Hawaii


NCAA

NCAA Championship Bid Portal Has Opened

August 26, 2019

While information has been available, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. more >>


RedBull

Red Bull Party Wave Returning to Shores of Waikiki

August 23, 2019

Following last year's cancellation because of Hurricane Lane, Red Bull Party Wave returns to the famed shores of Waikiki on Sunday, August 25. more >>


XTERRA

XTERRA World Championship Updates Event Details

August 6, 2019

The 2019 XTERRA World Championship is scheduled for October 27 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. more >>


USOpen

US Open Wild Card Challenge Kicks Off This Week

July 8, 2019

The US Open Wild Card Challenge, to award an American man and woman a main draw wild card into the US Open, will kick off this week. more >>


Troon

Events Planned for Women's Golf Month

June 10, 2019

Women's Golf Month is celebrated throughout June, with events held nationwide and around the world. more >>



HonoluluMarathon

Honolulu Marathon, eventbaxx Align for Event

January 14, 2019

eventbaxx and the Honolulu Marathon have signed a partnership agreement good for the next two years. more >>


IRONMAN

IRONMAN Foundation Providing Charitable Giving to Hawaii's Volvano Victims

December 17, 2018

IRONMAN Foundation will distribute a number of charitable initiatives to those stricken by the volcano in Hawaii. more >>


Amazon

Amazon Becomes Official Sports Nutrition Retailer of IRONMAN World Championship

November 12, 2018

Amazon has teamed up with IRONMAN as the Official Sports Nutrition Retailer of the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship. more >>


Hawaii

PGA TOUR Renews Official Partnership with Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

January 22, 2018

The PGA TOUR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) announced a four-year extension of their official marketing partnership. more >>


Descente

Descente Becomes Apparel Sponsor Of The Honolulu Marathon

September 25, 2017

Japanese sports and outdoor brand Descente signed a three-year deal with the Honolulu Marathon beginning in 2017. more >>


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Articles

Shot Article | February 6, 2019
Measles Outbreak Stands to Affect Youth Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A satire site recently noted, “CDC Releases List of Vaccine Side Effects, Including Old Age, Grey Hair.” Unfortunately, the problem of...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   More>>


SurfWars Article | September 5, 2018
Fierce Turf Wars Threaten Competitive Surfing Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the surf-centric movie, Blue Crush, North Shore surfers, irate at the newbie tourists learning to surf on their ‘sweet spot’ beach, send one...   More>>


Volcano Article | May 16, 2018
With Homes Destroyed and Lives Threatened by Volcano’s Eruption, Sports are the Least of Hawai’i’s Worries

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With residents being evacuated from homes and property damage estimates already in the millions, the concept of sports events on Hawai’i’s Big...   More>>


HawaiiMissile Article | February 7, 2018
Athletes on Living Through False Alarm on Hawai'i: 'We Thought This Could be It'

By: Michael Popke

For the contiguous states, the false missile alarm in Hawai'i was a blip on the news radar. For some college teams who happened to be competing in...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Go West for Sports Opportunities

By: Michael Popke

The Southwest and Pacific Coast regions of the U.S. have much to offer, including a pleasant mix of seasons, with opportunities for just about every...   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>>


Ratlungworm Article | May 3, 2017
The Newest Threat to Sports Events in Hawaii: Rat Lungworm Disease

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Zika. Ebola. They’re words that raise enormous red flags for sports event planners. But brace yourself for the newest plague – and this one has a...   More>>


AlohaStadium Article | September 7, 2016
Hoping to Catch Wave, Hawaii Seals Sports Tourism Marketing Deal

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With its recent signing of a sports marketing contract, Hawai'i has served notice it intends to catch the sports tourism wave. In the wake of losing...   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>>


Destination Spotlights

Hawaii Convention Center Case study | August 6, 2019
Hawai‘i Convention Center Offers Pacific Paradise for Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Just as appealing as the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s location in a tropical paradise is the fact that events do not have to bring flooring or... More>>


blank Case study | September 2, 2019
Hawai‘i Convention Center Offers Pacific Paradise for Sports   

By: Michael Popke

When the Hawai’i Convention Center’s management decided to help sports event owners find their way to the island, they knew they had to offer... More>>


ConventionCenter Case study | September 1, 2018
Sporting in Paradise   

By: Michael Popke

Designed around Hawai‘i’s tropical landscape, our open-air facility inspires creativity on and off the courts. The Hawai‘i Convention Center... More>>



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