Oneida County is the Place to Be for Sports in Upstate New York

Tournament-ready sports facilities, rich history and unique dining and entertainment options await in beautiful Oneida County


Oneida County, New York

Utica, Rome, Verona, Clinton & Sylvan Beach

Located in Upstate New York, Oneida County is home to unique cities and dozens of beautiful towns, villages and hamlets, packing a wide variety of top-notch sports facilities from Utica University Nexus Center to top-ranked golf courses at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Syracuse Hancock International Airport is less than one hour away from dozens of hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

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Facility Spotlight

Utica University Nexus Center

Sports Covered: Indoor multipurpose

Conveniently located off the New York State Thruway in Utica, NY, close to the heart of the downtown area, Utica University Nexus Center is a 169,440-square-foot facility featuring state-of-the-art amenities. Home to the Utica University Women’s hockey team and Junior Comets youth programs, Mastrovito Hyundai rink is the standout at the center with 1,200 seats including several luxury boxes. In total, the center has three playing surfaces, all of which can be converted from ice sheets to turf for multiple indoor sports.

Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium

Sports Covered: Indoor multipurpose

Home to the AHL’s Utica Comets and MASL’s Utica City FC, the historic Adirondack Bank Center features a capacity of up to 5,700 for floor events with 4,500 for basketball and 3,860 for ice hockey and indoor soccer. Being connected via a walkway to Utica University Nexus Center, this provides an additional fourth playing surface for sports tournaments and events. This combo of premier playing surfaces made it an easy choice to host the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship—arguably the biggest global tournament in women’s ice hockey.

Accelerate Sports Facility

Sports Covered: Indoor/outdoor multi-purpose

Located in Whitesboro, NY, Accelerate Sports Facility is a top-notch choice to practice and play every day. The facility has a strong focus on community while also providing state-of-the-art playing surfaces for tournaments and events of all sizes. Along with its 300’ x 150’ turf field, the center also features three multipurpose courts that are perfect for basketball, volleyball,  tennis and more. Also on-site you’ll find the SPI Athlete Performance Training Center, TRACKMAN golf simulator, a fitness training center for members, an elevated track, a performance food center and smoothie bar and more.

Elevate CNY Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Indoor multipurpose, hiking, trail biking

Out in Westmoreland, NY, Elevate CNY Sports Complex stands tall with a total of 60,000 square feet of space. The complex is home to six youth sports leagues, utilizing its two large fields, measuring at 190’ x 85’, and a small field at 100’ x 60’, for sports like soccer and football. Also on-site are two battings cages, two pitching mounds, a meeting room and more. Outside, the complex has 23 acres of additional space with access to wetlands, the Tim Reid Memorial Trail and other outdoor adventures.

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Sports Covered: Golf, tennis, racquetball, fishing

Verona, NY’s Turning Stone Resort Casino has it all when it comes to places to stay for entertainment. Along with excellent dining and events, Turning Stone features five golf courses, three of which are listed in Golf Digest’s Editor’s Choice: Top 50 Golf Courses in the U.S. The on-site Sportsplex’s 17,000 square feet of space includes a fitting center, short game and indoor driving range practice areas and golf simulator. Private golf lessons and a golf academy are also available. Also on-site are five tennis courts and two racquetball courts. For private fishing, Salmon Acres provides access to the Salmon River from March through November.

Hamilton College

Sports Covered: Outdoor multipurpose, indoor multipurpose, track, tennis, swimming, golf

Located in Clinton, NY, Hamilton College has it all when it comes to sports, making it one of the best all-round locations in the region for tournaments. Goodfriend Field, Love Field and Withiam Field are excellent multipurpose fields for soccer and lacrosse. Loop Road Athletic Complex features diamonds for baseball and softball. Steuben Field and the historic Sage Rink are home to Hamilton football and ice hockey, respectively. Hamilton College also has a tennis center, field house, indoor practice facility, fitness center, natatorium, an additional gym, track, golf center and even off-site practice facilities.

Utica University

Sports Covered: Outdoor multipurpose, indoor multipurpose, track, tennis, golf

In addition to its four major indoor surfaces at Nexus Center and Adirondack Bank Center, Utica University has premier on-site sports facilities ready to host any tournament or event. Charles A. Gaetano Stadium is home to the Pioneer’s football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams. Hutton Sports and Recreation Center, the second largest domed sports facility in North America, features an NCAA competition indoor track, multipurpose courts, turf practice field, weight area and more. Also on-site are an athletic center, fitness center, tennis courts and more. Off-site, Yahnundasis Golf Club is a great way to unwind and get your golf game up to par.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Sports Covered: Outdoor multipurpose, indoor multipurpose

SUNY Poly is home to several sports facilities, located just north of Downtown Utica. The on-site Wildcat Field House features a multipurpose gym, fitness center, a running track, concessions and more. Outside the Field House there are several high-quality fields for a variety of sports. The Athletic Field Complex features a lighted turf field for soccer and lacrosse. Softball and baseball thrive at Wildcat Softball Field and Peter A. Spina Field, both of which featuring covered masonry dugouts, bleachers and protected and covered press box. To top it all off, the Campus Center Gym is home to Wildcats basketball, but with its running track and adaptability, the gym can also be utilized for racquetball, volleyball and other sports.

Mohawk Valley Community College

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, pro wrestling

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has two campus locations, one in Rome and another in Utica, but it’s the Utica location that is home to Hawks sports. Jorgensen Athletic Center features a performance gymnasium with seating for 750. There are three athletic courts and an indoor track within the Field House. Mike Briggs Fitness Center has your athletic and strength-training needs covered, as well as featuring handball-racquetball courts and a six-lane indoor swimming pool. Outdoor facilities include a softball diamond, natural grass multipurpose field, an all-weather track and lighted tennis courts.

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