Asheville Sports Comission
Chris Smith has been named interim executive director of the Asheville (North Carolina) Buncombe Regional Sports Commission.

Chris Smith Named Interim Executive Director of Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission

The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission in North Carolina has named Chris Smith as the interim executive director, effective through March 2023. Smith has an extensive history with the Sports Commission and served on the original task force in 2008 that led to the establishment of the commission. In 2014, Smith was selected to serve […]

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Purchases Land for Future Sports Tourism Development

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism closed on 111.26 acres of land in northeast Gulf Shores on Tuesday which will be used by Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events for sports and event tourism in the Alabama destination. Sports and event tourism remains a key economic driver in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, […]

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Hot Shots launched on Labor Day Weekend in 2003 in Yakima, Washington, and helps support the work of the Sports Commission in marketing the Yakima Valley as a sports event destination throughout the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Yakima Sports Commission.

Summer Series: Yakima Focuses on Fitness and Community

(SportsTravel will be profiling destinations throughout the summer as visitors bureaus and sports commissions are operating events without nearly any restrictions for the first real time since the pandemic started. Sure, there’s been moments that feel like it, but this summer feels different. If your destination has a compelling story to share, send it along […]

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The city of Reno, Nevada, and the United States Bowling Congress have reached an agreement to bring future championship events to the area.

USBC, Reno Tahoe Extend Agreement to Host Championships

Bowling and the city of Reno, Nevada, have a long history, and now there’s a firm foundation for a future between the two. The United States Bowling Congress, Reno Tahoe Board of Directors and City of Reno have reached an agreement to continue hosting USBC Championships tournaments at the National Bowling Stadium through 2032. “Continuing […]

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Indiana Sports Corp to Host Inaugural Indy Classic

Indiana Sports Corp, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Russ Potts Productions, Inc. have partnered to host the annual Indy Classic basketball showcase at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on December 17 with a men’s basketball doubleheader, Ball State versus Illinois State followed by Purdue versus Davidson. The Indy Classic will serve as an annual fundraiser for Indiana Sports […]

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The City of Gulf Shores and Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events held a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly-anticipated pickleball courts at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. From left: Michelle Russ - Vice President of Sales, Sports & Events at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Beth Gendler - President/CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Glen Kaiser - Chairman of the board for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Mayor Robert Craft; Mayor Pro Tempore Phillip Harris; City Councilman Gary Sinak; Grant Brown – City of Gulf Shores Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director; Seawell McKee - Architect from McKee & Associates; Jeff Nichols - President of American Tennis Courts, Inc. (Contractor).

City of Gulf Shores Breaks Ground for New Pickleball Courts at Gulf Shores Sportsplex

Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events held a groundbreaking ceremony for their long-awaited pickleball courts. “As pickleball emerges into one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, we are excited to bring these much-needed courts to our community,” said Grant Brown, recreation & cultural affairs director. “Right […]

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The EsportsTravel Summit takes place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort June 21-23. It's followed by the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships June 24-26. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Esports Week in Daytona Beach to Showcase Industry’s Best

Daytona Beach, Florida, has declared June 21–26 as Esports Week, as the city will host both the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit and the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships. The EsportsTravel Summit gets the party started at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on June 21–23. The three-day event, presented by Northstar Meetings Group and hosted by […]

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Lasso Safe Launches Web App for Safe Sports

Lasso Safe has announced the formation of the Competition Development Council, a new web app for accrediting, advancing and promoting safe communities in sports and esports. The Competition Development Council is designed to unite the voices in sport and empower members, including state/regional tourism leaders, sports industry principals, athletes and participants to use their strength […]

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OVG360 has revealed its local leadership team for the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Oak View Group Hires Two Industry Veterans For Las Vegas Project

As Oak View Group continues to increase its presence in the sports and live entertainment industries, it has announced the hiring of two industry veterans to lead its Las Vegas project. Randy Morton — former president and chief operating officer of Bellagio Resort & Casino — is the new president of OVG Las Vegas hotel […]

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