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8 Elite New Venues You Need to Know About

Sandy Nunez Pays It Forward at SportsCenter

Why CSR Is Good for Your Business and Communities

Detroit Launches New Group to Score Major Events

Compete Magazine Honors Connect Sports for LGBTQ Efforts

5 Things You Need to Know About Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Profile in Excellence: Beth Porreca, USA Football

Micah Rice Shifts Gears With Haute Route

This Week in Team USA: October 30-November 5

More Big Doings in Hamilton County, Indiana

Linda Logan on Why Columbus Has No Offseason

Wheelchair Basketball Event Tips Off in Richmond

9 Ways to Fix U.S. Soccer After World Cup Failure

This Week in Team USA: October 16-22

Max Cobb Leads U.S. Biathlon to New Heights

This Week in Team USA: October 9-15

Florida State Student Aims to Make USA Bobsled Team

Inside the Spartan Race Emerald City Open

Angela Adams Suggs Dives in at Florida Sports Foundation

This Week in Team USA: October 2-8

Tagmarshal Sets a New Pace at Golf Courses

Virgin Sport Wants to Get the World Moving

This Week in Team USA: September 25-October 1

CVBs Rally Amid Severe Hurricane Season

Connect Is Coming to Louisville in 2019

Invictus Games Toronto Has Lofty Ambitions

World Rowing Championships Make a Big Splash in Sarasota

Esports: The New King of Live Events

5 Bizarre Stadium Foods Scoring Big With Fans

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Is a Smaller Wonder

25 Things You Didn’t Know About… Nike COO Eric Sprunk

This Week in Team USA: September 11-17

Frisco Brands Itself Sports City U.S.A.

2017 Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament Highlights

This Week in Team USA: September 4-September 10

Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Atlanta’s Host With the Most

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Puts Chattanooga on a Global Stage

Connect Partners With Nike on LGBTQ Sports Events Summit

3 Takeaways From Connect Sports 2017

5 Ways to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

This Week in Team USA: August 28-September 3

Big Ten Friday Night Football Sparks Debate

This Week in Team USA: Aug. 21-27

Hamilton County Sports Authority Crowns Champions

Jonny Moseley on the Olympics, SNL and NGBs

Meet the 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Winners

Don Staley Returns to Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Get More Play Time—In and Out of the Game in Lake George Region, NY

Connect Sports Named 2017 Corporate Diversity Partner Winner at Compete Sports Diversity Awards

This Week in Team USA: August 14-20

2017 Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament Rosters Set

Shannon Bahrke Happe Inspires Through Her Olympic Journey

Meet the 2017 Connect Sports Game Changers

2017 Game Changers: Joel Koester, Chicago Southland CVB

2017 Game Changers: Ashley Ellefson, Drone Racing League

2017 Game Changers: Greg Fante, Louisville Sports Commission

2017 Game Changers: Rich Janor, Game Day USA

2017 Game Changers: Michael Mulone, B.A.S.S.

2017 Game Changers: Jamie Adams, NAIA

2017 Game Changers: Danielle Vincenti, CSEE, Richmond Region Tourism

2017 Game Changers: Matt Libber, CSEE, Elite Tournaments

2017 Game Changers: Carey Harveycutter and John P. Shaner, MS; Virginia Blue Ridge Sports

2017 Game Changers: Kris Smith, Detroit Sports Commission

2017 Game Changers: Mark Chambers, NGBA

2017 Game Changers: Mike Mon, ABCNA

2017 Game Changers: Patrice Matamoros, P3R

2017 Game Changers: John David, CSEE, USA BMX

2017 Game Changers: Clay Partain, Visit Salt Lake

2017 Game Changers: Byron Hicks, USA Ultimate

This Week in Team USA: August 7-13

Minneapolis Marks the Spot for X Games

Kansas City Adds Soccer Facilities

Location, Variety and Functionality Create a Sports Trifecta in Winston-Salem, NC

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Expands to San Francisco

This Week in Team USA: July 31-Aug. 6

Introducing The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Connect Sports Tailgate Presented by NCAA

Canada Games Mark Major Occasions

Howard County: Maryland’s All-Star for Sports

Your Complete New Orleans Guide

The Best of New Orleans: Shopping

The Best of New Orleans: Live Music

The Best of New Orleans: Food

The Best of New Orleans: Tours

The Best of New Orleans: Drinks

Connect Sports Introduces SCORE Leadership Summit

Rocky Mountain Sports Park Aims High

Community Rallies After World OutGames Cancellation

Columbia, S.C.: Your Ideal Destination for All Things Sports

This Week in Team USA: July 17-23

Firsts Add Up for Catch Des Moines

Andre van Hall Rides on Without Sight

North American Indigenous Games Has Higher Purpose

This Week in Team USA: July 10-16

Los Angeles Awaits Word on 2024 Olympic Bid

Favorite Venues: World-Class BMX Tracks

Mentor Series: Nicholas Horbaczewski, DRL

This Week in Team USA: July 3-July 9

Are You on Email Too Much?

EVP Connects With Mobile Sports Authority for Inaugural Event

This Week in Team USA: June 26-July 2

Hometown Hero Fred VanVleet Stars for Rockford, Illinois

This Week in Team USA: June 19-25

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Craig Mackay Is a “Future Game Changer”

USA Football to Kick Off Rookie Tackle Program

Protein Snacks to Keep You Moving on the Go

Dana Point Makes Mark in Sports

National Senior Games Celebrate Athletes Young at Heart

Beer Pong Makes a Case as a Mainstream Sport

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ron Sertz Shares the Secrets of Erie’s Growth

5 Things I Got Wrong About Indianapolis

This Week in Team USA: May 29-June 4

Rich Harvest Farms Hosts NCAA Golf Championships

This Week in Team USA: May 15-21

4 Powerful Steps to Defining Your Purpose

Quad Cities Stays in the Hunt for Sports Events

This Week in Team USA: May 8-14

5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Your Job

NFL Draft a Touchdown for Philadelphia

NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship Sets Stakes in Gulf Shores

William Knox Jumps on Grand Park Opportunity

Introducing The 2017 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards

This Week in Team USA: May 1-7

Best of Connect Sports: April 2017

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Healthy Lifestyle on the Road

Why El Paso Loves the Chihuahuas So Much

LPGA’s Mike Whan on the State of Women’s Golf

US Open Pickleball Championships Take Over Naples, Florida

This Week in Team USA: April 24-30

Mentor Series: Brian D’Amico, USA Triathlon

Walnut Creek Emerges as a New Sports Destination

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Kelly, College Football Playoff COO

Prospects Cup to Kick Off in Kissimmee, Florida

SunTrust Park: Braves New World

Corrigan Sports Brings Its A Game to Events

Help Us Choose the 2017 Connect Sports Game Changers

A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Tourism Jargon

This Week in Team USA: April 10-16

City Spotlight: Los Angeles

Pan Am Games Leave Legacy in Toronto

Kris Smith Takes Over Detroit Sports Commission

North Carolina Is Back in the NCAA Hunt

This Week in Team USA: April 3-9

5 Takeaways From the NASC Symposium

Best of Connect Sports: March 2017

How the Big South National Qualifier Got So Big

How to Be Made in the Shade With Tents

Good Luck, Don Schumacher

This Week in Team USA: March 27-April 2

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

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

How To

Straight From the Source: How to Start in Sports

Risk Management for Sports Events

3 Tips to Better Manage Your Staff

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

Q&A With U.S. Soccer Star Tobin Heath, Part 1

Q&A With U.S. Soccer Star Tobin Heath, Part 2

Pit Stop With RJ Anderson, Champion Off-Road Racer

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

Up For Bids

Up for Bid: Strongman Corporation 2018 North American National Championships

Up for Bid: 2019-2020 NAIA Softball World Series

Up for Bid: 2020 National Taekwondo Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships

Up for Bid: 2018-2019 NAIA Men’s DII Basketball National Championship

Up for Bid: 2019-2022 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 USA Fencing Junior Olympic National Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 USA Weightlifting Events

Up for Bid: 2019 and 2020 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 and 2020 USA Cycling Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 and 2019 Savage Race Events

Up for Bid: 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council

Up for Bid: 2019 PDGA Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Disc Golf Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 OneHockey Holiday Invite

Up for Bid: AAU National Karate Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 PDGA U.S. Women’s Disc Golf Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 Spartan Race Kids Stand-Alone and Championship Events

Up for Bid: 2018 OneHockey New England Spring Challenge & Showcase

Up for Bid: Scripps National Spelling Bee 2018 Qualifiers

Up for Bid: 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships

Up for Bid: 2019 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships

Up for Bid: USA Gymnastics 2018 Stars and Stripes Championships

Up for Bid: 2017 Youth National Championship Events

Up for Bid: NJCAA Championship Events

Up for Bid: 2018-19 National Hockey Festival

Up for Bid: 2018 Brine Early Bird Classic

Up for Bid: USA Weightlifting 2018 American Open Series Event

Up for Bid: Indian Summer Lacrosse 7v7 Tournament

Up for Bid: 2019-20 NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championships

Up for Bid: 2018 US Lacrosse National Team Development Program Regional Camp Series

Up for Bid: 2018 LPGA Symetra Tour Events

Up for Bid: 2019 National Beep Baseball World Series

Up for Bid: 2018 Trilogy Lacrosse Tournaments

Up for Bid: 2018 Trilogy Lacrosse Spring Training Events

Up for Bid: 2019 USA Curling National Championship

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

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Snohomish County, Washington

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Fairfax County, Virginia

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Utah Valley, Utah

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Round Rock, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Plano, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Midland, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Lubbock, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Laredo, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Irving, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Frisco, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: El Paso, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Bryan College Station, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Beaumont, Texas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Sevierville, Tennessee

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Franklin, Tennessee

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Spartanburg, South Carolina

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Greenville, South Carolina

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Sports Rhode Island

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Puerto Rico

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Ohio

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Dayton, Ohio

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Fargo, North Dakota

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Wilmington, North Carolina

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Atlantic City, New Jersey

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: MGM Resorts International

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Reno Tahoe, Nevada

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Lincoln, Nebraska

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Jefferson City, Missouri

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Mississippi Gulf Coast

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Grand Rapids, Michigan

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Massachusetts

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Livingston Parish, Louisiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Lexington, Kentucky

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Louisville, Kentucky

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Wichita, Kansas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Overland Park, Kansas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Grand Park, Indiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Evansville, Indiana

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Boise, Idaho

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Columbus, Georgia

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Georgia World Congress Center

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Panama City Beach, Florida

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Orlando North, Seminole County, Florida

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Palm Beach County, Florida

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Emerald Coast, Florida

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Tri-Valley, California

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Fairplex, California

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Fort Smith, Arkansas

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Tempe, Arizona

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Foley Sports Tourism Complex, Alabama

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama

2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Birmingham, Alabama

Greene County, Ohio

Lexington, Kentucky

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Massachusetts

Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Louisville, Kentucky

Wichita, Kansas

Overland Park, Kansas

Des Moines, Iowa

Rockford, Illinois

Boise, Idaho

LakePoint Sporting Community, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia

Sarasota, Florida

Palm Beach County, Florida

Orlando North, Seminole County, Florida

Emerald Coast, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tri-Valley, California

Stockton, California

San Jose, California

Ontario, California

Fairplex, California

Oakland, California

Montgomery, Alabama

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Tri-Cities, Washington

Richmond, Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Snohomish County, Washington

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dayton, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Utah Valley, Utah

Fargo, North Dakota

Round Rock, Texas

Plano, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Laredo, Texas

Irving, Texas

Grapevine, Texas

Frisco, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Sevierville, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Charlotte, North Carolina

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Long Island, New York

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sports Rhode Island

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

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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

AAU Announces New President at National Convention

Alabama House of Representatives Honors Don Staley

Asheville Moves Forward With New Sports Complex

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

Families Forgoing Vacations Due to Youth Tournaments

Why Cleveland?

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

5 Best and 5 Most Underrated Soccer Complexes

Elite Tournaments Crosses the Pond

New Sports Complex Coming to Alabama

US Youth Soccer Championships Coming to Tulsa

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

Reno Tahoe Volleyball Deal

Baton Rouge Bowling Investment Pays Off

La Quinta Named No. 1 Tennis Resort

Ironman Wisconsin Deal

Rockford Gets into Lacrosse

Westin Signs Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Partnership

Baltimore to Host US Lacrosse Convention

Charlotte Stadium, Other Attractions Coming Soon