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
Centrally located in the Southeast and one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Huntsville offers big city amenities with small town hospitality to create a one of a kind experience. Nicknamed the Rocket City as the home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space Flight Center, the destination offers new facilities that are equipped to host your event. With a passion for sports and the largest population in the state, its an ideal location for planners for events of all shapes and sizes.
Looking for fun activities nearby? Blast off on The Space Shot liftoff simulator at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center—the largest aerospace museum in the world. MidCity Huntsville offers unique entertainment and cultural experiences, featuring The Orion Amphitheater, 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.
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.
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“The team in Huntsville gets sports – from an event standpoint, as a participant, and as a fan to create a first class experience. They exceeded our expectations and we look for to working with them for many years to come.”
— Colleen Craig, CEO of Rally Volleyball
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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.