It should come as no surprise that Texas is big on sports. The Lone Star State has more than 800 courses strewn across the state, along with state-of-the-art facilities, world-class indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and fields, and so much more. “It’s no secret among athletes and spectators traveling to Texas for athletic events, that there are endless possibilities for exploration, which often leads to staying longer, for a whole other kind of experience – the Texas experience,” said Tim Fennell, director of tourism at Travel Texas. “From our world-class venues, inspiring arts and culinary scene, to a variety of outdoor adventures across Texas diverse geographic regions, the state’s expansive landscape, friendly communities and welcoming amenities and accommodations give visitors plenty of options before, in between, and after the games.”

It should come as no surprise that Texas is big on sports. The Lone Star State has more than 800 courses strewn across the state, along with state-of-the-art facilities, world-class indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas, and fields, and so much more. “It’s no secret among athletes and spectators traveling to Texas for athletic events, that there are endless possibilities for exploration, which often leads to staying longer, for a whole other kind of experience – the Texas experience,” said Tim Fennell, director of tourism at Travel Texas. “From our world-class venues, inspiring arts and culinary scene, to a variety of outdoor adventures across Texas diverse geographic regions, the state’s expansive landscape, friendly communities and welcoming amenities and accommodations give visitors plenty of options before, in between, and after the games.”


Abilene is in the center of Texas and halfway between the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Midland, Odessa, and Lubbock.

Hotel Rooms: 3500
Major Facilities:
  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center is a 55,000-square-foot facility that hosts basketball and volleyball
  • Shotwell Annex hosts football, soccer, and track
  • Taylor Country Expo Center is a 5000-seat multipurpose venue
Convention Center:

Abilene Convention Center houses a 20,000-square-foot exhibit hall.


Abilene CVB,


Located along the iconic Route 66 at the crossroads of America, Amarillo is perfectly positioned to host a sporting event. The city offers a multitude of attractions and more than 30 baseball fields throughout the city that can be utilized for youth tournaments.

Hotel Rooms: 7220
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Net Plex is a 62,000-square-foot facility with 13 volleyball courts, five futsal courts, four basketball courts, and more
  • Rick Klein is a six-field baseball complex
  • Amarillo National Tennis Center offers 14 lighted outdoor courts, three indoor courts, and six outdoor pickleball courts
  • Hodgetown Stadium has a capacity of 7000

Amarillo CVB,


Arlington has three world-class sporting facilities adjacent to each other: AT&T Stadium, Global Life Park, and Globe Life Field. Beyond that, Arlington is now home of the #1 esports stadium in the country, Esports Stadium Arlington + EXPO Center.

Hotel Rooms: 6000
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • AT&T Stadium has one multipurpose artificial turf field and seating for up to 100,000
  • Globe Life Field has one artificial synthetic turf field and seating for up to 41,000
  • College Park Center is a multipurpose venue with a capacity of 7000
  • Harold Patterson has 24 multipurpose grass fields and six softball fields
  • Esports Stadium Arlington + EXPO Center hosts esports, cheer and dance, gymnastics, and fencing

Arlington CVB,


Austin is known for its music, but it’s a city built on sports.

Hotel Rooms: 32,000
Major Facilities:
  • Q2 Stadium is a 20,500-seat soccer stadium
  • Moody Center opens this year and will include a 15,000-seat arena
  • Circuit of the Americas hosts Formula 1 events
Convention Center:

The Austin Convention Center offers five contiguous, column-free exhibit halls with 247,052 square feet of space.


Austin Sports Commission,


From hotels to sporting venues, Beaumont is a community that rallies together welcoming sports teams and their fans.

Hotel Rooms: 3700
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Ford Park Entertainment Complex features 12 championship-caliber youth baseball/softball diamonds
  • Beaumont Athletic Complex consists of 12 lighted softball diamonds, 24 lighted tennis courts, four lighted sand volleyball courts, soccer field, and basketball court
  • Beaumont Municipal Tennis Court includes 20 lighted wo-toned hard-courts and four lighted and covered tow-toned hard courts
  • Cris Quinn Soccer Complex features 34 soccer fields
Convention Center:

Beaumont Civic Center offers 41,300 square feet of space and hosts sports such as cheerleading, baton twirling, and BMX races.


Beaumont CVB,

Big Spring

Big Spring is located in west Texas at the intersection of US-87 and I-20. The city is also located in an area where three ecological regions merge, which results in a varied topography.

Hotel Rooms: 1263
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Roy Anderson Sports Complex features four softball fields, four baseball fields, one T-ball field, five soccer fields, and one football field
  • Comanche Trail Lake is a top spot for fishing tournaments

Big Spring CVB,


Brenham is centrally located in the heart of Bluebonnet Country between Austin, College Station, and Houston. The city offers small-town hospitality with great facilities.

Hotel Rooms: 643
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Fireman’s Field at Fireman’s Park is a 1200-seat ballpark
  • Hohlt Park has six softball fields and two baseball fields, as well as four multipurpose fields and six youth-size fields
  • Linda Anderson is a four-plex baseball facility

City of Brenham,


In south Texas is Brownsville. The sports-friendly city offers a number of state-of-the-art venues like Brownsville Sports Park.

Hotel Rooms: Approximately 37 properties
Major Facilities:
  • The Brownsville Sports Park offers basketball courts, a BMX track, and sand volleyball courts
  • Antonio Gonzalez Park has baseball and soccer fields
  • Brownsville Tennis Center has 16 courts

Visit Brownsville,

Bryan-College Station

Bryan and its twin city College Station is situated between three major cities: Austin, Houston, and Dallas. The area is with a three hour drive of 80 percent of the state’s population.

Hotel Rooms: 6,200
Major Facilities:
  • Veterans Park and Athletic Complex has 13 full-size athletic fields and five softball fields
  • Kyle Field is a 102,733-seat football stadium
  • Texas A&M Natatorium has a 50-meter eight-lane competition pool, diving platforms, and diving well
  • Brazos County Expo offers a 70,000-square-foot arena, 75,000-square-foot arena, three 60,000-square-foot pavilions, 28,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and more

Bryan College Station Sports & Events,

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill boasts an average of 229 sunny days per year, which means fewer rainouts. The city’s well developed manicured athletic fields are very much in demand throughout the region for soccer, softball, football, and baseball events and tournaments.

Hotel Rooms: 306
Major Facilities:
  • Valley Ridge Park offers a 13 multipurpose fields, four lighted softball fields, and six lighted baseball fields
  • Virginia Weaver Softball Complex includes four lighted adult softball fields
  • Nine additional youth baseball fields are available at Parkerville Park, Dot Thomas Park, and Community Center Park

Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation,


Cleburne is home to a wide variety of venues for your next athletic competition with proximity to the Dallas Fort Worth area, affordability and plenty of fun things to do after your sporting event.

Hotel Rooms: 700
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • The Depot at Cleburne Station seats 3,500 spectators and has one synthetic turf field
  • Cleburne Sports Complex includes seven baseball fields, four softball fields, 20 soccer fields, and two football fields.
  • Cleburne High School Jeff Cody Arena has one indoor court
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds has one outdoor arena
Convention Center:

Cleburne Conference Center houses 45,000 square feet and hosts cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling, dance, and boxing.


Cleburne CVB,


Conroe’s favorite attraction is our beautiful Lake Conroe. This is every bass fisherman’s dream and hosts many competitions annually.

Hotel Rooms: 2091
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Carl Barton Park has five Little League fields, four baseball fields, four softball fields, and nine soccer fields
  • Scrap Yard Sports Complex has 16 all-turf fields for baseball and softball
  • John Burge Park has an 18-hole disc golf course
Convention Center:

The Lone Star Convention Center hosts cheer and dance competitions.


Visit Conroe,

Corpus Christi

Located on the Texas Coast, Corpus Christi offers warm weather year round that is ideal for outdoor sports. Golf, baseball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, and more can be played practically year round.

Hotel Rooms: 10,000
Major Facilities:
  • Whataburger Field is a 7000-seat ballpark
  • American Bank Center offers an arena that hosts sports like rodeos, hockey, and basketball

Corpus Christi CVB,


For rights holders who think big, Dallas is the host city that creates legendary experiences. The city’s passion for sports of all kinds coupled with a strong heritage of iconic athletes, events, and innovative sports leaders provides the foundation needed for a successful event.

Hotel Rooms: 34,000
Major Facilities:
  • American Airlines Center is a 20,000-seat multipurpose venue
  • Cotton Bowl Stadium is an iconic venue that hosts football and soccer
  • Moneygram Soccer Park includes 14 soccer fields
Convention Center:

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center boasts over one million square feet of exhibit space, a 9,816-seat arena and the largest column-free space in the country. The venue is so versatile it hosts volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, fencing and weightlifting.


Dallas Sports Commission,


Denison is located one hour north of Dallas and just 10 minutes south of Lake Texoma. The historic city was founded in 1872 and is the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Hotel Rooms: Approximately 10 properties
Major Facilities:
  • Waterloo Pool is a heated pool
  • T-Bar Softball Fields is a 29.6-acre softball complex
  • Culpepper Softball Fields offers two fields
  • Texoma Health Foundation Park offers fields for softball, baseball and soccer, as well as volleyball courts

Denison Area Chamber of Commerce,


Denton is situated in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and features indoor and outdoor venues like Denia Park and Evers Park.

Hotel Rooms: 2400
Major Facilities:
  • Denia Park hosts basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, football, softball, and soccer
  • Denton ISD Field accommodates football and soccer
  • Denton Civic Center offers 11,000 square feet of indoor space
  • Evers Park hosts football, rugby, baseball, and soccer
  • Goldfield Tennis Center has eight tennis courts
  • Mack Park hosts baseball, tennis, basketball, and soccer.
Convention Center:

The Denton Convention Center houses 70,000 square feet of space for any indoor sporting event.


Denton DVB,

El Paso

The ability to put on events year-round combined with the unparalleled hospitality that the residents of El Paso display makes the city a phenomenal place to hold a sporting event. El Paso’s place on the United States-Mexico border opens the possibility for international events and competitions, offering unique opportunities for athletes from both countries.

Hotel Rooms: 10,000
Hotel tax rate: 17.5 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Southwest University Park is a 7000-seat ballpark
  • Don Haskins Center is a multipurpose indoor venue
  • Eastside/Westside Sports Complex has eight fields on the Eastside and 13 fields on the Westside
  • Westside Natatorium houses a competition pool
Convention Center:

Judson F. Williams Convention Center boasts 80,000 square feet of column-free space.


Destination El Paso,

Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch features a variety of fields and facilities, such as Farmers Branch StarCenter and Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.

Hotel Rooms: 2155
Major Facilities:
  • Farmers Branch StarCenter houses 95,000 square feet of space for indoor events, as well as two NHL-size sheets of ice
  • Ross Stewart Soccer Complex features six lighted fields

Farmers Branch CVB,


Frisco is located 25 minutes north of downtown Dallas and 25 minutes from both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field Airport.

Hotel Rooms: 3752
Major Facilities:
  • Comerica Center is a 6000-seat multipurpose venue
  • FieldhouseUSA is a 144,000-square-foot facility featuring eight basketball/volleyball courts and one turf field
  • Ford Center at The Star boasts one indoor and two outdoor fields
  • Frisco Flyers is a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose space
  • Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center is a 145-acre multipurpose facility
Convention Center:

Frisco Conference Center has hosted several athletic events including gymnastics, dance, and basketball.


Visit Frisco,


Galveston has a diverse offering of venues along with the topography and climate that supports a wide variety of outdoor recreation. With 32 miles of beaches and a small-town feel, no matter the location of the event—you’re only a hop, skip, and jump away from the beach.

Hotel Rooms: 5200
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • East Beach Park has 30 beach volleyball courts
  • Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex features up to 16 fields depending on size
  • Crockett Park Baseball Complex includes three fields
  • City of Galveston Ball Fields includes seven fields
Convention Center:

Galveston Island Convention Center offers 140,000 square feet of space and hosts a range of sports.


Visit Galveston,


Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine offers facilities to operate a first-class sporting event. Here you’ll find more than one million square feet of meeting space.

Hotel Rooms: 5800
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Oak Grove Ballfield Complex has nine baseball/softball fields
  • Fieldhouse USA is a 106,000-square-foot indoor facility

Grapevine CVB,


Harlingen is located in south Texas. The city offers more than 600 acres of parks and sporting facilities, including three large complexes.

Hotel Rooms: 1300
Major Facilities:
  • Harlingen Soccer Complex boasts 10 fields
  • Arroyo Park consists of three softball fields, four soccer fields, one multipurpose court, and a volleyball area
  • Harlingen Sports Complex has four lighted softball fields, two soccer/athletic fields, and two basketball courts
  • Pendleton Park features 18 tennis courts, five little league baseball fields, and an aquatic center
Convention Center:

The new Harlingen Convention Center is a 44,000-square foot facility.


Harlingen CVB,


Houston isn’t just known for its top-notch teams or the world-class facilities that they play in. It’s known for outstanding hospitality when hosting annual and one-time sporting events of all shapes and sizes.

Hotel Rooms: 64,500
Major Facilities:
  • BBVA Stadium is a 22,000-seat soccer stadium
  • NRG Stadium houses one field and seating for up to 72,220
  • Minute Maid Park is a 41,015-seat ballpark
  • Toyota Center is an 18,023-seat multipurpose venue
  • AVEVA Stadium is a 40,000-seat venue
Convention Center:

George R. Brown Convention Center offers 1.85 million square feet of space.


Houston Sports Authority,


Huntsville is a small town full of history. The city began in 1836 and became the home of Sam Houston.

Hotel Rooms: Approximately 13 properties
Major Facilities:
  • Eastham-Thomason Park has an aquatic center, basketball court, and volleyball courts
  • Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park has a baseball/softball field and soccer field

Huntsville Tourism,


From pro to amateur, Irving has hosted hundreds of national and regional events for more than 20 unique sports. And with its central location between Dallas and Fort Worth, it’s easy to enjoy the best sports and entertainment of all three cities.

Hotel Rooms: 13,000
Major Facilities:
  • Four Seasons Golf and Sport Club houses two 18-hole courses, as well as tennis courts and basketball courts
  • Drive Nation is a 93,000-square-foot facility that accommodates basketball and volleyball
  • Trinity View Park has nine youth baseball fields, six soccer fields, four adult softball fields, and four football fields
  • The new Levy Event Plaza is a six-acre site
Convention Center:

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas hosts numerous sports, including judo, wrestling, roller derby, and gymnastics with its 50,000 square feet of column-free space in its exhibit hall.


Visit Irving,


The Guadalupe River runs through Kerrville, a charming community nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Hotel Rooms: 1000
Major Facilities:
  • Comanche Trace Golf Course is a 27-hole course
  • H-E-B Tennis Center features 14 lighted courts
  • Riverhill Tennis Facilities includes six courts
  • Kerrville Sports Complex provides 11 baseball fields and 16 soccer fields
  • Kroc Center houses two pools

Kerrville CVB,


Laredo is situated on the southern U.S. border and offers a unique experience with its Mexican influence.

Hotel Rooms: 4100
Hotel tax rate: 14 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Sames Auto Arena is a 27,000-square-foot venue
  • Uni-Trade Stadium hosts baseball, soccer, and boxing
  • Base Community Sports Complex has eight fields

Laredo CVB,


Lewisville is in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the heart of north Texas. The city is home to some of the finest outdoor and indoor sports facilities in the area, which are just minutes from the city’s hotels and restaurants.

Hotel Rooms: 2048
Hotel tax rate: 14.26 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Westside Aquatic Center has a 75-meter competition pool and two diving boards
  • Lewisville Railroad Park includes a seven-field soccer complex, three man-made lakes, skate park, two-field football complex, and three-field baseball complex
  • Lewisville Lake Park houses eight soccer fields, eight baseball fields, two adult soccer fields, golf course, and disc golf course
Convention Center:

The Lewisville Convention Center offers 17,000 square feet of space and is connected to the Hilton Garden Inn. The ballroom is 9,120 square feet.


Lewisville CVB,


Longview is located in east Texas. The city is within a three-hour drive of all of north Texas, southern Oklahoma, western Arkansas, and northern Louisiana.

Hotel Rooms: 1715
Hotel tax rate: 17.25 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Lear park has 10 softball fields and two baseball fields
  • McWhorter Park includes four baseball fields
  • Spring Hill Park consists of three baseball fields
  • Hinsley Park has four softball fields
Convention Center:

Maude Cobb Convention Center offers 27,000 square feet of indoor space with 25-foot ceilings.


Longview CVB,


As the hub of the region, Lubbock is conveniently located with access to five major interstate highways and the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, making getting to Lubbock one of ease.

Hotel Rooms: 6400
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Berl Huffman Athletic Complex features more than 50 fields
  • Lubbock Memorial Civic Center houses a 40,000-square-foot column-free Exhibit Hall
  • Rip Griffin Athletic Complex seats 1950

Lubbock Economic Development Alliance,


Located midway between the Houston Astros’ and the Texas Rangers’ home fields, Lufkin is a favorite destination for teams all over the country. The city is a regional hub in East Texas, which includes 12 surrounding counties.

Hotel Rooms: 1700
Major Facilities:
  • Abe Martin Stadium is a football facility
  • Pister Garrison Field has seven baseball fields and six softball fields
  • Kit McConnico Park has seven baseball fields
  • Crown Colony features six lighted tennis courts
Convention Center:

Pitser Garrison Convention Center offers 54,000 square feet of space.


Lufkin CVB,


For being a relatively small area, Mansfield can host any sporting event. The 2018 addition of the Mansfield Starcenter, with its two full-size ice rinks, means the city now has the ability to host every major team sport.

Hotel Rooms: 592
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Big League Dreams Sports Park has eight baseball fields
  • Fieldhouse USA is a 100,000-square-foot indoor complex
  • Vernon Newsom Stadium is an 11,134-seat football stadium
  • Michael L. Skinner Sports Complex has nine lighted baseball fields and eight soccer fields
  • Children’s Health StarCenter is a 78,000-square-foot facility housing two NHL-size sheets of ice

Mansfield CVB,


McAllen is known for a year-round sub-tropical climate, so sports are always in season.

Hotel Rooms: 3900
Major Facilities:
  • 44-acre McAllen Sports Park features 10 multipurpose fields
  • McAllen Youth Baseball Park features 12 youth baseball fields
  • Municipal Softball Complex boasts six fields
Convention Center:

The McAllen Convention Center features more than 174,000 square feet of space.


Visit McAllen,


McKinney offers a close proximity to Dallas. The city offers beautiful parks and open spaces.

Hotel Rooms: 1673
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • The Courts Tennis Facility boasts 25 outdoor courts
  • McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center has stadium seating for 12,000

McKinney CVB,


With access to four major highways, Mesquite—a suburb of Dallas—is an ideal location for groups coming in. The city offers 23 hotels, 146 restaurants, 12 athletic complexes, and a massive parks system.

Hotel Rooms: 1502
Major Facilities:
  • Memorial Stadium is a 20,000-seat football stadium
  • Eastfield Soccer Complex features 24 fields
  • Mesquite Golf Club is an 18-hole municipal course
Convention Center:

Mesquite Convention Center hosts sports such as martial arts, dance, and cornhole.


Mesquite CVB,


Any time of the year is a great time for sports in Midland. The city’s state-of-the-art facilities will give athletes, coaches, and spectators a first-class experience.

Hotel Rooms: 4500
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Grande Communications Stadium at Scharbauer Sports Complex seats 15,000
  • Momentum Bank Ballpark at Scharbauer Sports Complex is a 5,000-seat ballpark
  • Scharbauer Sports Complex has one baseball field, one football/soccer field, an adjoining outdoor event venue, and four multipurpose auxiliary fields
  • COM Mabee Aquatics Center houses a 50-meter pool
  • Bush Tennis Center features 19 lighted courts
Convention Center:

Barbara & George H.W. Bush Convention Center hosts volleyball, boxing, and cheer and dance.


Visit Midland,


Odessa is home to a variety of sports venues, including the famed Ratliff Stadium.

Hotel Rooms: 4616
Major Facilities:
  • Ratliff Stadium and Sports Complex has one football field, two soccer fields, two softball fields, seven tennis courts and more
  • MCM Ice Rink offers one ice rink
  • Odessa College has a baseball field and indoor basketball court
  • Ector County Coliseum Complex accommodates football and hockey
Convention Center:

Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center can host cheerleading, volleyball, and basketball.


Odessa CVB,


Pearland, positioned south of Houston in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, is a perfect location for sporting tournaments with affordable hotels, many restaurant options, shopping, and accessibility to area attractions.

Hotel Rooms: 968
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch features four lighted softball fields, four baseball fields, two rugby fields, one cricket field, two multipurpose fields, and one Miracle League field
  • Hickory Slough Sportsplex features six sports fields for soccer/lacrosse/field hockey
  • Centennial Park includes six lighted softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, and a nine-hole disc golf course
  • Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium is a 63,000-square-foot facility with a competition pool

Pearland CVB,


Plano’s sports parks and facilities were strategically planned and built to accommodate both league play and elite tournaments large and small.

Hotel Rooms: 7015
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Archgate Park houses fast pitch softball fields, youth baseball fields, and soccer fields
  • Carpenter Park includes 11 soccer/lacrosse/football fields, four synthetic turf fields, two soccer fields, two baseball fields, and two softball fields
  • Cheyenne Park includes six soccer fields and three softball fields
Convention Center:

Plano Event Center features 86,400 square feet of flexible space.


Visit Plano,


Portland offers multiple facilities for baseball and softball, as well as nice coastal weather since it’s located near the Gulf of Mexico.

Hotel Rooms: 900
Major Facilities:
  • Whataburger Field is a 7000-seat minor league ballpark
  • American Bank Center is a multipurpose venue that hosts sports such as volleyball, roller derby, and hockey
  • Municipal Park includes five baseball fields that are also suitable for softball and soccer
  • The 38-acre Sports Complex has four softball fields that are also suitable for baseball and soccer, as well as a youth football field, soccer field, and multipurpose turf field

City of Portland,


Richardson is within minutes of all of the amenities of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Breckinridge Athletic Complex and Huffhines Athletic Complex are just two of the city’s top-notch venues.

Hotel Rooms: 2400
Major Facilities:
  • Breckinridge Athletic Complex has four baseball fields and two multi-use complexes for sports like soccer, football, ultimate Frisbee, and lacrosse
  • Huffhines Athletic Complex includes four softball fields and two auxiliary fields allowing for soccer, flag football, or other field sports
  • Huffhines Tennis Center boasts 10 courts
  • Lookout Athletic Fields consists of four fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, or ultimate Frisbee

Richardson CVB,

Round Rock

In addition to a prime location within a three-hour drive from the most populated cities in Texas, Round Rock is home to some of the best sports facilities in central Texas. The capability to host indoor and outdoor events year-round is attractive to event planners.

Hotel Rooms: 4000
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Old Settlers Park features an 18-hole disc golf course, seven soccer fields, a 12-court tennis complex, volleyball courts, and cross country courses
  • Champion Field houses 20 baseball fields and five softball fields
  • Round Rock Multipurpose Complex includes four natural grass multipurpose fields, one natural grass championship field, four synthetic turf multipurpose fields, and one synthetic turf championship field
  • Round Rock Sports Center boasts 82,800 square feet of indoor space
Convention Center:

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Round Rock has a 200,000-square-foot convention center.


Round Rock CVB,

San Angelo

San Angelo’s list of great facilities make it a top choice for a sporting event. Visitors will be surprised and delighted with the wide range of attractions and activities available in San Angelo.

Hotel Rooms: 2800
Major Facilities:
  • Rio Concho Community Park/Texas Bank Sports Complex is a multi-sport complex that hosts soccer, baseball, and softball
  • 29th Street Complex accommodates softball
Convention Center:

McNease Convention Center offers more than 12,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 2,000.


San Angelo CVB,

San Antonio

As a top leisure destination, San Antonio creates a great fan, player, and organizer experience. With top facilities that are in close proximity to hotels, the overall package is one of the best in the country.

Hotel Rooms: 46,000
Hotel tax rate: 16.75 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Tech Port Center + Arena is an advanced esports complex and arena with a seating capacity of 3000
  • AT&T Center is an 18,581-seat multipurpose venue
  • Alamodome is a 72,000-seat multipurpose venue
  • Northside ISD Swim Center has two 50-meter pools
  • McFarlin Tennis Center has 22 courts
  • Toyota Field is an 8296-seat soccer complex
Convention Center:

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center hosts a variety of sporting events annually, including gymnastics, cheer and dance, volleyball, and basketball.


San Antonio Sports Commission,

San Marcos

Quidditch, water polo, Unicycle Football, pickleball, and pretty much everything in between is played in San Marcos. The city is a great place for sports lovers and athletes of all backgrounds and activities.

Hotel Rooms: 2420
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Texas State University offers facilities for volleyball, basketball, cheer and dance, weight lifting, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, and tennis
  • Dam Soccer Complex has 10 fields
  • Gary Softball Complex includes eight lighted fields
  • Ramon Lucio Baseball Park features four lighted fields
  • Rio Vista Tennis Complex has six lighted outdoor courts
Convention Center:

San Marcos Conference Center has 78,800 square feet of flexible space.


San Marcos CVB,


Centrally located in Texas between the Austin and San Antonio airports, Seguin is an easy destination for teams to get to with a large number of amenities that will make the entire visit fun.

Hotel Rooms: 700
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • The Fields at Huber Ranch has five softball fields
  • Texas Tigers Volleyball Complex has four volleyball courts and eight beach volleyball courts
  • Smokey Joe Williams Field is a 750-seat ballpark
  • Seguin ISD Tennis Courts offers 17 courts
  • Seguin Coliseum is a 12,000-square-foot indoor multipurpose venue

Seguin CVB,


Shenandoah is just over 2.2 square miles in size, but the small city has a number of facilities for hosting a major sporting event or tournament.

Hotel Rooms: 1305
Hotel tax rate: 13 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Woodforest Bank Stadium is a 10,000-seat artificial turf stadium for football and soccer
  • The Conroe ISD Natatorium is a seven-lane 65-meter pool.
  • Scrap Yard Sports hosts baseball, softball, and lacrosse, among other sports

Shenandoah CVB,

South Padre Island

South Padre Island appeals to everyone looking for a beautiful tropical location that combines temperate climate with wide-open spaces and gorgeous natural beaches.

Hotel Rooms: 3000
Major Facilities:
  • On the island there is a polo field, 25,000-square foot event center, 34 miles of beaches, and saltwater and nearshore estuary for fishing
  • The Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay can host water sports
Convention Center:

The Convention Center hosts various sports, including basketball tournaments, cheerleading competitions, and karate/taekwondo tournaments.


South Padre Island CVB,


Southlake offers a number of sports fields and parks and is just minutes away from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Hotel Rooms: 420
Major Facilities:
  • Bob Jones Park has a soccer field and softball field
  • North Park includes multi-use athletic fields
  • Southlake Tennis Center has 19 courts
  • Texas Rangers Miracle League Field has a synthetic field turf

Visit Southlake,

Sugar Land

Just 20 minutes southwest from downtown Houston, Sugar Land serves up big city amenities with small town hospitality. Whether it’s a piece of history, baseball games, A-list headliners, or hours of family fun, Sugar Land offers something sweet for everyone.

Hotel Rooms: 1400
Major Facilities:
  • Constellation Field is a minor league ballpark that can accommodate up to 7500 and also has hosted rugby, football, and soccer
  • Greatwood Golf Club features an 18-hole course
  • Imperial Park & Disc Golf Course has nine softball fields and a nine-hole disc golf course

Visit Sugar Land CVB,


Tyler is centrally located between Dallas and Shreveport. The city offers a range of facilities to accommodate most any type of event.

Hotel Rooms: 3200
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Mike Carter Field is a 4000-seat ballpark
  • Christus Trinity Mother Francis Rose Stadium hosts football, soccer, and track and field
  • Joanne Murphy Medlock Tennis Center offers eight lighted tennis courts
  • Faulkner Park hosts baseball, softball, and tennis
  • Cascades Tennis Center features eight lighted courts and two indoor courts



Located within a two-hour drive from Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, Victoria offers historic, small town charm with the amenities of a big city.

Hotel Rooms: 1901
Major Facilities:
  • Victoria Youth Sports Complex is comprised of 12 fields, including seven baseball fields and five softball fields, as well as four tennis courts and a skate park
  • Victoria Aquatics Center offers a 16-lane indoor pool with two Olympic-size diving boards
  • Riverside Stadium is a 1,200-seat ballpark

Victoria CVB,


Waco allows 12 months of sports, from mountain biking to swimming, rowing to wakeboarding. Located centrally within the state, the city is ideal for drawing attendance from the mega-cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

Hotel Rooms: 5000
Hotel tax rate: 17 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Extraco Events Center is a multipurpose venue that seats 6000
  • The Brazos River is ideal for swimming, rowing, and water sports
  • Baylor University offers facilities for football and basketball
Convention Center:

The Waco Convention Center hosts boxing, archery, power lifting, and other indoor sports.


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Only 30 minutes south of Dallas, the city of Waxahachie features the Historic Downtown District built on the famed Shawnee Trail. The downtown district offers unique shops, galleries and restaurants.

Hotel Rooms: 538
Major Facilities:
  • Waxahachie Sports Complex features fields for baseball, softball, football, flag football, soccer, and sand volleyball
Convention Center:

The Waxahachie Civic Center offers 60,000 square feet of space for sports like cheer and dance, gymnastics, wrestling, martial arts, weightlifting, boxing, fencing, and more.


Waxahachie CVB,

Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls is conveniently located between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. Here visitors will find venue options like Hamilton Park Tennis Center and Wichita Falls Sports Complex.

Hotel Rooms: 2000
Hotel tax rate: 15 percent
Major Facilities:
  • Greater Wichita Falls Soccer Association Complex boasts 23 fields
  • Hamilton Park Tennis Center houses 12 courts
  • Weeks Park Tennis Center has nine courts
  • Wichita Falls Sports Complex has eight softball fields and eight baseball fields

Wichita Falls CVB,