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J.D. Wood Joins Sports Facilities Companies

Sports Facilities Companies has hired industry veteran J.D. Wood as the regional vice president of strategic development, a position dedicated to expanding the firm’s venue management footprint in the Western United States. “I couldn’t be more excited to be rejoining SFC in this new role,” said Wood, who previously worked for the Dallas Sports Commission […]

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Sports ETA Approves New Board Members, Changes Bylaws

Members of the Sports Event and Tourism Association elected a new board at the first annual membership meeting held since the start of the pandemic. Members also adopted several new bylaw changes that will give more equal benefits to rights holder and industry partner members, and created a new individual membership category. The annual meeting […]

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EventConnect Launches Advisory Board

EventConnect, a cloud-based event and tournament management system for the sports tourism industry, has announced the creation of an advisory board for its Sportology Conference. The London, Ontario-based company partnered with Huddle Up Group to assemble the board’s members. EventConnect launched in 2013 and has developed digital tools to streamline the coordination, management, tracking and […]

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Panama City Beach Complex Celebrates Grand Opening

The Panama City Beach Sports Complex recently held its grand opening of the 160-acre project that will serve as a venue for more than 50 sports events in the first year alone. The opening was held days before the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael’s landfall, an event that set back the complex’s construction. The complex […]

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An overview rending of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex.

5 Sports Venues to Watch

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. They are constructing ice arenas, soccer fields and baseball diamonds, hoping these venues will serve as a one-stop shop for traveling teams and their families. Here are five new sports […]

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