April 28, 2023 — Willowbrook, Illinois … If you’re looking for a southern U.S. destination to host your next sporting event, Arkansas and Mississippi should never be overlooked. Both states have top-notch facilities, arenas and stadiums for all ages and skill levels, destinations with unique culture and entertainment, beautiful natural environments and more for family fun and leisure.

Sports Planning Guide’s (SPG) dedicated Arkansas and Mississippi state guides will help planners on the right path to selecting the best venue for their event. Combined, the guides feature 55 facilities across 18 destinations, with each Site InSpection containing details on facilities and direct contact information to help speed along the process and assist in setting up itineraries for those looking to explore beyond sports.

“Arkansas Sports Team members put the “pro” in proficiency when it comes to hosting events,” said Shelbey Morris, sales specialist at Arkansas Tourism. “From Texarkana to Jonesboro, monster truck rallies to baseball tournaments, and everywhere and everything in-between, Arkansas is the natural choice for sports.”

What makes Arkansas a natural for big time events? In addition to detailed facility information, SPG’s guide to the Natural State also features an in-depth feature article focusing on major sporting events held across the state.

Meanwhile, the Mississippi guide’s focus is steadily on top-notch facilities and amenities; such as Jackson being the home of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship, Hattiesburg’s award-winning attractions and more.

“Whether your game requires a diamond, field, hardwood or sand, you’ll find the perfect venue in Mississippi,” said Jason Paha, chief editor at Premier Travel Media. “Along with facilities that fit your needs, you’ll also enjoy an abundance of Southern Hospitality.”

The 2023 editions of the Arkansas and Mississippi state guides are now available both in print and via digital download, all for free. To reserve your copy, visit SportsPlanningGuide.com.

About Sports Planning Guide

As the leading print and digital resource for the competitive sports tournament and event industry, along with in-depth content across multiple online platforms and extensive communication channels, SPG connects tournament and event planners with sports destinations and facilities which will help them plan better events. SPG is a Premier Travel Media brand.