Oklahoma


Paddlesports

Paddlesports Event Announces 2019 Location and Dates

August 16, 2019

Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, remains in Oklahoma City for at least the next two years. more >>


USA_Cheer

USA Cheer Announces Locations of 2019 Fall Combines

August 1, 2019

USA Cheer, the National Governing Body for Sport Cheering in the United States, has announced its 2019 fall combines for cheer and STUNT. more >>


EPIC

Epic Performance Hosting Rodeo Event in Oklahoma

July 26, 2019

Epic Performance Athletes, continuing to grow and serve the rodeo community, has partnered with Oklahoma State University. more >>


IRONMAN

Tulsa to be Host of New IRONMAN Triathlon

June 13, 2019

IRONMAN has announced that Tulsa, Oklahoma has been selected as a multi-year host venue for a brand-new IRONMAN® triathlon. more >>


WCRA

WCRA Bringing Semi-Finals to Lazy E Arena

May 9, 2019

The Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma will play host to WCRA’s five-day $500,000 Semi-Finals May 15-19. more >>


STUNT

USA Cheer Announces 2019 STUNT National Championship

May 1, 2019

USA Cheer announced that their 2019 College STUNT National Championship will take place at the University of Oklahoma May 3-5, 2019. 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 >>



OKC

Oklahoma Tennis Center Honored by USTA

August 1, 2016

The Oklahoma Tennis Center in Oklahoma City is one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards program. more >>


OKC

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New Vice President of Sales

November 11, 2013

The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently announced Dennis Johnston as the new vice president of sales. 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 >>


USL Soccer Logo

Oklahoma City to Join USL PRO in 2014

July 7, 2013

USL PRO announced that an expansion franchise in Oklahoma City will join the league for the 2014 season. more >>


USA Cycling Logo

Participation at 2013 USA BMX Nationals Shows Record Growth

April 26, 2013

This past weekend in Redmond, Oregon, the USA BMX Great Northwest Nationals at the Hooker Events Center attracted a 35.41% increase in participation... 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 >>



Overhead

Perry, Oklahoma: A Baseball Oasis on the Central Plains

February 1, 2019

Sports are an important part of the fabric of communities and Perry, Oklahoma, fits tournaments into that fabric seamlessly and perfectly. With... more >>


OKC1

Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience

October 16, 2017

Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that’s big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of... more >>


Articles

blank Article | June 27, 2019
Ready to Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports offer both youth and adults a great way to interact in person, focus, gain self-discipline, reduce stress and stay fit. Even better...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
The Changing Landscape of Golf

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Once reputed to be a sport for men of a certain age and income, golf has a new and growing demographic: youth. Children’s and high school-age...   More>>


blank Article | November 14, 2018
The Heart of Sports in America: Accessible, Accommodating, Affordable

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports in the U.S., the Midwest has a lot to offer. The area is easily accessible to most of the country. Its sports facilities,...   More>>


blank Article | September 13, 2018
Outstanding Facilities: No Matter Where it Plays Out, the Venues are in Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

No matter what they’re looking for – diamonds, courts, rinks, fields, tracks, trails or anything else – all planners have one thing in common:...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
The Heartland, Home of Wide-Open Spaces and Smiling Faces

By: Michael Popke

When the Nebraska Golf Association considered hosting a tournament last summer in Kearney — a city in the direct path of the 2017 total solar...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
Horse Country

By: Michael Popke

The classic image of rider and horse clearing a fence in a steeplechase. The roar of a Sunday afternoon crowd as a cowboy charges out of the chute...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Go West for Sports Opportunities

By: Michael Popke

The Southwest and Pacific Coast regions of the U.S. have much to offer, including a pleasant mix of seasons, with opportunities for just about every...   More>>


blank Article | September 25, 2017
Popularity Waves

By: Michael Popke

With water covering 71 percent of the earth’s surface, plenty of cities have built tourism and sports industries in, on and around the natural...   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>>


blank Article | March 20, 2017
Golf Gets Its Groove Back

By: Juli Anne Patty

With new player initiatives and a lot of work on the park of industry leaders, golf is getting its groove back. Around the country, courses at every...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 16, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Capital Improvements Make Oklahoma’s Capitol City a Major Midwest Destination   

By: Michael Popke

Oklahoma City is a capital destination for sports and as such, it has made some capital improvements to increase its already excellent athletic... More>>


blank Case study | May 23, 2016
Edmond, Oklahoma - Lazy E Arena Keeps Busy Hosting Premier Youth Rodeo   

By: Michael Popke

The world’s largest indoor rodeo facility, the Lazy E Arena, is less than 10 miles from Edmond, Oklahoma. That alone would have been reason enough... More>>


blank Case study | February 10, 2016
Oklahoma City: America’s Newly Crowned Softball Capital   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, made itself into the go-to for water sports, including rowing, but thanks to a 20-year contract extension signed by the... More>>



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