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Sports Events Up for Bid

Welcome to the SportsTravel Bid Bowl. Here you will find a list of events that are actively seeking hosts, with RFPs from regional, national and international sports-event organizers who are looking to partner with destinations in the future. To find out about each item below, click on “More Information” to get details about what the […]

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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With nearly 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host national […]

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The 1980 Rink in Lake Placid, New York, is forever known as home to the 'Miracle on Ice' and the historic U.S. hockey win over the Soviet Union. This year at the FISU Winter World University Games, it will host the medal rounds for men's and women's hockey plus curling and short-track speedskating. Photo courtesy Lake Placid CVB

How the FISU Winter Games Revitalized Lake Placid

Lake Placid, the little village of 8,000 in the Adirondacks region of New York, has a special place in the heart of all winter sports enthusiasts. It is, of course, home to the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980, let alone the almost super-human exploits of Eric Heiden winning five speedskating gold medals. One of the […]

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Glendale Makes Its Mark in Sports Tourism World

Glendale, Arizona, sits 10 miles northwest of Phoenix, but the city is creating its own brand as an entertainment oasis that has boomed in recent years into one of the top sports tourist destinations in America. The Fiesta Bowl hosted an epic College Football Semifinal on December 31, as State Farm Stadium in Glendale welcomed […]

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Westgate's Superbook has long been the standard bearer for sportsbook experiences in Las Vegas, and the venue to continues to reinvent itself with more than 4,000 square feet of digital space. Photo courtesy of Westgate.

How Las Vegas Still Raises the Bar for Sports Betting

There was a time not long ago that sports betting was taboo. Lawmakers scoffed at the idea of legalizing it. If somebody wanted to put down money on a game, they would have to find a bookie in their town. The entire industry was frowned upon. Las Vegas was the sole refuge for sports bettors […]

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The 2026 FIFA World Cup Trophy on display before a press conference at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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Behind the Scenes of the 2026 World Cup Bid Process

They gathered in different ways. Some had big, public parties. Others gathered in a conference room as a small group. One watched from a villa in Tuscany. Watching at home, John Kristick was able to reflect. When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in December 2010, it was at the expense of the United […]

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Milwaukee Embraces History, Improves Future

Milwaukee is a city with a storied sports history. There’s a blend of professional and college sports that keep fans engaged year-round and you can bet they’ll be enjoying a cold beverage and cheering loudly for their teams. The crown jewel of the Milwaukee sports scene is the Bucks, the 2021 NBA champions that feature […]

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Rugby America’s Aspiration
The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

A Decade of Big Events on Tap in United States

For the next decade, there may not be a season where a sports fan cannot enjoy a major international sporting event to travel to within the United States. This past summer alone saw World Athletics host the world track-and-field championships in the United States for the first time at the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, […]

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Puerto Rico: A Rich Sports History

You may think that Puerto Rico is a golf escape and yes, that is largely true. The Puerto Rico Open will celebrate its 15th anniversary in early March, having generated $5.7 million for the economy and creating more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs. With 16 courses open to the public, golf has boomed on the […]

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