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Top Facilities and Marketing Savvy Brings Results in Northern Illinois

Nick Povalitis, sales manager of the Rockford (Illinois) Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, works tirelessly to bring amateur sports events to his hometown.

Pennsylvania College Finds Success with Wood Bat Tournament

SPG goes 1-on-1 with Jim Chester, Lock Haven’s head baseball coach, who says more teams will be at this year’s tournament.

Tag Em Takes a Fresh Approach to Planning Baseball Tournaments in the Northeast

Tag ̓Em Tournaments helps struggling leagues and teams benefit financially by hosting a tournament in their community.

Spiker Helms, CEO, The Tournament Guy

Tournament Guy, a free online platform that connects coaches to tournaments, is grabbing the attention of many coaches and tournament directors.

The Fun Factor

Jason Clement, CEO and founding partner of SFM, is contributing a series of three articles discussing why they were built and what makes them work.

Special Events

If you have been a follower of the Monday Huddle Up or have read our book, you know that we often talk about Jon Spoelstra’s book Marketing Outrageously.

Marco Island/Naples Sports Delivers Bikes to Kids in Need

Sometimes it’s just hard to know what to expect. It’s more than being surprised, it’s emotion, expectations and opinion that color the outcome.

Best Practices on Servicing Sports Groups

At a sports industry meeting a few years ago the topic of servicing sports groups was discussed.

Find Your Perfect Sports Fit in Georgia

The best sports events are organized by planners who think outside the gym. What will the teams do during their downtime? Where will they stay? Can local restaurants accommodate big groups of athletes?

Planners Score Big In North Carolina

Great events start with a great place and there is a reason why North Carolina is the state to play!

Bring Your Sports Event To South Carolina

If you’re searching for a place to hold a professional, amateur or collegiate sporting event, look no further. Play here. South Carolina is just right. We’re just right for soccer games, baseball tournaments, golf championships and tennis playoffs. And let’s not forget about football, basketball and the awesome mud run challenges, 5K walks and runs, and fishing tournaments.

Illinois Office of Tourism Invites You

On behalf of all of us here at the Illinois Office of Tourism, we look forward to welcoming you to the Land of Lincoln for your next event.

Press Box

Meghan Ziehmer Named Associate Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), is pleased to announce it has named Meghan Ziehmer, former Manager of Sports Events, as GLSA Associate Director.

Greater Lansing MI for Junior Olympic Championship event in 2017

Slated for April 28-30 the event will encompass four regions bringing nearly 500 athletes to the community for three days of top competition.

Explore the 2016 Print Guide

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Illinois State Guide

Illinois State Feature

Case Study: Relationships to Results

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