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Maryland to Host USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships

Gambrill State Park and the Frederick Watershed CWNA in Frederick, Maryland, will host the 2021 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships on October 23. The Maryland Sports Commission will serve as the event host, working closely with officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Gambrill State Park staff, Visit Frederick, the city […]

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Fans cheer and take cell phone pictures during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Images

2026 World Cup Host Cities Race Heating Up

There are events that any destination would love to host, and then there are events that could transform a destination not only ahead of their arrival but for years to come. The 2026 FIFA World Cup promises to be one of those events and 17 cities throughout the United States are under consideration for 10 […]

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2021 Maryland Cycling Classic Date Set

The Maryland Cycling Classic, which had to cancel its inaugural event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will have its 2021 event on September 5 as part of a series of events throughout the region on Labor Day Weekend. The inaugural event had been scheduled for September 6, 2020 but was postponed in late […]

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Major League Lacrosse chose Navy–Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, to conduct its abbreviated 2020 season. Photo: Anne Evans/MLL

Case Study: 5 Takeaways from MLL’s Mini Season

Last season, Major League Lacrosse staged events over a longer period of time than typical—ending its season in October instead of Labor Day—in an effort to get lacrosse fans even more aware of the product that has allowed the league to reach its 20th season. This year, the league wrapped a week-long tournament at one venue […]

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Signs at various locations remind golfers of social distancing rules during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sports in a Post-COVID World: Industry Leaders React

With so much unknown about the short-, mid- and long-term future of the sports-event industry, destinations, rights holders and industry suppliers have tried to prepare as best they can for what may lie ahead. SportsTravel asked leaders across the industry to give their thoughts about the remarkable past few months, what they are doing now […]

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman throws to the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of 2017 opening day in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Industry Professionals Try to Prepare for Unknown

An organization can plan as much as possible but there will still be a large list of unknowns, industry professionals discussed during a webinar hosted by Neumann University of Pennsylvania. “You don’t know what the rules are going to be when this is done,” said Ryan Wolfe, sports sales leader at the Delaware Tourism Office. […]

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Maryland Sports Leader Recognized

Maryland Sports Executive Director Terry Hasseltine was honored with the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations Partner of the Year Award recently at the 39th annual Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit. Hasseltine was recognized for efforts that have generated over $1.7 billion in direct spending in the state. Hasseltine also was recognized for being named […]

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