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More Than 800 Attend Sports ETA Symposium

The Sports Events and Tourism Association completed its annual symposium in Fort Worth, Texas, May 2­–5, releasing a new State of the Industry report, naming Las Vegas as the host city for the 2026 event and announcing the first non-destination member to serve on the association’s executive committee in the organization’s 30-year history. The meeting […]

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How Tulsa Landed the USA BMX Headquarters

Flash back 10 years. USA BMX, the national governing body for the sport, was headquartered at its longtime home in Gilbert, Arizona. As the sport grew in popularity — one of the fastest-growing sports in the past decade, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association — so did the needs of the organization. More tracks […]

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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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Case Study: 5 Takeaways from USA BMX’s First Event Back

Few sports may be better positioned than BMX to return to events. After all, the sport’s participants wear helmets that cover their mouths and serve as almost built-in masks. But staging an event in the new pandemic era isn’t as easy as telling people to get on their bikes because their faces may be covered. […]

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