Sports ETA Announces William Knox to Lead Facilities Program Development

 Posted on: January 5 2022
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CINCINNATI (January 5, 2022) – Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) has named William Knox to lead Facilities Program Development. He will oversee the Sports Facilities membership and programming, a growing segment of the general membership.

Knox earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing with a minor in Business from Indiana University in 2000. After completing his undergraduate career, he accepted a position as the Director of Sports Marketing with the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Later, he became the Director of the Hoosier Sports Corporation.

Knox moved to Hamilton County in 2009 to accept the Director of Sports Development position for Hamilton County Tourism INC, where he also served as the Director of the Hamilton County Sports Authority. Knox went on to become the Director of the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana where he oversaw the operations, marketing and business development of the 400-acre campus that includes the 370,000sq. ft. Grand Park Events Center. 

Knox is now the President and Owner of Legacy Sports Group and partner of The Collective. He will continue his sports industry consultancy with Legacy Sports Group. 

“William will be a valuable member of our Sports ETA team in helping us strategically increase connections between Sports Facilities membership, which is a fast-growing segment of our overall membership,” said Al Kidd, President & CEO of the Sports Events & Tourism Association. “William will offer valuable relationships with Sports Facilities leaders around the country.” 

“As Sports ETA continues to grow its Sports Facilities membership, programming and networking, I look forward to guiding this important work on behalf of the membership,” said Knox


About Sports ETA

As the only trade association for the sport tourism industry, Sports ETA is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and sports event owners. Sports ETA is committed to the success of more than 600 member organizations and 2,400 sports event professionals. Our promise is to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members and to protect the integrity of the sports events and tourism industry.  For more information, visit


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