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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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A new survey shows esports fans are willing to travel to live events and spend the night at a hotel. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Study: Esports Fans Will Travel to Live Events

As live esports events have matured into ever-more sophisticated productions, destinations have had the same question: Do these events cause participants to travel and spend the night in host cities as traditional sports have done for years? A new survey conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International and the Esports Entry Advisory set out to […]

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Jim Arnold Joins Sports Facilities Companies

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced that Jim Arnold will join the youth and amateur sports venue management, development, and planning company in the role of national business development director. In the new role, Arnold will lead the company’s client engagement across the United States. Arnold has a long history with sports venues, launching Ripken […]

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USA Cycling Announces New High School Championship

A new high school championship is among the highlights of the 2021 National Championships event calendar unveiled by USA Cycling. While releasing dates and locations of its premier events, the national governing body also noted that all dates and locations will be subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]

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David Wright Named Chief Commercial Officer at U.S. Soccer

David Wright has joined the U.S. Soccer Federation as its new chief commercial officer. Wright brings more than 20 years of strategic management and business growth leadership to U.S. Soccer, most recently working for Minor League Baseball. “David is an outstanding sales and marketing professional with an impeccable reputation,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary […]

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Wichita to Host 2021 Olympic Volleyball Tuneup

Wichita, Kansas, will host the only tournament that the U.S. Women’s Volleyball National Team will play in the United States before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The city was selected by USA Volleyball to host the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event, which will be staged June 1–3, 2021, at Charles Koch Arena on the campus of […]

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Al Kidd and Jennifer Stoll: The $45 Billion Case for Sports-Related Travel

  For more coverage of the State of the Industry report, click here. For years, the Sports Events and Tourism Association (formerly the National Association of Sports Commissions) produced an annual state of the industry report in an effort to gauge the economic impact of the sports tourism industry. But association leaders were quick to […]

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NJCAA Esports Partners with Generation Esports

As NJCAA Esports begins its second year of competition for its junior college members, it has announced an agreement with Generation Esports to serve as the organization’s official esports platform partner. Under the deal, GenE, the entity behind the High School Esports League, will provide professional insights into esports including the onboarding process of schools, […]

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Study: $45 Billion Spent in 2019 on Sports-Related Travel

A landmark new study conducted by the Sports Events and Tourism Association shows that travel to amateur and collegiate sports events in 2019 accounted for $45.1 billion in spending in the United States, an increase of over 5 percent from the previous year. In addition, that spending generated $103.3 billion in direct, indirect and induced […]

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