Take a look at what San Marcos has to offer
When it comes to planning a sports event, things can get a bit tricky. Not only do you need to pick a destination with facilities to accommodate your teams’ needs, you also need to choose a place that’s easy to get to, has proper lodging, yummy restaurants and a list of activities to do off the courts and fields. With all this hanging over your head, it can get quite stressful.
San Marcos, a popular town in Texas, will take away all the worry that comes from planning a sports event. Where the sun shines 300 days out of the year and home to Charles Austin, 1996 US Olympic Gold Medalist, San Marcos proves to be a worthy spot to bring your event.
Coaches, athletes, families and fans alike find something appealing in this traditional Texan town. So look no further—San Marcos is waiting for you and the teams.
What can my teams do in San Marcos?
There are so many fun activities to add to your itinerary while visiting San Marcos.
If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, visit Skydive San Marcos. Choose from a tandem skydive experience or helicopter ride to see the beautiful sights in San Marcos.
If you’re interested in the water and its inhabitants, The Meadows Center is the place for you. Check out underwater marine life or see springs bubble form the headwaters of the San Marcos River from a glass-bottom boat or kayak tour. Wonder World Park, the country’s only earthquake-formed cave, is also a great spot for those looking to go beneath the surface.
Wimberley Glassworks displays daily demonstrations of little particles of silica and sand turned into glass art. Take home a new handmade kitchen set or flower vase as a souvenir.
San Marcos is filled with different cultures and lifestyles—due to this its restaurants have a huge range of flavor. From food trailers near the river and international cuisine, to upscale dining and southern comfort food, the team’s bellies won’t be rumbling much longer. The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery is a fun spot to stop downtown for a quick bite to eat.
Last, but certainly not least, San Marcos has a variety of lodging options to satisfy your group. Bed and breakfast and pet-friendly hotels are available at a budget-friendly cost.
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Check out top-notch facilities
Gary Softball Complex
Gary Softball Complex is an eight-field complex for youth and adult fast- and slow-pitch softball. Four of the fields feature skinned infields with 300-foot fences and all fields are lighted.
Five Mile Dam Soccer Complex
Five Mile Dam Soccer Complex is located on the banks of the Blanco River. This 43-acre complex features 10 soccer fields, four of which are lighted, a pavilion, concession stands and a playscape.
Ramon Lucio Baseball Park
Sports: Baseball, softball, biking
Ramon Lucio Baseball Park has four lighted fields for youth baseball or softball. The 22-acre park also includes hiking and biking trails, picnic tables and BBQ grills.
Purgatory Creek Natural Area
Purgatory Creek Natural Area is a 570-acre park that’s ideal for bikers or runners. It has natural trails for a rigorous racecourse with medium to difficult trails. You can hike along an old jeep track and through upland meadows, canyon bluffs or thickets.
Sports: Volleyball, basketball, cheer, dance
The 7,200-seat Strahan Coliseum is an $8.8 million facility that can accommodate volleyball, basketball, cheer and dance competitions. It is home
to Texas State University’s men and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Beginning in 2016, the Strahan Coliseum will undergo a 54 million dollar expansion adding 2,300 seats by building out the eastern side of the arena. An additional 81,000 square feet will turn the facility into the multi-use Texas State University Event Center by 2019.
Bobcat Baseball Complex
The Bobcat Baseball Complex can accommodate 2,000 spectators for a baseball event and is home to the Texas State University baseball team. Rent the complex to compete where college-level teams play. The complex has a state-of-the-art video scoreboard to document the game play by play.
Bobcat Softball Complex
Bobcat Softball Complex has a fan-friendly atmosphere with newly renovated team dugouts and improved bench-back metal bleachers. Bobcat Softball Complex can seat 1,000 people. The facility includes covered batting cages and updated netting and backstops.
Texas State Track & Field Complex
Sports: Track and field
Texas State Track and Field Complex can host all levels of high jump, pole vault, triple jump and steeple race and has locations for field events including discus, shot put, javelin and hammer throw. It can seat 1,000 people and includes concession stands, metal bleachers and storage for track equipment.
How do I get to San Marcos?
San Marcos is conveniently located in Central Texas, right between Austin and San Antonio. Being in the middle of everything, it couldn’t be easier to travel safely to San Marcos.
By Car: San Marcos is located on Interstate 35, 30 miles south of Austin, 47 miles north of San Antonio, 165 miles west of Houston and 202 miles northeast of Laredo.
By Air: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is a Class C international airport located the capital of Texas. Other nearby airport options include San Antonio International Airport, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.