The fall 2023 edition of the Sports ETA Playbook is out now. Take a break and check it out!
Download your copy here, and remember to share it with a colleague.
Inside this edition:
Salem, VA hosting 100th NCAA Championship
Digital Badging Program
Mentoring Community Revival
A Closer Look at the Ryder Cup Experience
Growing the U.S. Polo Association
How AI is Already Impacting Sports & Entertainment
We encourage members to share information with their peers. Contact Meagan Grau to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The Playbook.
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An important message from our new members, Slamball League:
“We are thrilled to announce that SlamBall League will be returning for 2024, and we are currently looking to secure a host city to serve as our Base Camp for the season. From April 25 - July 20, 2024, we are looking to secure a host venue for our Tryout Camp, Training Camp, and Regular Season run of events. We'll bring over 100 players and staff, 2,500+ room nights, and 30 broadcast event days over a 12-week period.”
Bids are due December 1, 2023.
Don't hesitate to contact Don Hardman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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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.
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...
Contacts: Jackie Reau, Game Day
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EL PASO, TEXAS (October 26, 2023) - Sports ETA successfully hosted its annual 4S & Rights Holder Summit this week, gathering over 150 dynamic members for an enriching two-day event focused on sharing the latest trends in sports and events tourism strategies, services, sales, and sponsorships. The bustling event was hosted by Visit El Paso, and supported by a network of sponsors, including Chattanooga Sports, Fort Worth Sports Commission, Florida’s Sports Coast, Traveling Teams, and Visit Myrtle Beach.
John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA, expressed his gratitude to El Paso for playing host to the impactful 4S & Rights Holder Summit, bringing together key players in the sports events and tourism industry. "Our time in this vibrant city has been incredibly productive, with fruitful discussions on best practices, emerging trends, and valuable business prospects," he...
Need a few ideas and tips for where to go downtown while you’re in El Paso?
Here’s a list of things to do in downtown El Paso while attending the 4S Summit:
1. El Paso Museum of Art: Experience European, Mexican, American, and Contemporary art collections.
2. San Jacinto Plaza: Relax and people-watch in this historic square, surrounded by shops, cafes, and local entertainment.
3. El Paso Streetcar: Take a charming ride on the vintage streetcar, connecting you to various downtown attractions.
4. Plaza Theatre: Catch a show or concert at this beautifully restored historic theater, offering a range of performances.
5. Walking Tour of Murals: Take a self-guided walking tour to admire the colorful murals that adorn downtown buildings.
6. Union Plaza Entertainment District: Experience the nightlife with a mix of bars, clubs, and live music venues.
Remember to make the most of your time in downtown El Paso while attending the 4S Summit!
CINCINNATI (October 2, 2023) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today that Team Travel Source will sponsor the annual Sports ETA Member Awards program, which annually honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the industry.
"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Team Travel Source as the sponsor of the Sports Events & Tourism Association’s annual Member Awards program,” said John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA. “This collaboration represents a significant milestone for our association, and it reaffirms our commitment to recognizing excellence in our industry. With Team Travel Source's support, we look forward to celebrating the incredible contributions of our members and shining a spotlight on the exceptional successes within the sports events and tourism community.”
Every year, Sports ETA celebrates the outstanding accompli...
VP of Marketing at Simpleview
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...
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Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stoll
September 22, 2023
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. ...