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Stadium Naming Rights Take Flight for Airlines

Allegiant and American get their names on NFL venues in Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Cool Runnings

The Caribbean racing scene heats up with the Five Island Challenge

Time Passages

At events around the country, college football is celebrating its 150th season

LA84 Event Looks Forward to Continuing Legacy Work

As major events come to Southern California, foundation will drive youth engagement

Opening the Gridiron Gates

For the first time, United and American add direct flights for the college football season

USA Basketball Draws Up Play With Twitch

The online platform will serve as the NGB’s streaming partner for several events

Latest News

New York Liberty Home Games Coming to Brooklyn

New York Liberty Home Games Coming to Brooklyn

The WNBA's New York Liberty, under new ownership, will have a new home for the 2020 season. The franchise will...

Player Omega Partners with Nerd Street Gamers, Electronic Gaming Federation

Player Omega Partners with Nerd Street Gamers, Electronic Gaming Federation

The inaugural Player Omega esports festival in Ponoma, California, continues to take shape with the addition of the Electronic Gaming...

Pepsi Center Offers Aluminium Cups for Fans

Pepsi Center Offers Aluminium Cups for Fans

The Pepsi Center, home of the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the NLL's Colorado Mammoth, will be offering an...

Citi Partners with Disabled Sports USA

Citi Partners with Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA has announced a national partnership with Citi through 2020 to help bring adaptive sports opportunities to people with...

USTA Names Michael Dowse CEO and Executive Director

USTA Names Michael Dowse CEO and Executive Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Michael Dowse as its CEO and executive director to succeed longtime leader Gordon...

2020 NAIA Softball Championship Moved to Columbus, Georgia

2020 NAIA Softball Championship Moved to Columbus, Georgia

The NAIA has moved its 2020 softball championship tournament to Columbus, Georgia, after the original host in Springfield, Missouri, had...

Arizona State Arena Gets New Naming Sponsor

Arizona State Arena Gets New Naming Sponsor

The home of Arizona State basketball and other sports will have a new name as the Wells Fargo Arena becomes...

IOC Moves 2020 Marathon and Race Walking to Sapporo

IOC Moves 2020 Marathon and Race Walking to Sapporo

Mindful of the extensive heat conditions that have been in Japan this summer, the International Olympic Committee is seeking to...

ASM Global Acquires Tom Benson Stadium in Ohio

ASM Global Acquires Tom Benson Stadium in Ohio

ASM Global will become the new management firm for the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, as...

Perspectives

This Week in Team USA

October 14–20, 2019

October 14–20, 2019

SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking...

SportsTravel Podcast

Kyle McLaughlin: How Tough Mudder Has Survived the Obstacle Course Race Market

Obstacle course races were once considered a fad in the sports-event industry. But some organizations have withstood the test of time, including Tough Mudder, one of the first companies in the space. Still, their journey hasn’t come without growing pains. Recent forays to diversify the business and tweak their traditional events had left some hardcore fans disappointed. Now, however, the organization is turning around their participation rates and event calendar by going back to their roots. And leading the charge is Kyle McLaughlin, who has skyrocketed up the leadership since joining in May 2018 with a background in event production from New York Road Runners, the organizers of the New York City Marathon. After serving as senior vice president of live events and later president of Tough Mudder, McLaughlin was named CEO in July. In this podcast with SportsTravel’s Jason Gewirtz, McLaughlin discusses where the organization has been, what markets are ripe for expansion and how Tough Mudder has survived where others have not.

Kyle McLaughlin: How Tough Mudder Has Survived the Obstacle Course Race Market

 
 
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Panama City Beach: Home to one of America’s Top Beaches and a New Sports Complex

Panama City Beach: Home to one of America’s Top Beaches and a New Sports Complex

Panama City Beach, named the “#3 Best Beach in the United States” by TripAdvisor this year, has 27-miles of picturesque beaches to choose from, with endless opportunities for both adventure and relaxation during your stay. Whether you are looking for thrill-seeking adventures, a romantic getaway, quality family time or a...

Event Insider

Two ITA All-America Tournaments at Tulsa Start New Era

Two ITA All-America Tournaments at Tulsa Start New Era

Sports fans know Oklahoma City as the home of the NCAA Women's College World Series every year, but fewer people...

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Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of...

Esports Downloadable Guide

Guide to Hosting Esports Tournaments & Events

Guide to Hosting Esports Tournaments & Events

Esports is booming worldwide. It’s the fastest growing sector in the live-events industry in the U.S. right now, growing at double-digit year-over-year rates, at destinations and venues of all sizes and types. Download this handbook to learn all you...

Sustainability Downloadable Guide

Green Your Game

Green Your Game

Sporting events in the United States bring more than 200 million people together every year. Unfortunately, they also produce huge amounts of waste. But there are steps that sports organizations, venues and destinations can take to ensure a more sustainable...