North Carolina


StudentAnglerFederation

Full Schedule Released for 2021 Student Angler Federation

January 11, 2021

The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announces the 2021 High School Fishing sanctioned schedule. more >>


MajorLeagueFishing

Major League Fishing Announces 2021 Schedule, Covering Some of the Best Fisheries in the USA

January 8, 2021

Major League Fishing has set its sights on 2021 with a full lineup of action-packed events on some of the best fisheries in the USA. more >>


NCEC

NCEC Camp Series Coming to 12 Major Cities Across the United States

January 7, 2021

The camp is scheduled to kick off on January 10 with Atlanta being the first stop. Other stops around the country are planned as well. more >>


MLF

MLF Announces Bass Pro Tour Schedule for 2021

January 7, 2021

MLF has announced its 2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule, with the best bass anglers in the world competing on many of the top USA fisheries. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF BIG5 Announces Phoenix League Destinations

January 6, 2021

Major League Fishing announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine. more >>



Raleigh

Visit Raleigh Launches Tourism Recovery Initiatives

December 21, 2020

Visit Raleigh was awarded $1.25 million in CARES Act funds by Wake County for the purpose of driving tourism recovery efforts. more >>


Greensboro

Increase in Visitor Spending Noted in 2019 Guilford County Impact Study

November 23, 2020

Domestic visitors to and within Guilford County spent $1.591 billion in 2019, an increase of 7% from 2018. more >>


GreaterRaleigh

2019 Sees All-Time Record High for Tourism in Wake County

November 2, 2020

Wake County, North Carolina, welcomed 17.9 million visitors in 2019, a 6% increase over 2018, according to Visit Raleigh. more >>


GreaterRaleigh

GRELOC Announces Innovative Medical Concierge Services for Visiting Esports Professionals

September 14, 2020

The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee have co-created Medical Concierge Services for visiting esports professionals. 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 >>



Asheville

Find Your Place in the Sun in Asheville!

March 12, 2020

If you haven’t considered Asheville, North Carolina, as your next host site, you’re missing out. In addition to our great weather and warm... 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

CalHSFB Article | January 15, 2021
Tighter Travel Restrictions Put California Youth Sports in a Holding Pattern

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The long and winding road of youth sports in California – stretching all the way to Arizona, then Texas and Florida, as event owners scrambled to...   More>>


LaxMergePic Article | December 18, 2020
Merger of Two Leagues Set to Change Lacrosse Landscape

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s not exactly the Hatfields and the McCoys or the clash of the titans but the news that Premier Lacrosse League was merging with Major League...   More>>


NFHS Article | December 17, 2020
NFHS: All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The headline alone provides a much-needed shot of optimism. The National Federation of State High School Associations has stated, “With 2021 around...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


BrainEatingAmoeba Article | October 11, 2020
Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba a Tragic Reminder of Risks in Outdoor Facilities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many health concerns, from concussions to cardiac issues, have been overshadowed lately, a recent tragic development is serving as a reminder...   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Perfect Landings for Gymnastics Events

By: Judy Leand

Highly competitive and entertaining, and with a unique blend of athleticism, strength and grace, gymnastics draws legions of participants and fans....   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Diving Back In

By: Michael Popke

Destinations are diving back into the sports tourism market, leveraging a primal element: water. Fishing tournaments, wakeboarding championships,...   More>>


NCAA Article | August 25, 2020
If NCAA's Fall Championships Move to Spring, Will Original Host Cities Have Priority?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If COVID-19 has been the big monkeywrench in 2020, the NCAA is ready with the WD-40. The organization recently announced that it would work toward...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Ready to Rumble

By: Judy Leand

From wrestling and boxing to martial arts, combat sports are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. A bright spot is the niche sport of...   More>>


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>>


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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