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LGBT-focused sporting events have great meaning beyond their enormous economic impact on host cities. Read More

Help Us Pick 2016’s Sports Tourism Game Changers

Help us pick the people who are true innovators in the sports tourism industry. In partnership with the game changers at Sports Pittsburgh. Read More

Spokane Scores Big With Hoopfest Tournament

The two-day outdoor basketball event will generate an estimated $46 million in Spokane, Washington. Read More


The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently seeking proposals to host its 2017 and 2018 Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship. Read More

More than 1,200 events are planned to mark Olympic Day in the United States on June 23. Read More

Our interview with Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., highlights our spring magazine. From the power of LGBT events to industry trends and new venues, we hit all the bases covering the business of sports. Click above to see a preview of the issue. Read More

Angie Ahrens. CMP, director of meetings and events at Connect, shares new ideas fueling the planning of our events in Grapevine, Texas, on Aug. 25-27. Read More

Oklahoma City hosted a qualifier for “American Ninja Warrior” at its State Capitol. The episode airs June 20. Read More

Through youth baseball facilities and tournaments, Cal Ripken Jr. is making his mark on host cities and a new generation of players. Read More

Cal Ripken’s youth baseball facilities have had a huge impact on three destinations. Read More

Drivers like Go Puck founder Blake Fuller look to make history at the 100th anniversary of the historic race. Read More

As editor Kelsey Ogletree discovered at Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, sports events are about way more than sports. Read More

Atlanta Sports Council Executive Director Dan Corso shares a few secrets behind scoring the 2019 Super Bowl. Read More

Hyatt Regency New Orleans is the obvious choice for sports groups headed to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Read More

The former Super Bowl-winning quarterback set out to create a holistic camp for aspiring football players through events at LakePoint Sporting Community. Read More

Glassdoor reveals the top 10 cities in the United States for finding a new job in 2016. Read More

Currently planning a post-Olympic tour, a revamped championship schedule and a new app for parents of athletes, USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny shares how he balances it all. Read More

The new LakePoint Champions Center wows with its vast space and amenities. Read More

The USBC Open Championships draws 38,000 to 70,000 participants over more than 130 days of competition. Here are lessons all planners can learn from the enormous bowling event. Read More

The San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins series allows the host cities to promote local establishments through friendly wager. Read More

The Georgia-based promoter takes a swing at boosting boxing through a series of amateur tournaments across the country. Read More

Top Recruit Fastpitch Exposure Tournaments is seeking bids to host a softball event featuring college athletes near Nashville, Tennessee, around Independence Day 2017. Read More

Lacrosse semifinals and finals are returning to Massachusetts in 2017 for the first time since 2012. Read More

The Scripps National Spelling Bee may not be a feat of athletic prowess, but the brain is getting an extraordinary workout. Read More

The opening of the 16-field sports facility opens new doors for events to make Salt Lake City home. Read More

Visit Indy uses the race’s golden anniversary as an opportunity to sell itself for future events. Read More

LGBT-focused sporting events have great meaning beyond their enormous economic impact on host cities. Read More

USA Fencing is currently seeking proposals to host its National Championship & July Challenge in late June/early July 2018. Read More

Greenville and South Carolina celebrate a symbolic victory less than a year after the Confederate flag’s removal. Read More

The two-day outdoor basketball event will generate an estimated $46 million in Spokane, Washington. Read More

Chattanooga Sports Committee President Tim Morgan discusses turning the destination into a burgeoning sports hub. Read More

Sarasota, Florida, aims to increase its global profile through international events like the British Rowing Championships. Read More

The ninth annual National Golf Day sparks a national conversation about why the golf industry is important to the U.S. economy. Read More

Help us pick the people who are true innovators in the sports tourism industry. In partnership with the game changers at Sports Pittsburgh. Read More

USA Weightlifting is currently seeking bids to host its 2017 National Championship. Read More

Celebrating 20 years since the 1996 Olympics, Lake Lanier Olympic Park gets nostalgic this week as it hosts the 2016 Pan American Championships & Continental Olympic Qualifier. Read More

USA Fencing is currently seeking proposals to host its 2018 October North American Cup. RFPs are due Aug. 1. Read More

New commission demonstrates Knoxville, Tennessee’s renewed focus on sports tourism. Read More

As learned at espnW Women + Sports Chicago, when it comes to changing the conversation about women athletes, there’s a lot event planners can do. Read More

Sports luminaries Nick Saban and James Brown were among those sharing advice on inspiring the best from your team. Read More