North Carolina


AAU

AAU Super Regional Championship in Fayetteville

April 13, 2021

The AAU Super Regional Basketball Championship will bring basketball players and their families to Fayetteville for two weekends in April. more >>


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 >>



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

blank Article | March 20, 2017
The Wetter, The Better

By: Michael Popke

Competitive swimming and diving events – both indoors and outdoors, as well as water polo and synchronized swimming, all require good facilities to...   More>>


blank Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...   More>>


Article | February 22, 2017
NFL, NBA Take Stance Against Proposed Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

By: Michael Popke

Super Bowl LI might have been the last time the NFL brings football’s biggest game to Texas, given the fact that 15 Lone Star State senators have...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to...   More>>


Champions Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Sports Destination Management Team

In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of...   More>>


Rodeo Article | November 17, 2016
Saddle Up

By: Michael Popke

The summer Games in Rio showcased equestrian sports, with the FEI’s “two hearts” social media campaign celebrating the relationship between...   More>>


BeachVolleyball Article | November 17, 2016
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court

By: Peter Francesconi

In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on...   More>>


Article | October 19, 2016
Sports Planners Rise to the Challenge of Planning for Hurricane Matthew's Uncertain Course

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Initially, Hurricane Matthew seemed to be the original commitment-phobe, undecided in the route he would take: come inland? Stay at sea? Planners of...   More>>


Article | October 18, 2016
After Weighing Tournament Location, Southern Conference Won’t Secede

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While other organizations, including the NCAA, ACC and NJCAA, moved their championships out of North Carolina, the Southern Conference has stood...   More>>


Article | October 5, 2016
Already Reeling from ACC Withdrawal, Charlotte Takes Another Hit

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Already reeling after the removal of the ACC championship, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been dealt another blow. The controversial shooting by...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 20, 2017
Going Big in ‘Tournament Town’   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the 1800s, Greensboro built a reputation as a central hub for the textile industry. Today, Greensboro is better known as “Tournament Town” for... More>>


blank Case study | July 21, 2016
Staying at the Top of the Game in Greensboro   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Greensboro, North Carolina, is the chosen home of a vast array of sports events, from established high-profile events like Division I Men’s... More>>


blank Case study | January 27, 2016
Greensboro, North Carolina: ‘Tournament Town’ Evolves   

By: Michael Popke

Greensboro, North Carolina, is called “Tournament Town” for many reasons. The ACC is headquartered here, and the Greensboro Coliseum has hosted... More>>



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