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Linda Paul Reflects on 17 Years at USA Diving

How Madison Won the CrossFit Games

Lacrosse and Rugby Top Fastest-Growing Sports

Puerto Rico Shows Off Its Versatility

This Week in Team USA: March 20-26

Annika Sorenstam Talks Golf and Health

Dallas to Host Women’s Final Four for the First Time

Field Report: Foley Sports Tourism Complex

This Week in Team USA: March 13-19

New Tech to Enhance Your Events

Billings to Host NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship

Spartan Race CEO Joe De Sena Eyes Olympics

5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Your Job

Albany Capital Center Debuts in Upstate New York

This Week in Team USA: March 6-12

J.C. Poma Returns Home to Draw Sports to Richmond

Best of Connect Sports: February 2017

The Arnold Sports Festival Is Back

3 Top Venues for Hosting Lacrosse Events

Lacrosse’s Growth, by the Numbers

This Week in Team USA: Feb. 27-March 5

Al Hernandez on Adding Lacrosse to Elite Tournaments

Sports Fuel Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

Salt Lake Celebrates Olympics Effect 15 Years Later

This Week in Team USA: Feb. 20-26

Fairplex Plays Host to Modern Pentathlon World Cup

Gatlinburg Proves to Be Mountain Tough

Room on Fire’s Auguste Massonnat Talks E-Sports Growth

This Week in Team USA: Feb. 13-19

What’s Ahead for The Biggest Loser Race Series?

City Spotlight: Park City, Utah

What President Trump Means for Events and Travel

Alan Kidd Named New NASC Chief

Meet Puerto Rico Anticipates a Home Run in 2017 With Major Sports Groups

This Week in Team USA: Feb. 6-12

Texas CVBs Battle Proposed Bathroom Law SB 6

Minneapolis Builds Around 2018 Super Bowl

Norman Enlists Huddle Up Group to Build Sports Tourism

One Man Can’t Expand: How to Build, Train and Maintain a Team of Reliable Volunteers

Best of Connect Sports: January 2017

Jan. 31 Is National Plan for Vacation Day

17 Sports Tourism Trends for 2017

ROAM Fitness Airport Gym Debuting in Baltimore

Mentor Series: Janis Ross, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Jamie Adams

How to Successfully Tap Into Big Data

6 Travel-Friendly Products to Keep You Fit on the Road

Pedro Meloni Takes Over USA Weightlifting’s Events

17 Sports Venues to Know in 2017

TPC Sawgrass Enters 2017 With Upgraded Features

48 Hours in Los Angeles

Brian Graham Shifts From PDGA to Morris

17 Events to Watch in 2017

David Ziegler Pitches Cincinnati to LGBT Groups

Are Mega Sports Complexes Worth It?

Josh Dill Leaves Fort Worth for Frisco

New Year’s Resolutions for Every Event Professional

Best of Connect Sports: December 2016

Top 10 Stories of 2016

Top 10 Interviews From 2016

Favorite Venues: Seminole County Sports Complex

Mentor Series: Mike Guswiler, West Michigan Sports Commission

Toughest Mudder to Launch in 2017

Austin Sports Commission Hosts LGBTQ Task Force

What You Need to Know About Sport Climbing

2016 Industry Leaders: Trailblazers & Groundbreakers

This Week in Team USA: Dec. 19-Dec. 25

Valley Forge Sports Sets High Goals After Successful Launch

5 Reasons Youth Participation Is Down in Sports

2016 Industry Leader: Jennifer Rothman, CSEE

2016 Industry Leader: Craig Mackay

2016 Industry Leader: Kathryn York

2016 Industry Leaders: Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission

2016 Industry Leader: Nancy Yawn

2016 Industry Leader: Cris Rohrer

2016 Industry Leader: Larry Kaufman

2016 Industry Leader: Gen Howard

2016 Industry Leader: Jennifer E. Hawkins

2016 Industry Leader: Bob Hanson

2016 Industry Leader: Kristen Hanifin

2016 Industry Leader: Josh Dill

2016 Industry Leader: Andrew Carl

2016 Industry Leader: Tim Buckley

Jeff Dyrek Named New USA Badminton CEO

This Week in Team USA: Dec. 12-18

2016 Game Changers: Dan DelBianco

2016 Game Changers: Garden City, Kansas

2016 Game Changers: Eric Ryan

2016 Game Changers: Christine Strong Simmons

2016 Game Changers: John Anthony

2016 Game Changers: Nicholas Horbaczewski

2016 Game Changers: Gaby Pozo

2016 Game Changers: John Poole

2016 Game Changers: Joel Everts

2016 Game Changers: Daniel J. Rush, CMP, CASE

2016 Game Changers: Lisa Schmidt

2016 Game Changers: Marissa Werner, CSEE

2016 Game Changers: Brian D’Amico

2016 Game Changers: Jon Schmieder

Sweet 16: Meet the 2016 Connect Sports Game Changers

2016 Game Changers: Craig Cress

2016 Game Changers: Robin Wright

What the Tarsus Acquisition of Connect Means for You

It’s Daniel Rush’s Hour in Las Vegas

What’s New and Next in Baltimore

Nationals Park Drives Waterfront Development

This Week in Team USA: Dec. 5-11

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Warriors Are the Golden NBA Ticket in Sales

Desmond Mason Proves He’s Got Game in Art

Best of Connect Sports: November 2016

Events Cater to Nursing Moms

Visit Mesa Gets New Director of Sports

This Week in Team USA: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

CrossFit Games Are Moving to Madison

CSM Acquires LeadDog in Major Sports Marketing Deal

Connect Sports Launches Women in Sports Tourism Forum

This Week in Team USA: Nov. 21-28

WrestleMania 32 Shatters Records in Dallas

Sports Is a Family Thing for Mobile’s Susan Shaw

PHIT Act Aims to Tackle Youth Inactivity

All’s Well in Greenville, S.C.

Product Watch: 3 Tools for Sports Event Professionals

Panama City Beach Project Moves Forward

What’s Behind Pickleball’s Massive Growth?

How New Overtime Rules Affect You

Mentor Series: Wesley Hall, Omaha Sports Commission

5 Uniform Trends to Watch

Now Trending: High-Tech Race Bibs

Best of Connect Sports: October 2016

UCI BMX World Championships Rolling Into Houston in 2020

Inside The Westin Nashville, Now Open

3 Must-Have Apps for Sports Planners

Sports Alliance of Greater Akron Launches

5 Future Trends to Watch in Sports Events

2017 IWF Championships Moved to Anaheim

How to Act Pink During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The CrossFit Games Continues to Bulk Up

Little Caesars Arena on Track for 2017 Debut

City Spotlight: Madison, Wisconsin

9 Inspiring Faith-Based Youth Sports Organizations

UW Health Sports Factory Opens in Rockford, Illinois

Josh Todd on What’s Ahead for Connect Sports

NCAA Announces New Sites for 2016-17 Championships

Chicago Sports Summit Tackles Millennials, Giving Back

San Antonio CVB Rebrands to Visit San Antonio

5 Sports Gadgets to Know and Love

Drone Racing League Lands on ESPN

Sarasota BMX Supercross to Host Showcase Event With UCI World Cup

U.S. Bank Stadium Already Paying Off in Minneapolis

National Baseball Congress World Series Reclaims Past Glory

4 High-Tech Hair Products for Sports Planners

Up for Bid: Crossfit Games Regional Events

Champions Retreat: Master of Its Domain

World YoYo Contest Draws Thousands to Cleveland

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Ken May, CEO of Topgolf

Softball’s Countdown to 2020 Games Has Already Begun

Torchbearers: Olympians Give Back Through Events

Olympic Trials Are a Gold Rush for Destinations

Visit Charlotte Golf Tournament Comes Up Aces

NCAA Pulls 7 Championships From North Carolina

Derek Parra Comes Full Circle at Utah Olympic Oval

The Road to Rio

How the Battle at Bristol Became the Biggest Game Ever

Connect Sports All-Stars Win Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament

Open Up Your Eyes and Mouth to the Great Sights and Tastes of Pittsburgh

Jamie Whitmore Takes Inspiring Path to Paralympics

3 Tips to Talk Like TED

Ron Galimore Rises the Ranks at USA Gymnastics

New and Improved in Orlando

4 Lessons From Ryan Lochte’s Downfall

5 Highlights From Connect Sports Marketplace

Day 2 at Connect Sports: Down to Business

Connect Sports Marketplace is Off to a Fast Start

Atlanta Motorsports Park: What a Rush

Game on at Foley Sports Complex

Rosters Set for Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament

Introducing the Connect Sports Game Changers

Carissa Gump Stands Tall at USA Weightlifting

Experience Kissimmee Partners With Premier League Team

New BMX Venues Transform the Sport

Coming Soon: Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio

How to Make the Most of Connect Sports Marketplace

USRowing’s Amanda Polk Makes Return Trip to OIympics

John Naber: Olympic Ideal Speaks to All Audiences

What’s New With the Austin Sports Commission?

Hotels Serve Up Olympic-Themed Amenities

Jennie Finch Remains at the Top of Her Game

Josh Todd Named Connect Sports Director

This Week in Team USA: August 8-15

Bart Conner Shapes Youth Through Events

Nadia Comaneci Is Still Scoring 10s As an Event Planner

USA Archery’s Zach Garrett Describes Long Road to Rio

Don Schumacher Stepping Down From NASC

This Week in Team USA: Aug. 1-7

Pittsburgh. Authentic. Iconic. Game-Changing.

Carly Patterson Recalls Olympics as a Golden Experience

Charlotte Touts Diversity After NBA Pulls All-Star Game

NFL Stadiums Spur Hotel Growth Spurts

Grand Park Events Center Opens

How To

How to Incorporate Pop Culture Into Events

6 Steps to an Effective Post-Event Debrief

How to Implement Stay-to-Play

6 Ways to Better Engage Women at Sporting Events

How to Start a Sports Commission

12 Steps to Organize a Successful Marathon

How to Make the Most of Travel Downtime

8 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

3 Ideas to Steal From the National Athletic Directors Conference

How to Motivate Millennials to Volunteer

How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

How to Take Control of Your Sports Tourism Destiny

How to Think Like a Hotel Revenue Manager

4 Things You Didn’t Know a CVB Could Do

How to Track Event Hashtags

The Formatting Change You Need to Know

How to Use Crowdshaping

4 New Ideas for Sponsorships

Does Force Majeure Cover Baltimore Cancellations?

How to Fend Off Airbnb to Fill Room Blocks

How To Wash Your Hands

5 Ways to Maximize ROI

5 New Rules for Surveying Attendees

10 Steps to Build an Online Community

How To Add Dimension to Events

How to Set Up a Panel Session

7 Ways to Stay Organized with Evernote

How to Leverage PR to Grow Your Event

How to Manage Your Business from the Cloud

How To Find Perfect Sponsors

How To Become an Industry Thought Leader

How To Be Your Own Boss

How To Create a Social Media Policy

Make the Most Out of Connect Sports Marketplace

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Event Speaker

How To Avoid a Bad Site Visit

How To Avoid Hotel Rate Piracy

How To Deal With Uncertain Weather

How To Negotiate Hotel Room Blocks

How To Negotiate Convention Center Contracts

How to Make Sporting Events Accessible

How to Organize Cash Concessions

Create a Social Media Policy

Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Brand

Use Online Tools to Simplify Registration

How to Work Better with a DMO

Negotiate with Convention Centers

Blogs

What It Was Really Like to Watch the Chicago Cubs Victory Parade Live

The Olympics Are the Ultimate Match Game

A Delayed Reaction to the America’s Cup

5 Takeaways From the NASC Symposium

An Insider’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

Let’s Help Beth Porreca Beat Breast Cancer

3 Reasons Why Planners Should Buy an Apple Watch

7 Great Football Movies

4 Takeaways From Connect Sports LGBTQ Task Force in Richmond

Lambeau Field’s New Look

Golf Made Fun at Visit Charlotte Tournament

Here’s What You Missed in ConnecTech

Power to the People

Comeback Cities

Monday After The Masters: A Newbie’s Experience

GolfBoards and Golf Bikes Test: Can They Attract Non-Golfers?

3 Takeaways From the Connect Sports Advisory Board Meeting

Exchanging Sports Travel Ideas in Paradise

Lessons From the MACVB: The Right Fit Is Everything

Are Cities Giving Up on the Olympics?

NFL Owners Banking On MLS Success

Pro Sports Turning to Apps for Game Day Engagement

Trade Shows Continue to Evolve

Event Mobile Apps Prove Wise

Record-Breaking Events Make Memories

Event Planning: Why You Need to Have Contingencies

Is the Cost of the Sochi Olympics Worth It?

Dealing With Celebrity Speakers

Celebrity Photo Ops Offer Valuable Connections

The Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Building a Legacy

Enhancing Engagement Through Sponsorships

Music’s Influence on Fan Engagement

Variety Is the Spice of Social Media

The Scoreboard Race Around Pro Sports

The Great Debate

New Stadiums Built With Fans in Mind

Excite Fans Off the Field

Atlanta Braves’ Move a Stunner for the City

Twitter’s Update a Sign of Things to Come

Using Klout to Gauge Your Engagement

NFL Pushing Hard for Wi-Fi

It’s All About the Grind

Don’t Forget to Search Twitter

Lessons from the America’s Cup

Some Trends Don’t Die

Every Interaction Is Important

It’s What’s Inside

Tapping into Trends

Provide Every Tweet the Proper Context

Engaging Youth, NFL-style

Over the Top: An NGB Event Rights Holder’s Perspective

Welcome to Connect Sports Marketplace

Fewer Words, Greater Impact

Memorable Sporting Events Last Forever

Targeting the Second Screen

Using Twitter To Represent Your Brand

Driving Event Attendance

#GeneratingBuzz with Hashtags

How Much Is Too Much?

Don’t Forget the Basics

Engagement is the Key to Social Media

The Sports Scene Just Got More Interesting

Sports Open Fields of Possibilities

Game-Changer: The Event Development Institute

Sports Venues Ripe for Social Media

The Art of Customer Service

Inclusion Is Always the Way to Go

Unlocking Sponsorships

Videos

2016 Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament Highlights

Spring Issue Preview | Call Ripken Jr.

Insider Series | Christine Strong Simmons, USA Fencing

Destination Focus | Emerald Coast, Florida

2015 Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament Highlights

Join Us at Connect Sports Marketplace

Kansas City Produces Snazzy Video Targeting Big 12 Basketball

Richmond Region Tourism Wants to Change the Sports Travel Industry

INSIDER SERIES: Stay to Play and Venue Needs

INSIDER SERIES: Kimberly Hadley, IGLFA

INSIDER SERIES: Bob Eads, Fishers of Men NTT

INSIDER SERIES: Rich Bender, Executive Director, USA Wrestling

They Thought This Was Planned Perfectly. Oops.

INSIDER SERIES: Gena Evans, U.S. All Star Federation

Connect Sports Held a Basketball Tournament and It Was Awesome

INSIDER SERIES: Lisa Becka, Executive Women’s Golf Association

Friday Fun: Coach Lasso Is Back!

INSIDER SERIES: Site Selection Needs

INSIDER SERIES: A.J. Dominique, USRowing

INSIDER SERIES: David Stephens, Prime Time Sports

U.S.-Belgium Hype Video Is Legit

INSIDER SERIES: Brian Graham, Professional Disc Golf Association

INSIDER SERIES: Beth Porreca, US Lacrosse

INSIDER SERIES: USA Cycling’s National Events Director, Tony Leko

Kevin Durant’s MVP Speech Is Amazing

INSIDER SERIES: Serena Andrews, Team Travel Source

INSIDER SERIES: Carissa Gump, USA Weightlifting

INSIDER SERIES | Rusty Buchanan, AAU

Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials

INSIDER SERIES: Geoff VanDeusen, NSCAA

INSIDER SERIES: Jason Jones, AVCA

This Will Get You Pumped Up for the Sochi Olympics

INSIDER SERIES: Mike Mon, NACBA

INSIDER SERIES: Jamie Adams, NAIA

INSIDER SERIES: Aaron Del Mar, Adrenaline Sports Management

INSIDER SERIES: Rusty Buchanan, AAU

INSIDER SERIES: Dana Allen, Competitor Group

INSIDER SERIES: Lynn Hillman, Can-Am Police-Fire Games

INSIDER SERIES: Ed Bandas, The Army Marathon

Trend Watching with Robert Pozo

Social Media Dangers

The Power Of the World Cup

Robert Pozo on Site Visits

INSIDER SERIES: Robert Pozo, Continental Event and Sports Management

Marc T. Riker’s Journey to the NSG

Marc T. Riker on Expanding the NSG

INSIDER SERIES: Marc T. Riker, National Senior Games

Team Unity Reigns Supreme

The MLB Playoffs Are Here

INSIDER SERIES: Zach Beebe, Jam On It

Nicki Smeland on What Inspires Her

INSIDER SERIES: Nicki Smeland, USA Boxing

Joe Sibley on Unique Demands

INSIDER SERIES: Joe Sibley, USA Fencing

INSIDER SERIES: Kristy Cox, USA Volleyball

Micah Rice on Event Needs, Winding Down

Micah Rice on Course Safety

INSIDER SERIES: Micah Rice, USA Cycling

Cathy Samaras on Big Challenges

INSIDER SERIES: Cathy Samaras, Synapse Sports

Michael Libber on Sanctioned Events

INSIDER SERIES: Michael Libber, Elite Tournaments

INSIDER SERIES: Karen Collins, USA Field Hockey

It’s All About Safety

What Is a Fan Guide?

Who Has Time to Wind Down?

INSIDER SERIES: Travis Oosthoek, USA Taekwondo

Events Director Jeff Dyrek Talks Legos and Princesses

USA Triathlon Planner Rolls with the Punches

Meeting Expectations at USA Triathlon

Collaboration with Host City Key for USA Triathlon

INSIDER SERIES: Jeff Dyrek, USA Triathlon

Sandra Griffith Turns Swim Meets into Events

Ricochet: The Dog Who Surfed to Heal

This Is Why We Ride

INSIDER SERIES: Sandra Griffith, USA Swimming

USA Football’s Greer Monterastelli

John David’s Career Path

INSIDER SERIES: John David, USA BMX

USA BMX Leverages Destination Partnerships

USA BMX Enhances Events With Technology

Governor Scott Walker on Wisconsin

Mary Matalin on New Orleans

NSCAA’s Jeff VanDeusen on Marketplace

News

Plans for One World Event, Uniting Gay Games and GLISA, Called Off

Pittsburgh Convention Center to Host Elite AAU Basketball Tournament

Hilton Tries to Entice Planners to Book Early

World Corporate Games Are Headed to Houston in 2017

Elite Tournaments Breaks Into Lacrosse

Prince Harry Brings Invictus Games to Disney in 2016

U.S. Flag and Touch Football League Moves End Zone to Tampa

Washington Nationals to Host 2018 All Star Game

Will New Indiana Law Lead to Loss of Events? [UPDATE]

Tool You Should Know: Meerkat

U.S Travel Association Blasts Airlines Over Open Skies

Expedia Mergers Shake Up Online Travel Industry

Carowinds Giga Roller Coaster Will Be a Hit with Youth Teams

U.S. Travel Chief Touts Industry’s “Dynamism”

Southwest Airlines Courts Atlanta

Santa Clara Fights to Buy Back Convention Center

Baltimore Events Company Not Expecting Interruption In Business

Surf and Turf at New Jersey Lacrosse and Surfing Camp

Could Tampa Host the Super Bowl and CFB Championship Two Years Apart?

St. Louis Going After 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

Bad Weather Could Get Kentucky Youth Soccer Association More Fields

New 2020 Olympic Sports Won’t Be Known Until 2016

Indiana Loses First Event Over New Law and More Could Follow

Is the Super Bowl Economic Impact Overstated or Vastly Overstated?

Can the Atlantic City Sports Commission Save the City?

MLS All-Star Game Heading Back to Denver

2016 MLB All-Star Game Awarded to San Diego

NSCAA Convention Underway in Philadelphia

College Football Playoff Expected to Boost Economy in Texas

The Future of Free Hotel Wi-Fi

USOC Will Announce 2024 Bid City This Week [UPDATE: It’s Boston]

Will the St. Louis Rams Move to Los Angeles?

10 Top Stories of 2014

Los Angeles Wants the Summer Olympics

5 Gadgets Rights Holders Will Want in 2015

Tour of Utah Changes Routes to Enhance Event

WrestleMania Was a Smashing Success for New Orleans

Connect Sports College Bowl Mania Is Here

D.C. Council (Finally) Approves New MLS Stadium

San Francisco Olympic Bid Coming for 2024 Games

Power Rankings: Thanksgiving Food Edition

NCAA Final Four Set Through 2020 and 2021

Louisville Sports Commission Warns BMX Nationals Could Leave

GoodSports Enterprises Global Suspends Two Proposed Complexes

Dallas Sports Commission Is a Go

AAU Announces New President at National Convention

Bluegrass Sports Commission Introduces New Leader

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex Lands Huge Donation

We Want Your 2014 Marketplace Success Stories

Business as Usual for Meetings and Events Despite Ebola Fears

College Basketball Experience in Kansas City

Cincinnati Hopes Decrepit Lot Becomes New Sports Complex

Oslo Olympic Bid Dies Over Absurd IOC Demands

Columbus Lands USA Track and Field’s Annual Meeting

Minnesota Sports Complex Completes $22 Million Addition

Proposed Charlotte Sports Complex In Doubt

5 FAM Trip Fails

Radisson Suspends Sponsorship of Vikings in Wake of Abuse Allegations

Alabama House of Representatives Honors Don Staley

Asheville Moves Forward With New Sports Complex

2014 Connect Sports Marketplace Grows in Its Second Year

Gay Games Begin in Ohio

USOC Signs Deal to Bring U.S. Olympic Museum to Colorado Springs

Families Forgoing Vacations Due to Youth Tournaments

Kansas City Soccer Complex Helps Stake Claim as Soccer Capital

Why Cleveland?

Venue Matching Reception Survey

The Flashpoint: Germany Wins World Cup on Stunning Extra Time Goal

National Sports Center Keeps Growing

Grand Rapids Pushing for 2017 State Games

The Flashpoint: World Cup Semis Set, Djokovic Wins Wimbledon

Central Florida Sports Business Booming

The Flashpoint: The U.S. Eyes the Final Eight as Belgium Awaits

Grand Park Is the Largest Mixed-Use Youth Facility in U.S.

Omaha Wins Bid for 2017 World Cup Finals

The Flashpoint: Portugal Punches US in the Gut

2017 BMX World Championship Coming Stateside

The Flashpoint: U.S. World Cup Play Begins Against Ghana

USA BMX Awards $45,000 in Scholarships

Indoor, Outdoor Sports Complex Proposed in Wisconsin

The Flashpoint: The World Cup Is Almost Here

Jacksonville, St. Louis, Tampa Win SEC Tournament Bids

Great American Sports Park Faces Several Challenges

The Flashpoint: Falcons Break Ground, USMNT World Cup Prep and More

Rights Holder Service Provider Survey

NFL Meeting to Choose 2018 Super Bowl Host [UPDATE]

The Flashpoint: Galveston’s Boom, NBA Playoffs and More

Brazil Claims World Cup Will Bring In $3+ Billion

Cleveland Expects Economic Boon from Transplant Games

The Flashpoint: NFL Draft, World Cup Rosters and More

The Flashpoint: Chicago Commission’s New Boss, NFL Draft and More

Goddard, Kansas, Will Be Home to $71 Million Sports Complex

Atlanta MLS Franchise Is Official

Florida Sports Foundation Announces Board

Major League Soccer Coming to Atlanta

The Flashpoint: Final Four, Houston CVB, The Masters and More

Pennsylvania Indoor/Outdoor Sports Complex Fast-Tracked

5 Best and 5 Most Underrated Soccer Complexes

Charlotte Wants $72 Million Hotel-Sports Complex

The Flashpoint (March 24 Edition)

Elite Tournaments Crosses the Pond

The Flashpoint (March 17 Edition)

How the SXSW Accident Exposes Event Safety Flaws

New Sports Complex Coming to Alabama

US Youth Soccer Championships Coming to Tulsa

The Flashpoint (March 10 Edition)

Birmingham Making a Run at National Senior Games

The Flashpoint (March 3 Edition)

DuPage County Wins USBC Bids

The Flashpoint (February 24 Edition)

USA BMX Signs LOI With Oldsmar BMX Track

The Flashpoint (February 17 Edition)

Round Rock Sports Center Up and Running

The Flashpoint (February 10 Edition)

The Flashpoint (February 3 Edition)

Gainesville Sports Commission Expects Growth

The Flashpoint (January 27 Edition)

Indy’s World Sports Park to Host Cricket

The Flashpoint (January 21 Edition)

MLL Returns to Atlanta

The Flashpoint (January 13 Edition)

Mexico to Play Nigeria In Atlanta

Iowa Looks to Sports for Growth

The Flashpoint (January 6 Edition)

Tampa, Glendale Land College Football Championship

The Flashpoint (December 16 Edition)

Is American Football Coming to the Olympics?

Chicago Mayor Says No to Olympic Bid

The Flashpoint (December 9 Edition)

World Cup Draw Is Set

Big League Dreams Wants Jacksonville-area Complex

Salt Lake City to Host Major Tournaments

The Flashpoint (December 2 Edition)

MLS Makes it Official, Adds Orlando

The Flashpoint (November 25 Edition)

Austin Sports Facility Backers Expect Courtroom Win

The Flashpoint (November 18 Edition)

Pittsburgh Convention Center Hotel Idea Dying

The Flashpoint (November 11 Edition)

Professional Sports Means Big (Hotel) Business

The Flashpoint (November 4 Edition)

Indoor Sports Complex Coming to Myrtle Beach

Three Rivers Convention Center Expansion

The Flashpoint (October 29 Edition)

The United Sports of America

Cleveland Convention Center Getting a Hilton

Chicago to Build New Sports Center

The Flashpoint (October 21 Edition)

CVB and Sports Commission Services Survey

Orlando Sportsplex Back In Play?

The Flashpoint (October 14 Edition)

Arizona Basketball Facility Opens

Gymnastics Facility Coming to San Antonio

The Flashpoint (October 7 Edition)

Kansas City Going after NCAA Championships

Sacramento Wants Expanded Convention Center

The Flashpoint (September 30 Edition)

Chicago Marriott In Legal Battle

Knoxville Lands Volleyball Tournament

The Flashpoint (September 23 Edition)

Denver Hires New Sports Director

The Flashpoint (September 16 Edition)

MLS Coming to Atlanta?

Augusta Convention Center Sees Early Success

Salt Lake Soccer Facility on Track for 2015

Indoor Tennis a Reality for Sioux Falls

The Flashpoint (September 9 Edition)

Florida Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Canceled

The Flashpoint (September 3 Edition)

Event Spotlight: Connect Sports Marketplace

2013 Rights Holders Marketplace Evaluation

2013 Marketplace Supplier Evaluation

DMAI to Release Sports Module

Grand Park PepsiCo Deal Goes Through

West Michigan Goes All In on Sports Complex

Is MLL Looking at Atlanta?

The Flashpoint (August 19 Edition)

Charlotte to Spend Millions on Facilities

The Flashpoint (August 12 Edition)

Funding for Oregon Convention Center Hotel in Flux

USA Basketball Relocating

The Flashpoint (August 5 Edition)

Spokane Seeks Funding for Sports Complex

Houston Convention District Expanding

The Flashpoint (July 30 Edition)

Detroit Meetings Strong Despite Bankruptcy

Madeira Beach Battles Residents about Fields

Wichita Plans New Sports Facility

The Flashpoint (July 22 Edition)

NASC Releases New Economic Impact Tool

Formula One Boss Indicted

Austin to Host Future X Games

Sports Complex Planned for Evansville, Ind.

MLS Could Be Orlando-Bound

The Flashpoint (July 15 Edition)

Frank Deford Awarded Medal

The Flashpoint (July 8 Edition)

The Flashpoint (July 1 Edition)

YMCA Gymnastics Headed to Tampa

Palm Beach County is Baseball Country

Up For Bids

Up for Bid: 2018 Drone Racing League Events

Up for Bid: 2018 and 2019 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship

Panama City Beach Issues RFQ for New Sports Complex

Up for Bid: 2018-2019 CrossFit Games Regional Events

Up for Bid: 2019 NHPA World Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 U-18 Baseball World Cup

Up for Bid: 2019 Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 Regional Figure Skating Skating Championships

Up for Bid: USA Racquetball’s 2018 National Doubles Championships

Up for Bid: USA Triathlon’s 2020-2021 Duathlon National Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 U.S. Quidditch Cup and Regional Events

Up for Bid: USA Triathlon’s 2019-2020 Collegiate Club and High School National Championships

Up for Bid: 2018-2019 Spartan Race Events

Up for Bid: USA Badminton’s 2017 U.S. Masters International Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 NIRSA National Soccer Championships

Up for Bid: 2018-19 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championships

Up for Bid: 2018-2019 NAIA Lacrosse National Invitational

Up for Bid: 2018-2020 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

Up for Bid: USA Racquetball’s 2018 National Singles Championship

Up for Bid: 2018 College Table Tennis Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 USA BMX National Events

Up for Bid: USA Weightlifting’s 2018 National University and Under 25 Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships

Up for Bid: USA Weightlifting 2017 American Open Series Events

Up for Bid: 2017 Crossfit Games Regional Events

Up for Bid: 2018 USA Weightlifting National Juniors

Up for Bid: 2018 PDGA World Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 PDGA Pro Masters World Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Disc Golf Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships

Up for Bid: USA Cycling’s 2019-2020 Cyclo-cross National Championships

Up for Bid: USA Cycling’s 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships

Up for Bid: USA Cycling’s 2018 and 2019 Masters Road Nationals

Up for Bid: 2018 and 2019 NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championship

UP for Bid: ISPS 2018 Tournaments

Up for Bid: NCAA Championships

Up for Bid: 2017 USA Weightlifting Nationals

Up for Bid: USA Fencing’s 2018 National Championship and July Challenge

Up for Bid: 2017 Top Recruit Middle Tennessee Softball Tournament

Up for Bid: 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships

Up for Bid: NAIA 2017 and 2018 Women’s Golf National Championships

Sports Facility Guides

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Greenville, South Carolina

Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Atlantic City, New Jersey

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Greene County, Ohio

Now Open: Waterfront Conference Center

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Fairfax County, Virginia

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Lincoln, Nebraska

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Kansas City, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: St. Joseph, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Sedalia, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Branson/Lakes Area, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Mississippi Gulf Coast

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Traverse City, Michigan

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: New Orleans, Louisiana

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Overland Park, Kansas

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Indianapolis (ICCLOS), Indiana

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Lake Lanier, Georgia

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Springfield, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: St. Charles, Missouri

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Atlantic City, New Jersey

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Lafayette, Louisiana

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Louisville, Kentucky

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Lexington, Kentucky

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Wichita, Kansas

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford Area, Illinois

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Peoria Area, Illinois

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Seminole County, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Sarasota, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Pensacola, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Emerald Coast, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Daytona Beach, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Bradenton Area, Florida

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Tri-Valley, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Stockton, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: San Mateo/Silicon Valley, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: San Jose, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Ontario, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Oakland, California

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville, Arkansas

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Bentonville, Arkansas

2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Montgomery, Alabama

Site Visit: LakePoint Sporting Community

Site Visit: Philadelphia

Site Visit: Las Vegas

Tampa Convention Center

Winnipeg Convention Centre

Las Vegas Strip Entertainment District

Now Open: Woodside Sports Complex

Now Open: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Now Open: Husky Stadium

Destination Spotlight: Frisco, Texas

Site Visit: Fenway Park

In the Works: Myrtle Beach Sports Complex

Spotlight: SportsNC

Now Open: Naples Beach Hotel

City Spotlight: Indianapolis, Indiana

Hometown Favorite Provides More than Baseball

Site Visit: Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Pepper Ballpark an Oasis Amongst Stadiums

Now Open: Sheraton Hawaii Properties

In the Works: College Football Hall of Fame

North of Atlanta Sits One Killer Ballpark

Now Open: Hilton Columbus Downtown

Aces Park Gives Reno More Fun Space

Columbus’ Huntington Park a Hotspot for Convention Goers

Isotopes Park Enhances Baseball History

Site Visit: Virginia Beach

Now Open: Westin New York Grand Central

Now Open: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside

Now Open: Hilton Dallas Park Cities

Now Open: The Alexander

Now Open: DoubleTree Fayetteville

Now Open: Tropicana Las Vegas

Now Open: Epic Hotel

In the Works: Streamsong Resort

In the Works: Mall of America Radisson

In the Works: Westin Houston Downtown

In the Works: Albuquerque Convention Center

In the Works: Atlanta Falcons Stadium

In the Works: Santa Clara Stadium

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