Birmingham, AL — Sports Destination Management , the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2023 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $932 million to the national economy over the past year.

 “The nominations we saw were incredible,” said Publisher Scott Swoger. “What really struck us was the variety of events. We had everything from professional golf championships to esports to Little League – and everything in between. It is absolutely clear that there is a demand for quality sports events at every level, and that event owners and destinations are answering that call. ”

 This issue of the magazine honors events that had a significant economic impact upon the communities where they were hosted; these numbers are a reflection of spectator fees, hotel room usage, restaurant business and shopping in local stores. Awards were presented according to market size, as well as in a separate category, Sports Tourism Heroes.

 Full event details can be found in a special feature published in the November/December 2023 issue of Sports Destination Management . The entire article, with full details on the winners listed below, can also be found online.
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 50th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships
 Orlando, Florida
 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships
 Destination Partner: Collier County Visitors Bureau
 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four
 Destination Partner: Dallas Sports Commission
 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships
 Destination Partner: Tulsa Sports Commission
 Balling on the Beach
 Destination Partner: Visit Lauderdale
 North American Sand Soccer Championships
 Destination Partner: City of Virginia Beach
 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™
 Destination Partner: Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance
 LIV Golf Tulsa at Cedar Ridge
 Destination Partner: Cedar Ridge Country Club
 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships
 Destination Partner: Tulsa Sports Commission
 Frosty Faustings XV
 Destination Partner: DuPage Sports Commission
 Boys ECNL Florida National Event and Girls ECNL Florida Regional League National Event
 Destination Partners: Greater Orlando Sports Commission and Orlando North Seminole County Sports
 57th AAU Junior Olympic Games
 Destination Partner: Catch Des Moines
 The 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota
 Destination Partner: Visit Knoxville Sports Commission
 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana
 Destination Partner: SportsPITTSBURGH
 U.S. Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships
 Destination Partner: Visit Baton Rouge
 ECNL Boys National Playoff Destination Partners: North Carolina Fusion & Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau
 2023 Venice Equestrian Tour
 Destination Partner: Fox Lea Farm, Inc
 US Youth Soccer 2023 Eastern Regional Championships
 Destination Partners: Visit Loudoun/Loudoun Sports Tourism
 US Youth Soccer Eastern President’s Cup
 Destination Partner: Valley Forge Sports, Events & Tourism Authority
 2023 Hoop Group Atlantic City Jam Fest
 Destination Partner: Atlantic City Sports Commission
 TSSAA Spring Fling
 Destination Partner: Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 TSSAA Girls' and Boys' High School Basketball State Championships
 Destination Partner: Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania Happy Valley
 Destination Partner: Happy Valley Sports and Entertainment Alliance
 2023 NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Championship Allentown Regional
 Destination Partners: PPL Center & Discover Lehigh Valley
 Queen City Classic
 Destination Partner: Visit Clarksville TN
 Cooperstown All Star Village 2023 Season
 Destination Partner: Ostego County Tourism
 United State Fastpitch Association World Series
 Destination Partner: Visit Panama City Beach
 The 2023 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball
 Destination Partner: Visit Panama City Beach
 Nike EYBL Peach Jam
 Destination Partner: North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism
 New Year's BaseballFest and New Year's SoftballFest
 Destination Partner: Visit Panama City Beach
 NSE/FC Alliance Club Soccer Series
 Destination Partner: Rocky Top Sports World
 American Cornhole League (ACL) World Championships
 Destination Partner: The City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department
 2023 Mississippi Bombers Southeast Summer Invite
 Destination Partner: Visit Oxford
 2022 OSSAA State Football Championships
 Destination Partners: University of Central Oklahoma & Visit Edmond
 2023 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament
 Destination Partner: VisitGreenvilleSC
 State Title Belt Tournament
 Destination Partner: City of Edmond, Visit Edmond
 Strike King Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
 Destination Partner: Visit Anderson
 Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon & 5K
 Destination Partner: Savannah Sports Council
 2023 USTA National Championships
 Destination Partner: Visit Springfield, IL
 Ron Jon Beach ‘n Boards Fest
 Destination Partner: Space Coast Office of Tourism
 2023 WSWA Freestyle & Greco Roman State Championship
 Destination Partner: Snohomish County Sports Commission
 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships 2023
 Destination Partner: Discover Puerto Rico
 Valentine's Classic Volleyball Tournament
 Destination Partner: Foley Sports Tourism
 2022 International Powerlifting (IPL) World Championships
 Destination Partner: Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events
 2023 Frontier League All-Star Game
 Destination Partner: Chicago Southland Visitors & Convention Bureau
About Sports Destination Management : Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management.
 With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.

In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through and the e-newsletter, SDM Blitz , both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.

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