Arkansas


FayetteCross

Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Host Pan-Am Cyclocross

January 22, 2020

Fayetteville, Arkansas has been selected to host the 2020 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships. more >>


CollegiateBassAnglers

ACA and the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Release the 2020 Majors Tournament Schedule

December 2, 2019

This is the 15th season for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Fishing Series and this seasons features four major televised events. more >>


TheBassFed

High School Bass Fishing Competition Dates, Hosts Named

November 22, 2019

The following dates and locations have been released for high school level bass fishing competitions. more >>


SDM_2019

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

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Learn who they are here. more >>


ATAFCO

Collegiate Anglers Ready to Descend on Lake Dardanelle

October 25, 2019

The AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open is ready to descend on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. 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 >>


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 >>


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Articles

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>>


Article | June 1, 2015
Hospitality Industry Weighs in on Separation of Church and State

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The separation of church and state has never been more apparent than in the hospitality industry lately. From Indiana to Louisiana, CVBs and sports...   More>>


blank Article | November 5, 2013
A Spike In Popularity

By: Jenny Wierschem

Mention volleyball and you’ll get a variety of definitions. There’s the afternoon game that follows picnics in the summer. There’s the indoor...   More>>


blank Article | September 9, 2013
Softball: The Game America Plays

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball is hitting it out of the park, with more than 7.63 million people ages 6 and up participating.   More>>


Superior Sports with Southeastern Hospitality Article | June 26, 2013
Superior Sports with Southeastern Hospitality

By: Jenny Wierschem

The Southeastern United States has long been a refuge for “snowbird” travelers seeking warmer weather in the winter. But athletes competing in...   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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