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Have sports planners and tournament directors gone too far in their push to generate revenue through events? Read More

Women in Sports Tourism: A History

In a male-dominated arena, these women blaze a path toward gender equality in sports tourism. Read More

Q&A: Jennifer Hawkins, VisitPITTSBURGH

Over the past decade, Jennifer Hawkins, has helped Pittsburgh evolve into one of the country’s top destinations for sports events. Read More


We break down the debate over hotel rebates in the sports tourism industry. Read More

A lawsuit against Competitor Group, Inc., may shake the state of events run by for-profit companies until they are unrecognizable. Read More

Ron Seaver recalls building his annual event, which has grown from three attendees to 1,000 in 20 years. Read More

Connect Sports profiles nine of the top women in sports tourism, celebrating their abilities to triumph in a previously male-dominated environment. Read More

Check out who’s facing off in this week’s Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at Connect Sports Marketplace. Read More

The national sales manager for sports and entertainment at Meet Puerto Rico never turned in his game-day shoes or coaching whistle when taking a desk job. Read More

Have sports planners and tournament directors gone too far in their push to generate revenue through events? Read More

Here are five sports facilities from around the world that use their natural surroundings to their advantage. Read More

Alexander Hamilton bids adieu as the face of the $10 bill, making way for a female counterpart. Read More

Michael Behrman, COO and co-owner of the Charlotte Independence, discusses the strategy behind hosting international soccer matches to drive interest in the sport. Read More

Japan’s Narita International Airport has developed a way to move your feet faster: Shock-absorbing running tracks. Read More

Georgia Swarm co-owner Andy Arlotta discusses moving his National Lacrosse League franchise to the Deep South, a new hotbed for the sport. Read More

Over the past decade, Jennifer Hawkins, has helped Pittsburgh evolve into one of the country’s top destinations for sports events. Read More

The trickle-down effect of the on-field action involving premier female athletes to behind-the-scenes planning in the sports tourism industry is impossible to ignore. Read More

Young athletes and other event attendees in Orlando and Anaheim can get their fill of the Force with major attractions coming soon. Read More

After gaining recognition from the IOC this month, the sport looks to capitalize on its popularity among younger generations. Read More

In a male-dominated arena, these women blaze a path toward gender equality in sports tourism. Read More

The host of the 2008 Summer Olympics was awarded the 2022 Winter Games on Friday. Here’s the 411 on planning events in the Chinese metropolis. Read More

Four reasons why Los Angeles might be able to breathe new life into the country’s push to host the 2024 Summer Games. Read More

Google’s new Asus Chromebit is a computer that fits in the palm of your hand and adds flexibility to your event’s AV. Read More

These facilities are not horsing around about hosting your next event. Read More

Connect Sports Marketplace welcomes the two-time Olympic gold medalist, 2012 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Read More

Raquel “Rocky” Dufauchard Baptiste, CMP, of the New Orleans CVB discusses how a DMO can be a valuable resource for sports planners. Read More

As hashtags have become a staple of successful athletic events, it’s no longer enough to simply create hashtags—you also need to measure them. Read More

As the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association’s co-president, Kimberly Hadley aims to break down walls. Read More

Karen Collins has been involved with USA Field Hockey for 46 years, blazing a trail for women in sports management. Read More

Tricia Gorgas was instrumental in building the industry-changing NCAA program that set the standard for in-house planning for college sports. Read More

Monica Paul’s ability to think outside the box is why she was tapped to launch the Dallas Sports Commission in 2014 after six years with the CVB. Read More

Since Tammy Dunn helped Snohomish County’s expand its sports marketing program three years ago, the economic impact has soared to $24 million. Read More

Perhaps more than anything, the chance to create opportunities for young women is what drew April LaFramboise to Team Travel Source. Read More

Lori Moore played an instrumental role in securing 44 events at Rocky Top Sports World, an 80-acre indoor/outdoor sports campus for youth and amateur tournaments in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Read More

Under Kate Fitzpatrick’s watch, Tough Mudder, the obstacle course series designed by British Special Forces, has grown from three events in 2010 to more than 60 across seven countries. Read More

The pioneer in the industry has been promoting Columbus for 18 years and leading the city’s sports commission she founded for the past 13 years. Read More

Partnership aims to help planners draw big crowds to major events. Read More

A decade after the Expos moved to D.C., the city makes its pitch for a return. Read More

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games will be held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in May 2016. Read More

A woman was hospitalized for several days after wearing too-tight jeans. Don’t let this happen to you or your attendees. Read More