Author: D. Scott Dupree

D. Scott Dupree is executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. He currently serves as chair of the North Carolina Sports Leadership Council. In 2018 Dupree was named the most influential sports person in the Triangle by The News & Observer and, in 2014, CVB and Sports Commission Professional of the Year by Connect Sports. 

Top Three Sports Moments from the GRSA Era

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 5pm by D. Scott Dupree

My first instinct was to compile a list of my top 25 sports moments during the GRSA era. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, of course, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In that quarter of a century a lot, and I mean an uppercase, boldfaced and underlined A LOT , of amazing events have
I’ve been working in the Raleigh sports market for many years (don’t ask) and have been involved with lots of major events, but I can’t recall an event that has generated as much anticipation and excitement as the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series...

We'll Miss You, Dave Olsen

Friday, February 04, 2022, 12pm by D. Scott Dupree

We lost an all-timer last week, and as a result the Raleigh sports industry will never be quite the same. Davin “Dave” Olsen arrived in Raleigh, from Hartford, with the Carolina Hurricanes in the late ʼ90s. For the past 25 years or so he was the general manager of PNC Arena and,...
With 2021 winding down, here are 21 things in the Greater Raleigh sports tourism industry that I’m thankful for as we head into the holiday season: 1. Our GRSA staff. You won’t find a better or more hard-working group anywhere in America. That would be Tori Collins, Jason Philbeck,...
Most sports fans know that the NFL Draft Combine is held every year in Indianapolis. But they may not know that the first-ever Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft Combine was held last month right here in Cary and Raleigh. The inaugural event featured approximately 175 of the premier college and high
Sports was hit especially hard by the pandemic. And sports will lead our recovery here in Wake County. Those statements provide a good summary about the importance of the sports event industry to our local economy. Looking back, the local sports industry was basically crushed by the onset of the