Virginia


MLF_Big5

MLF Announces 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates

March 2, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing season. more >>


CAA

CAA Announces James Madison University as National Championship Host

March 1, 2021

The Colonial Athletic Association has announced that the 2021 Hercules Tires CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be in Harrisonburg, VA. more >>


Bassmaster

2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Trail Casts Off in March

February 16, 2021

B.A.S.S. officials have revealed the schedule for the 2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens trail with a later start date than usual. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Kicks Off

January 27, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has listed its schedule for 2021. more >>


Atlantic10

A-10 Conference Announces Relocation of its Championship

January 18, 2021

The Atlantic 10 Conference relocated the 2021 Men’s Basketball Championship from Barclays Center to of an A-10 member institution. 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 >>


VABeach

Virginia Beach Debuts New State-of-the-Art Sports Center

February 22, 2021

Virginia Beach has a LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach. more >>


BlueRidge

Roanoke Named a Top Adventure Town

November 9, 2020

The 2020 victory marks back-to-back Top Adventure Town titles for Roanoke, which also won the Large Town category in the 2019 contest. more >>


Troon

Troon Selected to Manage The Virginian

August 3, 2020

Troon® has been selected to manage The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, both of which are located in Bristol, Virginia. more >>


ValleyForge

VFTCB Launches #MakeItMontco Hotel Package

June 22, 2020

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention welcomes regional visitors, and even local residents with the #MakeItMontco Hotel Package. more >>



Chesterfield

Chesterfield County: A Mecca for Sports Tourism with World-Class Facilities and Fields

June 24, 2019

Located in central Virginia, just south of Richmond, Chesterfield County is becoming the go-to destination for event owners seeking excellent access,... more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County, VA: An Ideal Location for Any Tournament

March 1, 2019

Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Loudoun County is home to Dulles International Airport. Far enough north for winter sports, yet far... more >>


Articles

blank Article | May 20, 2016
America's Anglers: Following the Current

By: Juli Anne Patty

Whether it’s bass fishing, deep sea angling, fly casting or anything else, fishing is big business with great potential for economic impact. The...   More>>


blank Article | May 20, 2016
Baseball Is In the House!

By: Peter Francesconi

Perhaps the most iconic sport of the summer, baseball has an undeniable nationwide appeal. That has led to an abundance of diamond-bright facilities...   More>>


blank Article | March 2, 2016
Just Add Water - Organizations and Venues Combine Efforts to Make Big Splashes in Aquatics-Based Sports Tourism

By: Michael Popke

As swimming and diving events proliferate nationwide, sports tourism officials around the country are recognizing the long-term benefits of...   More>>


blank Article | March 2, 2016
Kick It Up!

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s the U.S. Women’s National Team charging onto the field to face international competition, regional tournaments for teenagers or kids...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Star Trek fans will recognize space as “ the final frontier.” But in the sports industry, the new frontiers are more earthbound and often much...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
Basketball: Traveling Widely

By: Michael Popke

With March Madness lurking, basketball is going to be on everyone’s radar for the next few months. But beyond brackets, there’s a whole science...   More>>


blank Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...   More>>


blank Article | November 3, 2015
Negotiating With Hotels: What to Ask

By: Kathy Pullem

When negotiating a contract is your job – as it is for a hotel sales representative – you know the questions to ask, the points to cover and the...   More>>


blank Article | August 26, 2015
What You Need for Your Next Event: New Places, New Faces

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Going new places and learning new things – isn’t that on everyone’s bucket list? How about if Sports Destination Management gives you a hand in...   More>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


blank Case study | November 9, 2018
Sports Teams are Discovering Prince George County   

By: Michael Popke

Prince George County, Virginia, may be steeped in American and Eastern European history, but it’s also making its own modern-day history by beefing... More>>


blank Case study | October 31, 2011
Get Back to the Beach: Virginia Beach, Virginia   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Locating your event in a beachfront vacation destination is a surefire strategy for infusing a sports event with irresistible draw; unfortunately,... More>>



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