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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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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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EventConnect Names Justin Roach as Director of Facility Partners

EventConnect will be taking steps to further support tourism-focused facilities with the addition of Justin Roach to its leadership team as the director of facility partners. ‘ “We are all thrilled to have Justin on our team,” said John D’Orsay, chief executive officer of EventConnect. “His experience in the industry and innovative approach stood out […]

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EventConnect Partners with Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission

EventConnect has announced a partnership with the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission to use the EventConnect platform to streamline all sport event experiences, enable efficient communications with hotel partners and provide access to event insights and impact. EventConnect connects rights holders, tournament directors and accommodations on one platform, working with more than 4,000 events in over […]

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Sports ETA Partners with EventConnect on Dashboard

The Sports Events and Tourism Association has announced a new partnership with the EventConnect registration platform to produce a live dashboard of events aimed at helping the industry track where events are being staged and by what type. Sports ETA’s The Pulse powered by EventConnect will provide industry insights for destinations and events rights holders […]

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EventConnect Partnering With Legacy Sports USA

EventConnect has announced a partnership with Legacy Sports USA, which in January 2022 will open Legacy Sports Park, a 320-acre multi-use family, sport and entertainment complex in Mesa, Arizona. Legacy Sports USA will use EventConnect’s platform to streamline attendee user data to maximize attendee experiences with event and hotel registrations, ticketing and concessions planning at […]

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Baseball Players Association Launches 2021 Wisconsin Youth Tournament

The Baseball Players Association will launch the BPA Dairyland Series, which will consist of six youth baseball tournaments starting in 2021 in six Wisconsin communities. BPA is organizing the series, which is designed as an annual showcase for Midwest athletes, in conjunction with communities, organizations and venues across Wisconsin. The areas hosting legs of the […]

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Extent of Youth Sports Economic Loss Revealed in Company Data

EventConnect, a provider of event and sports tourism management software, has released statistics showing the extent of the loss of youth and amateur sporting events for destinations in 2020, with encouraging signs for 2021. The finding from the company’s internal database of registration and hotel data for more than 4,000 events, 400 associations, 15,000 hotels […]

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John D’Orsay Named CEO of EventConnect

Sports tournament management company EventConnect has appointed John D’Orsay as chief executive officer, succeeding founder Jason Parker, who has left the company. D’Orsay joined EventConnect in 2016 as the company’s chief technology officer and was promoted in 2018 to the role of chief revenue officer. As chief technology officer, D’Orsay played a pivotal role in […]

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