Arkansas


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 >>


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 >>



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

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>>


Fast-Track Your Meet for Success Article | May 2, 2013
Fast-Track Your Meet for Success

By: Mike May

Every four years, people focus their attention on the track and field events at the summer Olympics to see who will be the fastest runners, the...   More>>


Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon Article | May 1, 2013
Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The growth of the sports tourism business is nothing short of phenomenal. Everywhere we turn, catchphrases like 'recession-proof industry' and...   More>>


Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon Article | April 26, 2013
Getting Kids to "Tri": An Interview with Brian D'Amico, Youth Event and Program Manager for USA Triathlon

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Keeping kids active has a new secret weapon: the wow factor. While many sports have been talking about new player initiatives and making fitness fun,...   More>>


Go to the Head of the Class: Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D. Article | April 25, 2013
Educational Programs for a Smoother Career Path: An Interview with Robin Ammon, Ph.D.

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Fueled by the proliferation of events offered, the ever-exploding numbers of athletes participating and the competition to host travel teams and...   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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