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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 >>


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 >>


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Articles

blank Article | August 11, 2015
Just Add Sun: Ski Resorts Cash In On Blizzard of Summer Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With its mud pits, cargo nets, rock climbing and rope swings, Montana’s Big Sky Resort looked very little like a ski area. Of course, it was July....   More>>


Article | August 6, 2015
Fantasy Football Convention Threatening NFL Over Cancellation

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The NFL threw a flag, declared athletes out of bounds, and the stadium is still ringing with boos. At least that’s how it shapes up on the field of...   More>>


Article | August 6, 2015
FIFA Scandal Spills Over to San Francisco, Cancelling Friendly

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

And we thought the FIFA scandal was on the back burner. A friendly between Brazil and Argentina scheduled for San Francisco in September has been...   More>>


Article | June 27, 2015
Pittsburg, California, Hoping to Become Regional Kitesurfing Hotspot

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Pittsburg, California, a moderate-sized industrial city located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, has hopes of establishing...   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 4, 2015
Fitness-Branded Hotel Planned Near Levi's Stadium

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A mixed-use project planned for Santa Clara, CA, includes three hotels, including one under the new Equinox fitness brand.   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>>


RedFlag Article | May 18, 2015
Suit Demanding Medical Personnel at All Soccer Games, Practices Thrown Out

By: Tracey Schelmetic

A soccer mom and her lawsuit have been thrown out of the game – or court – after attempting to press a suit against FIFA, U.S. Soccer and four...   More>>


Drought Article | May 18, 2015
California Town Cancels Mud Run Because of Water Shortage

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It was bound to happen. In San Jacinto, California, a local park district has canceled a popular mud run due to the drought and the ensuing...   More>>


Article | May 6, 2015
Chaw No More: San Fran Seeks to Ban Smokeless Tobacco in MLB Games

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Long before most of the rest of the nation, California was the first to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and common outdoor areas such as parks. Now,...   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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