Miami County, Ohio: A Champion Destination

A hub for youth sporting events, Miami County features several parks and arenas ideal for state-of-the-art group sports outings in the Buckeye State.

Tour de Donut Bicycle Challenge

Tour de Donut Bicycle Challenge

With charming Midwestern hospitality and countless acres of parkland found throughout the Buckeye State, Ohio is a supreme destination for sports teams and family members tagging along on tournaments and other sporting events.

Miami County in particular is dedicated in assisting coaches and teams plan the perfect sporting event, providing information on venues, hotels, restaurants and activities in surrounding areas. With an abundance of youth sports teams, Miami County offers the highest quality parks, arenas and river trails for any sport imaginable. Miami County is swarming with winding bike paths, local farmer’s markets, historical museums and plenty of restaurants and accommodations suited to house even the largest sports teams. 

Notable Recent/Upcoming Events

  • OHSAA Division III District Wrestling Tournament (March 2-3, 2018)
  • Strawberry Soccer Tournament (May 17-19, 2018)
  • 43rd Annual Kathy Slack Summer Skating Competition (July 12-15, 2018)
  • Tour de Donut Bicycle Challenge & Buckeye Donut Dash (August 25, 2018)
  • Greater Midwest Cheer & Dance Expo – Go Red Championships (February 2-10, 2019)

CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered

  • Volunteer Staff
  • PR/Media Assistance
  • Signage
  • Site Visits
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Lodging Services
  • Welcome Bags/Gifts
  • Itinerary Development
  • Event Planning Assistance

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Hobart Arena

Hobart Arena

In 1950, the vision of the Hobart brothers to create an expanded recreational program for the City of Troy became a reality. Several decades later, the facility known as Hobart Arena has expanded and become one of the leading arenas in the Miami Valley area, hosting innumerable sporting events, trade shows, conferences and concerts. The arena’s facilities include 3,782 seats, 50 of which are handicapped, a Robbins All-Star Plus Portable basketball court, four locker rooms, two referee rooms, 800 parking spaces and five permanent concession stands. With several nearby hotels and restaurants, Hobart Arena and its surrounding area provide all the amenities necessary for an ideal group sporting event.

Sports: Basketball, skating, floor events, youth hockey

Duke Park

Duke Park

Home to the local Trojans Soccer Club, Duke Park in Troy features seven soccer fields, all equipped with top-notch amenities. Facilities at Duke Park include five baseball and softball fields, a basketball court, football field, four tennis courts, a picnic shelter, playground, parking lot and restrooms. For family members and team fans looking for something to do during long practices, Duke Park features two and a half miles of recreational walking trails, perfect for a leisurely stroll or bike ride during the warmer months of the year and a series of mountain/fat bike trails located on the west side of the park. Duke Park can be reached by taking Interstate 75 and getting off at exit 78 for County Road 25-A.

Sports: Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis volleyball

Kyle Park

Kyle Park

Home to several youth sporting groups, including Midwest Ohio Baseball and Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association, Kyle Park in Tipp City is one of the newest community parks in the area and is comprised of approximately 280 acres. Traveling sports teams can take advantage of Kyle Park’s three covered shelters, 10 soccer fields, two softball diamonds, 10 baseball diamonds, two sand volleyball courts, skate park, basketball court, batting cage, horseshoe pits, fishing pond, driving range and playground equipment. This fully-equipped park also features a dog park and horseback riding trails. To reach Kyle Park, take Interstate Highway 75 to the Tipp City exit.

Sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Great Miami River Recreational Trail

Great Miami River Recreational Trail

Weaving in and around several towns and cities throughout Ohio, the Great Miami Recreational Trail is the largest paved trail network in the nation with over 330 miles of trail to explore, 32 of these miles are located within Miami County. Winding along the Great Miami River, through charming and historic downtowns, by area attractions and restaurants and around acres upon acres of natural parkland, the Great Miami Recreational Trail is ideal for running, walking and cycling.

Sports: Cross country, cycling

Things to do in Miami County

With a temperate climate and four distinct seasons, Miami County has year-round indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy when visiting the Buckeye State. At Winans Chocolates and Coffee, large groups can take a tour with coffee and chocolate sampling. For nature lovers, Brukner Nature Center promotes the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation, offering visitors a plethora of hiking trails and bird watching opportunities. WACO Air Museum and Aviation Learning Center is an exciting educational experience for all ages, dedicated to preserving the past and inspiring the future. Teammates and family members can join in on a unique experience for the chance to partake in a 30-minute biplane ride, or take a guided tour and gaze upon various aircrafts, glider noses and a display of Hartzell propellers. A great outdoor activity for players and family members visiting during warmer months is a canal boat ride at Johnston Farm in Piqua. After the boat ride, visitors can head to the farm’s nearby museum, with exhibits tracing the history of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio. For additional outdoor activities to indulge in during the summer, Adventures on the Great Miami features the best kayaking, canoeing, camping and group outings in Miami County.

Planner Perspective

It is a pleasure working with the City of Troy and the Miami County Visitors Bureau on the Tour de Donut bicycle challenge. They are great to work with and are always open to new ideas. They built a music festival around the Tour de Donut to enhance the event and create a fun, energetic experience for our riders. We had our best year ever in 2017, and we’re looking forward to many more years of success in Miami County.

Tour de Donut Bicycle Challenge: Roger Bowersock

How to Get to Miami County

By Car: If coming from the north or south, the quickest way to reach Miami County by car is through Interstate Highway 75. To reach Tipp City, groups can take exits 68 and 69. For Troy, take exits 73, 74 or 78. Piqua can be reached by exits 78, 82 or 83.

By Air: If coming from out of state and traveling by air, the closest airport to Miami County is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport in Dayton. Located 17 miles from the center of Miami County, Dayton International Airport is headquarters for American Eagle carrier PSA Airlines, and has non-stop flights to 17 destinations. Other leading airports near Miami County include Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Contact Information

Leiann HeadshotCompany Name: Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau

Sports Sales Manager: Leiann Stewart

Title: Group Sales Manager

Telephone: 937-339-1044 or 800-348-8993

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Miami County, Ohio: A Champion Destination
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Miami County, Ohio: A Champion Destination
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A hub for youth sporting events, Miami County features several parks and arenas ideal for state-of-the-art group sports outings in the Buckeye State.
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