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From left: Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Linda Logan, Amanda Kraus, Kaleo Maclay and Hilary Knight discussed what Title IX means to them. Photo by Jared Wickerham

Video: TEAMS ’22 Celebrates the Best of the Sports-Event Industry

TEAMS ’22, the biggest TEAMS Conference & Expo ever presented by SportsTravel and hosted this year by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, showcased how the sports-event industry has led the travel and tourism rebound in the post-pandemic era. The annual SportsTravel Awards showcased the best events and organizations in the past year while […]

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From left, Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel moderated a session with Wayne Moss, Ju’Riese Colón, Megan Ditchman and Sarah Dyer about the impact of youth sports and how to enhance it. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Panelists Discuss the Evolving Landscape of Youth Sports

Not even the National Football League drives as much revenue throughout the country as youth sports — but challenges remain. Whether it be keeping children safe at events or getting them engaged in the first place, panelists detailed how policies are being put in place in the TEAMS Educational Session “The Evolving Landscape of Youth […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Oklahoma City Convention Center on Wednesday October 26, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)
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TEAMS Conference Announces Future Hosts

Northstar Meetings Group has announced two future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a pair of markets that reflect the vitality of the sports-related travel market. Along with previously announced host cities, the conference has now announced its host locations through 2029. […]

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From left, Tom Shephard, Virginia Sung, Patrick Talty and Chris Turner discuss the possibility of NGBs hosting multi-sport events in 2023.

TEAMS ’22: Organizing The New U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sport Series

One way that cities can capitalize on hosting events is to host several at once. The concept of an Olympic and Paralympic sport series is one where NGBs can combine resources by hosting several of their championships in one location, adding overall prestige to the events and increasing community interest in a variety of sports. […]

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From left: Susan Baughman, Kari Watkins, Marissa Werner and Don Dukemineer discuss the challenges that organizers face when trying to fill volunteer positions for large events. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: The Volunteer Challenge Details How Destinations Recruit Help

Volunteer help is the lifeline for any destination hosting a major event and for the event organizer bringing their event to a destination. Without volunteers, there may not be a sports event in the country that could go off without a hitch. But in some places around the country, what was a vast volunteer database […]

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Discussing the value of Riversport OKC to the city of Oklahoma City is, from left: Olympic Hopeful Augustus Cook, Beth Spilman of the American Canoe Association, Reilly Dampeer of the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center; Mike Knopp, executive director of Riversport; and moderator Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel Magazine. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Riversport OKC Showcases Value of Unique Venues to Destinations

The revitalization of the Oklahoma River is a case study in how a destination can rethink its entire sports landscape with creative thinking and community goodwill. And thanks to Riversport OKC, Oklahoma City became the center of rowing and canoe/kayak, showcasing how a citywide vision can help put a destination on the Olympic and Paralympic […]

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Mark Jeanneret of the Erie Sports Commission and John Gibbons of the Rhode Island Sports Commission discuss their destinations' participation in The Great Race motorsports event. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: The Great Race Goes Across the Country

Most motorsports events are confined to a specific venue suitable for the competition but one organization has embraced the multi-city concept to spread the benefit across multiple destinations and how those destinations have taken advantage of the spotlight in return as panelists detailed in the TEAMS Conference & Expo Educational Session “Case Study: How the […]

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Stefanie Korepin, USA Gymnastics chief programs officer, left, congratulations Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, center, after Olympic legend Bart Conner announced the 2023 USA Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships will be heading to Oklahoma City. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Oklahoma City to host 2023 USA Gymnastics Development Program National Championships

 The 2023 USA Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships will be held May 9–14, 2023, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. USA Gymnastics legend Bart Conner made the announcement Tuesday at the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City. The championships draw more than 1,700 athletes annually and serve as the […]

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From left: Bobby Wintle, Noah Collins, Kristi Mohn and Micah Rice spoke about utilizing dirt roads for biking competitions across America. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: “Pay Dirt” Educational Session Kicks Off Event

You may not consider gravel roads an asset when it comes to sports events, but some of the biggest events in cycling are happening on those roads in some of the most remote destinations, as panelists detailed in the TEAMS Educational Session “Pay Dirt: How Gravel Racing Has Changed the View of Dirt Roads.” Several […]

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The TEAMS Conference will be held October 24–27, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’22 to Convene Sports-Events Industry

The TEAMS Conference & Expo, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, will convene the sports-events industry at a time when sports events are leading the travel and tourism comeback. TEAMS ’22 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center will also feature educational programming from leaders in the industry, including […]

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