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Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, has hosted the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

Sarasota County Commissioners Boosting Sports Tourism

The Sarasota County Board of Commissioners in Florida has agreed to allocate 5 percent of the county’s tourist development tax collections toward sports tourism and related activities, and create a sports tourism liaison position with the county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Sports tourism marketing will remain with Visit Sarasota County, reported the Englewood […]

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Industry Veterans Form Sports Tourism Consultancy

Five sports-event industry veterans have announced the formation of a new sports tourism consultancy called the The Collective. The new organization will have seven locations across the United States with a main headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The effort’s leadership consists of Managing Partner Kevin Smith and partners Mike Chandler, Matt Dunn, Kris Smith and […]

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2022 Dragon Boat World Championships Awarded to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, will be the site for the 2022 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships, the federation announced at a congress event in Pattaya, Thailand. Sarasota won the bid over Montreal, Quebec, and Hungary, which hosted the 2018 event and drew 6,200 athletes. The next world championships, held on […]

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Sarasota to Host 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Trials

U.S. Rowing has selected Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing. The event will be staged in April 2020 and will determine the teams the U.S. will send to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The rowing venue also hosted the […]

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