North Carolina


WrightsvilleBeach

Three Major Surf Events Coming to Wrightsville Beach

August 15, 2019

Three headline surf events return to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in a span of ten days, starting tomorrow. more >>


TriangleSportsComm

Curling Night in America Comes to Raleigh

August 13, 2019

Team USA curlers will be hosting the best of China, Japan, and Italy in one of the premier curling events held across the nation. more >>


ACC

Charlotte to Host 2020 ACC Baseball Championship

August 7, 2019

The 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be held at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 19-24. more >>


TriangleSportsComm

Curling Night in America on the Raleigh Calendar

August 2, 2019

Competition at the Polar Iceplex runs Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24, 2019 and features the Olympic teams. more >>


WinstonSalem

Greensboro Ready to Host AAU Junior Olympics

July 29, 2019

The city has added another event to its “Tournament Town” moniker with the AAU Junior Olympics, running now through August 3. more >>


Greensboro

Greensboro to Host Figure Skating Championships in 2020

July 26, 2019

The 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championship is to be held January 20-26, 2020, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC. more >>


Asheville

Gran Fondo National Championship Awarded to Asheville for 2019 and 2020

July 19, 2019

The Gran Fondo Asheville cycling event has been selected as the site for the Gran Fondo National Championship event for 2019 and 2020. more >>


TBT

The Basketball Tournament Announces Bracket and Locations for 2019

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, the $2M summer basketball event televised live on ESPN, announced the bracket for this year’s tournament. more >>



GRSA

Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Announces Changes, Promotions

August 19, 2019

The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance has promoted Tori Collins to the position of Director and Jason Philbeck to the position of Associate Director. more >>


GreenevilleTourism

Greenville-Pitt County Sports Commission Launched

July 17, 2019

The Greenville-Pitt County Sports Commission will recruit and host a diverse range of sports and advocate for the development of facilities. more >>


WellsFargo

Wells Fargo Extends Sponsorship of Wells Fargo Championship by Five Years

July 1, 2019

Quail Hollow Club, home to the Wells Fargo Championship since its PGA TOUR debut in 2003, will continue to host the event. more >>


DurhamSC

Durham Sports Commission Economic Impact Tops $28 Million for 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

January 7, 2019

The Durham Sports Commission has announced its economic impact for the 2017-2018 fiscal yea. more >>


GuilfordCounty

2017 Visitor Impact Increased for Guilford County. North Carolina

January 7, 2019

Visit North Carolina announced that domestic visitors to and within Guilford County spent $1.41 billion in 2017, an increase of 4.38% from 2016. more >>


BlockadeRunner

Hurricane Closes North Carolina Landmark for Renovation

January 2, 2019

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, on Wrightsville Beach, has closed for renovations due to damages sustained from Hurricane Florence. more >>


MajorLeagueTri

Major League Triathlon Becomes First Sporting Event to Give Out Payments in Bitcoin

December 17, 2018

Major League Triathlon now has a partnership’ with Bitcoin for Major League Triathlon Charlotte, giving payouts in cryptocurrency. more >>


Fayetteville

Fayetteville Announces Banner Year

August 6, 2018

What a difference a year makes. In 2017, Fayetteville hosted 47 sports events but in 2018, that number increased by more than 50 percent. more >>



Spartans

Victory Means a Little More Here: Fayetteville, North Carolina

April 15, 2019

Located in the heart of North Carolina, Fayetteville has a historic charm packed with culture, excitement and top-notch sports facilities. Our... more >>


RockyMount

Rocky Mount, NC - A World-Class Sports Event Destination

September 1, 2018

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has long been a vital sports destination for North Carolina and the surrounding region. The Rocky Mount Sports Complex,... more >>


Articles

blank Article | June 27, 2019
Keeping Pace

By: Michael Popke

Recreational, competitive and endurance runners have no shortage of races to choose from these days, and plenty of settings to enjoy. From urban...   More>>


MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Venues Suited to Victories

By: Tracey Schelmetic

It’s one of the oldest sports known to man but its facilities are state-of-the-art and designed to coax the best performances out of athletes at...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Take Me Out to the Ballpark

By: Michael Popke

Summer’s favorite game is back for another season. As the sport’s popularity continues, facilities across the U.S. are upping the ante to bring...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Splash Landings

By: Michael Popke

Maybe it’s the blue water. Maybe it’s the sounds of the crowd. Maybe it’s the scent of chlorine. Whatever its secret ingredient is, swimming...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Squad Goals

By: Tom Gresham

Youth soccer continues its position as a tournament mainstay and as a result, there are plenty of communities ready to host the sport. With excellent...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Wheels Up

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Skateboarding and BMX are uniquely urban sports. Both evolved on cityscapes: downtown concrete slopes and railings that made riding challenging,...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Riding High

By: Michael Popke

With the proliferation of riders comes a need for events, and facilities to stable them. Here is a round-up of some of the great facilities you’ll...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | June 27, 2019
AAU Junior Olympic Games Reinforce City’s Status as ‘Tournament Town’   

By: Michael Popke

This summer, Tournament Town will welcome its biggest event yet. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games are expected to bring as many... More>>


blank Case study | February 28, 2019
By Land or By Sea   

By: Michael Popke

Nestled between Cape Fear River, the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington, North Carolina, is a natural setting for water sports.... More>>


blank Case study | September 14, 2018
‘Tournament Town’ Expands   

By: Michael Popke

When the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau created a position in 2004 exclusively aimed at boosting sports tourism business in North... More>>



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