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Sports ETA to Induct Three Members into Hall of Fame

Janis Burke, chief executive officer of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority; John Gibbons, former executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission and Bill Hanson, co-founder of San Antonio Sports, will be inducted into the Sports ETA Hall of Fame as the Class of 2024 at the organization’s annual Symposium in Portland in […]

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Sports ETA Seeks Industry Participation for Survey

The Sports Events & Tourism Association is seeking data from sports-event industry professionals that will be used to create the 2023 State of the Industry Report, which will be unveiled at the association’s annual symposium in April. The report, conducted by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, and sponsored by the Northstar Meetings Group, will […]

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Visit Panama City Beach Tabs Richard Sanders as VP of Special Projects

Visit Panama City Beach has appointed Richard Sanders as vice president of special projects with a focus on the development of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. Chris O’Brien, director of sports marketing and member of the Sports Events and Tourism Association board of directors, will assume leadership of Panama City Beach sports tourism. “For […]

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Sports Venue Report Reveals Development Trends

In partnership with the Sports Events & Tourism Association and supported by Northstar Meetings Group and Playeasy, Stoll Strategies has released a new sports facilities report that analyzes the state of sports venues across the United States. The free report accesses Playeasy’s data to pinpoint a variety of information about sports venues across the country, […]

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Cabarrus County High School Installs New Track Surface

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, has installed a new track surface at a local high school in hopes of attracting major track and field events to the destination. Located on the campus of Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord, the facility features a Mondo Super X 720 Track and Field surface, the recommended surface of […]

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From left, John David, Melany Hugo, Taylor McCollough, and Jennifer Pivnick joined SportsTravel's Matt Traub for the panel on economics in sports. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’23: The Shifting Economics of Hosting Events

Are sports events truly recession proof? How is inflation impacting events? How can you prepare events for potential economic uncertainty? Industry leaders discuss the trends they see when it comes to hotel rates and how hoteliers are working with sports groups, how the insurance market is adapting to the economic realities of parents and event […]

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Sports ETA Partners With Team Travel Source

Sports ETA has announced that Team Travel Source will sponsor the annual Sports ETA Member Awards program, which honors individuals and organizations for contributions to the industry. Categories presented at the 2023 4S Summit in El Paso, Texas, are destination branding and marketing campaign of the year and event marketing campaign of the year. Categories […]

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The TEAMS '22 Conference opening session in Oklahoma City was held in front of one of the biggest crowds in the event's history. This year's conference in The Palm Beaches, Florida, will have a record number of attendees. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)
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TEAMS ’23 Celebrates Milestone Year With Record Attendance

The TEAMS Conference & Expo, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by Discover the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach Sports Commission, will celebrate 25 years of business development, education and networking when the sports-event industry gathers for TEAMS ’23 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. TEAMS ’23 — to be held October 2–5 — will […]

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