Known as the “sports capital of Texas,” Round Rock has clearly made a name of itself as one of the top destinations for sport events in the country.
Centrally located within Texas, Round Rock sits just 15 miles north of Austin. Its wealth of athletic facilities provides sports planners with a wide selection that will satisfy any kind of sports event. From outdoor adventures to historic landmarks to professional sports tournaments, there’s plenty to do between games. Plus, the team at Round Rock is ready to help with anything you may need, making sure your athletic event goes off without a hitch. Come see what all the hype is about and stay at any of Round Rock’s fine lodging accommodations, which will include a Kalahari Resorts & Conventions property beginning in 2020.
CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
- Lodging Services
- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
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- Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
- Round Rock Sports Center
- Old Settlers Park
- Dell Diamond
- Dragon Stadium
- Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
Located within Old Settlers Park, the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is an elite sports facility that has hosted several major events, including the US Quidditch Cup and USA Ultimate College D-1 Championships. It features four natural grass multipurpose fields and one natural grass championship field, four synthetic turf multipurpose fields and one synthetic turf championship field.
Sports: Soccer, football, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, rugby
Round Rock Sports Center
The Round Rock Sports Center has welcomed numerous sports events. Some of those events have included the 2018 USA Deaf Basketball National Tournament, the 2018 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships and the 2018 USA Judo Senior National Championships. The facility boasts 82,800 square feet of indoor space, with more than 47,000 square feet of flexible, playable space that can be configured in several different layouts. It has a total capacity of 3,053, with seats for more than 1,400 spectators.
Sports: Basketball, volleyball, wrestling, table tennis
Old Settlers Park
A Round Rock classic, Old Settlers Park is a well-known sports destination for local and national athletic events. The 645-acre park includes a 20-field baseball complex, a five-field softball complex, seven soccer facilities, two football fields, 12 tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, one aquatic center, and a professionally designed disc golf course.
Sports: Golf, soccer, tennis, sand volleyball, cross-country, baseball, softball
Home of the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate to the Houston Astros, Dell Diamond is a fan favorite among athletes and spectators. The stadium is designed to give guests an amazing, up-close view of the action. Not only is it the site for minor league baseball games, but it also plays host to amateur sporting events.
Dr. R.L. Peters Jr. Field at Dragon Stadium is a great spot for a football or track & field tournament. The venue features a regulation football field and a track. The stadium has several state-of-the-art amenities, as well as concessions stands and plenty of parking.
Sports: Football, track & field
Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
Located in north Austin, the Kelly Reeves ISD Athletic Complex is a convenient walk from nearby restaurants, accommodations and attractions. The facility hosts high school soccer and football games, as well as regional and international athletic events. There’s seating for 11,000 spectators, 5,500 seats on each side.
Sports: Football, soccer
Things to do in Round Rock
Want to know how Round Rock got its name? Discover a piece of history by visiting The Round Rock at Brushy Creek. The large rock located in the middle of the flowing water marked a convenient spot that was low enough for settlers to cross. The small community formed on the banks near the rock, and Round Rock was born.
Spend a day wandering the streets of Round Rock’s Downtown Historic District and get a glimpse of life during the city’s modest beginnings original architecture from the 1800’s is on display around every corner.
Embrace your inner interior designer at IKEA, or pick up something for the whole family in one of the 125 shops at the Round Rock Premium Outlets. Hop right next door to Bass Pro Shops to experience the great outdoors without leaving the comforts of air conditioning and delicious food from Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill.
Catch a game at Dell Diamond to see the Round Rock Express hit a home run. Layout a blanket on the outfield lawn or grab a seat in the first row behind home plate where you’ll be closer than if you were standing at the pitcher’s mound! Between innings, enjoy tons of amenities like a pool, hot tub, basketball court, and a climbing wall.
You can’t leave without trying the signature food of the city: Round Rock Donuts. The yellow—or “orange” depending on who you ask—donuts have been served up here since 1926. Locals and visitors line up around the block for these sweet treats, so be sure to get a taste of the action.
“We have a competitive bidding process and during our site visit we were very impressed with several aspects of Round Rock, including the community feel, deep understanding of sports tourism, proximity to an international airport and phenomenal facilities that were built to support championship-level events. Hosting the US Quidditch Cup at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex will help us elevate the quality of our event. Not only are there a large number of high-quality fields, but there is also space for a fan festival and indoor meeting space for a VIP experience, too. Spectator ticket pre-sales indicate that this year’s US Quidditch Cup will draw a large crowd.”
Sarah Woolsey, Executive Director, US Quidditch
“We are looking forward to bringing the 2018 USA Judo Senior National Championships to Round Rock. The Round Rock Sports Center is one of the newer and nicer venues we’ve been to, and its open setting and other amenities are perfect for us to bring in several hundred of the top judo players in the United States for this national championship event.”
Keith Bryant, CEO, USA Judo
How to Get to Round Rock
A short drive from the state capital, Round Rock is a convenient location to not only host a sports event, but also give attendees a taste of Texas life. The city has grown significantly over the years, becoming a popular place to visit and explore. Its location in the middle of the U.S. makes it easy to reach from practically anywhere.
By Car: Located off I-35, Round Rock is less than a three-hour drive from most major cities in Texas.
By Air: The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which offers nonstop service to over 70 domestic and international destinations.
Company Name: Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sports Sales Manager: Nancy Yawn