Industry insiders say it's not fair to link the rise of esports to the drop in youth participating in traditional sports that involve physical exertion.
Sports Oregon CEO Jim Etzel discusses why left the agency he created and ran for 20-plus years to take the help at the sports events organization.
The Kissimmee Sports Commission continues to increase its business and raise expectations.
Connect Sports is pleased to introduce to you the winners of the 2019 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards, presented by SportsNC.
Atlanta is the latest destination to reap the benefits of hosting the Super Bowl.
All attendees at Connect Sports 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, can attest that this year’s conference was our best. Here are the highlights.
Holly Anderson, a key player in the sports tourism industry for more than a decade, has been promoted to lead Connect Sports.
Interim Director Craig Campbell says St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events is turning its focus to the community’s No. 1 resource: the beach.
Legendary triathlete and coach Siri Lindley will discuss her experiences and insight at Connect Sports as part of the speaker showcase.
Lawrence M. Hamm II is a senior manager of sports development and strategy at Destination DC in Washington, D.C. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer,
Ashleigh Bachert, CSEE, is executive director at Durham Sports Commission in Durham, North Carolina. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses
Megan Schmidt is vice president of event operations for Elite Tournaments in Baltimore, Maryland. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses
R. Ron Sertz is chairman of PA Sports and an executive consultant at Erie Sports Commission in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer,
Katie Yarber is senior manager of events and operations at Chicago Sports Commission in Chicago. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses
Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, is program manager of events for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Cincinnati. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she
Connect Sports and SportsPittsburgh and proud to announced the 2019 Game Changers—event professionals who continue to drive sports tourism forward.
Jim Arnold is director of business development at Sports Force Parks in Woodstock, Georgia. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his
David Killian is officer of site selection for the Federation of Gay Games in Philadelphia. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his
Blake Thompson is owner/creator of Teammate Basketball in Grimsley, Tennessee. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his passion for sports
Pedro Meloni is director of events and sponsorship at USA Weightlifting in Colorado Springs. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his
David Stephens is founder and CEO of DynaSports Group and PrimeTime Sports, and is CEO of Bigfoot Hoops in Frisco, Texas. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game
Adam Andrasko is CEO of USA Synchro in Colorado Springs. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his passion for sports tourism.
Rhanee Palma, CDME, is vice president of sales and services at Visit Oakland in Oakland, California. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses
Ginger Lively Cade is sales director of Dallas Sports Commission in Dallas. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses her passion for sports
Josh Dill, CSEE, is director of sports and events at Visit Frisco in Frisco, Texas. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his passion
Anthony Holman, MSS, MBA, is managing director of Championships and Alliances – Playing Rules and Officiating at the NCAA in Indianapolis. As a 2019
Erik Sabato, CSEE, is senior director of Global Sales | Specialty Team at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in Centennial, Colorado. As a 2019 Connect Sports
Nick Povalitis is director of sports development for Rockford Area CVB in Rockford, Illinois. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, he discusses his
Michelle Perry is a senior consultant for BCW Sport Practice – North America in Indianapolis. As a 2019 Connect Sports Game Changer, she discusses
Marc Simon is a master at making the U.S. PGA Merchandise Show a grand event.
Sports Force Parks offers gamut of new venue services. It has eyes on expanding to more markets in the United States soon.
Known for its Southern hospitality and revitalized downtown, Montgomery, Alabama, is the ideal destination for sports teams to visit for their next event.
South Padre Island CVB Executive Director Ed Caum discusses what he hopes is a breezy future at South Padre Island, Texas.
Tara McCarthy is celebrating her eighth year at USA Cycling and a recent promotion to senior national events manager.
The inaugural Regional SportAccord Pan America, Dec. 10-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will unite attendees with a global viewpoint of athletics.
Visit Mesa is the first DMO to receive official designation as a “Certified Autism Center.”