News Feeds (RSS) 1 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591cacdbf0288 Sacramento is big winner in AMGEN Tour of California The AMGEN Tour of California brought top-ranked cyclists from around the world to the California Capitol, along with an estimated 40,000 racing fans. The race saw 17 women’s teams, along with 17 men’s teams, equaling more than 200 cyclists. Race enthusiasts filled up 2,500 rooms in neighboring hotels. KCRA-TV Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 2 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca507904c0 Convention agency says big conventions will pump big money into Kansas City Visit KC, the Kansas City area's convention marketing agency, says it expects an economic infusion worth more than $50 million from seven major, newly booked conventions through 2020. Visit KC CEO Ronnie Burt has warned that a citizen group trying to block funding plans for a downtown convention center hotel is jeopardizing such future bookings. The Kansas City Star Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 3 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca5a29088d TCPalm, Treasure Coast Sports Commission continue to create a win-win partnership How do you get the word out to recognize the most elite of 100 high school athletes at a red-carpet awards ceremony? It takes a mighty lot of collaboration. And that is what the TCPalm sports staff, the athletic directors of the high schools in our three-county region, and our local Treasure Coast Sports Commission have done to bring about the TCPalm Sports Awards. TC Palm Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 4 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca6e18f6ae York County Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes YMCA's new $9 million facility After the recent grand opening of the $9 million YMCA Sports and Wellness Complex in West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania's York County Convention & Visitors Bureau officially welcomed a brand-new athletic facility to an already impressive lineup of venues. The Hanover Area YMCA hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand opening, and the new complex features an impressive indoor multisport turf field that can be used for lacrosse, soccer, flag football and more. It also boasts a full-sized gymnasium, a state-of-the-art fitness center, locker rooms, a concession area and much more. An outdoor field is also under construction. York County Convention & Visitors Bureau Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 5 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591caa5a922d1 U.S. Baseball Stadium brings high level collegiate competition to the Ozarks U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark, Missouri, has changed a lot since opening in June of 2016. Local tourism officials say May is a big month for collegiate baseball and the Ozarks is becoming an increasingly attractive option for tournaments. KYTV-TV Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 6 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca7b4cf8cf Report: Ironman visitors brought $7 million to Utah city More than 12,000 visitors brought an estimated $6 million to $7 million to the local economy for this year's Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship, according to a new report from Utah's St. George Area Sports Commission. The event drew more than 2,100 athletes for the race, one of six regional Ironman championships nationwide at the 70.3-mile distance. The Spectrum Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 7 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591cad72c93b2 Tourism numbers show bright outlook for Alabama county Tourism is a huge economic driver for Alabama and it's in Baldwin County where the bulk of the tax base is generated. The push for sports tourism, the Hangout Music Festival and the up and coming OWA amusement park are making the area a must-see tourist destination. WPMI-TV Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 8 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591caa9468571 Evander Holyfield is bringing professional boxing back to Louisville for Ali festival For the first time since 2004, bright lights will soon be shining over a professional boxing match in Kentucky's Freedom Hall. The inaugural "I am Ali" festival will feature professional championship boxing thanks in part to four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his company Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, which he launched recently. Insider Louisville Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 9 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591caa17a92e2 Washington County to host USA Cycling's Amateur Road National Championships Washington County has been selected as the host site for USA Cycling's 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships, local tourism officials announced recently. USA Cycling's decision to select the county was due, in part, to its central location in the mid-Atlantic and proximity to several of the largest markets in the country, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York. Herald-Mail Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 10 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca4363d58b Tobacco's disappearing act in baseball <img src="http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/images/exclusive/0510tobaccochew_small.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="10" vspace="2"> Every April, America's pastime of baseball returns to ballparks across the country as communities can once again take in the sights of the stadium and cheer on their favorite team. But one thing many fans will not see this season is the use of tobacco among players. For years, the players' use of tobacco products — in particular smokeless tobacco — has set a terrible example for impressionable youth. As recently as 2015, a CDC study found that 11 percent of high school baseball players reported using smokeless tobacco. By Denise A. Valenti Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 11 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca6231f93e Sacramento named finalist to host 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Before hosting one of the nation's premier track and field meets next month, Sacramento will make its final push to land an even loftier prize. USA Track and Field announced recently that Sacramento is one of three cities in consideration to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials. Sacramento hosted the trials in 2000 and 2004 and set attendance records by drawing more than 20,000 spectators a day to Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. The Sacramento Bee Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 12 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca728cbbeb NJCAA softball tournament returns to Minnesota for 12th consecutive year The weather in Rochester has just recently turned the corner toward summer, making it hard to believe that many collegiate softball teams across the nation have already completed an entire regular season of play. However, as the city of Rochester will once again host the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Softball Championships, eight teams will gather in hopes of closing out their season with a title. Post Bulletin Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 13 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591caca695171 Gateway Motorsports Park announces first St. Louis Speed Festival Gateway Motorsports Park owner Curtis Francois and Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe formally announced the inaugural St. Louis Speed Festival. The weeklong Speed Festival, which will start on Aug. 19, will kick off the inaugural INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline on Aug. 26 at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. RiverBender.com Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 14 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca7d208333 Louisiana coaches' convention secured for Shreveport The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission has landed the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Convention for 2018 and 2020. The annual event is expected to bring up to 2,000 coaches in a wide variety of sports to northwest Louisiana for two days. It offers the attendees a number of education sessions on both male and female sports as well as health and safety topics. The Times Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00 15 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=591ca5eb9815c Florida sports complex celebrates 1st year with influx of visitors When Seminole, Florida, opened its $27 million sports mega-complex a year ago, county leaders touted it as a facility that would fill local hotel rooms with tourists and pump millions of dollars into the local economy. Officials say it's working out just as planned, judging from data available for the first 10 months of operation. The 58 events held at the sports complex through March generated 11,337 hotel room nights. Orlando Sentinel Thu, 18 May 2017 14:09:04 -0500 2017-05-18 14:09 -05:00 2017-05-18 15:09 -04:00