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ProTrackSeries

Pro Track Series Ready to Run Nationwide

April 30, 2021

There is a new professional circuit called the Pro Track Series, which will run in various cities this year. more >>


XCelGymnastics

XCel Region IV Gymnastics Championship Coming to Cedar Rapids

April 20, 2021

Cedar Rapids is ready to host the XCel Region IV Gymnastics Championship from April 23-25 at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Cheer and Dance Moving to Quad Cities

March 11, 2021

The championships move from Ypsilanti, Mich., to Davenport, Iowa, and will be hosted by St. Ambrose University and Visit Quad Cities. more >>


CedarRapids

U.S. Figure Skating Selects Cedar Rapids to Host Midwestern Adult Sectional Championship

March 9, 2021

U.S. Figure Skating has selected Cedar Rapids as the host of the Midwestern Adult Sectional Championship. more >>


StateGamesAmerica

State Games of America Moving to 2022

February 9, 2021

The 2021 State Games of America will be moved to 2022, and will take place in Iowa. more >>



Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2019 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 2, 2019

The STMA announces the 2019 Field of the Year winners, including professional facilities, college and university and schools and parks. more >>


NAIA

NAIA Honors Outstanding Hosts for Sports Events

September 3, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its third-annual host excellence award honorees last week. more >>


DiscountTire

Discount Tire Signs Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with the Heartland Soccer Association and the Kansas City Champions Cup

June 10, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association has announced that Discount Tire is the Official Tire Supplier of Heartland Soccer Association. more >>


CatchDesMoines

Catch Des Moines awarded Best Student-Athlete Experience Event for NAIA 2018 Wrestling National Championships

September 17, 2018

The NAIA has announced the second year of the NAIA National Championship Host Excellence Awards. more >>


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Articles

NCAA Article | February 25, 2021
Basketball Welcomes Back Spectators

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The madness is on—with fans. The NCAA has announced its spectator attendance policies for its March Division I basketball tournaments, which will...   More>>


FieldOfDreams Article | February 12, 2021
It's 'Game On' in the Field of Dreams - Which May Host Sports Tourism Too

By: Michael Popke

If you build it, will he come? Event owners are counting on it. Two big games, one an NHL match-up and one the long-awaited Field of Dreams event in...   More>>


Spectators Article | January 17, 2021
Unlimited Spectators Now Welcome at Iowa High School Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

There’s nothing like the roar of the home crowd – in Iowa, anyway, where the governor has lifted the mandate that capped spectator attendance at...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
In the Heartland, Sports Thrive

By: Cindy Cantrell

Sports loyalty runs deep in the Midwest, where professional and college teams are considered family. The Heartland is also known for friendliness,...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


PBR Article | October 9, 2020
Inside Events: Professional Bull Riders

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Maybe the bulls were tougher than COVID. Professional Bull Riders (PBR) was the first sport to get back on television and continue having...   More>>


Football Article | August 27, 2020
In Pursuit of Scholarships, Families Moving to States Allowing Youth Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We already know parents will take extra jobs and go into debt in order to pay for kids’ sports – all in the pursuit of an athletic scholarship to...   More>>


NCAA Article | August 25, 2020
If NCAA's Fall Championships Move to Spring, Will Original Host Cities Have Priority?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If COVID-19 has been the big monkeywrench in 2020, the NCAA is ready with the WD-40. The organization recently announced that it would work toward...   More>>


Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Ready to Rumble

By: Judy Leand

From wrestling and boxing to martial arts, combat sports are becoming increasingly popular across the U.S. A bright spot is the niche sport of...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 28, 2019
Where Venue Flexibility Meets Midwestern Hospitality   

By: Michael Popke

If you’re even vaguely familiar with Iowa, you know that wrestling is one of the state’s most popular sports, which is why wrestling tournaments... More>>



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