Daytona International Speedway recently completed more than $400 million in renovations. Photograph: Daytona International Speedway

Sky’s the Limit in the Southeast

Now that South Carolina is back in the mix for NCAA events, the city of Greenville has put on its game face. Daytona Beach is known internationally as home of the Daytona 500, but the Florida city is racing to attract new events. In Virginia, Fairfax County will soon be home to a massive new Continue Reading

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Downtown Tempe serves as the finish line for the annual Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Photo courtesy of Tony Cottrell

Strong to the Finish

Big things are happening under the big skies of the Western United States. Las Vegas has new NHL and WNBA teams and will soon be home to the NFL’s Raiders. In Eugene, Oregon, the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field will be totally rebuilt to continue its legacy as hallowed ground for track and field. Continue Reading

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Australian driver Will Power races his way to winning the IndyCar auto race in Toronto on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Around the Corner

Many picture Canada as a wonderland blanketed by snow and glittering with ice. While that’s accurate for much of the country during the winter months, it’s also true that many Canadian cities are year-round destinations. Québec City welcomes the UCI World Tour Grand Prix Cycliste every September. Edmonton, Alberta, is a major destination for triathlons, Continue Reading

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Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan, is home to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. Photo courtesy of Greater Lansing Sports Authority

Playing to a Full House

The Great Lakes form the largest surface freshwater system on Earth. The lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior—are surrounded by eight U.S. states on the south and the Canadian province of Ontario on the north. Such a massive natural resource naturally influences the region’s landscapes, resources and visitors. But cities don’t have to sit right Continue Reading

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Duke City BMX, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the largest indoor BMX venue in the country and hosts events year-round. Photo courtesy of

Creative Spaces in the Mountain West

The Rocky Mountains start in British Columbia and head south to New Mexico, where the range tapers out into plateaus and sweeping plains. Along that 3,000-mile expanse, cities dot the mountains from the highest elevations to its more humble foothills. In the Mountain West, organizers will find big sky, big slopes and big sports communities. Continue Reading

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Action Abounds in the Southwest

The Southwest boasts expansive skies and sprawling vistas, towering plateaus and wide-open spaces. Nature has created a wealth of venues for sports competitions, and the facilities built by the region’s schools, cities and counties are equally impressive. Reno, Nevada Reno often finds itself compared to Las Vegas, its much-larger sister city to the south. But Continue Reading

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Events With a Kick in the South

The South is fiercely proud of its traditions, whether it’s sweet tea, Sunday school or sports. College towns like Knoxville, Tennessee, revel in school pride. Elizabethtown, Kentucky, has a sprawling sports complex that draws major youth tournaments. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, though famous for college football, also is a haven for triathlons at its downtown riverfront. The Continue Reading

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National Stage

Although the Mid-Atlantic region is home to some of the nation’s most famous cities and largest urban centers, the area has as many venues crafted by Mother Nature as it does facilities built by man. Organizers and athletes alike will appreciate pristine beaches perfect for water sports and pastoral farmland that sets a scenic course Continue Reading

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Pacific States Leave Lasting Impression

Los Angeles. Fairbanks, Alaska. Tacoma, Washington. Portland, Oregon. These cities may seem to have little in common. But they all hug the shore of the Pacific Ocean, offering terrific venues in spectacular natural settings. Sports events in these destinations often draw higher registrations and bigger crowds simply because people can’t wait to visit. Honolulu, Hawaii Continue Reading

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