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About NASC Membership

Our members include organizations that attract sporting events to their community, (i.e. sports commissions and convention and visitors bureaus, event owners, and vendors and suppliers to the sports event industry). The NASC is the primary network for communication and information sharing on all topics relating to the sports event industry. We invite you to join this network and add your organization to our prestigious list of members. View a complete list of member benefits.


Membership in the NASC is granted to an organization that meets the criteria as outlined for the three categories. Each member shall designate the principal executive or another individual within the organization to serve as the primary contact provided that individual is responsible for sports-related activities. Membership privileges, (except for those relating specifically to the contact person), extend to all employees of a member organization. Non-members may view our member roster here.

Membership Category  Description Dues*
(Host Organizations)
An organization located in a given city, metropolitan area or urban unit , region, state, nation, commonwealth, territory, or other political subdivision, (each, for purposes of the Association's Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws, a "community"), which solicits and services sports events, sports organizations, sports facilities and other types of sports-related activities in that community. 
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Organizations, persons or firms providing equipment, services, or attractions to the field served by the Association, (i.e., sports marketing companies, consulting and/or architectural firms, sports equipment manufacturers, facility management or food service companies, conferences, leagues, and similar organizations). 

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Rights Holder
(Event Owners)

Organizations, firms or persons which hold rights to events and activities within the purposes and field of activity of the Association.
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*More information on prorated dues. 

What Our Members Are Saying:

“The NASC is a great resource for the AJGA. The annual Symposium allows us to meet with prospective destinations for our events. I would recommend the NASC for any Rights Holder out there.” 

- Jason Etzen, Chief Business Officer
American Junior Golf Association

"Our NASC membership is extremely important in our ongoing efforts to attract sports business to our region.  Much more than just the annual Symposium, NASC provides the year-round contact with clients and colleagues, as well as the vast resources available on the website.  I would encourage anyone who may be considering joining the organization to do so immediately, and start taking advantage of all the benefits.”

- Gregg Cook, CSEE, Sports Marketing Manager
Hershey-Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

“As a new member, I cannot express how thankful I am to have the NASC as a resource.  The Symposium is a must-attend event, the webinars are extremely helpful, and the website is an excellent tool as well.”

- David Arthur, Executive Director
Delaware Sports Commission, Inc.


“The National Association of Sports Commissions has provided our organization several opportunities to grow through professional development, business development and networking opportunities with our peers across the country. The tools the association provides us, including the Best Practices Webinars, the NASC website, the annual Symposium and professional development through the CSEE program are instrumental to our continued success in the sports market.” 

- Seann DeMaris, Group Sales and Services, Ames Area Sports Commission

“NASC has been a tremendous resource for Philadelphia over the years, in terms of networking among cities, accessing decision makers and as a general resource within the industry. Keep up the great work!” 

- Larry Needle, Executive Director, Philadelphia Sports Congress


“Associated Premium Corporation has been an NASC Partner for more than five years. Our ability to connect with NASC member categories has allowed for a successful penetration of the market of event specific products, as well as marketing and operational product placements to NASC members. As a result of the increasing revenue each year, the ROI has increased internally and the funds we provide assist the NASC in accomplishing its mission.” 

- Jim Hilb, Associated Premium Corporation 

“Being a member of the NASC gives the AAU a spectacular opportunity to meet and conduct business with experienced event host which gives our athletes 1st Class events to attend. The NASC not only focuses on giving you excellent opportunities to network but it gives your opportunities to enhance your professional development which ultimately helps our entire industry. ” 

- James Parker, Director of Sports, Amateur Athletic Union


"NASC, through its Marketplace, has been directly responsible for us obtaining hosts for three of our Can-Am Police-Fire Games. We attend other conferences, however, the NASC Marketplace has been the most productive for us.  The 2010 Marketplace in Columbus, Ohio generated at least five cities that may bid on our Games in 2016.  We will continue to be active members even when we do not have Games up for bid." 

 - Lynn Hillman, US President/Treasurer, Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation  

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Peoria Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

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