Southern California Destinations Partner to Attract More Sports

Jay Burress

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Six southern California destinations are partnering to form the Orange County Sports Commission (OCSC), with an eye to attracting more amateur and professional sporting events to the area.

The commission’s board will consist of sports and business leaders in the region to help provide a united voice for the community.

Visit Anaheim President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Burress will serve as president. Tim Ryan, executive vice-president, chief operating officer of the Anaheim Ducks and president and chief executive officer of Anaheim Arena Management, will serve as chairman.

“The commission allows the OC to emerge as the premier sports destination with a number of venues for land and water sports,” Burress said.

The OCSC will partner with: Visit Anaheim, Travel Costa Mesa, Visit Dana Point, Visit Huntington Beach, Destination Irvine, Visit Laguna Beach. The Ducks, American Sports Center, Honda Center and Knott’s Berry Farm will be the OCSC’s initial community partners.