Go Big with a Sports Event in Abilene, TX

Centrally located on interstate 20, Abilene offers its own twist on Texas tournament hospitality


Abilene, Texas

Ideally positioned near the geographical center of the state, Abilene is a staple within West Texas. First established along the Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881, the town quickly became a regional center for distribution, commerce, industry, transportation and education along the Texas Forts Trail. Today’s Abilene honors that legacy and serves as the county seat of Taylor County while providing top-notch dining, entertainment, shopping and sports opportunities.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional soccer, softball or baseball tournament, want to attend a rodeo event or are on your way to catch a ballgame at Abilene Christian University, Abilene has all the tools to put your event on the map. 

Popular Activities

  • Go on safari with a visit to the Abilene Zoo, home to more than 250 species including lions, black rhinos, monkeys and more.
  • Stroll Abilene’s charming downtown to find Texas history at Frontier Texas! plus arts venues, craft beer and dining options.
  • The PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center is a fantastic one-stop-shop for family fun.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make the AJGA event a huge success. Whether delivering Chick-fil-a to our staff or recruiting volunteers, you went above and beyond – can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

American Jr. Golf Association: Andrew Polonec

Find Your Perfect Abilene, TX Facility

Facility Summaries

Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, multipurpose indoors

With four regulation-sized basketball courts, eight regulation-sized volleyball courts, professional hardwood court flooring and state-of-the-art technology and equipment, this facility has everything you need to host an awesome indoor sports tournament. Take a quick 3-D tour at Abilenevisitors.com/sports.

Lake Kirby Softball and Baseball Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, fishing, boating

Catch a ballgame at Lake Kirby Park, home to both a baseball and softball complex, as well as a picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, public boat ramp and fishing pier. This facility features two lighted little league baseball fields, two lighted senior league baseball fields and four lighted softball fields, with seating for 150 spectators available on each field. The Texas West Little League Baseball and Softball State Tournament has called the park home since 2015.

Taylor County Expo Center

Sports Covered: Multipurpose outdoor

The Taylor County Expo Center has entered the final phase of a $55 million renovation and expansion, bringing exciting new facilities to host equine and athletic events. The expansive space has a new covered outdoor arena, livestock barn and horse stalls. Work on the coliseum is projected to be completed at the end of 2020.

What are you waiting for?

Let Sports Planning Guide help you plan the perfect event.

Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols

Sports Director

Telephone: 325-676-2556