Out With the Old, In With the New!

With many exhilarating events this past year, 2017 was an important year for the sport tourism industry! Here’s what to look forward to in wrapping up 2017 as well as events happening in the first few months of 2018 in Maryland. Continue reading

Featured Venue Friday: Cedar Lane Regional Park

If you are looking to host your next large field tournament with abundant space, close proximity to tourist attractions and an easily accessible venue for the northeast region, look no further than Cedar Lane Regional Park in Harford County. Continue reading

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Maryland Sports Unveils New Video

In FY16, Maryland Sports touched 317 events generating $176,641,000 in direct spending. But this is only the beginning and we are working to make the coming years bigger and better than ever.

Terry Hasseltine, the Executive Director of Maryland Sports stressed the importance of the video to highlight Maryland as a world-class sports destination.  “The video highlights the continued focus of Maryland Sports to promote Maryland as a sports destination and to highlight the strategic alliances we have created in order to achieve that goal. At the same time, emphasizing the importance of the sports tourism industry in the State of Maryland.”

Maryland Sports Aims To Increase State-Hosted Events

According to its website, the mission for Maryland Sports is to “enhance Maryland’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, retention and development of regional, national and international sporting events.”
For Terry Hasseltine, the agency’s executive director, that means casting a wide net.
While Hasseltine worked hard to bring the 2014 and 2016 Army-Navy games to M&T Bank Stadium and the 2011 game to Landover, Md.’s FedEx Field, and just finished working with Johns Hopkins University and Towson University to submit what he called “a robust series of bids” for the 2019-2022 NCAA women’s lacrosse championships, he’s also excited about an event happening at Fruitland Recreation Park Nov. 19-20: The US Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.

Baltimore Benefits From Ravens’ Success

The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard all year to earn a spot in the NFL playoffs as one of the top-seeded teams.  The motivation was to secure home-field advantage. The Ravens fell one game shy of home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but they did earn a first round bye and a home game against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this coming weekend.  For the Ravens, a home game means an advantage on the field, but for the city and state it means dollars being pumped into the local economy.

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High School Sports Shine in Holiday Spotlight

Sports fans had a lot to look forward to this holiday season: the NBA was finally starting its season, the NFL was wrapping up its regular season and college bowl games were getting underway.  But if you are a fan of high school sports, Maryland was the place to be for the holidays. Two major high school sporting events took place in Maryland during the last week in December, the Governor’s Challenge and the Chesapeake Bowl.

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Crab Bowl Showcases Maryland Talent

This past Saturday, select seniors from around the state of Maryland played in the state’s only statewide high-school all-star game, the Maryland Crab Bowl powered by Under Armour.  The game took place at Bowie State University and pitted stand-out seniors from the Washington, DC metro area against ones from the Baltimore metro area.

The game featured over 100 all-star seniors representing public and private schools from all around the state.  This year, the Washington All-Stars shutdown the Baltimore All-Stars 14-6. This was Washington’s third win in four years.

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