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

Abilene has been building professional athletes for more than 100 years such as Ray Berry, Charles Coody, Case Keenum, John Lackey, Justin Snow and Hollis Thomas, to name a few. Abilene isn’t just a city for sports; it’s where champions are made.

Popular Activities

  • Go on safari with a visit to the Abilene Zoo, home to more than 127 species including lions, black rhinos, monkeys and more.
  • Stroll Abilene’s charming downtown and meet characters of Texas history at Frontier Texas! plus arts venues, museums and plenty of local dining options.

  • The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame is a must stop for athletes to see all the champions who have made history.

Find Your Perfect Abilene, TX Facility

Facility Spotlight

Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, multipurpose indoors

With four regulation-sized basketball courts, eight regulation-sized volleyball courts, Robbins Sports Surface, maple wood, NCAA Division I-class flooring and state-of-the-art technology and equipment, this first-class multipurpose facility has everything you need to host an awesome tournament. Dodge Jones has multiple uses, including youth basketball leagues, youth volleyball leagues, gymnastics competitions, cheerleading and competitions, martial arts competitions, meeting rooms, party rentals, conferences, sports expos and more. It also has a Playsight livestream system that allows you to watch games from wherever you are.

Taylor County Expo Center

Sports Covered: Multipurpose outdoor

The Taylor County Expo Center completed the final phase of a $55 million renovation and expansion, bringing exciting new facilities to host equine, athletic events and concerts. The expansive space has a new arena, covered outdoor arena, livestock barn and horse stalls. An estimated 350,000 people visit the Expo Center each year as it hosts a variety of events including the West Texas Fair and Rodeo, Youth Bull Riding, livestock shows, ropings, Western Heritage Classic and equine events. The Expo Center hosts around 270 events annually including powerlifting championships, concerts and shows.

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Tiffany Nichols

Tiffany Nichols

Sports Director