South 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 >>


AAU

AAU Kicks Off April with Full Calendar of Events

March 31, 2021

AAU welcomes spring with a variety of youth sports events nationwide. more >>


AAU

AAU Wrestling Tournament Continues Action-Packed Calendar of Events

March 18, 2021

The AAU Black Hills Folkstyle World Championship in Spearfish, South Dakota is the latest entry in the line-up of youth sports. more >>


Ripken

Ripken Baseball Announces New Events for Spring, Summer 2021

March 16, 2021

Ripken Baseball has added new spring and summer events in a variety of locations nationwide. more >>


FishersOfMen

2021 Fishers of Men Realtree Fishing High School Angler National Championship Coming to Lake Hartwell

March 12, 2021

The 2021 Fishers of Men Realtree Fishing High School Angler National Championship Event will be June 30-July 3 at Lake Hartwell. 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 >>


Bassmaster

Clear Lake Named Best Bass Fishery Of The Past Decade

August 31, 2020

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. more >>


DoubleTreeLogo

State Official Marks Reconstruction Progress at Iconic Springmaid Pier

May 26, 2020

The reconstruction of the Springmaid Pier at Doubletree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront continues to progress. more >>



MB

Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It’s a Destination!

February 20, 2020

Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points.... more >>


Quidditch

Make This Your 2019 Sports Event Destination

December 13, 2017

Predictably sunny days and an incredibly hardworking Experience Columbia SC Sports team pair perfectly to provide an ideal planning experience for... more >>


FD

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission: Field a Winning Tournament

September 20, 2017

Need a tournament host? Here’s one thing to remember: all roads lead to the Midlands of South Carolina and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission.... more >>


Articles

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 25, 2017
Popularity Waves

By: Michael Popke

With water covering 71 percent of the earth’s surface, plenty of cities have built tourism and sports industries in, on and around the natural...   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>>


Article | September 6, 2017
Balls in Malls: Developer Promotes New Indoor Facility with Single Basketball Court

By: Michael Popke

Malls have been host to carousels, amusement parks and karaoke concerts, all with the singular goal of enticing patronage. The latest entry into the...   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 | July 26, 2017
“Shut up!”, Says SC Youth Soccer Association to Parents

By: Michael Popke

Directors of youth sports events might want to keep an eye (and ear) on what happens in South Carolina over the next few months. The South Carolina...   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>>


blank Article | July 23, 2017
Carrying On the Combat Tradition

By: Juli Anne Patty

People have always wanted to compete. In the early days of sport, combat was not just a thrilling competition, but also a necessary survival skill....   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2017
Scoring Big With Lacrosse

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse has been played on the North American continent for centuries. Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing team sports in the U.S., spreading...   More>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Meet the Mentors: Who's Who in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports tourism has continued to grow exponentially, leading to more events, more athletes and more economic impact. As events proliferate across the...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 12, 2013
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Building a Premier Sports Destination   

By: Peter Francesconi

There clearly is something satisfying about announcing the construction of a new state-of-the-art sports complex, then immediately receiving... More>>


Greenville, South Carolina: The Team of Your Dreams Case study | April 30, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina: The Team of Your Dreams   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Set among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina, Greenville has long been a coveted tourist... More>>


Lake Murray, South Carolina Case study | May 31, 2012
Lake Murray, South Carolina: Location, Location, Location   

By: Peter Francesconi

You can build great sports facilities almost anywhere, but few areas have the unique natural venues that you’ll find in the four-county region of... More>>



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