It is the goal of most—if not all—sports planners and teams to stay within a set budget when hosting events and tournaments. What makes it even sweeter is if teams can meet that budget and come away with both a successful, memorable event and a little extra cash in their pockets. Placer Valley makes both a priority, offering sports planners convenience, affordability and family-friendly amenities.
“Our community is very family-friendly,” said Kim Summers, Sports Marketing Relationship Manager for Placer Valley Tourism. “It’s probably one of the main ways we market ourselves, and one thing we hear most often when we get feedback from guests.”
Along the lines of family-friendly is affordability, and Placer Valley prides itself on being an economical option for many teams.
“We are just outside of Sacramento, so we don’t have the high expense that usually comes with having a major downtown area,” Summers said. “Yet we still have the conveniences of a downtown, but more affordable.”
Youth sports bring in a lot of the business to the city, and the local businesses appreciate what it does for the economy and like to give back in small ways, like free breakfast and parking included in hotel rates for teams. On top of that, the staff at Placer Valley Tourism offers a grant program.
“If an event comes in and they’re generating overnight stays at hotels, we can provide money back to them based on how many room nights they generate,” said Summers. It is certainly a nice bonus for many sports planners.
Not only does the team in Placer Valley reward sports teams with some extra money, but it provides all its services free of charge.
The group also offers a large volunteer database, which is particularly nice for national organizations that are unfamiliar with the area and may not have enough people to run a sports event or tournament. And there tends to be a lot of big events held in the city, from the ASA Softball Western Nationals—bringing in 1,400 room nights—to swimming long course Junior Olympic competitions to adult and youth flag football. There really is no limit to what Placer Valley can handle, especially when it comes to outdoor sports. The city has over 12 high-end softball fields, as well as a number of quality long fields that can accommodate soccer, football, lacrosse and many others.
Foskett Regional Park
This Placer Valley sports venue offers four lighted softball/baseball fields, with covered dugouts and scoreboards. There are also four lighted regulation natural grass soccer fields, which can be used for football, lacrosse or rugby.
Maidu Regional Park
The facility features four lighted, natural grass softball fields, five lighted regulations long fields, a regulation size covered soccer arena and six-station batting cages.
Roseville Aquatics Complex
The aquatics center includes an Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool, a 150-foot water-slide and a children’s interactive water play area.
The complex offers two regulation NHL ice rinks and is open year round. The venue can be used for curling, hockey and figure skating competitions.
Del Oro High School
This local educational institute boasts a NBA-sized gym that seats 2,000 spectators, one natural turf softball field, two baseball fields, two natural turf soccer fields, a lighted football stadium with seating for 4,000, a nine-lane all-weather track and six lighted tennis courts.
There are dozens of other recreational parks throughout the area that offer great facilities for softball, baseball, soccer, football, golf and more.
Sports tournaments in Placer Valley are made successful thanks to a dedicated team, friendly community, affordable rates, convenience, accessibility, top-notch sports venues and an overall love of athletics. There are few events that this area cannot handle, and the people here are always eager to take on the next slew of sports teams as they prepare to compete in Placer Valley.
Placer Valley Tourism
Kim Summers, Sports Marketing Relationship Manager
2204 Plaza Drive, Suite 110
Rocklin, CA 95765