March 2, 2023 — Willowbrook, Illinois … No matter if it’s an arena for basketball or an outdoor complex for soccer, a stunning body of water for boating or the mountains for hiking and biking, the Western U.S. has all possible events covered. Sports Planning Guide’s (SPG) dedicated 2023 state guides for Arizona, Oregon and Washington have the depth and details you need to make event planning easier.

From the deserts of Arizona to the lush, green landscapes of the Pacific Northwest in Oregon and Washington and all of their urban delights, there’s something for everyone. Featuring nearly 100 facilities throughout 24 destinations across the three states, each destination’s Site InSpection provides planner perspectives on hosting events at many of the top-rated facilities in the nation.

“We’re fully engaged with you, from the bid stage through the planning process to event execution,” said Jim Etzel, CEO at Sport Oregon. “This is why we break attendance records for events like the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, earn unprecedented praise for staging best of class events like the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships and usher in brand-new tourism-inducing events like the inaugural IRONMAN Oregon 70.3.”

Each guide contains 2 key feature articles, with Washington having one exclusive online feature. Within our feature articles, you will learn about Arizona’s wide range of state parks, including Phoenix’s South Mountain Park and Preserve, the world’s largest city park, and the diversity Washington holds across the state as a cyclist’s paradise and more.

“From professionals to amateurs, Washington is an inclusive state that proudly offers sports for everyone,” said Tammy Dunn, executive director at Snohomish County Sports Commission. “Washington hospitality goes beyond the sporting venues: Our luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants and range of leisure activities make for an ideal experience for both locals and visitors attending your event.”

The 2023 editions of the Arizona, Oregon and Washington guides are now available both in print and via digital download, all for free. To reserve your copy, visit

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