Sports Events and Tourism Industry

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...

Unlock Your Potential: Embrace Growth and Success as a Mentee – Sign Up Today!

 Posted on: January 24 2024
  In the vast journey of personal and professional growth, there comes a moment when we all could benefit from a guiding hand, a source of wisdom, and a supporter in our endeavors. If you've ever felt the desire to learn, grow, and reach new heights in your life or career, then the time to take that transformative step is now. It's never too late to embark on a journey of mentorship, to connect with experienced individuals who can share their insights, provide guidance, and help shape your path toward success. Embrace the opportunity to be a mentee, as it opens doors to endless possibilities and a future filled with personal and professional achievements. Sign up today and let the empowering journey begin! Sign up to be a Mentee. What to expect: Your Active Participation: To get the most out of the mentorship, your active participation and engagement are essential. Be prepared to take initiative, ask questions, and work towards your goals! Regular...

Women's Community Meeting: February 7

 Posted on: January 24 2024
Save the Date: February 7 is not just another day—it's National Women and Girls in Sports Day! To celebrate this empowering occasion, we're thrilled to kick off our first Women's Community meeting of 2024 at 3 PM ET 🌟 Join us for an exclusive session with Katherine Holland, Executive Director of KC2026. She'll be sharing the incredible journey that led her to where she is today in the dynamic world of sports events and tourism.  But wait, there's more! Have your voice heard and shape the future of our meetings by completing our brief 2-minute survey. Your input is crucial in crafting content that truly resonates with you. Take the survey: Let's keep the conversation going! Stay connected and be part of the vibrant exchange in our LinkedIn group. Your insights and experiences matter, and we look forward to celebrating the spirit of women in sports together! See you virtually on Februa...

New Year, New Opportunities - Join the Sports ETA Board of Directors

 Posted on: January 9 2024
Wishing you a fantastic start to 2024 from Sports ETA! As we bid farewell to the past year with celebration, we're eager to welcome dedicated individuals to join us in our journey toward continued growth and success in the upcoming months. Just like the promise of a fresh January, we are seeking leaders to guide us through exciting new adventures. We invite you to embrace the spirit of new beginnings and consider applying for a board position that will add a touch of magic to the future of Sports ETA. Alternatively, you can kick off the year by recommending potential candidates to be reviewed by our enthusiastic Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is currently accepting applications for five (5) promising positions on the Sports ETA Board of Directors. Explore the opportunities, including: Executive Committee – Secretary/Treasurer Four (4) Directors representing the Sports ETA Destination category, ready to embark on a merry three-year term set to con...

Nominations for the 2024 Sports ETA Hall of Fame are Now Open!

 Posted on: December 21 2023
Nominations for the 2024 Sports ETA Hall of Fame are now open! As the deadline approaches on January 31, it's time to recognize those outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions within our industry. Induction into the Sports ETA Hall of Fame is considered to be the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. Honorees have typically spent decades in the sports events and tourism industry; they have been leaders in the industry; and they have an extensive list of accomplishments locally, nationally, and even internationally in some cases. Why nominate someone for the Sports ETA Hall of Fame? Recognition of Excellence: The Sports ETA Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements and contributions of individuals who have made a lasting impact on the sports events and tourism industry. Inspiration and Motivation: Highlighting these exceptional individuals inspires others in the industry to aim for greatness and innovation in their own work...

Playbook - Fall 2023

 Posted on: November 9 2023
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 VIEW PLAYBOOK 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.

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

An important message from our members, Slamball League

 Posted on: November 7 2023
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.” View RFP Bids are due December 1, 2023. Don't hesitate to contact Don Hardman at with any questions.
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