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TAMPA BAY SPORTS COMMISSION
Key Contact: Jason Aughey, Senior Director
Phone: (813) 218-3892
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, nonprofit, 501c3, charitable corporation that serves the
entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting premier sports and entertainment
events. Working in partnership with Visit Tampa Bay,
our community’s convention and visitors bureau, we
provide a one-stop-shop for all interested parties looking to bring their event to the Tampa Bay region.
Key Contact: Randy Sparks, President/CEO
Phone: (772) 398-4664
Meet and speed date potential clients for our corporate and event divisions.
Key Contact: Janna Clark, CSEE, Sports Sales Director
Phone: (270) 765-2175
A partnership of great sports towns across the Commonwealth, Team Kentucky represents the ideal
combination of tournament-class facilities and world-class hospitality. Whether you are looking for the
best in indoor or outdoor venues, Kentucky will meet
your team’s needs and exceed your expectations.
TEMPE TOURISM OFFICE
Key Contact: Chris Prince, Sports Sales Manager
Phone: (480) 305-1377
Tempe plays host to several amateur and collegiate
sporting events, and we welcome you to add Tempe
to your game plan. The Tempe Tourism Office is prepared to work with you to select the perfect venues,
work with city services, and find hotel accommodations for your next successful sporting event.
THE FOLEY SPORTS
Key Contact: Christy Raley, Sales Manager
Phone: (251) 424-0563
Key Contact: Ryan Mead, Sales Representative
Phone: (301) 260-2070
Transportation Management Services (TMS) specializes in the design, planning and operation for parking and transportation. TMS provides safe, efficient
and cost effective parking and transportation services for events nationwide.
Key Contact: Rick Hatcher, Executive Director
Phone: (772) 871-5458
UPWARD STAR CENTER
Key Contact: Dipali Britton,
Business Development Manager
Phone: (864) 949-5812
Upward Star Center is a world-class, multisport complex located in Spartanburg, SC. Over 120,000 square
feet of space includes six basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, rock wall, four batting cages, nine meeting
rooms, seven team rooms, four sand volleyball courts
and six multipurpose fields (two of those are turf
fields). We have hosted Adidas Gauntlet Finale, other
NCAA live events, high school lacrosse, soccer,
karate, cheer, futsal and football tournaments.
UTAH SPORTS COMMISSION
Key Contact: Joe Strand, Director of Sport Development
Phone: (801) 328-2358
We want to enhance current partnerships, and create
new ones, with events rights holders in order to elevate their sporting events in Utah, The State of Sport.
VALLEY FORGE SPORTS
Key Contact: Marc Kaminetsky, Director of Sales
Phone: (610) 834-7972
Valley Forge Sports is built to ensure your event is a
success, on and off the field. Our team is dedicated
to finding the right facilities to fit your needs, finding
you the perfect hotel partner and assisting in planning from start to finish.
VAULT EVENT MEDIA
Key Contact: Chris Quarles, Owner
Phone: (314) 261-4300
VERMONT CONVENTION BUREAU
Vault Event Media is a single source provider of all
event multimedia needs including video production,
graphic design, event printing, lanyards and badges,
event mobile apps and branded promotional items.
Key Contact: Megan Hood, Sales Manager
Phone: (802) 860-0606
Whether indoors or outdoors, sports enthusiasts
have raved about the diverse and exciting venues
Vermont has to offer. And with a broad range of venues for virtually any sport, you’re assured of hosting
a successful sports event, tournament or meet.
Key Contact: Matt Billingsley, CSEE, Sales Manager
Phone: (661) 852-7236
Conveniently located at the southern end of the San
Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is the perfect city to host
your next event. Bakersfield is not only among the
most affordable and convenient meeting destinations
in California, it’s also within a four-hour drive of over
90 percent of the state’s population. Great venues
and attractions, combined with hotel rates up to 40
percent below the state average, makes Bakersfield
the ideal location for your next sporting event.
Key Contact: Tim Litherland,
Director of Sports & Specialty Markets
Phone: (303) 571-9429
Welcome to Denver, where urban adventure, 300 days
of sunshine, a walkable downtown and chef-driven dining combine to create the world’s best meeting destination. A vibrant outdoor city at the base of the Rocky
Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, craft culture
and unparalleled views help produce truly epic events.
Key Contact: Eric Kulczycky, National Sales Manager
Phone: (703) 752-9510
Home of George Mason University and located minutes
from Washington, D.C., Fairfax County, Virginia, has it all:
first-class sports facilities (including 86 turf fields), more
than 100 hotels at multiple price points, world-renowned
attractions, extensive shopping and dining options, and
convenient access to Dulles and Reagan airports.
VISIT FRANKLIN, TN/NASHVILLE SOUTH
Key Contact: Nate Gaw, Sports Sales Manager
Phone: (615) 550-2701
Having hosted top sports events from club-level to
collegiate and professional, Franklin, Tennessee,