North Carolina


USL

USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs

April 9, 2021

The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the US to do so. more >>


MLF

Raleigh Ready to Host Bass Anglers

April 7, 2021

Major League Fishing is set to visit Raleigh for the kickoff of the General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops, April 9-14. more >>


OutdoorSportsmanGroup

MLF Announces New Spring Schedule

March 22, 2021

With the smell of spring in the air in parts of the country, Major League Fishing (MLF) is gearing up to start its 2021 season. more >>


VisitRaleigh

Raleigh to Host 2021 Collegiate Esports Championship

March 17, 2021

The first Collegiate Esports National Championship comes to Raleigh on April 29 through May 2 at the Raleigh Convention Center. more >>


Puttview

Tarheel Golf Association Announces Details of Event

March 16, 2021

The inaugural PuttView Junior will be held March 20-21, 2021 at Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro, North Carolina. more >>



Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Courses Winning International Honors

March 8, 2021

Troon® announced 49 of its brand-affiliated courses were named to Golfweek’s list of “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


Puttview

PuttView Named Title Sponsor Of New Carolinas Golf Association Junior Tournament

February 8, 2021

PuttView has been named title sponsor of a new Carolinas Golf Association Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) event. 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 >>



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

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 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 | April 29, 2015
Running Skills: More Cities are Partnering with Facilities, Coaches and Clubs to Promote Finish-Line Destinations

By: Michael Popke

It’s the oldest sport in the world, but track & field isn’t resting on its laurels. Its athletes are constantly evolving, and destinations have...   More>>


blank Article | January 7, 2015
Sports Destinations on the Rise

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Looking for some new places to bring your sports event this year? Start taking notes. SDM has a list of some of America’s up and coming...   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Basketball: A Sport That’s In the Zone

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness is around the corner, bringing an increased focus on not just the sport, but on the facilities that will host it. Across the nation,...   More>>


blank Article | October 22, 2014
Outstanding Venues: Build the Perfect Event from the Ground Up

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The best way to build a great event is from the ground up. Here are some of the country's most outstanding venues to get you started.   More>>


blank Article | October 21, 2014
Hitting A Winner With Outstanding Facilities Across the U.S. – and More to Come – Tennis is Serving Up an Ace

By: Peter Francesconi

Once labeled a ‘dying’ sport, tennis bounced back. Serve up an ace for your next tennis competition by choosing the right host city.   More>>


blank Article | June 30, 2014
The Southeast: A Sports Mecca

By: Michael Seale

The southeast has long been a haven for sports, with warm weather conducive to outdoor activity almost year-round.   More>>


blank Article | May 22, 2014
Need a Who’s Who? Here’s Your Go-To

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From drawing board to playing field, tailgate to trophy, a successful event starts with a savvy partner. Meet some of the best and brightest.   More>>


blank Article | May 13, 2014
Track & Field Planning: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

By: Michael Popke

Want the inside track on increased attendance, profitability and satisfied athletes?This article can explain how to do it.   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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