Off and Running in New England

New England is steeped in American history, and that’s no less true in sports than it is in politics. Both basketball and volleyball were invented in Massachusetts, the world’s oldest annual marathon still runs the streets of Boston, and the first game of hockey in America was played in New Hampshire. But the region is […]

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Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, is home to an annual stop on the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, including the most recent event, which was staged in February. Photo courtesy of Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Soaring High In the Mountains

The Rocky Mountains span 3,000 miles, stretching from British Columbia to New Mexico—and, along the way, they lend their soaring peaks and sweeping vistas to five states: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. In the Mountain West, organizers will find Big Sky Country, vast mountain ranges and passionate sports communities. Whether it’s for youth and […]

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The Grapple on the Gridiron wrestling event between the Iowa and Oklahoma State universities at Iowa City’s Kinnick Stadium set the NCAA wrestling attendance record. Photo courtesy of Brian Ray

Big Events in the Great Plains

In the Great Plains, the big cities have small-town charm and the small towns have big-city amenities, but nowhere will you find “big-city attitudes.” Visitors are sometimes surprised by locals’ welcoming nature, known simply as “Midwestern nice.” Wrestling has a stronghold in several states, and BMX is an up-and-coming sport. Residents love their ice hockey, […]

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A Region That Rises Above

Along the southeastern seaboard, the culture combines a little bit of the East Coast and a whole lot of the South. And regardless of whether the city is pushing 1 million residents or barely breaking 100,000, in the South-Atlantic, the general consensus is that sports rule. Big cities boast big-name professional teams and a roster […]

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Tipping Off in the Southwest By Karen Robes Meeks While much of America experiences the chill of winter, the Southwest basks in the sun. It’s a distinct advantage for organizers looking to plan their sporting events without unpredictable weather distractions. “We have great weather all year long. It’s one of our biggest strengths,” said Ed […]

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Events With an Impact in the South By Greg Mellen Rich in history, culture and resources, destinations in the South have what it takes to host a wide range of memorable sporting events. To many, it may seem the South is all about Roll Tide, Razorbacks, Ragin’ Cajuns and all things football. But there’s so […]

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On Serve in the Mid-Atlantic By Karen Robes Meeks American historian Frederick Jackson Turner saw the Mid-Atlantic as a kind of prototype for what would become the modern United States. The region’s harbors were entryways to waves of European immigrants settling here and creating the international diversity that now defines the region. Today that international […]

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Pacific States Pair Well With Events By John Conroy Many of the nation’s most scenic destinations are located in the Pacific States, where cities take pride in the events they host indoors and out. Stretching some 3,700 miles from Alaska to the Mexican border, the Pacific region offers a menu of tantalizing choices for event […]

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