News Feeds (RSS) 1 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d38d9457a Good weekend for sports makes good weekend for business in Mississippi t was huge weekend for sporting events in South Mississippi: 30 high school baseball teams for Battle at the Beach, more than 200 soccer squads for the Gulf Coast Cup, and 684 gymnasts for the Mississippi State Championship. All of the events happening at the same time may be coincidental, but the effort to bolster amateur sport tourism on the Coast is a concerted effort by Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. WLOX-TV Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 2 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d41acee5511 NASC Playbook — March 2017 issue available now The NASC Playbook — March 2017 issue is now available. It includes tips from the Mentoring Committee, information on the Sports Legacy Fund, NASC Hall of Fame inductees and more. NASC Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 3 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d28563eb9 FINA opens up bid process for 2022 and 2024 Can you imagine the next Michael Phelps or Alexander Popov swimming in your city? This could become reality by hosting the FINA World Swimming Championships. Also referred to as the "Short Course Worlds," this event is the fastest and the most exciting competition in swimming. Smart Cities & Sport Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 4 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d5a18044d Grant program seeks to attract sports events to Florida county The Space Coast Sports Commission has unanimously approved a new grant policy to attract youth and other amateur sports events to Brevard County. The policy will tie potential grants to how much revenue Brevard County hotels generate from room rentals linked to the sports events. Money for the grants will come from Brevard County's 5 percent Tourist Development Tax on hotel rooms and other short-term rentals. Florida Today Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 5 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d2aed1157 Make your mark on Olympic History by hosting the 2019 IOC Session Is your city looking to host an Olympic event? It could happen sooner than you think! Indeed, the International Olympic Committee is currently receiving candidature to host its 2019 Session, the equivalent of its "general assembly." Smart Cities & Sport Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 6 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d7645d4f3 NCAA Tournament's return could foreshadow big things in Tulsa's future As president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission, Ray Hoyt can look out a window in the Tulsa Regional Chamber offices on the 13th floor of Williams Tower I and see progress and promise. The NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, the headline event of the college basketball world, returned to the city for the second time in six years, a benchmark for Tulsa's growth and also what officials hope is a harbinger of more to come. Tulsa World Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 7 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d549be7ef Sports commission, NW sports hub to lead 'economic engine' in Washington state A public forum explaining the mission of the soon-to-be-established sports commission was held recently to clear up any misconceptions and to provide more information on how the commission will attract large sporting events to the Northwest Sports Hub, in turn spurring the local economy. The sports commission is funded by a new taxing district established by hotels and motels in Centralia and Chehalis, Washington. The Chronicle Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 8 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d35eedb8a Super Bowl or not, Pittsburgh sports commission a good idea As we've seen in just the last month or so, Pittsburgh is a great host for big sports events. The Penguins' Stadium Series game against the Philadelphia Flyers brought out a huge crowd, and the recently concluded Atlantic 10 tournament got a nice turnout at PPG Paints Arena. Establishing a sports commission would be a good way to make sure even more big events give the city a look moving forward. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 9 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d8ad8997b Florida county aims to top record sport tourism year Lee County, Florida's lucrative sport tourism industry does not close when the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins wrap baseball's spring training and head north at the end of this month. Amateur baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and swimming become the mainstays here, filling scores of hotel rooms, restaurants and shops even in the hottest, muggiest months of the so-called "off-season." News-Press Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 10 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d87938409 How much is Rock Hill sport tourism worth? More than you'd expect The dream of Rock Hill, South Carolina, making money off sports tourism began with a park. If all goes as expected, that dream could soon morph into business worth $36 million annually. The Herald Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 11 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d83aa44dd What brings tourists to Wisconsin Rapids? Beaches of sand were covered with lawn chairs last September, as spectators from all over the world watched skiers perform across Lake Wazeecha, one of the top tourist attractions in the Wisconsin Rapids area. Laura Nelson, the executive director of the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau said Lake Wazeecha is one of the highlights for local tourism. There are essentially three main categories local marketing touches on: sports, leisure, and meetings or conventions. Daily Tribune Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 12 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d32e52ee1 Durham Sports Commission introduces new director, logo to city, county officials In the short few months since the Durham Sports Commission's inception, its board, creators and supporters picked up the ball and ran with it. The nonprofit board of directors formed in the June 2016, approved bylaws in October, hired an executive director in December and approved a logo in January. The Herald-Sun Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 13 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d57da531d Rochester lands a big one, in DIII basketball tourney While Rochester may be the largest city in Minnesota without an NCAA college sports program, it is still able to host one of their national championships. In March of 2018, Rochester will be the host of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Final Four. Post Bulletin Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 14 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d3bc0066a What went right, wrong with NCAA in Sacramento? Hours after the return of NCAA March Madness basketball played out in Sacramento, the head of Sacramento's Sports Commission expressed confidence that the tournament won't be waiting another decade to tip off in the Capitol City. "I certainly think we will be a part of the NCAA rotation moving forward," said Mike Sophia, Sacramento Sports Commission director. KCRA-TV Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 15 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d6f2eca34 Utah up next for 2019 World Championships With the conclusion of the 2017 FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, the United States is taking center stage as the host nation for the bi-annual event. Utah ski destinations Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain and Solitude Mountain Resort will host skiing and snowboarding events during the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 1-10, 2019. Park Record Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 16 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2da538ddb0 Health concerns could bring timeout for new rubberized playgrounds in Minnesota There's a new drive in the Minnesota Legislature to get answers about what's in the crumb rubber pellets on sports fields and playgrounds and whether they pose any health risks, possibly putting any new facilities on hold until a benchmark study is done. Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 17 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2da017c21b Elite youth sports: Are they hurting our kids? Whether it's soccer or gymnastics, baseball or basketball, kids around Atlanta spend hours on club sports, trying to become the elite athletes of their age group. But a new Emory University study adds to research showing that some sports programs — which often encourage year-round training and focusing on a single sport — may take a toll on young athlete’s bodies. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00 18 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=58d2d80e1674a A sports museum for Chicago? Two nonprofit execs have teamed up to launch a sports museum in Chicago. American Sports Museum will use sports as "bait" to teach children and adults about all sorts of topics, from history and biology to physics. It will also contain expected sports museum memorabilia, such as equipment and apparel from famous athletes. Crain's Chicago Business Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:25 -0500 2017-03-23 14:57 -05:00 2017-03-23 15:57 -04:00