BLAST

BLAST Premier Returning to U.S. for the First Time Since 2019

BLAST Premier will be making its return to the U.S. in June with the Spring Final set to take place at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. BLAST has teamed with Events DC and Monumental Sports & Entertainment to bring the BLAST Premier Spring Final to the nation’s capital. The Spring Final will […]

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GCAC

Shreveport to Host 2023 GCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship

The 2023 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana, and hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. GCAC Commissioner Dr. KiKi Baker Barnes made the announcement that this year’s competition takes place at Lee Hedges Stadium from April 14–15. “I want to thank Sara Nelms and the Shreveport-Bossier […]

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AUX Softball

Athletes Unlimited Softball Events Heading to Rosemont, Illinois

The Chicago area will host two major softball tournaments this summer at The Stadium at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois. The second edition of AUX Softball (June 9–25) as well as the fourth Athletes Unlimited Softball Championship season (July 28–August 27) are both set to take place in Rosemont. AUX Softball, a two-week […]

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Meghan Ziehmer

Greater Lansing Sports Authority Names Meghan Ziehmer as Executive Director

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority has named Meghan Ziehmer, the organization’s former associate director, as its new executive director, succeeding Mike Price. In her 14-year career at the GLSA that began as a sports intern, Ziehmer has served as tournament director or event chair for several national-level events with organizations like the National College Athletic […]

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Doug Grote

Doug Grote Tabbed as New General Manager of Rocky Top Sports World

Rocky Top Sports World, along with Sports Facilities Companies, has chosen Doug Grote to be the new general manager of the 80-acre multi-sports facility in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Grote began his new position on January 23. “I have been in sports and recreation for over 20 years and Rocky Top Sports World is known in the […]

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Travel Talk

Travel Talk: Destinations to Watch in 2023

As travel comes roaring back, a wide range of destinations are reaping the benefits. In this inaugural episode of “Travel Talk”, thought leaders from across Northstar Travel Group discuss what destinations are drawing the greatest interest from travelers across a range of industry sectors, including leisure, sports, meetings and corporate travel. Roundtable members discuss how […]

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FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona Partners with Travel + Leisure GO

FC Barcelona has signed a partnership agreement with Orlando-based subscription travel club Travel + Leisure GO as the organization’s official Travel Club Partner in the United States. Featuring bookable itineraries, Travel + Leisure GO is a membership for frequent travelers and now, FC Barcelona fans. As part of the partnership, Travel + Leisure GO plans […]

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XTERRA

Xterra World Championships Headed to Sugarloaf Resort in Maine

XTERRA has announced that Sugarloaf Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, has been selected to host the 14th Xterra Trail Run World Championships on September 30–October 1, 2023. The World Championships is the pinnacle event in the Xterra Trail Run World Series that features 30 qualifying races across 20 countries. More than 1,000 professional and amateur […]

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NAIA Wrestling

Wichita to Continue Hosting NAIA Men’s Wrestling Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Wichita, Kansas, to host its 2023–2025 Men’s Wrestling National Championships at Hartman Arena. Visit Wichita hosted the championships from 2020 through 2022, bringing hundreds of athletes to the region resulting in nearly $800,000 in estimated economic impact each year the event is hosted in the city. “We […]

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Conner Shane

Connor Shane Named COO of Compete Sports Diversity

Connor Shane will be joining the Compete Sports Diversity team as the company’s chief operating officer effective February 10. Shane has an extensive background in sports, including management positions at USA Racquetball and USA Fencing. He has been Compete’s Executive Committee chair since 2021. “Compete has been one of the most impactful companies for LGBTQ+ […]

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