Sports planners have an abundance of options when they visit Bryan College Station. Not only is it a passionate college town that features more than 30 multipurpose fields across two cities, it also has a wealth of attractions that will charm families when the games have concluded.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- USA Ultimate Division III College Championships – Veterans Park & Athletic Complex: May 18-19, 2019
- AQHA Youth World Cup – Brazos County Expo: June 28-July 8, 2018
- USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals – Ford Hall of Champions: April 18-22, 2018
- NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Championships – Gilliam Indoor Stadium: March 9-10, 2018
- AJGA Junior All-Star – The Golf Club at Texas A&M: July 8-12, 2018
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- Veterans Park Athletic Complex
- Ford Hall of Champions
- Texas A&M Natatorium
- E.B. Cushing Stadium
- Penberthy Rec Sports Complex
- Texas A&M Student Rec Center
- Brazos County Expo Complex
Veterans Park Athletic Complex
Home to countless championships and millions of spectators throughout the years, Veterans Park & Athletic Complex is without a doubt the place to play in Bryan College Station! Veterans Park & Athletic Complex is an award winning outdoor facility that sprawls across 150 acres and features 9 grass fields, 4 synthetic turf fields and 5 diamonds. Off the field, athletes and spectators will find spacious pavilions, covered seating, onsite restrooms and over 1,500 parking spaces.
Sports: Softball, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, archery, lacrosse, kickball, quidditch
Ford Hall of Champions
Home to the 2018 USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals, this massive 33,000-square-foot indoor event space serves as Bryan College Station’s premier indoor venue. Located inside the famed Kyle Field, the Ford Hall of Champions stretches 100 yards in length, boasts 60 foot ceilings and stands as an entirely column-free structure. Customizable ribbon boards, video screens and built-in food and beverage capabilities add to the versatility of the Ford Hall of Champions.
Sports: Powerlifting, wrestling, eSports, gymnastics, cheer & dance
Texas A&M Natatorium
The Texas A&M Natatorium, host of the 2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships, is a world-class swimming and diving facility that offers its athletes an eight-lane, 50-meter pool with graduated depths of 7-9 feet. The competition pool includes two moveable bulkheads, an electronic timing system and an underwater viewing window. The Natatorium also boasts a state-of-the-art dive well with platforms ranging from 1 to 10 meters in height. Additional features include a dryland training area, poolside meeting rooms, heated Jacuzzi spas and a seating capacity of 2,524.
Sports: Swimming, diving, water polo
E.B. Cushing Stadium
Redefining the norms of track & field stands E.B. Cushing Stadium. Opened in April 2019, this “Cushy” $39.8 million stadium boasts an IAAF certified Beynon track surface, a nine-lane oval, a nine-lane sprint & hurdle straightaway and an initial seating capacity of 2,200. E.B. Cushing Stadium features numerous hospitality amenities, official’s quarters and a cutting-edge press box fit for full broadcasts. Already established as one of the nation’s premier track & field venues, E.B. Cushing Stadium will undoubtedly elevate your next event.
Sports: Outdoor track and field
Penberthy Rec Sports Complex
The Penberthy REC Sports Complex at Texas A&M University is a tremendous option for outdoor sports. The venue covers 50 acres and features four artificial turf fields, six natural grass fields, two softball fields and 18 tennis courts (12 lighted). The complex also includes a covered pavilion area/lightning shelter with seating for 200-plus, restrooms with showers, changing areas and a central control room.
Sports: Football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, rugby
Texas A&M Student Rec Center
With more than 400,000 square feet of recreational space, this flagship facility at Texas A&M University has something for everyone. The center hosted the 2018 NIRSA Region IV Basketball Championships and has a slew of features including an indoor archery room, an indoor climbing facility, an onsite Smoothie King, 10 basketball courts, 14 racquetball courts and nearly 15,000-square-feet of meeting space. The Texas A&M Student REC Center is within a 5 minute walking distance of over 5,000 parking spots and is more than able to accommodate events both large and small.
Sports: Basketball, archery, boxing, swimming, walking and running, weight lifting
Brazos County Expo Complex
Host of the 2018 AQHA Youth World Cup, the Brazos County Expo is the ideal venue for equestrian, rodeo and livestock competitions in the Brazos Valley. The complex encompasses a 70,000-square-foot arena with seating for 3,000 and offers a second 75,000-square-foot arena tailored towards cutting, dressage and barrel racing events. Two 60,000-square-foot pavilions surround the complex with the ability to house a total of 1,674 heads of cattle or 532 horses. The complex also includes 50,000-square-feet of indoor multi-use space that can house a variety of indoor sports.
Sports: Equestrian, rodeo, wrestling, powerlifting, boxing, eSports, cheer & dance
Things to do in Bryan College Station
Bryan College Station is home to outstanding museums, art galleries, shopping, food trucks, outdoor recreation and more to entertain your team once the games have ended. It is also a place that is renowned for its fabulous eats, ranging from fabulous street food to savory barbecue.
Start your team visit by touring Texas A&M University, home of loyal Aggies. Explore the university’s galleries and museums, Bonfire Memorial, horticulture gardens, campus, Kyle Field, and get an in-depth explanation of the traditions that thrive within the walls of the school and hearts of the students. Visitors can enjoy the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for an intimate look at the life of the 41st president or spend an afternoon learning about our nation’s military history at the Museum of the American GI. For a more casual setting, teams can spend their downtime at Century Square, an urbanized, central gathering spot filled with retail, restaurants and an activated green space or along the streets of Historic Downtown Bryan, where visitors find themselves immersed in a lively arts and cuisine scene. Teams and families that are feeling adventurous can take a comfortable drive through the 250-acre Aggieland Safari, Bryan College Station’s newest attraction, and meet exotic animals in the 20+ acre Adventure Zoo. During the winter season, Bryan College Station boasts Santa’s Wonderland, one of the nation’s largest displays of holiday lights. Bring the family or the whole team to this Texas Christmas Experience where millions of lights and holiday cheer fill the cool, crisp Texas air.
When your players get hungry, enjoy delicious Texas barbecue at All The King’s Men or indulge in award-winning pizza at RX Pizza in South College Station. Please the crowd and sample Bryan College Station’s food truck scene at Wayside Food Park for a picnic-style lunch outdoors. After a hard-fought victory, celebrate at Blackwater Draw Brewing Company in Historic Downtown Bryan for craft brews and classic southern hospitality. Don’t leave Texas, especially during the harvest season, without visiting Messina Hof Winery and Resort for a truly Texan wine tasting experience and a tour of the facility.
“The team at BCS Sports + Events is there every step of way from the event planning process to on-site event execution. They truly invest in the event and ensure an unforgettable experience while visiting the area. BCS Sports + Events sets the bar high for sports commissions across the country.”
Caila Roberts, AJGA Junior All-Star
How to Get to Bryan College Station
With around 60 hotels and more than 6,000 rooms, Bryan College Station has no shortage of space for your participants. The area accommodates thousands of people attending the Texas A&M football games each fall, so hosting large tournaments is an easy proposition for the city.
By Car: Bryan College Station is located in the middle of the Dallas-Houston-San Antonio triangle, and is in the center of 80 percent of all of Texas’ population. Both Houston and Austin are roughly an hour and a half drive away.
By Air: United and American Airlines fly into Bryan College Station’s Easterwood Airport from Dallas and Houston. If you can’t make one of those connections, the Austin or Houston airport are both about an hour-and-a-half drive from Bryan College Station.
Company Name: BCS Sports + Events
Sports Sales Manager: Dominique Powell
Title: Director of Sports + Events
Telephone: (979) 260-9898