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USA_Gymnastics

Top Gymnasts Headed for Des Moines

July 2, 2019

Two defending acrobatic gymnastics pair champions are registered to compete in the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships. more >>


CatchDesMoines

Ironman Announces Des Moines, Iowa as Host City Of New 2020 Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

June 25, 2019

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


USA_FL

Australian Football Returns to Des Moines this Weekend

June 19, 2019

Men’s and Women’s “footy” teams from the Midwest will return to Des Moines for the 7th annual 80/35 tournament on June 22, 2019. more >>


GoCedarRapids

Cedar Rapids Awarded National Junior College Athletic Association 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships

June 13, 2019

GO Cedar Rapids is thrilled to announce the NJCAA selected Cedar Rapids to host the 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships. more >>


DesMoines

USATF returns to Des Moines for the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

June 5, 2019

Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships are returning to Des Moines, Iowa, July 25-28, 2019. more >>


CedarRapids

Cedar Rapids Selected to Host USA Roller Sports National Championships in 2020

June 5, 2019

The Cedar Rapids Tourism Office has announced Cedar Rapids has been selected to host the 2020 USA Roller Sports National Championships. more >>


USOpen_Golf

USGA Announces U.S. Open Qualifying Sites

April 22, 2019

The USGA has announced its list of local qualifying venues for the 2019 U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach (California) Golf Links. more >>


IRONMAn

Four Finalists Named to Host New IRONMAN Event

April 19, 2019

Des Moines, Fayetteville, Memphis and Tulsa have been named finalists as potential hosts for a new IRONMAN® triathlon in 2020. 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 >>


US_YouthSoccer

US Youth Soccer Appoints Tom Frisbie as Midwest Regional League Commissioner

July 10, 2017

US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce Tom Frisbie as the Midwest Regional League (MRL) Commissioner. more >>


ASBA

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities for 2016

December 12, 2016

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, which best exemplify construction excellence. more >>


Dollamur

Dollamur Named Official Mat of 2016 Wrestling Olympic Trials

May 2, 2016

Dollamur Sport Surfaces will serve as the mat supplier of the 2016 USA Wrestling Olympic Trials and 12 high school state championships. more >>


ASBA_Logo

Top Sports Facilities Honored

December 8, 2014

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual awards, honoring the best in sports facility construction. more >>


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Articles

Ref Article | April 4, 2018
Iowa Corrections Officer Recruiting Former Inmates to Become Sports Officials

By: Michael Popke

The nationwide shortage of high school sports officials is not news but one suggested solution is certainly making headlines. An officer at Iowa’s...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
Tennis Facilities that Ace the Competition

By: Peter Francesconi

U.S. tennis participation continues to grow, although not by the leaps and bounds the sport experienced during the boom times of the 1970s and ’80s...   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>>


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 | 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>>


blank Article | May 30, 2017
Taking Their Marks

By: Michael Popke

One of the oldest and most respected sports, track & field is the showcase of summer Olympics and the trademark of certain cities. Learn how...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Peak Competition for Combat Sports

By: Juli Anne Patty

One of civilization’s oldest forms of competition, combat sports, come in a variety of forms. Martial arts, wrestling and boxing offer some general...   More>>


IowaBaseball Article | May 4, 2016
Iowa Legislature Approves Watered-Down Sports Tax Incentive Bill

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The state of Iowa would like to see more baseball take place within its borders; however, the fight to create more facilities is something of a...   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>>


Article | December 16, 2015
$30M Youth Sports Complex Planned for Council Bluffs

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Council Bluffs, Iowa, already features a variety of visitor attractions; the town’s Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center with...   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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