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VisitWichita

NAIA Wrestling Coming to Wichita

July 29, 2019

Visit Wichita will host the 2020 and 2021 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. more >>


Wichita

Wichita to Host 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic

July 25, 2019

Visit Wichita, the Wichita Thunder and the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League, announced Wichita as host city for the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic. more >>


US_YouthSoccer

U.S. Youth Soccer Announces Details of National Championships in Overland Park

July 22, 2019

The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships kick off today and run through July 28 in Overland Park, Kansas. more >>


VisitWichita

USA Waterski Pro Event, Regionals Headed to Wichita this Summer

July 22, 2019

The Wichita’s Cup Invitational will be at Mystic Lakes Ski Club, just northwest of Wichita, on July 26 with slalom, trick and jump competitions. more >>


TBT

The Basketball Tournament Announces Bracket and Locations for 2019

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, the $2M summer basketball event televised live on ESPN, announced the bracket for this year’s tournament. more >>


ITA

Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Announces Dates, Events

July 8, 2019

The ITA Summer Circuit includes 55 events over six consecutive weekends from late June to the last weekend in July. more >>


Troon

Troon Challenge Schedule Set

June 25, 2019

The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf® more >>


US_YouthSoccer

U.S. Youth Soccer Announces Presidents Cup Locations in California, Kansas, West Virginia

June 12, 2019

U.S. Youth Soccer has announced the locations for its upcoming regional Presidents Cup play in California, Kansas and West Virginia. more >>



Heartland

Sara Priegel Announced as Heartland Soccer's Director of Philanthropy and Special Events

June 3, 2019

Heartland Soccer Association announces Sara Prigel as Philanthropy and Special Events Director. more >>


VisitWichita

In Effort to Attract more Sporting Events to Wichita, Visit Wichita Adds Executive Director of Sports Development

August 13, 2018

Brian Hargrove, former general manager of the Wichita Sports Forum, is the organization’s new executive director of sports development. more >>


VisitWichita

Visit Wichita Announces Appointment of Howell

April 9, 2018

Visit Wichita has announced that Josh Howell has taken on the roll of sports sales manager. 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 >>


MothersDay

Sport Shake Sponsoring Soccer Event

April 24, 2017

Heartland Soccer Association has announced its continued partnership with Sport Shake, a delicious milk shake that is made with real dairy 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 >>


Boingo

Kansas State University Partners with Boingo for Improved Connectivity

September 28, 2015

Kansas State University has partnered with Boingo Wireless to launch improved cellular coverage at the home of Wildcats footbal. more >>


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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>>


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Home Field Advantages

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...   More>>


rollerderby Article | October 5, 2016
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By: Michael Popke

The longtime grassroots sport of women’s roller derby has quietly been building a new generation of fans. Now, it’s gathering even more momentum...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers

By: Michael Popke

From benefit 5Ks to marathons (and even to duathlons and triathlons, as well as cycling events), athletes are taking to America’s roads for...   More>>


blank Article | December 28, 2015
The New Frontiers Are Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

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The Thrill of It All: Skateboarding and BMX

By: Juli Anne Patty

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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
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By: Mary Helen Sprecher

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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>>


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