Experience Sports and Scenery in Medford, OR
Sitting near Oregon’s southern border, Medford is where first-rate facilities meet incredible attractions
Located within the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, Medford is accessible by air through Medford Airport, where flights are available from Alaska, Allegiant and Skywest through Delta and United Express. The airport is located just three miles northeast of downtown Medford and is accessible from I-5, which connects Medford along the road from Portland to San Francisco.
Looking for fun activities nearby? Explore the remnants of a destroyed volcano and swim in the deepest lake in the country when you trek along Crater Lake National Park. Medford’s nature scene is off the charts and there are plenty of areas to go white water rafting, hiking, biking, ziplining and jet boat tours. Southern Oregon’s burgeoning wine scene boasts more than 88 vineyards and more than 50 wine tasting rooms.
Medford celebrates sports by rekindling the love of the game, however you define it, because we emphasize the joy in competition. The abundance of world-class natural and traditional venues in our backyard combined with being centrally located on the West Coast offers visitors access of all forms of play, all-year long.
There are many places one can go to play a tournament, run a trail or hit a ball, but Medford is the place to come for those seeking more. More athletic facilities. More outdoor adventures. More sunny days. More things to do on your down time. To truly play – on and off the field, court or trail – Medford is Your Sportground, Where the West Coast Plays™.
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“Our relationship with Travel Medford has been invaluable to the operation of our event. They have walked side by side with us from year one through year seven and have helped us roll out the red carpet for our participants. The Rogue Valley Timbers and the Rouge Memorial Challenge are thankful to have a strong working relationship with Travel Medford and the Medford Chamber of Commerce.”
— Kevin Primerano, Director of the Rogue Memorial Challenge
Find Your Perfect Medford Facility
Lithia & Driveway Fields
Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, soccer, football
Since opening in May of 2008, Lithia & Driveway Fields has hosted more than 47,000 youth and adult games and has generated more than $120 million in economic impact. It spans 132 acres, boasts 15 fields and accommodates several different sports. If it’s not already clear that this complex is a tourney planner’s fantasy facility, some other amenities to take notice of: FieldTurf synthetic grass, Musco lighting systems and Daktronics scoreboards. There are three full-sized baseball fields, seven fields for both softball and baseball, and five fields for soccer and football.
Gold Hill Whitewater Center
Sports Covered: Rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding
An Olympic hopeful when the 2028 Games come to Los Angeles, Gold Hill excels in length, water flow and drop, rivaling any natural or artificial course in the country. It is perfect for rafting, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and it is used to host races and events — for example, the facility looks forward to holding the King of the Rogue competition every summer. Whether it gets an Olympic event in 2028 or not, this course is the real deal when it comes to rafting, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
Sports Covered: Running, biking, equestrian
Consisting of 1,740 acres, Prescott Park is one of Southern Oregon’s largest and most scenic nature parks. It is home to the annual Tough as Nails race, featuring a 10 mile race as well as a 5K competition. It is also a great place to walk, hike and bike as it contains trails that are both paved and unpaved. Roxyann Peak is the crown jewel of the park with its peak offering stunning views of the park and Rogue Valley.
Rogue Credit Union Community Complex
Sports Covered: Basketball, swimming, volleyball, pickleball, wrestling, cheer, dance
Slated to open in late fall 2023, a new indoor 90,000-square-foot center for sports, aquatic and meetings will open for leisure and competitive activities. The Rogue Credit Union Community Complex – referred to as “Rogue X” – will boast competition and recreation pools, meeting space, and room for eight basketball courts and any variation for volleyball, pickleball, wrestling, cheer and dance competitions, and more. The site will also feature food trucks, concessions and an information center to accommodate visitors and locals, alike. Tournament space is filling quickly for this prime venue, so contact Angela Wood at Travel Medford for more information.
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