Compete Sports Diversity Selects The Sports Tourism Index™ To Power RFP Process

The partnership provides Compete Sports Diversity Council members with cutting edge technology to aid in destination evaluation and selection.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (OCTOBER 4, 2023) — The Sports Tourism Index™, a Tempest company, has announced a new partnership with Compete Sports Diversity, in collaboration with sports consultancy Huddle Up Group, to provide invaluable planning resources and destination insights to their membership of sports events rights holders who are committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion within sports.

Huddle Up Group Founder and CEO Jon Schmieder commented on the partnership, “Compete Sports Diversity is one of the fastest growing organizations in the sports tourism and events industry. Their membership is critical in serving a vast number of athletes across the country. We are excited to support Compete Sports Diversity and its members in their athletic journeys.”

The new partnership allows Compete Sports Diversity members to streamline their request for proposal (RFP) processes via the Sports Tourism Index™, which was recently acquired by Tempest. Members now have the ability to add their sporting events to a large searchable database containing over 6,000 facilities and nearly 1,500 events, as well as gain access to the Scout feature, which can be used to match their events with suitable destinations and submit an RFP. Added member benefits include exclusive training, data, and insights provided by the Huddle Up Group.

"Compete Sports Diversity takes pride in intentional strategic partnerships,” stated Connor Shane, COO of Compete Sports Diversity. “The Sports Tourism Index™ is a growing force in the sports industry and we are very excited to have their support as we build a more inclusive environment for all athletes."

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About Sports Tourism Index™

A Tempest company, the Sports Tourism Index™ is a trusted data platform for the sporting events and tourism industry, featuring a searchable database containing over 6,000 facilities and nearly 1,500 events that allows sporting event rights holders to evaluate, compare, and choose destinations that suit their needs. For more information about Sports Tourism Index™, please visit

About Huddle Up Group

Huddle Up Group is a sports tourism consultancy trusted by more than 450 sports organizations. Huddle Up Group supports sports organizations through strategic planning, facility feasibility studies, and the Sports Tourism Index™ and Scout data platforms. For more information about Huddle Up Group, please visit

About Compete Sports Diversity

A group with 150+ member organizations reaching 250,000 leaders, athletes and fans. The mission of the Compete Sports Diversity Council is to bring together leaders, athletes, fans and professionals together to further sports diversity. We accomplish this by creating a platform based around the IDEAL principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity/Equality, Acceptance and Leadership to connect, educate, empower, and inspire mission driven LGBTQ+ and allied sports and community leaders, sports organizations, non-profit groups, tourism partners, corporate partners, and athletes through our membership, media, and event platforms.