Sports Events and Tourism Association

Rise Up Recognition Award

 Posted on: July 23 2021
We all endured a lot in 2020 as we saw our industry completely come to a stop. During that time, we know individuals and organizations rose to the challenge and helped make their community and our association better. We would like to hear from anyone and everyone that has positive outcomes from the struggles that occurred last year. Whether you were fighting against COVID related issues, natural disasters, social justice movements or more, we want to hear from you. Submit an entry by August 29 to tell us how you or your Destination overcame challenges in 2020 and achieved positive results. There will not be a winner selected for this award, but we will recognize all who submit for this category at the Symposium. Please submit only one entry per organization. Requirements: 1-page max description of how your Destination qualifies to be recognized. Photos and videos can be submitted, but not required. Deadline: August 29 at 3AM ET...

Sports ETA and Quantum Consultancy Announce New Partnership 

 Posted on: July 22 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com   Sports ETA and Quantum Consultancy Announce New Partnership    CINCINNATI (July 22, 2021) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, and Quantum Consultancy, a data-driven consultancy solution to develop event strategies and evaluate new and existing products in the sport and entertainment sector announced today a partnership to provide the Quantum Event Hosting Landscape Report 2020-2028 to Sports ETA members at a discount. The Quantum Event Hosting Landscape Report 2020-2028 details the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the calendar of flagship sports events. The report considers 95 international sports federations, 160 flagship properties totaling 780 event editions within its scope of research. Research suggests that close to 50% of all major world championships and multisport games scheduled to take place during 2020 were cancelled, wi...

Sports ETA to Partner on Two New U.S. Sports Congress Events

 Posted on: July 15 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com                                          Sports ETA to Partner on Two New U.S. Sports Congress Events   CINCINNATI (For Immediate Release) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the U.S. sports events and tourism industry, will serve as an organizing partner of the new U.S. Sports Congress Economic Development & Sports Tourism Summit (ED&STS) and the Collegiate Championship Symposium scheduled for December.   Both events will take place under the U.S. Sports Congress umbrella in Frisco, Texas. The ED&STS will be held December 6-7 and the Collegiate Championship Symposium will be December 6.   The ED&STS is designed for economic development professionals, Chambers of Commerce, park districts and government representatives. This unique programming will feature its ow...

Registration for the 2021 Sports ETA Symposium is Now Open

 Posted on: July 12 2021
Build relationships with hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals at the 29th Sports ETA Symposium in Birmingham, AL, October 25-28, 2021. We’re on the move and can't wait to see you there! Online registration is now open, lock in the best rate by registering with early bird pricing today! Important Information Registration Rates Schedule Make Hotel Reservation FAQs Need Help Convincing Your Boss? Don't worry, we've got you covered! We've put together a justification toolkit to arm you with information to share with your supervisor on the benefits of attending the Symposium, how it will make you a better employee, and help advance your organization.   Health and Safety Sports ETA is committed to the health and safety of all Symposium attendees. Our Symposium Duty of Care will follow CDC guidelines, as well as all requirements in place for Birmingham. Currently there are no mask or social distancing re...

Podcast: Paralympics Team USA

 Posted on: July 7 2021
Episode five of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Julie Dussliere, Chief of Paralympic Sport, United States Olympics & Paralympics Committee and Will Waller, CEO, National Wheelchair Basketball Association as they discuss the evolution of the Paralympic games, the preparation for Tokyo's games, and furthermore, LA 2028! Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now  

Sports ETA announces new board leadership for 2021-22

 Posted on: June 29 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com     Sports ETA announces new board leadership for 2021-22   CINCINNATI (June 29, 2021) – Sports ETA announced new board leadership as elected at the Annual General Membership Meeting this week. Michael Price of Greater Lansing Sports Authority was elected Board Chair. The 2021 Officers of Sports ETA are: Chair Michael Price, STS, CTA Greater Lansing Sports Authority. Price has served as executive director of Greater Lansing Sports Authority for the past 15 years and is a long-time committee chair with Sports ETA. He is the co-founder of Pure Michigan Sports, the state sports association for Michigan and serves as the groups lead.   Immediate Past Chair, Janis Burke, STS, Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. Burke has served as CEO of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority for the past 15 years. Under her board leadership, Sports ETA un...

Going Virtual to Create A New Event Called Virtual Artistic Swimming

 Posted on: June 23 2021
Going Virtual to Create A New Event Called Virtual Artistic Swimming By Baylee Robinson, Events & Membership Director, USA Artistic Swimming Looking back at 2020 and what we all went through is overwhelming, but it also shows how resilient the sport industry can be. Last year was full of planning, cancelling, planning again, moving, postponing and transitioning into a virtual world. To say 2020 was stressful and exhausting is an understatement of the year, it was so much more. It was devastating to watch but looking back now I can see how successful we all really were. USA Artistic Swimming (USAAS) went through a lot of same struggles but as a unique sport we were able to create a unique competition opportunity, Virtual Artistic Swimming. We never thought COVID-19 would last as long as it did and we wanted to provide our athletes a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Our athletes had now gone over a year without an in-person event and the motivation to keep training without a...

Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report

 Posted on: June 21 2021
We're excited to share the first edition of Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report with you. In this edition, you'll be provided with an overview about this industry leading data dashboard, then dive into some key insights and most importantly, learn how you can use this information to make better business decisions for your organization. Check Out the Pulse Now  

White Paper: Expanded Definition of Success for the Sports Events and Tourism Industry

 Posted on: June 18 2021
Expanded Definition of Success for the Sports Events and Tourism Industry By Jennifer Stoll, PhD, STS Read Full White Paper For many years, the primary metric for success among sports events and tourism organizations has been economic impact, usually equivocated with hotel room night generation. In other words, sports events and tourism’s primary objective was to solicit non-local travelers to a destination resulting in maximum room-night generation – commonly referred to as “heads in beds.”  As the industry has evolved, it has become apparent that hosting sporting events in a certain locale provides deeper value than solely counting heads in beds. However, despite the growing body of evidence underscoring the widening value of sports events and tourism efforts on the local community, industry-accepted expanded metrics of success have significantly lagged.  Confining the scope of industry success to room nights presents several limitations...

Podcast: World Cup Bid Process

 Posted on: June 18 2021
Another episode of our Life In the Front Office podcast series powered by Breinfuel is now available! Tune in for a deep dive discussion on the World Cup Bid Process with Jason Siegel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Terry Hasseltine, Executive Director, Maryland Sports, Monica Paul, Executive Director, Dallas Sports Commission, and Jackie Reau, Committee Member, Cincinnati Local Organizing Committee - FIFA World Cup 2026. Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount. Listen Now
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