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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

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>>


Article | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon Article | May 1, 2013
Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The growth of the sports tourism business is nothing short of phenomenal. Everywhere we turn, catchphrases like 'recession-proof industry' and...   More>>


Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon Article | April 26, 2013
Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Keeping kids active has a new secret weapon: the wow factor. While many sports have been talking about new player initiatives and making fitness fun,...   More>>


Go to the Head of the Class: Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D. Article | April 25, 2013
Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D.

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Fueled by the proliferation of events offered, the ever-exploding numbers of athletes participating and the competition to host travel teams and...   More>>


The Age of Sports: Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker Article | April 25, 2013
Planning Events for Senior Athletes: An Interview with Marc T. Riker

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Getting older and slowing down? Not unless you're talking about the laptops these athletes are carrying as they travel from event to event.   More>>


Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging Article | February 28, 2013
Travel Options: Hotels and Lodging

By: Michael A. Savitt

Starting the search for out of town accommodations always includes an element of the unknown. In fact, it can be a little like a blind date: you...   More>>


Insurance: Operation Liability Coverage Article | February 28, 2013
Insurance: Operation Liability Coverage

By: Lorena Hatfield

Playing sports always comes with the risk of potential physical injury, but last year, we were reminded that the abuse of children can take place in...   More>>


Medical Support Planning and Prep: Medical Planning for Public Events Article | February 28, 2013
Medical Support Planning and Prep: Medical Planning for Public Events

By: Marc I. Leavey, M.D.

The potential for a medically related adverse situation, whether emergent, urgent, or mundane, exists within any group of people. When a large crowd...   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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