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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 | November 2, 2016
Inside Events: USA Pentathlon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The fascinating five-discipline sport that is an improbable mix of horseback riding, fencing, shooting, running and swimming, has its roots deep in...   More>>


SantaRosa Article | October 11, 2016
BAA Refuses Entry to Santa Rosa Marathoners Accidentally Led off Course

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Santa Rosa Marathon just experienced a sports event planner’s nightmare. And although thankfully, nobody was physically harmed, it’s arguable...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
Scoring Big With Gymnastics

By: Peter Francesconi

Aly Raisman’s floor routine in Rio wasn’t the only way gymnastics leaped to new heights. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body,...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
West by Southwest: Great Venues and Agreeable Climates Offer Advantages for Every Sport

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

When regions offer great connectivity and A-plus opportunities for sports, they’re worth checking out. The Southwest and Pacific regions of the...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
On the Waterfront

By: Michael Popke

Mention the term, ‘water sports,’ and many event planners think of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo. Not that there’s...   More>>


BeachVolleyball Article | August 24, 2016
World Beach Games in California Hit Low Tide, Reschedule for 2019

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The 2017 ANOC Beach Games appear to have hit low tide. The multi-discipline festival of sand and water sports announced with much fanfare to be held...   More>>


Drone Article | August 24, 2016
A Place Drones Can Call Home: For Flying, Fighting and More

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The U.S. Open and its retractable roof and new grandstands? That high-tech stadium the Atlanta Falcons are building? Meh. Get ready for the newest...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers

By: Michael Popke

From benefit 5Ks to marathons (and even to duathlons and triathlons, as well as cycling events), athletes are taking to America’s roads for...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Lacrosse's Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

There is no question that the sport of lacrosse is hot. Sports tourism execs in many areas around the country say lacrosse is growing fast in their...   More>>


CopaPlayers Article | June 15, 2016
Copa America Centenario: The 100th Anniversary, By the Numbers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s like the World Cup, only held in more locations. With more tourism opportunities. And more impressive statistics. Copa America Centenario,...   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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