Arkansas


USA_BMX

USA BMX Tracks Resume Activity

May 14, 2020

Fifteen USA BMX tracks in six states held "soft" reopenings last week under social distancing guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. more >>


USTrail

Trail Running Conference Hits Fayetteville, Arkansas, This Fall

May 14, 2020

Organizers of the 2020 US Trail Running Conference have announced that it will be held at Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 21-24. more >>


PGA_TOUR

Golf Tours Issue Statements on Rescheduled Events for Remainder of Season

April 10, 2020

In order to serve golf, Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA presented a schedule. more >>


ATRA

2020 Trail Running Conference Coming to Arkansas

March 24, 2020

The American Trail Running Associaiton has announced that the 2020 Conference moves to Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 21- 24, 2020. more >>


PBA_Bowl

Pro Bowling Season Already Underway, Headed to Cities Nationwide

January 29, 2020

The Pro Bowling Association (PBA) season is underway for 2020, and is headed to familiar sports destinations nationwide. 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 >>


Bentonville

Visit Bentonville Announces New Sports Sales Manager

December 11, 2019

Chad Musteen, a University of Arkansas graduate and former college baseball player, has joined the Bentonville team as Sports Sales Manager. more >>


SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 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 >>


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 >>


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Articles

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>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | July 1, 2020
Top Sports Venues Highlight the City of Colleges   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports, Conway, Arkansas has a lot to offer. From youth leagues to college athletics to adult tournaments, this city of 66,000 has... More>>


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>>



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