Kansas


GarminUnbound

All Roads Lead to Kansas as Garmin Unbound Entries Open

January 5, 2022

The lottery for the 2022 Garmin UNBOUND Gravel event, for the 200, 100, 50, and 25 race distances, officially opens today, January 5. more >>


TBT

Wichita to Host The Basketball Tournament Regionals and Quarterfinals in 2022

December 9, 2021

The Basketball Tournament, the $1 million event, announced that Wichita will once again serve as one of the sites for the 2022 event. more >>


Wichita

Visit Wichita Set to Host Sixth and Seventh National Championship Event of the Year

November 16, 2021

The NJCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships will be held in Wichita, Nov. 15-20, 2021. more >>


Heartland

Heartland Invitational Tournament Kicks Off with Sold Out All Girls Weekend

November 5, 2021

The economic impact is estimated to be $11.9 million over both weekends (event estimations provided by Visit KC). more >>


Warrior

Warrior Soccer Debuts Spook-Tacular Fall

October 19, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour pulls back the curtain on a spook-tacular fall with events in October, November and December - and even beyond. more >>



VisitWichita

Visit Wichita Promotes Within to Make Changes to Sales, Sports Teams

December 14, 2021

Visit Wichita has announced organizational promotions and changes to strengthen its team. more >>


Wichita

Brandy Evans Joins Visit Wichita as Vice President of Marketing

December 6, 2021

Visit Wichita has added Brandy Evans to their organization as Vice President of Marketing. more >>


Heartland

Heartland Soccer and Goodcents Team Up for an Exclusive 3-Year Partnership

November 22, 2021

Goodcents will be the official sub provider of the Heartland Soccer program. more >>


Heartland

Prairiefire Celebrates Fourth Year in Partnership with the Heartland Soccer as Title Sponsor of the Heartland Midwest Classic

October 4, 2021

Teams throughout the Midwest traveled to compete in the Heartland Midwest Classic making an estimated $2.7 million economic impact . more >>


HCA_MidwestHealth

HCA Midwest Health Renews Partnership with Heartland Soccer

June 21, 2021

HCA Midwest Health and the Heartland Soccer Association recently renewed their partnership to benefit the premier soccer group. more >>


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Articles

Gymnast Article | January 15, 2022
Up for Bid: USA Gymnastics National Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Destinations with indoor facilities have the opportunity to vault into national prominence by hosting one or more of USA Gymnastics’ signature...   More>>


Softball Article | January 14, 2022
Inside Events: Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The Sunflower Summer Collegiate Softball League (SSL), a new opportunity for college athletes to hone and showcase their skills, takes the field in...   More>>


AwardImage Article | November 9, 2021
Introducing the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The rebound. We all waited for it, we all hoped for it, and now we all get to celebrate it. But what have we learned? One thing: The prognosticators...   More>>


FIVB Article | November 7, 2021
Up for Bid: Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2023, 2025 and 2027

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The beach is calling. Are you ready to answer? The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (2023, 2025, 2027) are up for bid and those interested...   More>>


FastFurious Article | November 4, 2021
A New Sport Nobody Wants: Illegal Street Racing

By: Michael Popke

Life imitating art? The Fast & Furious 9, released early last summer and the first Hollywood movie to gross more than $700 million since March of...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2021
Flag Football: The Next Big Growth Sector

By: Garland Cooper

One of the fastest-rising sports of our time is flag football. The NAIA has established it as an Emerging Sport for Women and has partnered with the...   More>>


BBQ Article | July 15, 2021
American Royal World Series of Barbecue

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

With upwards of 60,000 journeying to the Kansas Speedway, the American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest non-traditional competition in...   More>>


CollClub Article | June 25, 2021
The National Federation of Collegiate Club Sports Leagues, L.L.C. (CollClubSports)

By: Sandy Sanderson

Helping students remain active and engaged in sports, even outside of the varsity framework, has long been the mission of the National Federation of...   More>>


Map Article | June 18, 2021
With Multiple Destinations Hosting, CONCACAF Has “Coopetition”

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While many destinations are focused on whether they will be picked as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, this summer brings a different...   More>>


Monarchs Article | May 7, 2021
With 100% Spectator Capacity, KC Monarchs Ready to Take the Field

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

“Take me out to the ballgame/Take me out to the crowd…” That second line is about to reverberate loud (very loud) and clear in Kansas this...   More>>


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