Missouri


MLFFLW

Toyota Series Announced by FLW, MLF

November 4, 2020

Major League Fishing (MLF) and FLW announced the 2021 Toyota Series schedule, highlighted by a smaller Championship field. more >>


FLW_Fishing

Toyota Series to Host Event on Table Rock Lake

November 3, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will wrap up with a tournament in Branson, Missouri, Nov. 5-7, hosted by Explore Branson. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces 2021 High School Fishing Tournament Schedule

November 2, 2020

Major League Fishing announced the schedule and locations for the 2021 season of High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces Details of 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League

October 21, 2020

Major League Fishing announced today all information regarding the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine. more >>


FLW_Fishing

Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake of the Ozarks

October 6, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will continue this weekend in Osage Beach, Missouri, with the Toyota Series at Lake of the Ozarks. more >>



BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson, MO Signs A New General Manager

June 29, 2020

Ballparks of America has a new manager and is ready to bring in the first wave of teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. more >>


BallparksOfAmerica

American’s Baseball Tournament Destination in Branson Signs New General Manager

June 15, 2020

Following an ownership shift, Ballparks of America is preparing to bring in the teams for an exceptional 2020 summer baseball season. more >>


Bassmaster

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

April 27, 2020

Outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2020 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. more >>


SpringfieldMo

Travel & Tourism Awards Presented in Springfield, Missouri

April 6, 2020

The Convention & Visitors Bureau recently presented its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards in Springfield. more >>


SFASFM

Ballparks of America Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Facility Operator

April 6, 2020

Thousands of baseball players and their families will flock to Branson, MO in 2020 to play baseball at the Ballparks of America sports complex. more >>



Wrestling

Envision Your Event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

April 18, 2018

Want a destination that is versatile, easy to reach and fun? Meet the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a winning combination of location, flexible... more >>


Articles

Subeterranean Article | April 18, 2018
Journey to the Center of the Earth: Subterranean Venues on the Rise

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In the arms race to find new and different venues for sports events, there’s something big going down: underground sports. And whether that means...   More>>


FIFAWorld Article | April 4, 2018
United Bid Finalizes List of Stadiums but Much Remains to be Decided

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The United Bid Package is a wrap. Let the waiting game begin. The list of potential U.S. host cities has been presented, but don’t go throwing...   More>>


blank Article | March 29, 2018
With Youth in the Game, Golf is on Course to Grow

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Here’s a surprising piece of news: Millennials are crazy about golf. The generation supposedly bonded to their smartphones is now overtaking all...   More>>


blank Article | February 4, 2018
Change of Scenery

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Moving to a new location can rejuvenate a sports event. After all, it brings in new athletes, new spectators and a change of venue. You get different...   More>>


NCAA Article | January 24, 2018
Eight Cities with One Goal: Final Four

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Eight cities. Four years. One goal - Final Four. As the NCAA winds up to March Madness, it’s also winnowing down the cities to host future events....   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
The Heartland, Home of Wide-Open Spaces and Smiling Faces

By: Michael Popke

When the Nebraska Golf Association considered hosting a tournament last summer in Kearney — a city in the direct path of the 2017 total solar...   More>>


Armwrestling Article | October 18, 2017
Seven Niche Sports, One Common Denominator: The Quest for Recognition

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Seven niche sports that couldn’t be more different just got a common denominator: they took their first steps toward international recognition....   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Softball Raises Its Game

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball’s popularity continues to grow, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In 2020, it returns as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Summer Games....   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 | 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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | January 7, 2015
The Metropolis of Sports: Kansas City, Missouri   

By: Juli Anne Patty

For more than a hundred years, Kansas City, Missouri, has been known as the City of Fountains, and it is widely known for serving up some of the... More>>


blank Case study | November 13, 2013
Rolla, Missouri: Small Town Charm, Big-Time Sports   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

When a team is ‘on the bubble, it’s on the verge of taking the next big step. Rolla, Missouri, is on the bubble as well. More>>


Independence, Missouri: An American Original Case study | October 31, 2012
Independence, Missouri: An American Original   

By: Peter Francesconi

Independence, Missouri, is a place where history continues to come alive. As the hometown of Harry Truman, it is one of only a handful of cities with... More>>



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