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MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces Details of High School Fishing Tournament Circuit

January 14, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 season of High School Fishing. more >>


StudentAnglerFederation

Full Schedule Released for 2021 Student Angler Federation

January 11, 2021

The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announces the 2021 High School Fishing sanctioned schedule. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF BIG5 Announces Phoenix League Destinations

January 6, 2021

Major League Fishing announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine. more >>


PBR

PBR Announces 2021 Schedule

January 4, 2021

The PBR announced its 2021 schedule, including 26 stops on the elite Unleash The Beast tour as well as the plan for Global Cup USA 2021. more >>


RunnersWorld

Trail Racing Returns in 2021 with Full Slate of Events Nationwide

December 18, 2020

Trail racing is back in a big way in 2021. Here is a list of some of the more well-known events. 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

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>>


blank Article | March 20, 2017
Golf Gets Its Groove Back

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new player initiatives and a lot of work on the park of industry leaders, golf is getting its groove back. Around the country, courses at every...   More>>


blank Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to...   More>>


Midwest Article | November 17, 2016
Sports in America’s Heartland

By: Kathleen A. DeMarco

The Midwest is America’s heartland, but there’s more to it than just wide-open space. There are plenty of communities offering venues both...   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball

By: Peter Francesconi

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best...   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>>


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>>


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 | November 3, 2015
Tennis - Hitting a Winner

By: Peter Francesconi

Next year, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “National Campus” in Orlando, Florida, should be open for business, with 102 courts, making it...   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>>


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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