John David Named New President and CEO of Sports ETA

 Posted on: May 2 2023
Contacts: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com CINCINNATI (May 2, 2023, 9 a.m. ET) – John David, the Chief Strategy Officer of USA BMX, the World’s Largest Sanctioning Body for the Olympic sport of bicycle motocross racing (BMX), has been named the new President and CEO of Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, replacing Al Kidd, who will retire on June 30. Over the past 20 years with USA BMX, John has produced two Olympic Trials, co-coordinated the unification of the sport in the USA, and spearheaded the campaign for the creation of the new USA BMX headquarters, arena, museum, and Hall of Fame in Tulsa, OK. He also serves on the City of Chandler Parks and Recreation Board and is a UCI International Commissaire. In 2021, the Sports Events and Tourism Association named David as the Rights Holder of the Year. “I am deeply honored to accept the position of President and CEO and join the exce...

Women’s Summit held in Dallas on Eve of NCAA Women’s Final Four

 Posted on: April 20 2023
Women’s Summit held in Dallas on Eve of NCAA Women’s Final Four By Jennifer Stoll, PhD, Stoll Strategies There is simply something special about the Sports Events & Tourism Association's annual Women's Summit held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four! I can't explain it, but learning from exceptional peers and industry dynamos is invigorating. This year was no exception as we saw a tremendous number of first-time attendees connect with seasoned ladies in real, open, and honest conversations. New industry relationships were formed that undoubtedly will last a lifetime. Congratulations to Monica Paul and her team for hosting this year’s NCAA Women’s Final Four, one of the best tournaments I can remember. TV viewership of the final games was at an all-time high and the games featured some of the best players and coaches in today’s game.  “What a way to close out Women’s History Month. I can’t b...

2023 Annual General Membership Meeting

 Posted on: April 15 2023
Sports ETA Members: As a reminder, the Annual General Membership Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 25, at 2:00 PM ET. Per association bylaws, the 2023 Annual General Membership Meeting agenda is available for your review below. VIEW AGMM PACKET Please read this section in its entirety, as it contains important information about the Annual General Membership Meeting: Per the Sports ETA Bylaws, Article XIII – Meeting of Members, Section F “Each Member in good standing in the Destination, Industry Partner and Rights Holder Membership category shall have one vote, which may be cast only by the Member, without the right of proxy”.   At the meeting onset, a designated Board member will confirm to the Board Chair and membership the total number of accredited voters in participation. This number will be the total number of primary contacts who checked in to the Annual General Membership Meeting between 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM ET&n...

2023 Sports Legacy WIN for KC: How You Can Help

 Posted on: April 6 2023
2023 Beneficiary: WIN for KC (Camp WIN Program) WIN for KC envisions a community where sport ignites the life of every woman and girl. The Women's Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC) was established in 1994 to empower the lives of girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports, while providing opportunities for participation, leadership development and recognition.   ABOUT CAMP WIN Camp WIN is a week long sports day camp for girls ages 6-12. Throughout the week campers are introduced to 12-15 different sports and fitness activities along with life skills training with WIN for KC’s custom curriculum, Live Active. Campers learn about effort, resilience, belief and teamwork as they work through their lessons and push themselves to learn new sports. Camp WIN believes involvement in various types of sports and fitness activities improves girls’ physical and emotional well-being. They learn how to take feedback, ho...

Women's Final Four Volunteer Opportunities - Dallas, TX

 Posted on: March 22 2023
Volunteer Opportunity Interested in volunteering at the Women's Final Four? Check out these opportunities: Tourney Town shifts at the convention center: Thursday, March 30 until 8:30pm (the Women's Summit ends at 5pm and it's an open evening) Friday, March 31 until 5:30pm Final Four shifts at American Airlines Center: Friday, March 31 from 4:00pm to 11:30pm Details: Volunteers will proudly represent Dallas with every interaction with each other and the fans. Volunteers will create excitement for NCAA Women's Final Four as fans engage during their time at Tourney Town. Volunteers will greet fans, assist with waiver stations, and staff the different activations and basketball activities.  This is a great way to make an impact for NCAA Women's Final Four. Be ready to be on your feet for your shift.  You will need to create an account and register HERE. You will create a profile and submit a background check

NEW Executive Compensation Report

 Posted on: March 15 2023
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com Sports ETA, SearchWide Global, and Northstar Meetings Group Present New Executive Compensation Report for the Sports Events and Tourism Industry CINCINNATI (March 15, 2023) – Sports ETA and SearchWide Global released the “2023 Sports Destination Leaders Salary, Compensation and Benefits Report” led by researchers from Stoll Strategies, sponsored by the Northstar Meetings Group. The benchmark study provides an overall look at the employment landscape for the $39.7 billion sports events and tourism industry among sports destinations while offering a resource to organizations with actionable information. The last industry Salary, Compensation and Benefits Report was conducted in 2013 by Enigma Research Corporation. The research for the 2023 report was led by Dr. Jennifer Stoll, and Dr. Blake Price, from Stoll Strategies. Data from more than 200 sports destination leaders, with a majority ...

MEMBER AWARDS ARE BACK IN 2023!

 Posted on: February 15 2023
Each year, Sports ETA honors organizations and individuals in the sports events and tourism industry to celebrate their accomplishments and achievements. After a deep dive into the past awards program, a small committee of Sports ETA members has revamped our program to not only streamline the submission process but include award categories that are relevant to all association members and the programs members want and should be recognized for. Now, easier and more streamlined than ever, we invite you to submit a nomination for Member Awards. The portal will remain open until March 31, 2023. Award winners will be announced at the 2023 Sports ETA Symposium in Kansas City, MO.  Submit A Nomination For A Member Award AWARD CATEGORIES Member award activities and events must have occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2022.  Sports Commission of the Year Population: Under 500,000 Population: 500,000 and above Who Can Submit: Destinations This w...

Winter '22 - '23 Playbook Out Now!

 Posted on: February 2 2023
The Winter '22 - '23 edition of the Sports ETA Playbook is out now! Download your copy here, and don't forget to share it with a colleague. Inside this edition: - Sports ETA Chief Executive Summit - Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Expands Strategic Partnership - White Paper: The Strong Performance of the Sports Tourism Sector - Kansas City - The New Midwest - Tourism Improvement Districts - Your 2023 Sports ETA Road Map - Guide to State-level Event Procurement Funds Read playbook

The Strong Performance of the Sports Tourism Sector and Rising Resident Sentiment of Sport

 Posted on: January 30 2023
By: Jennifer Stoll, PhD, Principal, Stoll Strategies and Research Director for Sports ETA & Tammy Koerte, Senior Research Manager, Longwoods International Co-published with our partners at Longwoods International, our latest white paper, “The Strong Performance of the Sports Tourism Sector and Rising Resident Sentiment of Sport,” looks at the strength of sports tourism in this post-pandemic world and its support among communities, sports organizations and participants. First, let’s take a look back at sports tourism. As of 2021, sports events and tourism comprised $39.7 billion in direct spending, $12.9 billion in tax revenue and a total economic impact of $91.8 billion in the U.S., according to Sports ETA data. This bounce back from the pandemic outpaced many other industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas extraction, and others. In 2021, more than 175 million Americans traveled for sports-related reasons, just 2.6% below the industry peak...

ATTN Event Owners: Win the ULTIMATE Kansas City Prize

 Posted on: January 11 2023
Calling all event owners! Visit KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation wants you at the 2023 Sports ETA Symposium in Kansas City this May.  All event owners who register for the event by Friday, March 17th will be entered to win the ultimate Kansas City prize: A $2,000 Traeger Smoker Gift Card (redeemable via Traeger.com) with a full Kansas City original - Jack Stack Pitmaster BBQ Package delivered right to your front door! So what are you waiting for? Register now! 👇   Register Now This drawing is only open to Event Owners. You must be registered by 11:59 P.M. PT on Friday, March 17, 2023 to be entered. The drawing will take place in Kansas City during the 2023 Symposium Event Owners Reception on Monday, May 8. The Event Owner Reception will take place from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. local time at No Other Pub.
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