Washington


IROMAN

IRONMAN Announces Maple Valley, Washington, as Newest Host Site

February 14, 2020

The IRONMAN Group announced that Maple Valley, Washington, will serve as its newest host venue for the 70.3® Triathlon Series. more >>


SnoCo

Fed Cup at Everett Announces Final Details

February 6, 2020

Top talent will represent the U.S. in its Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifying tie vs. Latvia February 7-8 in Everett, Wash. more >>


USA_Gymnastics

Tacoma to host Women’s 2020 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships

January 29, 2020

The country’s top Level 10 women’s gymnasts are heading to the Northwest for the 2020 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships. more >>


Snohomish

Serena Williams to Play Fed Cup for U.S. vs. Latvia in Everett, Washington

January 22, 2020

Angel of the Winds Arena will play host to international-level tennis as the Fed Cup comes to Everett, Washington. more >>


Snohomish

US Club Soccer selects Snohomish, WA as home of National Cup Northwest Regional

January 15, 2020

US Club Soccer is proud to announce a four-year partnership with Snohomish Youth Soccer Club and Snohomish County. more >>



US_ClubSoccer

US Club Soccer Announces Eight New Clubs in Six States

November 25, 2019

US Club Soccer announced eight clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 82 clubs in 25 states. more >>


49_DegreeNorth

Washington Ski Area 49° North Mountain Resort Sold

May 20, 2019

CMR Lands LLC has announced the acquisition of 49° North Mountain Resort, a ski area located on Chewelah Mountain in Northeast Washington. more >>


USA_Cycling

USA Cycling Announces ODP Training Centers

April 8, 2019

USA Cycling has announced the four velodromes that will be participating in the Olympic Development Program as Training Centers. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. 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 >>



Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

November 4, 2019

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Washington, is where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. more >>


Image

Burlington, Washington: Where the Grass is Greener

October 28, 2019

Burlington, Washington, situated between islands, mountains – and even Canada – is the greener side of the PNW, where tulips and daffodils bloom... more >>


Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 23, 2019

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Washington, is where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. more >>


SnoCo

Open Up to Dedication: Snohomish County

November 28, 2018

Welcome to PNW Sports and Snohomish County, Washington, where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Snohomish County is 15 miles... more >>


Articles

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>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
Cold Play

By: Peter Francesconi

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the...   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>>


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>>


Article | July 15, 2015
U.S. Open Golf Shatters Economic Records (and Nearly Breaks its Internet)

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington, south of Seattle, ordinarily stays quiet, but in June, the golf course and the...   More>>


Article | July 1, 2015
Spokane’s Hoopfest Generates $39 Million and Broadcasts on ESPN

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In Spokane, Washington, Hoopsfest, a 3-on-3 event originally held as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, has become the largest of its kind in the...   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
Back Nine of Golf Course Sold to Conservation Group

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A Washington state mayor has effectively settled a dispute between a developer and a neighborhood by agreeing to sell part of a golf course to a...   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>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Going ‘Extreme’ With Skateboarding and BMX Events

By: Michael Popke

Once labeled extreme and edgy, skateboard and BMX are moving into the mainstream as cities increasingly offer facilities to challenge and excite...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


TriCities Case study | September 1, 2018
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Provides Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

When thinking of the Pacific Northwest, a dry desert region may not be top-of-mind, so the Tri-Cities’ 300 annual days of sunshine will come as a... More>>


blank Case study | September 27, 2016
Tri-Cities, Washington: A Desert Region in the Pacific Northwest   

By: Michael Popke

A dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest? Get ready for the Tri-Cities region of Washington State to shift your paradigm. The cities of... More>>



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