Winners of the 2012 SportsTravel Awards Announced at TEAMS '12 in Detroit

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SportsTravel magazine announced the winners of the 2012 SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo on October 4 in Detroit. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world's largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry.

The dramatic 2011 Major League Baseball World Series, won by the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games over the Texas Rangers, took home the award for Sports Event of the Year and Best Professional Sports Event Series. Other winners included Super Bowl XLVI, the BCS Championship Game, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

"We are pleased to recognize a number of outstanding sporting events again this year," said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo. "Each of the winners is a prime example of achieving excellence in organization and management for both competitors and spectators."

"Our readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry, and they really know what it takes to execute high-quality athletic events," said Schneider. "These events and the destinations that hosted them have every reason to be proud."

The SportsTravel Awards program bestows honors at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels in three categories each. To be eligible, events had to occur between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. Criteria for nomination and voting included:

  • Superior organization of and attendance at the event
  • The event provided a superior experience for competitors and/or spectators
  • The event's host city or venue served to enhance the event

For the complete list of winners, click here.

The TEAMS Conference & Expo is organized by Los Angeles-based Schneider Publishing (, which publishes SportsTravel (, the sports world's event magazine, and Association News (, America's most-read magazine for association executives. Schneider Publishing recently acquired the Meetings Quest series of one-day trade shows for corporate and association meeting planners. The group travel markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million hotel room nights annually.

Association News, SportsTravel and TEAMS are registered trademarks and Meetings Quest is a trademark of Schneider Publishing Company, Inc.

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