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Pittsburgh is a hotbed for esports and will host the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, December 14–16. The event will feature the co-location of the United States eSports Federation Annual Meeting.
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United States eSports Federation Extends
Co-Location Agreement with EsportsTravel Summit

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the EsportsTravel Summit the exclusive home to the USeF’s Annual Meeting. The USeF is recognized as the National Governing Body of esports by the International Esports Federation. Hosted by […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Extends
Agreement with Northstar Meetings Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the TEAMS Conference & Expo the exclusive home to the USOPC’s annual Olympic and Paralympic Sportslink and National Governing Body (NGB) Best Practices Seminar. The USOPC’s Sportslink, which […]

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Northstar’s Sports Division Launches
Bid Process for Marquee Events

The Sports Division of Northstar Meetings Group has launched a formal bidding process to identify potential host-city partners for the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit. Northstar is seeking hosts for TEAMS in 2025, 2027 and beyond and for the EsportsTravel Summit in 2023 and beyond. TEAMS and the EsportsTravel Summit are the […]

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The Local Organizing Committee for the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit includes the Pittsburgh Knights, the professional esports team based in the "City of Champions."
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EsportsTravel Summit Reschedules to December 14–16

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to December 14–16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Concurrent with the date change, the EsportsTravel Summit announced a new multiyear partnership agreement with CSL, the leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the sports, entertainment, […]

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AAU Leader Roger Goudy Passes Away at 69

Dr. Roger Goudy, who spent 40 years in leadership roles with the Amateur Athletic Union, including the past six years as the organization’s president and CEO, has died. He was 69. Goudy took over the helm of AAU in 2014 after years of building up the organization’s largest event, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships […]

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The CEO Fighting Game Championships at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach attracted competitors from 30 countries. Photo: Ocean Center
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Daytona Beach Will Host the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, June 21–22, 2022. The announcement was made during the TEAMS ’20 Virtual Conference from Houston. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & […]

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TEAMS ’20: A Virtual Sports-Industry
Conference Unlike Any Other

For the first time in its 22-year history, Northstar Meetings Group’s annual TEAMS Conference & Expo was held online. But the four-day conference, which took place October 19–22, was no ordinary virtual event. Instead, an entirely immersive experience was created to transport more than 700 attendees to Houston, where the gathering originally had been scheduled […]

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The NBA received a 2020 SportsTravel Award for its leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

2020 SportsTravel Awards Honor
Organizations That Gave Back

SportsTravel is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 SportsTravel Awards, which were awarded at TEAMS ’20 Virtual from Houston. The awards honored organizations that went above and beyond to help their communities and their sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The SportsTravel Awards, which typically honor the best amateur, collegiate and professional sports events […]

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EsportsTravel Summit Goes Virtual
December 2–3 From Esports Stadium Arlington

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Arlington” experience and has been rescheduled to December 2–3. The Summit had previously been scheduled for November 18–20. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and […]

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Fans watch a 2019 Little League World Series tournament game in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Study: $45 Billion Spent in 2019 on Sports-Related Travel

A landmark new study conducted by the Sports Events and Tourism Association shows that travel to amateur and collegiate sports events in 2019 accounted for $45.1 billion in spending in the United States, an increase of over 5 percent from the previous year. In addition, that spending generated $103.3 billion in direct, indirect and induced […]

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