Winston-Salem Serves up Southern Hospitality to Sports Teams

With an incredible array of sports facilities, Winston-Salem is a must-see destination of the South

Introduction

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Conveniently and centrally located, Winston-Salem is North Carolina’s fifth largest city and home to DI, DII and DIII institutions with world-class sports facilities. Numerous interstate highways and three international airports are located within 1.5 hours of the city. Winston-Salem is also home to more than 5,000 hotel rooms and 50 hotel properties. 

Popular Activities

  • Enjoy a stroll through the Old Salem Museums & Gardens to tour dozens of 18th and 19th-century restored buildings. 

  •  Winston-Salem’s award-winning, walkable downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants, shops, art galleries, and nightlife options. Family-friendly fun can be found at ROAR, a 42,000-square-foot entertainment venue, opening winter 2022.

  • Tanglewood Park offers 1,100 acres of recreation space, complete with a BMX track, aquatic center, equine facilities, soft golf course, signature golf courses, gardens, and more than eight miles of mountain bike and multi-use trails. 

  • Tour the Reynolda Mile, a historic stretch of homes, gardens, shops, galleries and restaurants that comprise what was once the country estate of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds and his wife Katharine.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

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

“Visit Winston-Salem not only met our expectations but exceeded them. From the bid process, hotel and venue negotiations, pre-event planning to event execution, they were with us from beginning to end, assisting us with whatever we needed. A truly great experience.”

— Corinne Shigemoto, Director of Membership and Events, USA Judo

Find Your Perfect Winston-Salem Facility

Facility Spotlight

RISE Indoor Sports

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, training, soccer, cheer, gymnastics

Newly opened in 2021, RISE Indoor Sports is home to more than 123,000 square feet of flexible, programmable space including eight high school regulation basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, 28,000-square-feet of sports indoor turf, 8,300-square-feet of Torque Performance and Fitness training, 6,000-square-feet of fitness and cardio space, concessions with indoor and outdoor dining, and onsite meeting rooms.

JDL Fast Track 

Sports Covered: Indoor track & field

This premium 105,000-square-foot facility is no stranger to prestige. Sporting a 200-meter oval track made of Mondotrack FTX surfaces, this complex has held multiple national championships since opening in 2012. Teams also have access to a 100-meter training track and an athletic trainer room. Hospitality suites await game day officials and coaches.

Truist Sports Park

Sports Covered: Lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, ultimate

Truist Sports Park boasts 13 full-sized fields, including four artificial turf (450,000 total square feet) and 11 of which are lighted. The field house provides concessions, office facilities and a multi-purpose meeting room with multi-media, audiovisual and seating for 120. Spectators enjoy elevated viewing areas, including the 1,400-seat stadium field.

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex and Education Buildings

Sports Covered: Hockey, wrestling, martial arts, gymnastics, archery

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex and Education Buildings encompass a roughly 70-acre property minutes from downtown. This multi-purpose complex features over 55,000 square feet of programmable event space, including a 4,000-seat arena at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex, home to the Carolina Thunderbirds, a minor league hockey team.

Wake Forest University Tennis Complex

Sports Covered: Tennis, pickleball

Built as the home to the Wake Forest men’s and women’s tennis teams along with the ATP’s Winston-Salem Open, the Wake Forest Tennis Center opened in the summer of 2011 as one of the finest facilities in all of college tennis. The state-of-the-art complex features 13 Deco-Turf II courts, the same court surface that is used at the US Open. The 64,000-square-foot indoor tennis center houses eight climate-controlled indirect-lighted Mondo-Ten tennis courts.

Truist Stadium

Sports Covered: Baseball

Truist Stadium is host to the Winston-Salem Dash, a Class-A advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. This downtown ballpark features 5,500 stadium-style seats, 16 luxurious suites on the Club Level, three concession stations, and a 200-foot LED outfield wall scoreboard with video and animation capabilities.

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Bonny Bernat, STS

Bonny Bernat, STS

Senior Sports and Events Sales Manager

Telephone: 336-728-4215

Bonny@VisitWinstonSalem.com