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Industry Leaders Praise Event Ownership Model

Being able to have an event that you own outright is even more important during the uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic, panelists agreed during a Sports ETA webinar on March 27. “We probably had 15 events that were scheduled in the March-April-May time frame,” said Ray Palmer, president of Pensacola Sports. “Five of those […]

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How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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Sports ETA Seeking Survey Responses for Landmark Study

Sports ETA, in collaboration with Northstar Meetings Group, is seeking responses to a landmark study on the sports event and tourism industry. The State of the Industry Report for Sports Events, being conducted by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, is designed to set a benchmark for the industry’s overall impact. Areas of study will include […]

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Al Kidd Receives Three-Year Extension at Sports ETA

Al Kidd has received a three-year extension to continue serving as president and CEO of the Sports Events & Tourism Association. Kidd joined the organization in 2017, becoming the second executive in the association’s history and helping the organization rebrand from its former name of the National Association of Sports Commissions. “Under Al’s leadership, our […]

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Janis Ross Joins Sports ETA Staff

Industry veteran Janis Ross has been named vice president of events and experiences for the Sports Events & Tourism Association. Ross, who had been executive director for the Eugene Cascades & Coast Sports Commission in Oregon for the past 15 years, will oversee the association’s major events and programs, including the annual Symposium, Women’s Summit […]

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Sports ETA and Northstar Announce Content Partnership

Sports ETA has announced a multiyear partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the publisher of SportsTravel and organizers of the TEAMS Conference & Expo, to provide educational content at Northstar conferences, including an educational track at TEAMS ’19 in Anaheim. The agreement also includes a joint “Annual State of the Industry” publication and research co-sharing with […]

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Partnership Reached Between U.S. Center for SafeSport and Sports ETA

The U.S. Center for SafeSport and the Sports Events and Tourism Association have announced a wide-reaching partnership where the center will provide abuse awareness and prevention training to be distributed by Sports ETA to more than 800 members and affiliated organizations including sports commissions, sports facilities and events owners, and multisport organizations and state tourism […]

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NASC Changes Name to Sports Events & Tourism Association

The National Association of Sports Commissions has announced its new name and brand identity—Sports Events & Tourism Association, or Sports ETA—which will take full effect January 1, 2020. The announcement came during the organization’s annual symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee, and comes after more than two years of work by a branding committee that employed the help […]

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