Sports Planning Guide

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Welcome to the Sports Planning Guide… This Is Where Relationships Begin

Count your sports blessings! How fortunate we are to be working in one of the most exciting and growing businesses in the country. The world of sports tourism has exploded in the last decade and we all have front row seats to the action.

As part of the sports tournament community, you’ve created opportunities for millions of people who yearn for physical activity and the benefits of organized competitive play. You’ve included everyone from young to old, as well as those with special challenges. The all-inclusive nature of this industry is a result of your efforts and is one of the many reasons it continues to strengthen and grow. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

For 10 years now, Sports Planning Guide has helped you in planning and selection of your ideal destinations for tournaments and events. In this past year, we traveled to and reported on hundreds of venues around the country to save you time. We saw everything from tracks, mats, rinks, links and pools to equestrian centers, stadiums and fairgrounds. Whether you need level playing fields, rushing rivers, countless courts or adaptive facilities, we work to bring you data, news and information about all of them.

Thanks to you, we’re growing, too!

Our job is to make your job easier. With that in mind, come January, we will be delivering improvements to our website to further enhance your ability to easily review destinations. Last year we introduced an industry first…Destination Videos. These videos are perfect for when you are on the go. Now you can get a glimpse of our partner destinations up close by viewing videos from our partners’ online Site InSpections. Just click on the Videos dropdown from our homepage to view all of them.

This year, our newest feature is FacTabs, a venue showcase providing you a simple tab click to view multiple facilities without scrolling. You’ll find it on all our destination Site InSpections!

I’m proud to say this is our largest edition of SPG ever! We’re featuring more state guides and more destinations than ever before. We have over 130 destinations featured inside, 50 which are brand new to Sports Planning Guide.

You’ll love them all, from the breathtaking beauty of Olympia, Washington to the rolling hills of the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. We have state guides from California to Florida to Pennsylvania and many in between.

We hope you enjoy this year’s guide and hope it brings you closer to building relationships that help build your businesses.

Dan Davis Maloney
 Director of Business Development

Video Showcase

We’ve included some of the best selections from our videos section below. We hope you enjoy them.

Fayetteville, NC

Reno, NV

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Previous Editions

2013 Edition

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2013 Feature Articles

  • Your Organization Can Plan An Event
  • Selecting Or Creating An Event
  • Selecting A Competition Venue
  • Event-Planning Timetable
  • Jobs To Be Done
  • Budgeting For Events
  • Event & Venue Checklist
  • Communication & Marketing Tips
  • Volunteers: A Key Ingredient To Success
  • Merchandise For Your Event
  • Critical Incident Response Plan
  • Event Forms: More Paperwork
  • After-Action Summary