SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2017

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September 2017 6 Volume 15 • Number 8 • SEPTEMBER 2017 LINEUP Editor's Letter . . . . . . . . . 4 Sports Talk . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Issue Sponsors . . . . . . . 58 In Every Issue: Connect… Visit us at to connect via Facebook and Twitter. Game Plan What's Hot In Social Media Sports organizations keep fans engaged through live- streams, posts, and snippets. Sport Report There's Something About Hockey This sport continues to score with all ages despite declin- ing team participation numbers. Sport Report Diving In! Seniors Excel In The World Of Sports At a time when older Americans are experiencing a poor quality of life, these athletes find competition leads to vitality. 13 40 North Dakota 43 Maryland 50 Vermont 51 Mississippi 56 Connecticut 57 New Hampshire COVER: 32 38 36 Whether it's camel, lawnmower or ostrich races or a competition in lumberjack events, fans and participants are flocking to sports that are doing things a bit differently. Site Selection Guide Convention Centers & Arenas: BIG SPACES BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTS EVENTS 15 SPECIAL FEATURE: 2017 Guide To Sports-Friendly Convention Centers A state-by-state listing of some of the most sports-friendly convention centers and arenas. Cities dedicated to sports hope to push major events to conven- tion centers and arenas to fully utilize all the area has to offer. When everything is connected, it's a win-win for all. PAGES 26-31 FREE! UNUSUAL SPORTS 10 Wild &

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