Arkansas


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 >>


Bassmaster

New Schedule, Sponsors Listed for Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournaments

February 1, 2019

The 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series consists of four nationally televised tournaments. more >>


Bassmaster

Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Locations Announced

January 29, 2019

The 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series consists of four nationally televised tournaments. more >>


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2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 19, 2018

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. 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 >>


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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

Gun Article | April 19, 2017
Arkansas and Tennessee Grapple with Concept of Guns in Sports Facilities

By: Michael Popke

Here’s an issue with guaranteed controversy potential. Off-duty police officers and sheriff’s deputies in Tennessee would be allowed to carry...   More>>


Tennis Article | November 17, 2016
Serving Up Tennis for Everyone

By: Peter Francesconi

In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and...   More>>


blank Article | July 21, 2016
All Over the Map - Destinations in the Southeast Can Do a Little (or a Lot) of Everything

By: Andrew Cohen

The Southeast is characterized by a subtropical climate yet still features wintry mountainous regions. Its sports offerings are similarly varied,...   More>>


blank Article | May 23, 2016
Follow the Leaders: Who’s Who in Sports Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone has the friend they can turn to for answers, advice and honesty. The world of sports business also offers those types of colleagues – the...   More>>


blank Article | May 20, 2016
America's Anglers: Following the Current

By: Juli Anne Patty

Whether it’s bass fishing, deep sea angling, fly casting or anything else, fishing is big business with great potential for economic impact. The...   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 | December 28, 2015
Basketball: Traveling Widely

By: Michael Popke

With March Madness lurking, basketball is going to be on everyone’s radar for the next few months. But beyond brackets, there’s a whole science...   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 | 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>>


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>>


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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