SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau as one of its 2017 Readers' Choice Award winners. The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau was one of only four organizations in the State of Illinois to be recognized with this award. 

Winners will be announced in the January 2017 issue of SportsEvents.

"The Aurora Area CVB is thrilled to accept this award recognizing our sports facilities, park districts, private venue operators, hoteliers, and everyone who works together to make the Aurora Area an excellent sports destination, " said Cort Carlson, Executive Director of the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "This is a timely win for us, given that just this past year we formed the Aurora Area Sports Alliance in order to proactively attract more tournaments and events to the region, which will have a tremendous impact on the local economies of our ten communities."

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system.

“SportsEvents readers came out in force to nominate and then to vote for their favorite sports events destinations and the host organizations that represent them. Our team is proud to honor the nominees that received the most votes with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award,” said John Rezell, SportsEvents executive editor.

“It is clear, based on our readers’ experiences, that these award winners are willing to go above and beyond typical service levels to help sports event planners produce outstanding events that participants, their families and spectators will want to experience again and again. It is our privilege to announce their selection by sports event planners as among the best in the United States.”

About SportsEvents Media Group
SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents magazine, is the industry leader in providing products and services designed to connect sports events organizers with sports commissions, CVBs, hotels, insurance companies and other sports events industry suppliers. The sports events industry’s only true multi-media company unites sports event buyers and suppliers with the leading monthly magazine (SportsEvents), online (, through social media, and with face-to-face conferences and trade shows—S.P.O.R.T.S. – The Relationship Conference.

About the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Formed in 1987, the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and marketing the area as a visitor destination. The goal of the AACVB is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of our region compromised of 10 municipalities: Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich, Sugar Grove, and Yorkville. The AACVB aggressively promotes the area as an overnight destination and increases visitor awareness and expenditures for the maximum economic benefit of our tourism partners. In 2016, the AACVB formed the Aurora Area Sports Alliance to focus its efforts on marketing the Aurora Area as a premier destination for sports events & tournaments.