Sports Event Recruitment

Through its Sports Event Recruitment program, Visit North Carolina 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.

Visit North Carolina has teamed with local sports partners throughout the state to create and manage the umbrella brand for efforts throughout the state to recruit sports events to North Carolina. 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 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).

Visit North Carolina 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
Senior Manager, Partner and Industry Relations
(919) 447-7762

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