Arkansas


sFASFM

Arkansas to be Site of New Sports Facility

August 8, 2019

Hard Rock Arkansas is responding to the Pope County community needs by partnering with the Bo Jackson's Elite Sports franchise. more >>


Fayetteville

Fayetteville to Host UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships

July 23, 2019

The Union Cycliste Internationale selected Fayetteville, Arkansas, to host the 2022 Cyclo-Cross World Championships. more >>


FLW_Fishing

Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack Coming to Lake Ouachita

July 22, 2019

The Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack, the world championship of kayak bass fishing, will be held on Lake Ouachita, Aug. 9-10. more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>


USOpen_Golf

USGA Announces U.S. Open Qualifying Sites

April 22, 2019

The USGA has announced its list of local qualifying venues for the 2019 U.S. Open to be played at Pebble Beach (California) Golf Links. more >>


IRONMAn

Four Finalists Named to Host New IRONMAN Event

April 19, 2019

Des Moines, Fayetteville, Memphis and Tulsa have been named finalists as potential hosts for a new IRONMAN® triathlon in 2020. more >>


EpicRides

Organizers: Registration for 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series ‘Blown Wide Open’

March 15, 2019

The Epic Rides Off-Road Series has built a reputation for offering ‘premium grade singletrack on three challenging course distances. more >>


Bassmaster

Bassmaster High School Series Announces Special Events

March 14, 2019

Details have been announced for the Bassmaster High School Series, with special promotions by Academy Sports + Outdoors. more >>



Visit_Bentonville

Visit Bentonville Hires Charpentier as New Sports Manager

March 21, 2016

Visit Bentonville, the city’s advertising and promotion commission, hired Luke Charpentier as the new sports sales manager. more >>


USOC  Logo

USOC Statement on Suggested Boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia

July 17, 2013

The USOC has released the following statement about suggestions to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia. more >>


USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon Announces Partnerships with Raceday Transport, SelfGrip and Virtual Race Bags

February 13, 2013

USA Triathlon today announced supplier-level sponsorship agreements with endurance sports industry leaders Raceday Transport, SelfGrip Athletic Tape... more >>


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance Celebrates "One Year Out" with Company-wide Salute to Team USA

February 7, 2013

Newest U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor counts down to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, featuring 15 U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and... more >>


Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Expands College Sports Alliance with NCAA Sponsorship

January 22, 2013

Buffalo Wild Wings announced that it has entered into a partnership with the NCAA. The agreement designates Buffalo Wild Wings as the “Official... more >>


K&K Insurance

New Sports Program with Significantly Reduced Insurance Rates Now Available for Walk/Run Events

January 17, 2013

K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a sister company to Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. and a managing general underwriter, today announced a new specialty... more >>


PHT

Sports & Fitness Coalition Announces Exciting Consumer Campaign

January 16, 2013

This month, leading sports and fitness industry companies and organizations, as well as other corporate partners, will launch PHIT America, an... more >>


USTA

Tennis Participation Grows 4 Percent in U.S

January 14, 2013

Tennis participation in the U.S. grew 4% in 2012, topping 28 million players for the first time since 2009, according to an annual survey by the U.S.... more >>


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Articles

HurricaneBarry Article | July 24, 2019
Barry Leaves Behind Flooding, Sewage – and Plenty of Cancelled Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As the first major storm of the hurricane season, Barry made a terrible impression. He barged in uninvited, overstayed his welcome and left a mess...   More>>


blank Article | April 25, 2019
The Allure of College Towns

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In college towns across the U.S., great sports venues await, surrounded with storied traditions and filled with potential. Want to visit? Join this...   More>>


NCCGA Article | January 9, 2019
College Golf Could Serve as Launchpad for the PGA TOUR

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s a game-changer. Rights holders putting on collegiate golf tournaments may find their events gaining a whole new level of importance. At least...   More>>


blank Article | November 19, 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

SDM is proud to announce its 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism award winners. This year’s Champions represent the most notable...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
Spiking in Popularity

By: Tracey Schelmetic

The sport that is played on three surfaces, by two genders and by all ages and abilities, even at the Paralympic level, is set for growth, and has...   More>>


USSoccer Article | November 14, 2018
Should U.S. Soccer Diversify Venue Selection for the Men’s National Team?

By: Michael Popke

U.S. Soccer needs to start thinking outside the box – or at least outside its traditional map – if it wants to get more in-person spectators. In...   More>>


blank Article | November 9, 2018
Serve It Up!

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of tennis has had some major investments in facilities recently. A few years ago, the U.S. Tennis Association opened its massive USTA...   More>>


blank Article | September 14, 2018
Swinging Into Action

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball has had some swings and misses lately, having been dropped from the Olympics for 2012 and 2016. Now, though, with the sport reinstated in...   More>>


blank Article | February 1, 2018
When Extreme Meets Mainstream

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Skateboarding and BMX will feature prominently in the next Summer Olympics. For now, here’s your chance to learn about the issues shaping those...   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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | June 27, 2019
Conway, Arkansas, Is Hopping with Sports – Even Toad Racing   

By: Judy Leand

Located just 30 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas, on I-40, Conway continues to be one of the top five fastest-growing cities in the state and is... More>>


blank Case study | July 17, 2018
Conway, Arkansas: Sports at Its Heart   

By: Peter Francesconi

More than 125 years ago, business leaders in Conway, Arkansas, wanted to grow the local economy, so they created a strategy to attract institutions... More>>


DS_Conway Case study | May 1, 2017
Tournaments and… Toad Racing. Conway, Arkansas, Shows Its Versatility   

By: Juli Anne Patty

If you want to know what Conway, Arkansas, is all about, you can get a pretty good idea on the first full weekend of May. On that weekend, every... More>>



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