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 | September 27, 2016
Scoring Big With Gymnastics

By: Peter Francesconi

Aly Raisman’s floor routine in Rio wasn’t the only way gymnastics leaped to new heights. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body,...   More>>


blank Article | September 27, 2016
Outstanding Venues: New Home Bases for Innovative Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When an event owner is looking for a new home for his or her tournament, the question is bound to arise: with so many great facilities available, how...   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball

By: Peter Francesconi

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best...   More>>


Article | September 21, 2016
A Fed-up NCAA Pulls its Championships from North Carolina

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

NCAA announced last week that it will remove all its championship events, including the opening rounds of March Madness, from North Carolina during...   More>>


Article | August 24, 2016
NBA Opts for More Inclusive Destination, Moving 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Expect there to be a bit of scrutiny when a major sports event relocates in order to get away from legislation viewed as discriminatory. Expect there...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
All Over the Map - Destinations in the Southeast Can Do a Little (or a Lot) of Everything

By: Andrew Cohen

The Southeast is characterized by a subtropical climate yet still features wintry mountainous regions. Its sports offerings are similarly varied,...   More>>


Article | July 13, 2016
The ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ and Open-Water Sports Events: What Planners Need to Know

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The recent death of a teenager after contracting a rare illness at a waterpark has put the sports community on notice. Such infections, it is noted,...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
Follow the Leaders: Who’s Who in Sports Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone has the friend they can turn to for answers, advice and honesty. The world of sports business also offers those types of colleagues – the...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
On the Fast Track

By: Michael Popke

Track and field is one of the oldest sports known to mankind and its popularity remains strong from the high school levels all the way up to the...   More>>


Article | May 18, 2016
ACC Aligns Itself with NCAA Non-Discrimination Policy

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When the Atlantic Coast Conference stalked into the same corner of the ring as NCAA and announced that it too would require hosts for conference...   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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