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Detroit Awarded 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Regionals

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that Detroit has been selected to host the 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Regionals at Little Cesars Arena.

“We are grateful to be selected by the NCAA to host the 2024 men’s Basketball Regionals,” said Dave Beachnau, …

Wish You Were Here! Greater Raleigh Welcomes Back Sporting Events

 

Greater Raleigh, N.C., has truly missed hosting sporting events of all kinds and is so looking forward to seeing more players, teams and coaches giving it their all on local area fields and courts again. Some area venues have already begun welcoming back events while others like the …

HV Gamer Con 2020 Draws Thousands to Second Annual Esports Event

ALBANY, N.Y. — Organizers of HV Gamer Con 2020 executed two weekends of virtual events after postponing the annual in-person event and expo in April due to COVID-19.

The festivities kicked off with virtual tournaments and live-streamed panel discussions. HV Gamer Con partner Gaming Insomniacs hosted …

USA Cricket Launches Foundational Plan

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — USA Cricket launched its first strategic plan to make cricket a mainstream sport in the United States.  The plan outlines the actions to be taken and initiatives to be launched until the end of 2023.

The plan sets the long-term vision for …

Durham Sports Commission Names Manning as Executive Director

DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham Sports Commission (DSC) announced Marcus Manning as its new executive director. Manning will lead efforts to create economic and social impact in Durham by strengthening the area’s sports culture, expanding access to sports for residents and attracting and cultivating sporting events in the …

USA Cycling Announces 2021 Schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Cycling is looking ahead to 2021 with dates and locations announced for all disciplines subject to change depending on the status of COVID-19.

            The Mountain Bike Nationals will return for a second year to Winter Park Resort July 9-19, with an expanded schedule that includes …

The Village of Westmont’s Recreation Leaders Collaborate to Open

OAK BROOK, Ill. — When Illinois faced its shutdown in March 2020, the Village of Westmont and its recreation leaders collaborated to provide safe ways for the community’s recreation facilities to open. The new FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park (FMC) and the Westmont Park District wanted to deliver outlets …

Leko Named Director of Tournaments at Future Legends

WINDSOR, Colo. — Tony Leko has been named director of tournaments at Future Legends, a facility being built in Windsor. The complex will host a variety of sports tournaments and events with its opening in 2022.

            The complex includes eight baseball diamonds, 10 soccer pitches, eight basketball courts, a 64-room …

Callahan Selected as GM of The Bridge Sports Complex

BRIDGEPORT, W.V. — Droo Callahan has been selected as the general manager of the Bridge Sports Complex in Bridgeport, W.V. The Bridge Sports Complex is set to open in 2021 and will be managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM).

            Callahan had a 10-year professional soccer career before managing Legacy Center …

Ewen Retires from Lee County Sports Development

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gary Ewen, CSEE, with the Lee County Sports Development office retired at the end of September.

            Ewen was involved in the sports tourism movement since 1984 and a member of the first graduating class of the CSEE program.

            A past member of the NASC (Sports ETA) …

Placer Valley Event Center Renamed

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — The Placer Valley Event Center will become the Roebbelen Center under a naming rights sponsorship. Roebbelen Contracting Inc. was the general contractor for the 160,000-square-foot center that opened in February.

            The new center offers one of the largest meeting spaces in the Sacramento area and can accommodate …