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New Orleans sets the stage for the rise of sports tourism

The results of the 2013 World Travel Awards held in September have brought forth surprising revelations for the tourism industry, particularly sports tourism. Not only is sports tourism on the rise, but more places are fast cultivating this culture and using major sporting...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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Retired baseball star Gary Sheffield told Pasco, Florida, commissioners he would personally guarantee $3 million of his own money toward a youth baseball complex at Wiregrass Ranch if that's what it takes to get the financing...

source: The Suncoast News

Youth sports long have been seen as a ticket to a college scholarship, and as college costs go ever higher, parents may be putting more pressure on their children to snag some of that cash. "It's become a win-at-all-costs culture," said Jason Sacks, executive director of...

source: Chicago Tribune via Detroit Free Press

A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians. The findings also indicate how often such incidents result in significant brain injuries, computerized...

source: Washington University in St. Louis via ScienceDaily

With a scheduled closing of Lincoln Mall approaching, a Matteson, Illinois, resident said he wants to convert the indoor mall into a "sports and entertainment campus." Ronnie Culver said he's one of five partners in a venture that has proposed an ambitious project to build...

source: Southtown Star

The Tennessee city of Pigeon Forge is taking the next step in the tourism industry, by adding a $22.5 million attraction focused around youth sports. The city of Pigeon Forge has decided to partner with Ripken Baseball and fund the third Ripken Experience Complex. The...

source: WBIR-TV

A crowdfunding campaign is being launched to help transform a vacant Detroit recreation center into a skate park. The effort is taking place through the Michigan-based crowd funding platform Patronicity. The Michigan Economic Development...

source: Crain's Detroit Business


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