Sports Event Recruitment

Through its Sports Event Recruitment program, the Division positions North Carolina as a premier location for sporting events. From amateur events to international championships, North Carolina can provide the perfect location for any sports event. The state is home to world-class venues, world champion professional sports, superior amateur sports and the best collegiate sports in America.

The Division has teamed with local sports partners throughout the state to create and manage the sportsnc.com umbrella brand for efforts throughout the state to recruit sports events to North Carolina. Sportsnc.com is an online resource on the vast array of North Carolina sporting event facilities and venues available. The site is done in collaboration with the North Carolina Sports Association (NCSA), a statewide collaboration of Sports Commissions, CVB's, Park and Recreation entities and Sports Authorities from across North Carolina, who share a direct interest in supporting sports events. It also offers links to sports events statewide.

The Division's sports events recruitment program works to build relationships with key event planners and leads delegations of local industry partners to key industry tradeshows such as the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC); Travel, Events, and Management in Sports (TEAMS); Amateur Athletic Union (AAU); United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA); and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

The Division also maintains an inventory of sporting event facilities and potential venues across the state. For more information, see North Carolina's Sports Facilities Guide.

For more information about our sports event recruitment, please contact Heidi Walters at (919) 715-6702 or hwalters@nccommerce.com.

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