Sports ETA announces exclusive partnership with WISe Wellness Guild to introduce new health and wellness educational offerings for members

 Posted on: June 5 2024
New collaboration will connect members to the $4.5 trillion health and wellness industry CINCINNATI (June 5, 2024) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today an exclusive partnership with WISe Wellness Guild, a consultancy and network of wellness brands, experts and resources, to provide a new suite of educational offerings for the membership of Sports ETA. The new initiative will be called Sports ETA Health & Wellness. “At Sports ETA, one of our primary objectives is to discover and share industry innovations, and this year, we have uncovered numerous members creating incredible Health and Wellness initiatives in their communities,” said John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA. “Together with WISe Wellness Guild, we will unveil a suite of educational offerings showcasing opportunities to diversify how you support your community and leverage the thriving $4.5 trillion Health and Wellness i...

Help Shape Our DEI Community

 Posted on: February 13 2024
We are excited to announce the reinvigoration of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) community! After a period of reflection and planning, we are back with renewed energy and a commitment to fostering a more inclusive environment for all. As we embark on this journey together, your active engagement is crucial. We want to ensure that our initiatives and discussions are meaningful and relevant to you. That's why we're inviting you to participate in a brief 2-minute survey. By sharing your thoughts and perspectives, you'll help shape the direction of our DEI efforts and ensure that we address topics that matter most to our community. Whether it's discussing challenges, sharing experiences, or proposing solutions, your input will guide our actions moving forward. Your responses will remain confidential, and the information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of enhancing our DEI initiatives. We value your honesty and appreciate your time in complet...

View Rights Holders Coming to the Symposium!

 Posted on: February 6 2024
  View a list of rights holders registered for the 2024 Symposium to date. Check back often as new registrations are being added daily.  

State of the Industry Survey Now Open - 2023

 Posted on: February 1 2024
Sports ETA has partnered with Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, to create the 2023 Sports ETA State of the Industry Report. This report will build upon the 2021 State of the Industry Report, incorporating essential data from 2022 and 2023. Sponsored by Northstar Meetings Group, this groundbreaking study aims to offer strategic insights into market size, economic impact, competitive dynamics, and industry trends. Your participation in this survey is crucial and greatly appreciated. Who should complete this survey? Destination organizations (Sports Commissions, CVB/DMO, Chamber of Commerce), Event Rights Holder organizations (National Governing Body, Sports Organization, Pro Sports Team, Tournament/Event Organization), and Sports Venue/Facility/Parks & Recreation organizations (Arena, Ballpark, Stadium, Multi-Purpose Campus, Outdoor Recreation Space). Completing this survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Please ensure you have your budget (last year&rsqu...

College Events Community: Shape Your Future - 2 Minutes Can Transform Our Community Meetings!

 Posted on: January 31 2024
The College Events Community is back, and as we continue to grow and evolve, it's crucial for us to understand your needs, preferences, and interests to ensure that our community meetings are engaging and beneficial for everyone. To achieve this, we're excited to invite each one of you to take part in a quick and easy 2-minute survey. Your insights will play a pivotal role in shaping the content of our future meetings, making sure they are as relevant and valuable as possible. Why Your Opinion Matters: Tailored Content: Your unique perspectives and preferences will guide us in curating meeting agendas that resonate with you. Inclusivity: Our intent of the College Events Community is to provide a space that is inclusive and valuable for all, irrespective of conference affiliations or institutional ties. We all can leverage the power of college athletics to provide meaningful impact to our destination. Time Well Spent: We understand that your time i...

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

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...

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 ...

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
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