About Us

The Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office (MSMO) of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism at the Massachusetts Marketing Partnership is the state agency dedicated to promoting the Commonwealth as a premier sports destination.  MSMO is the official and lead agency to facilitate and attract major sporting events and championships in the Commonwealth.

Bring Your Event to Massachusetts:

Event Development:

  • Bid development – lead the effort to create customized event bids for international, national, collegiate, youth and amateur sporting events
  • Serve on Local Organizing Committees
  • Maintain relationships with event owners – local, regional, national and international
  • Informational and networking resource for Massachusetts venues and event owners
  • Liaison to state and local agencies

Sports Office Assets:

  • Dedicated sports tourism websitewww.masportsoffice.com
  • Comprehensive database – MA sports venues, attractions, activities, teams, leagues and events
  • Marketing outreach – email, social media and e-newsletters 

Marketing & Business Development

  • Represent the Massachusetts sports industry at sport-specific trade shows, conventions, conferences and meetings
  • Provide spots marketing expertise to municipalities, Regional Tourism Councils, chambers of commerce
  • Promote MA rich sports history and championship sports teams, sporting events, attractions, activities and competitions

Sporting Event Grants

The fiscal year 2019 Sports Event Grants round has closed – please contact Annie Moloney if you would like to be notified when the Fiscal year 2020 Sports Event Grant opens. Please find more information here:

MSMO Event Grant Final Report FY19

Estimated Economic Impact – Past MA Events
U.S. Figure Skating National Championships – $20 million
NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional Championship – $7 million
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend – $22.2 million
USA Gymnastics Women’s Visa Championships- $1.4 million
NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four – $25 million
Men’s World Curling Championships – $4.7 million
U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials – $15 million


Contact Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office
Mike Quinlin
136 Blackstone Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109, USA
Phone: (617) 973-8503
email: michael.quinlin@mass.gov


To find out more about all activities that Massachusetts has to offer, please visit the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism website