Iowa


TYR

USA Swimming Confirms Four U.S. Cities as Hosts of 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series

October 31, 2019

USA Swimming announced that swimmers worldwide will be making five stops in the USA as part of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series. more >>


US_BC

BowlTV to Cover More Collegiate Action This Year

October 3, 2019

BowlTV will expand its collegiate livestreaming schedule in the 2019-2020 season. more >>


IRONMAN

IRONMAN Announces Des Moines as Location for 2020 70.3 World Championships

September 3, 2019

IRONMAN is excited to announce that Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue. more >>


CatchDesMoines

Des Moines Hosting 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship

August 29, 2019

Des Moines, Iowa has been selected as a new multi-year host venue, beginning with the 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® North American Championship. more >>


NCAA

NCAA Championship Bid Portal Has Opened

August 26, 2019

While information has been available, the bid portal for those interested in hosting events in 86 of the NCAA’s 90 championships is now open. 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 >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Awards Environmental Facility Certification to 14 Facilities

June 11, 2018

Sports Turf Managers Association has announced a total of 14 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification. more >>


YouthOnCourse

Youth on Course Announces Four New Partnerships to Expand Junior Golf Access in 22 States

March 26, 2018

Youth on Course has expanded its national affordable golf program to four new associations. more >>


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Articles

blank Article | November 1, 2019
In the Heartland, Ready to Host

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Midwest has long been favored by residents and tourists alike for its diverse geography, affordability and friendly residents. America’s...   More>>


FlagFootball Article | October 30, 2019
USA Football Announces Inaugural National Flag Football Championship in 2020

By: Michael Popke

At almost the same time a pubic service announcement was equating youth tackle football with encouraging children to smoke cigarettes, USA Football...   More>>


Scoreboard Article | October 2, 2019
Rich Team, Poor Team? States Might Level the Economic Playing Field

By: Michael Popke

We’ve all heard the complaints: kids enrolled in sports teams at schools in lower-income areas don’t have access to the same coaching, staffing...   More>>


FieldOfDreams Article | August 21, 2019
Even One Year Out, 'Field of Dreams' Game is Big Business

By: Michael Popke

It’s still a year away but the first-ever Major League game to be played at the iconic “field of dreams” in Iowa corn country is already an...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Ready to Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports offer both youth and adults a great way to interact in person, focus, gain self-discipline, reduce stress and stay fit. Even better...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Venues Suited to Victories

By: Tracey Schelmetic

It’s one of the oldest sports known to man but its facilities are state-of-the-art and designed to coax the best performances out of athletes at...   More>>


Plane Article | February 6, 2019
Report: Charter Planes Used More by Men’s Teams Than Women’s

By: Michael Popke

The great divide between men’s and women’s teams at the collegiate level is an often-referenced (and much argued) issue. A recent report...   More>>


GART Article | February 6, 2019
Coast-to-Coast Trail Could Give Event Owners a Way to Challenge Endurance Athletes, Bucket Listers

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It might be premature to tell the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail to step aside but a coast-to-coast, traffic-free trail could be a...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   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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