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USA Climbing Announces Dates and Locations of National Cup Series

October 18, 2019

USA Climbing is excited to announce the dates and locations of the 2019 National Cup Series. more >>


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Civilized Games Coming to Santa Monica Pier This Weekend

October 17, 2019

Organizers are excited to announce that the Civilized Games will be held on October 20, 2019, at the Santa Monica Pier. more >>


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Activision Blizzard Esports Announces New Season for Call of Duty League

October 16, 2019

Activision Blizzard Esports announced that next year’s season of the Call of Duty league will start with a home/away format for events. more >>


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US Quidditch Announces Host Locations for Sanctioned Events in 2019-2020

October 15, 2019

US Quidditch has announced the locations for the 2019-20 season of USQ-Hosted Circuit Events. Events are hosted nationwide. more >>


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Red Bull Heavy Water Returning to Famed City By The Bay

October 14, 2019

Red Bull Heavy Water, a highlight on the pro Standup Paddleboard circuit, is headed back to San Francisco. more >>



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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 >>


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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 >>


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Articles

Article | January 13, 2016
Sacramento Thriving from Sports-Related Economic Development

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Make no mistake: Lots of cities say they can bring in big economic impact, thanks to sports tourism. Not all of them can, however, and there are some...   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 | December 28, 2015
The Thrill of It All: Skateboarding and BMX

By: Juli Anne Patty

Once only known as counter-culture pastimes, skateboard and BMX have moved into the mainstream. Count on that growth to continue in years to come,...   More>>


Article | December 2, 2015
Raiders in Los Angeles? It’s Possible, with New Coalition at Work

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The Oakland Raiders will need a home after 2015 and a number of cities have shown interest. Most recently, though, it seems likely the team will wind...   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>>


Article | October 21, 2015
Youth Soccer Groups Adopting Headgear, But Slowly

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Women’s World Cup may be in the rear-view but the issue of head injuries remains top of mind for many soccer parents. And coaches of youth...   More>>


Article | September 23, 2015
Event Managers, DMOs, Forge Partnerships with Players in Sharing Economy

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you can’t beat ‘em, join 'em. Literally. Event companies and travel organizers have been circling around the conundrum of the sharing economy...   More>>


Article | September 9, 2015
L.A. Faces Changes in Sports Planning Landscape for Olympic Bid

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The last time Los Angeles bid to host the Olympics, the term ‘sports tourism’ meant going to the Super Bowl. A sports commission was defined as...   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>>


LAOlympics Article | August 12, 2015
Hosting the Olympics in 2024? It Comes Down to Not Breaking the Bank

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

You break it, you bought it. That’s more or less the International Olympic Committee’s word when it comes to hosting. In other words, it costs 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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