Sporting events can have a huge economic impact on their host city and the competition for events of all kinds is getting fierce.
It’s not just baseball, basketball or football tournaments, although those remain popular. Bouldering, fishing, extreme volleyball, marathons, bicycling… these events, and many other unique sports, are on the rise and bringing in big numbers from across the country.
Considering throwing in your hat to be a host city? Then you better be on your game. Cities across the Midwest are throwing some big punches with state-of-the-art, multi-purpose and sport-specific facilities. As a potential host city, it’s best to do your research and look at the history of the event, making sure you have all the pieces necessary to host that specific event.
The articles you’ll find in this special section take a look at a variety of sporting events with insight from those planning the events and the host cities they work with. We’ve also included an article on additional elements for consideration with outdoor events. Whether you’re planning the event or hosting it, having the right pieces in play will ensure a win for you, the event and its participants and spectators.