News Feeds (RSS) 1 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b246a31e3 NASC Market Segment Meetings revamp with new focus, name The The NASC is revamping its fall Market Segment Meetings, changing the name to the 4S Summit and focusing on four core curriculum subjects: Strategies, Sponsorship, Sales and Servicing Sports Events. During the 4S Summit, to be held Oct. 9-11 in Detroit, peer-led discussions will focus on the four key areas of strategies, sponsorship, sales and servicing sports events. In the two days of meetings, 25 topics will be presented to help members excel in the sports tourism industry. Under the new format, the 4S Summit is open to all membership categories. NASC Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 2 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994ba0ddb43b Florida county doubles tourist tax to finance sports complex Pasco County is doubling its tourist tax to 4 percent to build an indoor sports complex in Wesley Chapel and improve its outdoor boat ramps in west Pasco. In a series of six votes recently, commissioners formally approved the higher tax on overnight accommodations; a contract with RADD Sports of Sarasota to operate the $26 million multipurpose sports center; a ground lease with Mainsail Wiregrass Hotel for an adjoining $18.7 million, 128-room Mariott Residence Inn, and changes to the development plans for Wiregrass Ranch, where the sports-tourism complex will be located. Tampa Bay Times Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 3 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b3c14f702 SOZO Sports Complex generates millions in city revenue; huge additions to come Another huge building for everything from archery to indoor soccer is just around the corner for SOZO Sports Complex, one of Yakima, Washington's largest multimillion-dollar projects that opened last June. The facility has brought in numerous games and tournaments as well as big bucks for the community in just over a year. KIMA-TV Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 4 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b280d62fe Study: 2017 Final Four had $324.5 million economic impact in Phoenix area The 2017 Final Four generated more than $324 million in economic impact for the Phoenix area, a study released recently showed. The study from Arizona State University's W.P Carey School of Business said the $324.5 million was generated by out-of-town visitor spending, organizational spending and ripple spending effects of the event. KTAR-TV Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 5 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b4b72332e Expert sees sport tourism in Maryland city's future with development of Westside Regional Park Properly developing Frederick's Westside Regional Park could help make the city a regional destination for sport tourism, Maryland Sports Commission executive director Terry Hasseltine explained recently to a group gathered to help plan the park's future. The city bought the former Hargett Farm in 2009 for development as the Westside Regional Park. The city created the task force in March as a steering committee for development of the 136-acre park site. Frederick News Post Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 6 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994bacb33abe Fishers $75 million sports complex is back in play in Indiana A $75 million sports center that Indiana's Fishers City Council put on hold 14 months ago because the developer had trouble raising money is back, pared down and has the city's financial blessing. The 382,000-square-foot, two-story complex would include playing fields, 12 basketball courts, a running track, offices and a family lounge. But a 6,000-square-foot arena that could host a professional hockey or soccer team has been nixed. Indianapolis Star Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 7 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=599447cb76ed3 Seattle could (maybe) host 2026 World Cup games Seattle was named as one of the potential host cities for a combined bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but the city will have plenty of competition. A total of 49 stadiums in 44 cities were identified by the "United Bid Committee" as potential sites for World Cup games. The committee issued requests for further information from all of the cities identified as potential host sites, including transportation infrastructure and past experience hosting major sporting events. Seattlepi.com Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 8 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b9c6599df Washington County prepares for USA Cycling Event More than 800 cyclists are expected to visit Maryland's Washington County next year to compete in USA Cycling's 2018 Amateur Road National Championships. The county has been selected as the host site for USAC's championships in 2018 and 2019. The 2018 event is scheduled for July 26 to 30. Herald-Mail Media Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 9 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b15e21d6b How MLB teams use international tournaments to evaluate prospects The international scouting community this week is packing into Cartagena, Colombia, where the COPABE 15U Pan American Championships run from Aug. 11-20. These international tournaments have a ton of value for scouts and for players. Baseball America Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 10 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b4e12d8ee Minnesota Senior Games coming back to Mankato The Minnesota Senior Games will return to Mankato for the 2018 games — and the 2021, 2022, 2025 and 2026 games. The sports competition for athletes over 50 years old will switch back and forth between Mankato and St. Cloud in August for the next decade thanks to a new agreement with Minnesota Senior Games. Mankato Free Press Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 11 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b448dae9f Spokane host to national BMX races National races have been absent from the Spokane area, prompting the region's most decorated riders to compete elsewhere. Not this weekend. Spokane is host to the 2017 USA BMX Lumberjack Nationals at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, an event slated to attract over 2,000 participants from the U.S. and Canada. The Spokesman-Review Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 12 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b13505876 Team effort can help reduce youth sports injuries <img src="http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/images/exclusive/0815soccerinjury_small.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="10" vspace="2"> Young athletes for generations have emulated the pros. The similarities appear to be extending to devastating sports injuries. More than 2.6 million children each year are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries. With high school athletic participation reaching a record level, more participants are being exposed to sports — and their potential injuries — each year. Overuse is a hot topic among youth sports, in part because it's preventable. By Bob Kowalski Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 13 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b3e02237e Kansas City hopes to host NFL Draft, FIFA World Cup Kansas City could be in the running for a pair of major sporting events. The city is on a list of 44 possible host cities if the United States, Mexico and Canada win a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The game would be held at Arrowhead Stadium. KCTV-TV Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00 14 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5994b15529bbd NFHS urges college and pro teams to recognize Friday as 'High School Football Night' The National Federation of State High School Associations announced a resolution recently aimed a re-emphasizing the notion that Fridays in the fall are reserved for high school football. The NFHS's resolution hopes to convince college and pro teams that refraining from Friday night games is not only good for high schools, but communities as a whole. USA Today Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:02:44 -0500 2017-08-17 12:02 -05:00 2017-08-17 13:02 -04:00