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Press Releases

11/14/2012 Game plan set in motion for Kent County Regional Sports Complex

The countdown to game time at the Mid-Atlantic’s next marquee sports complex has begun. On Wednesday, officials gathered at the site of the Kent County Regional Sports Complex off Del. 1 in Frederica to announce a slew of updates and let the community know this major project is making some huge leaps forward. more

10/15/2012 Three Delaware festivals among Top 100 group events

The organizers of the Dover Days Festival will have more than one reason to celebrate in 2013. The festival not only celebrates its 80th anniversary next May, but also has made the American Bus Association’s list of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 for the first time ever. more

10/11/2012 Delaware Sports Commission announces new officers, board members

The Delaware Sports Commission recently announced the addition of new officers, board members and committee chairs. Taking over as chair of the commission is Dr. Matthew Robinson, Professor of Sports Management at the University of Delaware. Jerry DuPhily, president of TSN Publishing, has been named Treasurer of the DSC. more

8/16/2012 Discussion to focus on social media's ability to score for sports

A panel featuring social media specialists from regional professional and college sports organizations, media and businesses will lead a discussion on the role of new media in sports Sept. 12 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. more

8/13/2012 National champions in collegiate hockey will be crowned at UD in 2014

The road to the American Collegiate Hockey Association title for both men and women will run through Newark in 2014.

 The University of Delaware and the Delaware Sports Commission won the bid for the 2014 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championship, to be held Feb. 28-March 5, as well as the Women’s Division 1 and 2 National Championships, March 6-10. more

8/8/2012 Win a glass for traveling the Wine and Ale Trail

From full-bodied brews to lively vintages, the First State is flowing with high-quality adult beverages, many of which have been bundled together on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. more

7/19/2012 Aug. 3: Book signing in Rehoboth for homage to Delaware history

The creative forces that combined their knowledge of Delaware history and talents for storytelling and photography will come together for a second time on Aug. 3 to sign copies of their book, "Landmarks & Legacies," which spotlights 50 noteworthy sites throughout the First State.

7/17/2012 Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding. more

7/12/2012 Firefly Music Festival set to make Delaware's economy glow

A crew from the Delaware Tourism Office toured the site of the Firefly Music Festival Thursday, and what they saw was jaw-dropping – an area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads "Firefly." more

6/26/2012 Historic book signing a 'landmark' for Delaware's 'legacy'

History buffs and proud Delaware residents gathered at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries Tuesday as the creative team behind "Landmarks & Legacies" signed the book and detailed the thorough research, vivid storytelling and photographic artistry that went into their hardback portrait of the First State. more

5/25/2012 First State tweeters talk wine, brews and news of an enhanced Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

Members of Delaware’s social media community gathered Wednesday at Abbott’s Grill to link up and network, tweet about the finest wines and tastiest beers the First State has to offer and hear details on enhancements to the Delaware Tourism Office’s Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. more

4/3/2012 Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest Winner Announced

Over 500 votes were casted and the winner of the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest is Joe del Tufo for his scenic and engaging photograph of the Caesar Rodney statue in Wilmington, DE entitled "Night Rider." more

1/25/2012 Delaware Tourism Industry Study Results Are In - 2010 Analysis Substantiates the Value of Tourism to First State

A study was conducted by D.K.Shifflet & Associates Ltd. and Vantage Strategy, a research firm and consulting firm respectively, to determine the economic impact of tourism in the State of Delaware. The study shows that the tourism industry is a principal economic driver in Delaware and substantiates the value of the tourism industry to the First State. Key points stemming from the 2010 study ... more

1/12/2012 Delaware Tourism Office Pursues Motorcoach Business & Announces Rewards Program

Once again, the Delaware Tourism Office made its presence known at the annual American Bus Association (ABA) Convention, this year, held in Grapevine, Texas. As the nation's premier motorcoach industry event, the convention attracts over 3,000 group tour affiliates and provides a forum for buyers and sellers to meet in a marketplace setting. more


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