Registration is Open: 2025 Symposium & Facilities Summit

 Posted on: July 16 2024
Save the Date: April 13-17, 2025, in Tulsa, OK for Our 2025 Symposium and Facilities Summit! We are thrilled to invite you to two premier events in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from April 13-17, 2025: the 2025 Symposium and the 2025 Facilities Summit! Registration for both events is now open! 2025 Symposium Date: April 14-17, 2025 Our Symposium is the place to be for sports events and tourism professionals looking to elevate their game. Here’s what you can expect: Innovative Sessions and Keynote Presentations Be inspired by an incredible lineup of sessions and keynotes featuring industry leaders and experts. Gain valuable knowledge and practical takeaways to implement in your organization. Networking Opportunities Take advantage of numerous networking events to connect with peers, industry partners, and event owners from across the country. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships. 2025 Facilities Summit Date: April 13-14, 2025 ...

Introducing Our New Online Store 🛍️

 Posted on: July 15 2024
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new online store! You can now shop for exclusive Sports Events & Tourism Association branded apparel, perfect for you and your team. Wearing Sports ETA branded apparel not only shows your association pride but also enhances your professional image at industry trade shows and meetings with clients. Our high-quality apparel is designed for both comfort and style, making it ideal for any occasion. SHOP NOW!   It doesn’t matter where you are located, we ship to all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska! Typical production time is 15 business days — all orders are custom produced and sale are final. Questions? Contact us at Thanks to our merchadise partners: Team IP!

Embrace the New Fiscal Year with Our Expanded Membership Options!

 Posted on: July 3 2024
  As we embark on a new fiscal year, we are excited to announce an enhancement to our membership categories at Sports ETA. We understand that the landscape of sports events and tourism is evolving, and so are the needs of our community. To better serve you, we are introducing a new membership category designed specifically for individuals who are not affiliated with an organizational entity but are eager to engage and learn within our vibrant community.     Introducing Individual Memberships! Our new Individual Membership category is perfect for: High School and University Students: Dive into the world of sports events and tourism early in your career path. Individual Enthusiasts: Individuals passionate about sports events and tourism but not [yet] affiliated with a qualifying organization. Key Features: Access to Resources: Gain valuable insights, resources, and industry updates. Networking Opportunities: Connect with profess...

New Board of Directors Named for Sports ETA

 Posted on: July 1 2024
Contacts: Jackie Reau, Game Day  (513) 708-5822 | New Board of Directors Named for Sports ETA Visit Kingsport’s Frank Lett appointed Chair of the Board CINCINNATI (July 1, 2024) – The membership of Sports ETA has elected new board leadership and members of the board of directors who began their terms today. Frank Lett, STS, President and Chief Tourism Officer of Visit Kingsport, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, and Matt Libber, STS, Maryland SoccerPlex, will serve as Vice Chair of the Board. Clay Partain, STS, Executive Director, Sports Salt Lake has been named Secretary/Treasurer of the Board. New Board Members include: Bonny Bernat, STS, Senior Sports Development Director, Visit Winston-Salem Becky Harsch, National Accounts Manager, Visit KC  Brian Persky, STS, Director of Business Development, Discover Kalamazoo Sports   Rachel Rogers, Vice President Sports Sales & Engagement, Cobb Travel & ...

Playbook Out Now!

 Posted on: June 12 2024
Inside this edition: A Week in Portland, OR to Remember Discover Chattanooga: Your Host for the 4S & Rights Holder Summit 2024  #GenderEqualOlympics: Celebrating full gender parity on the field of play at Paris 2024 Build Visual Stories That Drive Growth & Loyalty  2023 State of the Industry Report A Focus on Facilities at the 2024 Summer Olympics Women’s Sports: Caitlin Clark Effect, WNBA + Aces, Sports Bra Hosting Duties in Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis and Louisville Gaining Confidence on Camera Download YOUR Copy!

Women's Community Meeting: July 15 @ 3 PM ET

 Posted on: June 10 2024
We look forward to seeing you virtually this Monday, July 15 at 3 PM ET for an unmissable session with Jenna Trubiano! A 2023 ACHA Coach of the Year finalist, will share her incredible journey and the challenges she has faced as a woman in the male-dominated world of hockey. Jenna, 29, grew up playing hockey in Michigan and has dedicated herself to the sport, playing for the University of Michigan's women’s club hockey team before becoming its head coach. During this community meeting you will hear about her recent disturbing experience in an adult hockey league where she faced harassment and learn how she showcased remarkable resilience and determination. Jenna is also driving change off the ice and is involved in a feasibility study at UM to elevate women’s hockey to a varsity sport. She'll discuss the exciting progress and insights from this initiative as well. Don't miss this inspiring session highlighting women breaking barriers and fighting...

Mentoring Community Meeting: June 18 @ 3 PM ET

 Posted on: June 7 2024
Join the Mentoring Community for their next meeting on June 18 at 3 PM ET. This call is an excellent opportunity for both mentors, mentees, or any member to learn more about the various community groups within our association, find new ways to get engaged, and ask questions. During this open discussion, leaders from all nine (9) of our other community groups will showcase and explain the purpose and goals of their respective groups. Whether you are looking to deepen your involvement or explore new interests, this meeting will provide valuable insights and opportunities for engagement. As a added bonus, this informative session will be recorded and included in our onboarding packet for new members, serving as a comprehensive guide for new members that join Sports ETA and are perhaps new to the sports events and tourism industry.   Join Zoom Meeting ID: 820 8847 6496 Passcode: 343191   If you have any questions, please be sure to visit the Mentoring com...

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...

Sports ETA holds Annual Symposium in Portland, Oregon from April 22-25

 Posted on: April 30 2024
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | Sports ETA holds Annual Symposium in Portland, Oregon from April 22-25 Nearly 950 Sports Events and Tourism Leaders Convened for Annual Meeting Last week in Portland, Oregon, Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, hosted its largest event of the year at the Oregon Convention Center. Nearly 950 sports events and tourism industry leaders attended the Sports ETA Symposium, which offers dozens of continuing education programs and networking opportunities over four days. “We thank the team from Portland for hosting our annual Symposium where we convene our sports events and tourism industry leadership,” said John David, President & CEO of Sports Events & Tourism Association. “We enjoyed a productive week of meetings and programs to discuss best practices, new trends, and business opportunities in a great American sports city.” New Stat...

Sports ETA releases its 2023 “State of the Industry” Report for the $128 Billion Sport Tourism Industry

 Posted on: April 24 2024
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | Note to media: To request an interview with John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA, please contact Jackie Reau. Sports ETA releases its 2023 “State of the Industry” Report for the $128 Billion Sport Tourism Industry Top 10 U.S. states with highest economic impact generated by sports tourism in 2023 revealed for the first time PORTLAND, OREGON (April 24, 2024, 12 PM PDT) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, released its highly anticipated annual State of the Industry Report for 2023 today. The report underscores the strength of the sports tourism sector, showcasing a direct spending impact of $52.2 billion, which generated a total economic impact of $128 billion. This monumental contribution supported 757,600 full-time and part-time jobs and contributed $20.1 billion in taxes to various sectors of the economy. The association’s la...
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