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How Tulsa Landed the USA BMX Headquarters

Flash back 10 years. USA BMX, the national governing body for the sport, was headquartered at its longtime home in Gilbert, Arizona. As the sport grew in popularity — one of the fastest-growing sports in the past decade, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association — so did the needs of the organization. More tracks […]

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Tim Schneider, left, the founder of SportsTravel, the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit, will leave Northstar on February 1. Jason Gewirtz will become vice president of Northstar's Sports Division and executive editor and publisher of SportsTravel. (Photos by Jared Wickerham)

Northstar Meetings Group Sports Division Appoints New Leadership, Announces New Initiatives

As sports and esports events continue to represent an important source of new and repeat business for destinations, venues and hoteliers, the Northstar Meetings Group continues to invest in the products and services it delivers to the sports-event industry and the people who support it, including an expansion of the TEAMS brand to Europe, the […]

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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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Study: Younger Fans More Likely to Travel to Esports Events

New research on the desire for esports fans to travel and spend money at live events reveals that the younger the fan, the more likely they are to attend in-person competitions and spend money on events. The results also show that the ideal esports destination and venue provides public gaming areas as well as video […]

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The Esports Travel Summit takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)
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Record-Setting EsportsTravel Summit Concludes in Pittsburgh; Focuses on Continued Growth in Future Years

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit concluded with a record-setting number of event organizers and destination representatives in attendance at the annual gathering for the esports events industry. Hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH, the EsportsTravel Summit was held in person at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh from Tuesday, December 14, through Thursday, December 16, and attracted […]

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UBS Arena's opening ends a long-awaited drought for New York Islanders fans who were waiting for a new home. Photo by Jason Gewirtz

UBS Using Arena Naming Rights
to Propel New Sports Division

As the opening game for the New York Islanders approaches at its new UBS Arena, the financial behemoth that has its name on the venue is hoping to use that branding to attract new business to its latest financial division aimed at the sports market. “I was born and raised in New York City, less […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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Future Sites Announced for Northstar Sports Division Events

Northstar Meetings Group has announced three future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a trio of markets reflecting a variety of destinations that host sports events throughout the United States. Along with previously announced host cities, the conference has now announced its […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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National Congress of State Games Renews Partnership with TEAMS Conference & Expo

Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, and the National Congress of State Games have announced the extension of their exclusive co-location agreement through and including TEAMS ’26. The extension builds upon a partnership that has seen the annual NCSG Symposium held in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference since TEAMS was last held […]

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