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USA_RollerSports

2020 Americas Cup Championship of Clubs Coming to Florida

January 13, 2020

USA Roller Sports and World Skate have announced the 2020 Americas Cup Championship of Clubs. The event will be held in Orlando, Florida. more >>


PWBA

PWBA Sets Schedule for 2020

January 10, 2020

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Regional program will hold a minimum of 10 events during the 2020 season. more >>


USA_Curl

Cedar Rapids named host city for 2021 USA Curling National Championships

December 13, 2019

USA Curling’s top event head to Cedar Rapids in 2021 marking the first time the Men’s and Women’s National Championships will take place in... more >>


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 >>



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 >>


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 >>


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Articles

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>>


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 | 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>>


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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