Ogden, Utah: Good. Sports.

From hometown hockey to world championship titles, sports planners have plenty to cheer about in Ogden.

OGDEN, Utah — It stands to reason that Ogden, Utah’s “Notoriously Independent” nature has effectively put it on the map of the sporting world for quite some time. A century ago, Jack Dempsey waited tables on 25th Street by day and rolled into local saloons at night, challenging patrons to fights where serious betting would occur. Dempsey rarely lost these barroom brawls on his way to becoming the World Heavyweight Champion…a title he held from 1919 to 1926.

Olympic Winter Games
The mountains that tower over Ogden crowned medalists during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in the downhill, combined, and Super-G events. Bode Miller, the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time, won a couple of silvers that year at Snowbasin Resort on a course that every skier can still experience.

Ogden currently hosts the Triple Crown World Series for both baseball and fast-pitch softball, Varsity Spirit cheerleading, as well as dozens of other tournaments including soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, pickleball, tennis, and more.

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Team Sports
Ogden’s love of individual sport doesn’t preclude its love and support of team sports.

Ogden Raptors
An Ogden Raptors home game should be on every baseball lover’s bucket list. In addition to being regular contenders in the Pioneer League (and 2017 Champions), the club’s stadium has been awarded “The Most Scenic Stadium in Baseball.”

Weber State University Wildcats
Basketball fans will easily recognize three-time NBA All-Star and 2013 Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard. During his time at Weber State University, he earned Player of the Year honors for the Big Sky Conference and had his signature #1 jersey retired.

XTERRA Off-road Triathlon
Regional off-road triathletes first competed here for the XTERRA Mountain Championships for two years before Ogden became the location for the USA Championships for the next decade, and ultimately welcomed athletes from around the globe for several years of hosting the XTERRA Pan-American Championships.

For more information on hosting your sporting event in the Ogden, Utah area, contact Millie Stewart at millie@visitogden.com.



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