State Guides to Planning a Sporting Event

State guides are your resource to finding venues in select states and meeting the host destination team who will help make your future event a success.


Georgia Sports – What’s Inside:

Between its collection of cities and towns, Georgia has hosted Super Bowls, World Series and even the Summer Olympics, giving the Peach State a formidable sports history that puts it well above other potential destinations. With more than 19 major sports cities and 1,850 hotels to choose from, Georgia makes picking a host city an enjoyable experience that will leave you anxiously awaiting your upcoming event.

  • Featured Articles: 7 Sports for Life in Georgia and Atlanta’s Perfect 10
  • 16 Site InSpections on Popular Destination Such As: Savannah, Alpharetta and Lake Lanier
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in Georgia

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Sports Illinois – What’s Inside:

With more than 1,200 sporting venues and state-of-the-art facilities, Illinois hosts everything from PGA tournaments and Olympic trials to college and high school sporting tournaments. Sporting events are an important part of the tourism industry in our state, and we continue to strive to be top of mind for sports associations and organizations planning their next event.

  • Featured Articles: Chicago: A World-Class Sports Destination and Make Your Event Epic in the Land of Lincoln
  • 9 Site InSpections on Popular Destinations Such As: Rockford, Bloomington-Normal and Effingham
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in Illinois

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North Carolina – SportsNC – What’s Inside:

North Carolina’s arsenal of sports venues is as impressive as the state’s wide-ranging and geographically diverse footprint. Sports events rights holders choose North Carolina year after year due to our unbeatable venues, hospitality, temperate climate and central location on the East Coast.

  • Featured Articles: An Open Invitation and North Carolina: Top-Tier Sports Destination
  • 6 Site InSpections on Popular Destination Such As: Greenville, Fayetteville and Gaston County
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in North Carolina

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South Carolina Sports Alliance – What’s Inside:

If you’re searching for a place to hold a professional, amateur or collegiate sporting event, look no further. The members of the South Carolina Sports Alliance (SCSA) are committed to helping you create an atmosphere where your sporting event can achieve the utmost success.

  • Featured Articles: A Magnet for Big-Time Sports Events and South Carolina Sports Tourism Sees a Bright Future
  • 9 Site InSpections on Popular Destination Such As: North Myrtle Beach, Aiken and Spartanburg
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in South Carolina

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Pure Michigan Sports – What’s Inside:

World-famous Great Lakes, outdoor recreation for all seasons, big cities and quaint small towns all add to the Pure Michigan experience. Along with our top-notch venues, vibrant cities and stunning natural beauty, Michigan offers experienced professionals and event planners to help make all your events a success.

  • Featured Articles: Hospitality Captivates Visitors and A State for All Seasons
  • 9 Site InSpections on Popular Destination Such As: Grand Rapids Area, Ann Arbor and Greater Lansing
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in Michigan

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Sports Indiana – What’s Inside:

With venues that span the spectrum, from historic to state-of-the-art, Indiana communities are experts at hosting events. They possess that one invaluable resource—dedicated volunteers who cater to the needs of every participant and fan.

  • Featured Articles: Hoosiers, Hoops and Great Sports Traditions and Get IN the Game with Sports Indiana
  • 9 Site InSpections on Popular Destination Such As: Hamilton County, Grand Park and Columbus
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in Michigan

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Maryland Sports – What’s Inside:

With venues for virtually every sport, Maryland draws teams from across the country and internationally for high-profile competition. Maryland Sports—the Sports Commission of Maryland—has the connections and partners in TEAM Maryland that can cater to you and your athletes’ needs.

  • Meet Team Maryland
  • Sports Venue Tour of Maryland
  • How to Get Started Planning Your Sporting Event in Maryland

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