Game Plans

Game Plan: Safety & Security

We can all think of an example. The Boston Marathon bombing. The 1996 Olympic pipe bombing in Atlanta. The stadium explosion in Paris during a soccer match. And, of course, the recent Las Vegas concert attack. While not a sporting event, it is a prime example of the increasing threat …

Come Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Wash. Located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of the Salish Sea and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Snohomish County begins 15 miles north of Seattle, a little under 120 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a short ferry ride away from the Olympic Peninsula.

Game Plan: The True Cost of Sports Events

Sports tourism continues to be big business in the United States, with amateur athletes spending more than $10.6 billion for events each year, according to the SportsEvents 2017 annual report. The benefits of hosting an event can be huge for a destination. A large-scale event raises the profile of the …