Sports Events and Tourism Industry

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...

Sports ETA's 4S & Rights Holder Summit Sets the Stage for Industry Advancement in El Paso

 Posted on: October 26 2023
  Contacts: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com  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...

Things to do in El Paso, TX

 Posted on: October 16 2023
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!

Sports ETA announces new partnership with Team Travel Source to recognize the sports events and tourism industry with annual awards program

 Posted on: October 1 2023
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...

Member Win: Simpleview and Playeasy Announce a “Home Run” Partnership for DMOs to Meet Their Sports Tourism Goals

 Posted on: September 27 2023
Media Contact: Stacie Wingfield VP of Marketing at Simpleview 859-206-5020 stacie.wingfield@simpleviewinc.com 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...

Member News: STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT

 Posted on: September 25 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stoll September 22, 2023                                                    970-250-5734 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. ...

Earn STS Credit at TEAMS '23!

 Posted on: September 20 2023
Looking to earn credits toward your STS designation? Maybe you need credits to maintain your STS. Or maybe you have never taken an STS course before and are ready to start. Either way, we have a live STS course offering taking place during TEAMS ’23. The course will start at 8:30 AM ET on October 3 and will be led by Michael Prince, the president and CEO of USPA Global Licensing.  Prince will dive into the topic of branding and global licensing from the perspective of the U.S. Polo Association, which has mastered the practice.  Sports ETA members can register online HERE or by clicking the image below. Non-Sports ETA members should email info@sportseta.org for more info and to get registered.

An important message from our members, USA Gymnastics

 Posted on: September 13 2023
An important message from our members, USA Gymnastics: "After reviewing our calendar for the 2025-2028 Olympic Quad with internal and external stakeholders, USA Gymnastics is shifting the U.S. Classic and U.S. Championships to an earlier date in 2025-2028 in the best interest of the gymnastics community. Thanks to all the cities who have submitted bids already, and for new interested cities! We appreciate your understanding and continued interest in our premier USA Gymnastics Qualifiers and Championships. All 2025-2028 event RFP’s are now posted on the USA Gymnastics Events and Bid Applications web page." Bids are due November 3, 2023. For any open events in 2024, these events are first priority, and we are requesting bids for these events as soon as possible. Please contact Grace Schumacher at gschumacher@usagym.org and cc: Scott Cole at scole@usagym.org with any questions.   

Opportunity to Lead: Apply for Board of Directors Position

 Posted on: September 12 2023
To achieve continued growth and success, Sports ETA requires strong leadership from our dynamic members. Board members serve as representatives of Sports ETA's 650+ member organizations and help guide the future direction of the Association. You are invited to apply for a board position and/or suggest potential candidates for consideration by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is accepting applications for five (5) open positions on the Sports ETA Board of Directors. The open positions include: Executive Committee – Secretary Four (4) Directors representing the Sports ETA Destination category serving a three-year term expiring June 2027 SUBMIT NOMINATION Please note: The nomination form is set up as a Google form. If you do not have a Google account, please do not let this discourage you from submitting an application. You can quickly create a FREE Google account HERE. The deadline for submitting applications is January 19, 2...
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