Huntsville’s Sports are Out of This World
This Alabama city internationally acclaimed as a center for aerospace technology, and is making a name for itself in the world of sports
Selecting a destination for your sports event requires careful consideration of all a particular region has to offer. This includes everything from the variety of food that athletes and their families choose to the exciting list of entertainment ideas for time spent off the field. You want a place that has it all: the venues, the fun, the food, the culture. Huntsville and Madison County have you covered. Our innovative, vibrant city has been ranked among the top 10 places to live in the county by U.S. News, one of the “52 Places to Go in 2019” by The New York Times and is an ideal, convenient location for planners looking for an area that exudes professionalism and a passion for sports.
- Blast off on The Space Shot liftoff simulator at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center—the largest aerospace museum in the world.
- Over 200 working artist studios, six fine-art galleries, a theater, shopping, dining and more are available at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.
- The EarlyWorks Children’s Museum lets kids climb, run, play and explore all its interactive exhibits.
- MidCity Huntsville offers unique entertainment and cultural experiences, featuring TopGolf, High Point Climbing and Fitness and The Camp, a casual venue for food and drink.
- Explore more than 80 shops and restaurants at Bridge Street Town Centre and catch a movie while you’re there.
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The ASF Foundation has just completed the second year of our Alabama State Games in the Huntsville, Madison County area. The Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been extremely helpful to us in putting on this multi-sport event that involves thousands of athletes.
Dean Kelly, executive director, Alabama State Games
Find Your Perfect Huntsville-Madison Facility
Huntsville Aquatics Center
Sports Covered: Swimming, diving
The Huntsville Aquatics Center opened in 2017 and has made a splash on the national stage, most recently as a host site for the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open meet. Two 50-meter indoor competition pools are housed under one roof, the larger with spectator seating for more than 1,400, as well as deck space seating for more than 400 competitors.
Sports Covered: Baseball
It’s home to the Rocket City Trash Pandas, one of the most popular nicknames in professional baseball. The newly opened stadium has a capacity of 7,000-plus, with skyboxes, concourse-level suites and meeting space for groups up to 300.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove
Sports Covered: Golf
Hampton Cove is the first step onto the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail for visitors from the North, Northeast and Midwest. The impressive layout offers a variety of challenges for golfers, as well as all the amenities needed to host successful tournaments. The Highlands Course meanders across hilly terrain and offers spectacular views, while the River Course offers no sand but plenty of water hazards.
Huntsville Tennis Center and Athletic Club Alabama
Sports Covered: Tennis
The sites for the annual USTA Girls 16s Clay Court National Championship, the facilities are less than a half-mile apart and near the John Hunt Park complex. Huntsville Tennis Center is a city-owned facility with 24 lighted clay courts and six lighted hard courts. Athletic Club Alabama, a private facility, has six indoor courts and 15 outdoor courts, as well as a restaurant and meeting space.
John Hunt Park
Sports Covered: Soccer, lacrosse, cross-country, sand volleyball, tennis
John Hunt Park is the centerpiece of nearly 1,000 acres of recreational facilities in the
geographical center of Huntsville. The park has hosted the Alabama High School Soccer Championships since 2001 at its two lush championship fields, with seating for than 2,000 fans, and other multipurpose fields, for soccer or lacrosse, are adjacent. The park also boasts a cross country course chosen as an NCAA Regionals site as well as 15 sand volleyball courts that hosted the USA National Beach Tour Junior Championships in 2020. Additionally, John Hunt Park is in close proximity to both Brahan Spring Park and Merrimack Park, each of which offer a number of additional fields.
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