Maryland


MarylandCyclingClassic

UCI Cycling Coming to Maryland

October 9, 2019

The newly-created Maryland Cycling Classic, scheduled for September 6, 2020, will become the United States’ top one-day professional race. more >>


US_ABA

USABA Sets Forth Calendar of Events for Athletes with Visual Impairments

October 3, 2019

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has set forth its calendar of events for fall and early winter for athletes with visual impairments. more >>


US_ABA

USABA Announces 5-A-Side Soccer National Team ID Camp in Chula Vista

September 27, 2019

USABA is excited to announce the first-ever 5-a-side soccer National Team ID Camp, Dec. 6-9, at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. more >>


SFIA

SFIA Industry Leaders Summit Coming to Baltimore

September 24, 2019

The SFIA Industry Leaders Summit will take place on September 25–26, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. more >>


SFIA

Baltimore to Host SFIA Challenge Event

September 9, 2019

After hosting 16 start-ups, the SFIA Start-Up Challenge returns on September 25, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. more >>



MarylandSports

Maryland Stadium Authority Announces Creation of the Sports and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland

August 8, 2019

The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. more >>


visitHagerstown

New Study Released on Proposed MiLB Ballpark in Hagerstown

July 8, 2019

The Maryland Stadium Authority has released its Market Analysis and Site Assessment study for a proposed MiLB ballpark in Hagerstown. more >>


LPF

Maryland SoocerPlex Announces Official Philanthropic Partner

June 3, 2019

The Maryland SoccerPlex and the Washington Spirit have named Leveling the Playing Field as an Official Philanthropic Partner. more >>


VisitHarford

Sports Tourism Scores Big for Harford County

April 11, 2019

Sports tourism in Harford County is the source of a nearly $50 million economic impact for the county, according to a newly released study. more >>


MStadiumAuth

Maryland Stadium Authority Releases Economic Analysis for a Proposed New Outdoor Sports Field Complex in Worcester County

August 28, 2017

The Maryland Stadium Authority has released Phase 2 of an economic analysis study to further determine the feasibility of a multi-purpose outdoor... more >>



WicomicoHPAC

Play Between the Beach and the Bay in Wicomico County, Maryland

September 19, 2019

Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is an ideal place for families to enjoy while here for tournaments and... more >>


Harford3

Play Like the Pros in Harford County, Maryland

May 22, 2019

Bring your tournament to Harford County, Maryland, and get the best – the best facilities, the best location and the best team to support it all!... more >>


FeaturedImage

Sports Tourism is on Fire in Maryland!

October 17, 2018

Maryland is the heart of sports and the place to play. With venues for lacrosse, basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, triathlons, martial arts,... more >>


Harford

Visit Harford County, Maryland, and Create Your Memories

January 10, 2018

Welcome to Harford County, Maryland, a great place to live, visit, shop, play and dine. And whether you’re looking to create memories that have to... more >>


Articles

Preakness Article | October 16, 2019
Could Sports Tourism Help Save the Preakness?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s moving. It’s staying. It’s being cancelled. The middle jewel in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown has been the subject of much debate,...   More>>


Skeeter Article | September 18, 2019
Mosquito-Borne Illness Forces Race Postponement: Should Event Owners Worry?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Mosquitoes are hungry, and despite the season, they’re not craving pumpkin spice. In fact, they’re still causing big concerns for sports event...   More>>


blank Article | September 4, 2019
New Homes for Away Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The continued evolution of sports venues – updates to surfaces, lighting, security and amenities – all helps to create the best possible...   More>>


blank Article | September 3, 2019
On the Waterfront

By: Judy Leand

From canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddling to sailing, surfing, water skiing and even dragon boat and Hawaiian outrigger racing, water sports are...   More>>


Heat Article | July 24, 2019
Extreme Heat Cancels, Reschedules Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If you can’t stand the heat…well, it’s pretty obvious many people, even athletes, can’t. And after plenty of news stories last summer in...   More>>


SwimmingPool Article | July 24, 2019
Could Water Contamination Hurt Summer Sports Events?

By: Michael Popke

Talk about muddying the waters. This summer has brought a wave of concerns over Cryptosporidium in swimming pools, flesh-eating bacteria in open...   More>>


PortlandWorldSoccer Article | July 10, 2019
Immigrants, Holocaust and Refugee Causes Find Footing with Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In June, the world reeled in shock at the image of the father and daughter who drowned trying to flee across the Rio Grande. Sports organizations...   More>>


Ledecky Article | July 10, 2019
International Swimming League Dives into Competitive Swimming Market

By: Michael Popke

Four U.S. cities stand to benefit as the brand-new International Swimming League tests the waters this fall. The ISL, a professional sports league...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
The Growth of Lacrosse

By: Judy Leand

Lacrosse has ditched its niche status, becoming one of the fastest-growing team sports in America. From 2001 to 2017, total participation skyrocketed...   More>>


IndyCar Article | June 12, 2019
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they’re not being held at a facility...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
Everything We Look for in a Destination   

By: Peter Francesconi

Wicomico County, Maryland, recently served as the home plate for hundreds of United States Specialty Sports Association Eastern World Series players... More>>


blank Case study | July 21, 2016
In Maryland, All Athletes Can Find Their Game   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With topography as varied as the U.S. itself, Maryland is primed and ready to host any event. From mountain biking and whitewater kayaking in Western... More>>


blank Case study | May 16, 2014
Annapolis/Anne Arundel County, Maryland   

By: Michael Popke

Sports tourism in Annapolis, Maryland, dates back to the pre-Revolutionary War era — even though nobody called it “sports tourism” back then.... More>>



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