 2019
Inside Events: The 420 Games

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The 420 Games, a multi-sport event developed by cannabis advocates, was established to counteract the ‘lazy stoner’ image. The event, which has...   More>>


CollegeFootball Article | January 23, 2019
CFP National Championship Game Survives Poor Ticket Sales

By: Michael Popke

Promoters had quite a scare over the College Football Playoff National Championship. An unappealing venue not close to either of the competing teams...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2018
A Change of Venue

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sometimes, we just need a change of scenery. In a new place, under new conditions, event owners and rights holders are often able to put a new spin...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Cold As Ice

By: Michael Popke

In winter sports, change is coming. As significant snowfall seemingly becomes less of a sure thing every year, many alternatives – including some...   More>>


NoOlympics Article | November 28, 2018
Why Are Cities Backing Away from Hosting the Olympics?

By: Michael Popke

More cities are dropping out of bidding for the Olympics than are staying in the race. Calgary is the latest casualty and is only a symptom of the...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   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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