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Al Kidd and Jennifer Stoll: The $45 Billion Case for Sports-Related Travel

  For more coverage of the State of the Industry report, click here. For years, the Sports Events and Tourism Association (formerly the National Association of Sports Commissions) produced an annual state of the industry report in an effort to gauge the economic impact of the sports tourism industry. But association leaders were quick to […]

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Carlos Silva: How World TeamTennis Held a Season with Fans in the Stands

 World TeamTennis has been around for years and has certainly has had to adapt over that time. But the recently completed 45th season was the most unusual one yet. Instead of playing matches in the league’s nine home markets, the league co-founded by Billie Jean King played the entire season at the Greenbrier Resort […]

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Lisa Baird: Staging a Monthlong Tournament During a Pandemic

Few commissioners of professional sports have had to undergo the immediate challenges that faced Lisa Baird when she took over the National Women’s Soccer League. While her professional background included a decade as chief marketing officer of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and a similar role before that at the National Football League, not […]

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Steve Stenersen: How US Lacrosse is Approaching Return to Play

Lacrosse has been one of the few sports seeing steadily increased participation growth in recent years. But the coronavirus pandemic has had an outsized impact on US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, as it has for many organizations. In this episode of the SportsTravel Podcast with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, longtime president […]

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Melvin Tennant: A Discussion on Race and Diversity in the Travel Industry

 Minneapolis has found itself at the center of attention in a national and now global discussion on issues of systemic racism and police reform in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. In this episode of the SportsTravel Podcast, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz […]

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Glenn Merry: A New Voice for Adaptive Sports

   For decades, two organizations had their hands in the majority of adaptive sports opportunities in the United States: Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA. In May, those groups announced a merger to become a new organization called Move United, a major development in the adaptive sports space the beginning of what could […]

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Peter O’Reilly: How the NFL Pulled Off a Virtual Draft

Coming off a 2019 NFL Draft that attracted an estimated 600,000 people over three days in Nashville, the professional football league felt confident the 2020 Draft in Las Vegas would be its largest one yet. And then the coronavirus pandemic sent everything in the other direction. No crowds on the Las Vegas Strip. No prospects […]

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Dev Pathik and Jason Clement: Signs of Hope for the Youth Sports Market

The halt to sports has had a big impact on the youth market, just as it has at the collegiate and professional levels. In this conversation that SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz has with Dev Pathik and Jason Clement, the co-founders of the Sports Facilities Companies, we’ll take a deep dive on exactly what […]

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Molly Arbogast: What Sports Sponsorship Should Look Like Now

Live sports events may be on hold but that doesn’t mean sports salespeople should automatically hit the pause button. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, industry veteran Molly Arbogast, the president and CEO of POV Sports Marketing, outlines what venues, NGBs, sports organizations and brands should be doing now that the […]

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