North Carolina


Bassmaster

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops Moving to South Carolina

March 3, 2021

The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series will move to South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, B.A.S.S. officials announced. more >>


LBAA

Women's Pro Bass Tour Headed for Garland, Texas

March 1, 2021

The Women's Pro Bass Tour now turns its attention to the 2021 season which will kick off on Texas Lake Ray Hubbard on March 25-26, 2021. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Announces Updates to National League Playoffs

February 25, 2021

US Youth Soccer has established new dates and locations for the National League Playoffs affected by postponements and relocations. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster College Series 2021 Regular-Season Stops Announced

February 19, 2021

B.A.S.S. officials announced the 2021 schedule and a format change for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Outlines Plans for Greensboro Events

February 18, 2021

US Youth Soccer announced new dates for USYS National League North Carolina, which will take place Feb. 26 - March 1 in Greensboro, N.C. 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 >>


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 >>



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

blank Article | February 1, 2018
Hoop Dreams

By: Peter Francesconi

As we edge ever closer to March Madness and its brackets, bets and berths, interest in basketball is outpacing that in every other sport. If you’re...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
Horse Country

By: Michael Popke

The classic image of rider and horse clearing a fence in a steeplechase. The roar of a Sunday afternoon crowd as a cowboy charges out of the chute...   More>>


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Tennis Facilities that Ace the Competition

By: Peter Francesconi

U.S. tennis participation continues to grow, although not by the leaps and bounds the sport experienced during the boom times of the 1970s and ’80s...   More>>


Article | October 18, 2017
Seven Niche Sports, One Common Denominator: The Quest for Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Seven niche sports that couldn’t be more different just got a common denominator: they took their first steps toward international recognition....   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2017
Your Home-Field Advantage Starts Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Much has been written about home base and home-field advantage. What about when you’re looking for all that in a home away from home? If your...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   More>>


2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders. Help salute events that make sports tourism grow. Our deadline is...   More>>


Article | August 23, 2017
44 North American Cities Vying for 2026 World Cup

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The FIFA fallout hasn’t stopped (in fact, a recent report on criminal activities will probably throw gasoline on the fire, considering FIFA...   More>>


blank Article | July 24, 2017
Warm Southeastern Hospitality

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

The Southeast, known for its hospitality, offers a winning combining of world-class multi-sport and unique venues, family- and budget-friendly...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

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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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