MEMBER WIN: Visit Delaware, announced the launch of the Delaware Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund!

 Posted on: February 15 2024
For Release Feb. 12, 2024 Delaware Tourism Office Contact: Allyson Ennis, Allyson.Ennis@Delaware.gov Delaware Tourism Office Launches the Delaware Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund Applications Accepted Beginning March 1  DOVER, Del. (February 12, 2024) – Today, the Delaware Tourism Office announced it will begin accepting applications on March 1, 2024 for the Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund. Established through the FY24 Bond and Capital Improvements Act, the fund provides financial support to new or existing sports facilities that hold events throughout the year to attract out-of-state visitors and contribute to the state and local economy.  “Sports tourism is a growing industry in our state and the surrounding region, with millions of dollars spent each year by event participants, their families, and other attendees,” said Governor John Carney. “This fundwill help keep Delaware’s sports tourism industry compe...

MEMBER WIN: Sports ETA members, USA Artistic Swimming - The first U.S. artistic swimming team to qualify for the Olympic Games since 2008!

 Posted on: February 14 2024
  HUGE congrats to Sports ETA members, USA Artistic Swimming - The first U.S. artistic swimming team to qualify for the Olympic Games since 2008!! 👏 Congrats on this epic win, we can't wait to see you in Paris! #MemberWin #SportsBiz Check out this reaction video 👉 https://www.facebook.com/USAArtisticSwimming/videos/1068560954195536/

Member WIN: Sports ETA member, KemperSports, recently announced they were selected to manage a new sports complex, in Saraland, AL - "The Land"!

 Posted on: February 13 2024
January 31, 2024 EXPANSIVE PROPERTY TO FEATURE PREMIER INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MULTI-SPORT AND EVENTS FACILITIES NORTHBROOK, Ill. and SARALAND, Ala., Jan. 31, 2024 – KemperSports Venues, a division of KemperSports, has been selected as the property manager by the City of Saraland, Alabama, for “The Land,” the City’s expansive new multi-use sports and recreation complex, overseeing venue coordination and event operations. “We retained KemperSports earlier this year to serve as design, development and marketing consultant for The Land, and we’re thrilled to expand our partnership with them as the complex’s property operations manager and venue coordinator,” said Saraland Mayor Dr. Howard Rubenstein. “KemperSports’ proven track record of success in managing and enhancing premier sports venues, along with its hospitality-driven approach, aligns perfectly with our vision of providing Saraland with a top-tier...

MEMBER WIN: West Monroe Sports & Events Center Celebrates Successful Grand Opening Event

 Posted on: January 24 2024
Contact: Courtney Hornsby Company: City of West Monroe Email: chornsby@westmonroe.la.gov   West Monroe Sports & Events Center Celebrates Successful Grand Opening Event  New Premier Sports and Recreation Complex Officially Opens Doors [West Monroe, LA] January 23, 2024– On January 19, the long-awaited West Monroe Sports & Events Center hosted a grand opening event to mark its first official day in operation, drawing more than 200 excited local attendees. The new sports complex features a plethora of amenities designed to promote physical and mental well-being for residents, as well as attract quality youth sporting events and regional tournaments to West Monroe. The monumental occasion kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony alongside Origin Bank, the facility’s tittle sponsor. Upon arrival, guests heard remarks from notable guests, such as West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell, project partners Discover Monroe-West Monroe and the Ouachita...

MEMBER WIN: Overland Park, Kansas, Becomes First Home of the College Baseball Hall of Fame

 Posted on: January 23 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2024 Overland Park, Kansas, Becomes First Home of the College Baseball Hall of Fame (OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) – The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park proudly announce that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will establish its inaugural physical location in Overland Park, Kansas. Located within the iconic Museum at Prairiefire, the College Baseball Hall of Fame will serve as a shared community asset, deepening connections to the nation's favorite pastime through a dynamic and ever-evolving space for college baseball enthusiasts to celebrate the sport's rich past, present and future. Following an extensive search to find the permanent home for the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Overland Park and the Museum at Prairiefire emerged as ideal partners for the College Baseball Foundation through its purposeful vision and united support from the community. Visit Overland Park estimates that the College Baseball Hall of...

Member Win: Simpleview and Playeasy Announce a “Home Run” Partnership for DMOs to Meet Their Sports Tourism Goals

 Posted on: September 27 2023
Media Contact: Stacie Wingfield VP of Marketing at Simpleview 859-206-5020 stacie.wingfield@simpleviewinc.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The companies announce a comprehensive sports tourism solution that includes a powerful integration that will better drive sports markets for destinations TUCSON, AZ — Simpleview and Playeasy have announced a partnership designed to better drive sports markets for destinations across the country. Simpleview, the leading provider of CRM, CMS, and marketing solutions for destinations worldwide, shared that after months of strategic planning with the team at Playeasy, the leading digital platform supporting sports event organizers, destinations, facilities, and events in the United States — the partnership was formed to build an integration of platforms and collaboration of thought leadership to fuel sports marketing for Simpleview customers. The primary goal of the partnership is to leverage the companies’ respect...

Member News: STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT

 Posted on: September 25 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stoll September 22, 2023                                                    970-250-5734 STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT Grand Junction, CO – In partnership with Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Grant MacDonald, and Dr. Blake Price, Sport Tourism Canada (STC) is pleased to announce the launch of The Stoll Report on Canadian Sport Event Funding. ...

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: TEMPEST ACQUIRES THE SPORTS TOURISM INDEX™ FROM HUDDLE UP GROUP

 Posted on: September 5 2023
MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: TEMPEST ACQUIRES THE SPORTS TOURISM INDEX™ FROM HUDDLE UP GROUP The game changing strategic partnership between Tempest and Huddle Up Group will help destinations strategize, secure and manage event leads in the multi-billion dollar sports tourism industry. PHILADELPHIA, PA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2023) — Tempest, a leading provider of web, CRM and digital marketing solutions for the destination marketing industry, has announced the acquisition of the Sports Tourism Index™ from sports tourism consultancy, Huddle Up Group. "When we launched the iDSS integration with Scout, we were amazed by the enthusiasm and the exciting ideas for future enhancements that poured in from our mutual clients," stated Alex Heimann, CEO of Tempest. "Sports have always held a central place in the culture of Tempest, and considering the increasing significance of Sports Tourism to our clients, it was a natural progression for us to collaborate closer with ...

Member Press Release: PERFECT GAME PARTNERS WITH EVENTCONNECT TO DEVELOP THE MOST CONNECTED EXPERIENCE IN BASEBALL

 Posted on: August 22 2023
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PERFECT GAME PARTNERS WITH EVENTCONNECT TO DEVELOP THE MOST CONNECTED EXPERIENCE IN BASEBALL Sanford, Florida (Tuesday, August 22, 2023) - Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced a housing and technology partnership with industry-leading EventConnect to become Perfect Game’s official housing bureau. The newly-minted multi-year partnership will take effect on January 1, 2024. EventConnect is the leader in connected sports management technology, providing event organizers with a free-to-use portal that includes a directory of hotels, venues, destinations and event-related suppliers. “As Perfect Game continues to schedule events featuring the top youth baseball and softball players on a weekly basis all over the country, we knew it was vital to be partnered with a market-leading company for event organization and EventConnect is exactly that,” said Perfe...

Kathy Nelson announced as new shared leader of Kansas City Sports Commission, Visit KC

 Posted on: December 10 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In partnership with Mayor Quinton Lucas, the boards of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation and Visit KC announced today that industry veteran and local community leader Kathy Nelson will serve as the leader of both organizations, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Serving as the President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission and Foundation for the last 10 years, Nelson will now provide strategic oversight to both regional organizations in the newly expanded role, helping to generate economic development for the destination through meetings, conventions, sports and tourism. “Kansas City is thrilled to announce today that Kathy Nelson, one of sports’ most respected names locally and around the country, is expanding her role and will now oversee both the Kansas City Sports Commission and Kansas City’s tourism arm, Visit KC," said Mayor Lucas. “Kathy’s steady leadership, efficiency and kindness when assembling sizable sport...
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