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FIFA

FIFA Hosting Virtual 2026 World Cup Candidate City Workshop Today

July 7, 2020

The FIFA World Cup 2026™ Candidate Host City Workshop will be held virtually on July 7 for all 17 U.S. bid cities. more >>


AAU

AAU Boys Basketball World Championships Share Details of Events

July 7, 2020

The AAU World Championships, formerly National Championships, are open to teams worldwide at sites nationwide. more >>


FloridaSpaceCoast

Florida’s Space Coast to host 2020 AAU Junior Olympic Games

July 3, 2020

Governor DeSantis announced Florida’s Space Coast as the host of the 2020 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games. more >>


FLW

“FLW Fishing” to Premiere on Outdoor Channel Friday, July 3

July 2, 2020

Get your fish on! FLW announced the 2020 season of “FLW Fishing” will debut today on the Outdoor Channel, F7 to 9 p.m. EDT. more >>


AAU

AAU Announces Updates to Primary Nationals, Club Championships

July 1, 2020

The 2020 AAU Primary National Championship & AAU Club Championship that were set to take place in July were postponed to 2021. more >>



Bassmaster

2020 Bassmaster High School All-American Team Welcomes 12 New Members

June 29, 2020

Twelve high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


GOSports

GO Sports Announces 2020 Officers and Thirteen New Board Members

April 20, 2020

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission has announced its 2020 officers as well as 13 incoming members to its Board of Directors. more >>


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Panama City Beach Sports Complex Announces New General Manager

April 6, 2020

Panama City Beach Sports Complex has hired Jamie Cox as GM. Cox comes from the high-performing Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more >>


OrlandoNorth

Seminole County Reports Over $43 million in Actualized Economic Impact FY 2018/2019

February 24, 2020

As a result of filling Seminole County’s five major tournament facilities with sports events throughout 2019, sports tourism has been profitable. more >>



FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


PanamaCityBrach

It’s a Whole New Ball Game in Panama City Beach, Florida

October 28, 2019

With 27 miles of sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a plethora of options on-site and off-site, your players and teams will be able to play their... more >>


Beach

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Articles

LiveStream Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Net Interest

By: Michael Popke

Lacrosse tournaments may be temporarily sidelined but they'll take the field again. When they do, you'll want to know where the best facilities are,...   More>>


ClubTennis Article | July 1, 2020
Can College Club Programs Help Boost the Sports Economy?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First came the news that a few colleges here and there were dropping sports programs because of COVID-19-related shortfalls. Then a few became dozens...   More>>


CaryNC Article | June 29, 2020
Spiking COVID-19 Cases Cause the Cancellation of Some Early Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Hurry up and wait. The first states in the U.S. to adopt aggressive reopening protocols are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases that is forcing...   More>>


PBCShootCtr Article | June 1, 2020
With Gun Sales on the Rise, Shooting Venues are in the Right Place

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the wake of the pandemic, outdoor sports, including fishing, kayaking, cycling, hiking and running, have flourished. The opening of a new shooting...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Right on Track

By: Judy Leand

As one of the oldest athletic events in the world, track and field has been a vital part of both the ancient and modern Olympics and is a mainstay of...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Luring Business to Communities Nationwide

By: Tracey Schelmetic

In the U.S., tournament angling, and especially competitive bass fishing, has seen significant growth, thanks in part to the efforts of Fishing...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
Fields of Hope

By: Michael Popke

Baseball had an uncharacteristically, unprecedented silent spring, thanks (or no thanks) to COVID-19. But hope springs eternal. When the players...   More>>


AAU Article | May 19, 2020
AAU Walks Back Promise to Host June Youth Volleyball Tournament

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Michael Popke

Did the AAU jump the gun in announcing its junior volleyball championship would go on as scheduled? It appears someone thought so. While one...   More>>


Orlando Article | May 13, 2020
Can Theme Parks Help Predict the Youth Sports Rebound?

By: Michael Popke

The international association for the attractions industry just unveiled its online member resource center for dealing with COVID-19. At the same...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 17, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida: Tee Off on the Emerald Greens   

By: Peter Francesconi

Okaloosa County, Florida, is known as the Emerald Coast, and its greens are a great place to bring your next golf event. Whether skirting the... More>>


blank Case study | January 7, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida - The Magic of the Emerald Coast   

By: Peter Francesconi

Some say there’s something magical about the power of three. In our culture, combinations of three are everywhere, including in sports: three... More>>


blank Case study | August 26, 2014
Daytona Beach, Florida: Compete the Daytona Beach Way   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Daytona Beach, Florida, with its 23 miles of beaches and the Daytona International Speedway, has long been the preferred destination for those with a... More>>



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