Helpful tips on generating sports business
Tags: sports business
- Brad BentonKeymasterFebruary 7, 2013 at 5:08 pmPost count: 148
o There are many levels to the sports market; pee-wee, youth, high school, collegiate, professional, etc. Plus there are several different markets within the “sports” umbrella; football, hockey, gymnastics, bowling, softball, baseball, ice skating, soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, karate/martial arts, racquetball, etc. This is a goldmine for weekend room nights.
o Call on local coaches and athletic directors
o Soccer is sweeping the country. To find a schedule of games and to get the names of visiting coaches and athletic directors, go to AYSO.com (American Youth Soccer Organization)
o Go online and search under different sports-soccer, golf, tennis, hockey, softball, bowling, swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, biking, running-for events in your area and advertise your hotel to participants in exchange for comp. rooms.
o Visit Independent Gymnastic or Cheerleading schools for camps or meets.
o Contact your local Sports Commission for upcoming events
o Develop a relationship with the people who work in the facilities that house these events, i.e. arena’s and event centers
o Target any recruiters, coaches, visiting teams, tournaments and their families.
o Visit USTA.com for Tennis Tournaments in your area.
o Visit bowling alleys for tournaments.
o Visit any local stables or large horse riding stables-horse shows, competitions.
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