Connecting Sports Event Planners and Facilities Since 2009

Sports Planning Guide is where relationships begin. For more than 10 years we’ve helped you in planning and selecting your ideal destinations for tournaments and events, yet that’s a two-way street.

Sports tourism is an ever-growing business and at SPG we’re always looking out for your input and your tips. Please reach out to us with any questions you have here so we can figure out our next steps, together.

Where to Start Your Research

Destination Site InSpections

Like the sports tourism industry itself, Sports Planning Guide as a whole is only as good as the sum of its parts. It takes a collaborative effort to find and plan your next tournament, but our large network of partners makes that easier. Our Site InSpections provide comprehensive, unparalleled coverage of every field and facility on a site-by-site basis, bringing you a wealth of options to choose from.

Featured Destination

Find your inner champion in Olympic City USA. Home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, 24 National Governing Bodies of Sport, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and the newly opened U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to have a great event in Colorado Springs. Here, locals and visiting teams alike embrace the Olympic & Paralympic values of friendship, excellence, respect, determination, inspiration, courage and equality.

If your event attendees get up every morning determined to make a contribution and do their best, if they cheer like mad when Team USA competes on the world stage and if they get goose bumps listening to the U.S. National Anthem as our athletes step onto the podium, then you need to hold an event or competition in Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA.

Al Kidd, Sports ETA – Aiming for a Recovery in 2021

Al Kidd, Sports ETA – Aiming for a Recovery in 2021

While nobody has a blueprint for navigating through COVID-19, Al Kidd, CEO of Sports ETA, the national trade association for sports tourism, has put his decades of business experience to use in managing through these unprecedented times. This interview, conducted in...

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Destination Videos

We have curated the best destination and facility videos from throughout the industry. Words and photos are great, but video provides you that extra bit of insight into a destination. We invite you to browse our collection and get inspired. 

Five Key Features for Hosting a Golf Event

Five Key Features for Hosting a Golf Event

With the popularity of golf rising, and social distancing still in effect, even a novice can put together a safe and fun day on the links Hosting a golf event may seem deceptively simple given the sport’s association with sunny weather and natural splendor. However,...

What's Trending Now

The shifting sands of the sports landscape require an eye on the ball at all times. Lucky for you, our Trending in Sports series offers a comprehensive look at the latest headlines from around the country. We’ve got you covered with the most recent stories making an impact on and off the field.

Featured Case Studies & Whitepapers

As a thought leader in the industry, we pride ourselves on improving the sports event planning industry via partnering with experts to create informative education materials. 

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