Imagine a tournament where athletes, coaches and their families could enjoy all the action of the games while being only steps from comfortable accommodations, great dining and entertaining attractions. You don’t have to dream anymore. Foley Sports Tourism Complex is a reality.
The multi-purpose sports venue, located in Foley, Alabama, was designed with convenience in mind. It offers a complete sporting event experience for tournaments of any- indoor or outdoor. Just steps away from the new OWA complex which features hotels, restaurants, shopping and even an amusement park. What more could you want? How about the beautiful Alabama beaches just a short nine miles away. It’s the total package.
Activities and Attractions in Foley
Steeped in genuine Southern charm, the coastal community of Foley serves up a range of great attractions and activities. The new OWA facility is located adjacent to the sports complex. It features a 14-acre lake surrounded by a 400 seat amphitheater, a 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel, and various retail, dining, and entertainment venues. One of those entertainment options is a brand-new amusement park with 21 rides, including a major roller coaster. Future plans include a water park, a second hotel with conference space, and a luxury RV park.
For those who enjoy nature activities, there’s plenty to do on the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast, such as surfing or wave boarding. Or you can explore Foley’s 484-acre nature preserve, featuring walking and hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch and much more.
Peruse the shops and galleries in historic downtown Foley, or find all your shopping needs at Tanger Outlets. After a long day of activities, shopping and attractions, refuel at one of the more than 80 dining options in Foley.
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- White sand beaches just nine miles from the complex
- 16 state-of-the-art fields and a 90,000 sq-ft multi-use event center can accommodate just about any sport you have in mind
- A large, family-friendly entertainment destination OWA sits right next door
The ACO was extremely pleased with the professionalism the Foley Sports Tourism staff brought to our event. They helped us not only in securing and bringing the ACO Majors to Alabama but provided us with first class support, planning and commitment to our event. It was because of his efforts that the event was a huge success.
– Frank Geers, President, American Cornhole, LLC
I’ve played in and organized ultimate tournaments across the country, and Foley Sports Tourism Complex is the best complex I have ever set foot on. The fields are everything you can ask for, and the support facilities are more than you get anywhere else. The people with FSTC are the best I have worked when it comes to communication, organization, and follow-through. Adding the amazing location on top of all of that, I don’t know why anyone would ever choose to host an event elsewhere give the option. I know I’ll be bringing my teams and organizations here as much as possible going forward.
– Andrew Francis, Southeast Men’s College Director, USA Ultimate
As a point of reference, we were in Gainesville, Florida for over 20 years for our first event of the season in February of each year. Our average attendance was usually around 1,200 shooter and we had grown it to just over 1,400 competitors in our last year of 2015. Our first event in Foley in 2016 caught us completely by surprise when 1,885 competitors showed up to compete! Fortunately for us, we had the Foley Sports Tourism and City of Foley folks ready and willing to help us address this influx. This year we were prepared and although we had over 1,930 registered shooters, the staff in Foley again helped us easily handle it this year. After holding national archery events throughout the nation, it is my opinion that the staff in Foley are not only hard workers, they have a tremendous attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get things done.
– Michael Tyrell, President, Archery Shooters Association, LLC
One of the many reasons we are extremely fortunate to have to opportunity to partner with the team at Foley Sports Tourism Complex is the facility itself. Its first class and rivals most soccer complexes in the country. The team continues to go above and beyond to ensure each experience at their facility is first class. It’s more than just the fields, it’s the professionalism of each and every one of the staff members they have on board, the hours they put in but also they lengths they stretch to, to make sure everything is done to the high standard held by the crew. Having now run numerous events from the facility our company Snap Soccer is very fortunate to have the opportunity to continue down this road of growing events in the Foley area. The feedback we receive from each of our events held at the complex is nothing short of incredible with each team/player/team manager/parent itching to attend the next event held at this facility.
– John Guidroz, Executive Director, Snap Soccer
A Brand New Place to Play in Foley
Foley Sports Tourism Complex
Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, football
Opened in May 2016, the outdoor Foley Sports Tourism Complex features 16 state-of-the-art, multi-purpose fields perfect for year-round play. The space is designed for soccer, lacrosse, football and other sports. It also features a championship field with TV-ready lighting and seats for up to 1,000. In addition to the sporting necessities, Foley Sports Tourism Complex will provide visitors with a complete Foley experience with its location adjacent to the family-friendly entertainment development OWA. Teams, coaches and spectators can browse stores, enjoy multiple dining on-site and take a spin on a few thrill rides in the amusement park.
Foley Events Center
Sports: Basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics
The Foley Events Center, hosted its first event in September 2017. The 90,000-square-foot, multi-use, indoor facility is located adjacent to complex’s 16 fields. It offers more than 50,000 square feet of floor space, providing plenty of room for six basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts, and 12 pickleball courts. It is also designed to host cheerleading, dance and gymnastics meets. Being a multi-use facility, the events center will be able to accommodate banquet space for 2,479 and receptions for 2,600 as well as exhibit/trade show space. A Marriott TownePlace Suites sits within walking distance of the events center.
How do we get to Foley, Alabama?
Located between New Orleans and Panama City, Florida, along the Southern Gulf Coast, Foley is accessible from most major cities off Interstate 10 and Interstate 65. Foley is 30 miles from Pensacola Regional Airport and 50 miles from Mobile Regional Airport, both served by most major airlines. The closest international airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, located three hours away.
The Foley Sports Tourism Complex is situated just off of the Foley Beach Express giving visitors a quick route south to the beaches.
If you’re looking for the kind of sports facility that offers great amenities, brand new courts and fields, and super convenient accommodations and attractions, then Foley Sports Tourism Complex is your place. Start planning your sports event in Foley today.