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ISU

Interest Strong in Hosting International Figure Skating Events

August 20, 2019

A number of destinations, including those in Utah and California, as well as Canada, have bid to host international figure skating events. more >>


HuntingtonBeach

Huntington Beach to host World Junior Surfing Championship

August 16, 2019

Huntington Beach will host the World Junior Surfing Championship for the second successive year in October and November. more >>


CreatorsCup

adidas and Elite Tournaments Confirm Partnership for the Creators Cup Tournament Series

August 14, 2019

Adidas and Elite Tournaments have signed on to a partnership agreement fore the Creators Cup, a national event series for adidas club partners. more >>


US_BeachSoccer

San Diego to Host US Beach Soccer National Championship

August 13, 2019

The US Beach Soccer National Championship (USBSNC) will be taking place from December 6th to 8th, 2019 in San Diego, California. more >>


GiantRace

San Francisco Giant Race Announces Details of Events

August 7, 2019

The San Francisco Giant Race celebrates its 10th anniversary this September with the inaugural 26.2-mile Inside The Park Marathon. more >>


Twilight

Twilight Trail Adventure Run Coming to California

August 1, 2019

The Twilight Trail Adventure 5K & 10K Run is coming to Auburn, CA for its seventh year to empower and educate runners. more >>


PlacerValley

SpeedWorld Raceway Hosts ROAR On-Road Electric RC Nationals

August 1, 2019

SpeedWorld Raceway & RC Shop in Roseville is teaming up with Placer Valley Tourism for the ROAR On-Road Electric RC Nationals from Aug. 1-4. more >>


Nike

Los Angeles to Host Nike 3ON3 Tournament

August 1, 2019

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament will return to the streets of downtown Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE on Saturday, August 3 – Sunday, August 4. 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 | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   More>>


Plague Article | September 6, 2017
Plague Bacteria Discovered in Arizona Counties. What Health Officials are Saying and How to be Prepared.

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While a hurricane was washing over portions of Texas, a very different problem was spreading in the desert climate of Arizona. And when folks started...   More>>


OJMems Article | September 6, 2017
O.J. Simpson Pop-Up Museum Raises Eyebrows in Los Angeles’ Chinatown

By: Michael Popke

How weird have sports-related tourist attractions gotten? How about a pop-up museum dedicated to a disgraced football icon? The O.J. Simpson Pop-Up...   More>>


2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders. Help salute events that make sports tourism grow. Our deadline is...   More>>


WorldCup_FIFA Article | August 23, 2017
44 North American Cities Vying for 2026 World Cup

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA fallout hasn’t stopped (in fact, a recent report on criminal activities will probably throw gasoline on the fire, considering FIFA...   More>>


Supergirl Article | August 23, 2017
Inside Events: The Supergirl Gamer Pro eSports Tournament

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

eSports is becoming an influential player in the sports event industry. But while there’s a nearly 50/50 split among male and female players,...   More>>


Epcot Article | August 7, 2017
WalletHub Ranks the 100 Best Cities for Recreation

By: Michael Popke

If participants in your events like to turn tournaments into stay-cations and take advantage of the host city’s recreational opportunities, a new...   More>>


blank Article | July 23, 2017
And They’re Off!

By: Michael Popke

In June, almost 2,500 elite and age-group competitors from nearly every state and 12+ countries raced in the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin. The...   More>>


TXCal Article | July 12, 2017
California’s Travel Ban Could Wreak Havoc on College Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While the business of tourism is picking its way carefully through the newest version of the travel ban, something more immediate and close to home...   More>>


ParisNLA Article | June 28, 2017
Tug-of-War over 2024 Olympics Appears to be Pulling in Paris’ Favor

By: Michael Popke

Two cities, two continents, one agenda. The awarding of the 2024 Olympic Games is getting closer each day, and with it comes the previously...   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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