Entries for 2023

What's new in Tempe?

 Posted on: November 11 2023
Tune in now to find out!

Playbook - Fall 2023

 Posted on: November 9 2023
The fall 2023 edition of the Sports ETA Playbook is out now. Take a break and check it out! Download your copy here, and remember to share it with a colleague. Inside this edition: Salem, VA hosting 100th NCAA Championship Digital Badging Program Mentoring Community Revival A Closer Look at the Ryder Cup Experience  Growing the U.S. Polo Association How AI is Already Impacting Sports & Entertainment VIEW PLAYBOOK We encourage members to share information with their peers. Contact Meagan Grau to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The Playbook.

The Stoll Report on Sports Facilities

 Posted on: November 9 2023
Your comprehensive guide to sports facilities in the U.S. Providing a first-of-its-kind comprehensive tool analyzing sports facilities in the U.S., The Stoll Report on Sports Facilities dives into the rapidly changing landscape of the sports facility industry. With data provided by Playeasy and sponsored by industry leaders Northstar Meetings Group and The Sports Facilities Companies, this valuable FREE industry resource provides a holistic facilities industry overview coupled with expert analysis and forward-thinking insights. This report is the first in a series of forthcoming reports providing insight data, analysis, and insights related to sports facilities. What's included? Get the FREE Report

An important message from our members, Slamball League

 Posted on: November 7 2023
An important message from our new members, Slamball League: “We are thrilled to announce that SlamBall League will be returning for 2024, and we are currently looking to secure a host city to serve as our Base Camp for the season. From April 25 - July 20, 2024, we are looking to secure a host venue for our Tryout Camp, Training Camp, and Regular Season run of events. We'll bring over 100 players and staff, 2,500+ room nights, and 30 broadcast event days over a 12-week period.” View RFP Bids are due December 1, 2023. Don't hesitate to contact Don Hardman at don.hardman@slamballleague.com with any questions.

Bowling for big business

 Posted on: November 4 2023
What happens when 4,000 bowlers and 10,000 people descend on two communities? Tune in to find out!

Join the Sports ETA Mentoring Community and Help Shape Future Leaders

 Posted on: November 1 2023
A new season is upon us, and we are thrilled to announce the revival of our Sports ETA Mentoring Community! We're on the lookout for dedicated individuals who are ready to share their knowledge, inspire growth, and foster connections within our community. Yes, you guessed it right – we need mentors! As Sports ETA continues to flourish, so does the need for guidance and support for our members. Mentorship has the potential to be a transformative experience for both mentors and mentees. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a rising star, your unique experiences and expertise can make a significant impact on someone's life and career. SIGN UP TO BE A MENTOR Why Become a Mentor? Pay It Forward: Remember those who guided you when you needed it most? Here's your chance to do the same for someone else. Networking: You'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional network. ...

News from our members at the NCAA: Bid on the 2024 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Academies

 Posted on: October 30 2023
Our friends at the NCAA have asked us to share information on the bid process for the 2024 Men's & Women's College Basketball Academies. Please see below: The NCAA invites prospective hosts to bid on the 2024 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Academies. The NCAA College Basketball Academies give prospective men's and women's student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience. Organized with input from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), these developmental summer academies pair high-level basketball competition with life skills instruction. In addition to basketball training, skill development, and games, participants and their parents or chaperones will attend life skills courses about NCAA eligibility and compliance; the recruiting process; name, image, and likeness opportunities; agents; the transfer portal; and the pathway to professional basketball o...

Play it Forward!

 Posted on: October 28 2023
Louisville Sports Commission, founded in 1999 originally to drive sports tourism to the community, has now grown into so much more. Recently honored by Sports ETA for the program, Kids Finish First, the program is truly changing lives. Greg Fante, the President & CEO of Louisville Sports Commission talks with Host Kathrine Nero about the efforts to help kids in marginalized communities get into organized sports and succeed in their daily lives. You won't wanna miss this episode!

Sports ETA's 4S & Rights Holder Summit Sets the Stage for Industry Advancement in El Paso

 Posted on: October 26 2023
  Contacts: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com  EL PASO, TEXAS (October 26, 2023) - Sports ETA successfully hosted its annual 4S & Rights Holder Summit this week, gathering over 150 dynamic members for an enriching two-day event focused on sharing the latest trends in sports and events tourism strategies, services, sales, and sponsorships. The bustling event was hosted by Visit El Paso, and supported by a network of sponsors, including Chattanooga Sports, Fort Worth Sports Commission, Florida’s Sports Coast, Traveling Teams, and Visit Myrtle Beach. John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA, expressed his gratitude to El Paso for playing host to the impactful 4S & Rights Holder Summit, bringing together key players in the sports events and tourism industry. "Our time in this vibrant city has been incredibly productive, with fruitful discussions on best practices, emerging trends, and valuable business prospects," he...

Terrific times in Tulsa

 Posted on: October 21 2023
Tulsa Sports Commission was recently honored by Sports ETA as the Sports Commission of the Year, (population over 500,000 category.) after it brought in an overall economic impact of $218 million dollars! Meet Joel Koester, the Director of Sports Sales with Tulsa Sports Commission and learn about the work it took to make that happen, plus, the unique events they brought to the area. Looking to make a splash in your city? Joel shares a few tricks of the trade during our chat! Tune in!
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