On behalf of Arkansas Tourism and the Arkansas Sports Team we’d like to welcome you to The Natural State for your next sporting event.
Centrally located in the mid-South, with a moderate climate year-round, Arkansas is a beautiful, affordable destination for sporting events. An easy drive from anywhere in the south or mid-west with great interstate connectivity, we are also home to two major airports – Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) in Bentonville. Once you arrive, you will find many reasons why The Natural State works well for groups of all sizes. We hope that your team has time to take a break from playing to seek out adventure in Arkansas. We offer an exciting contrast of fast-paced and laid-back, urban and scenic, business and pleasure, all with genuine hospitality you just can’t find anywhere else.
Need help planning? Arkansas Sports Team members put the “pro” in proficient when it comes to hosting events. The Arkansas Sports Team is comprised of 13 destinations scattered throughout Arkansas with members who represent cities with a wide array of facilities so you can be sure to find the perfect location for any event. From Texarkana to Jonesboro, monster truck rallies to baseball tournaments, and everywhere and everything in-between, Arkansas is the natural choice for sports!
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Known as the mountain bike capital of the world, Bentonville is a town where progress meets history and sports and arts meet innovation.
Slaughter Pen Trails – Bike Events
The Slaughter Pen trails in Bentonville provide a unique urban mountain biking experience. The 40- plus miles of single-track flow alongside the paved Razorback Regional Greenway
The Slaughter Pen trails in Bentonville provide a unique urban mountain biking experience. The 40- plus miles of single-track flow alongside the paved Razorback Regional Greenway and by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where the path is dotted with public art. The Slaughter Pen system includes trails ranging in difficulty from beginners to expert, with connector trails taking riders between the various hubs of the system.
Memorial Park – Baseball, softball, tennis, biking
Memorial Park is home to several sporting facilities, including a tennis complex with 12 lighted courts, five lighted baseball fields, six lighted softball fields and four T-ball fields. The soccer complex has seven lighted soccer fields and two multi-purpose fields. It has two basketball courts, four lighted sand volleyball courts, one multiuse skate and bike part, and an aquatic center featuring an Olympic size pool and a separate diving pool with a water slide.
Bentonville Tiger and West Athletic Complexes – Baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track, skateboarding
Both complexes have numerous facilities, college-like stadiums, and indoor practice facilities. Events can seat over 6,000 people with over 232,000 square feet. Both feature courts, arenas, auxiliary gyms, and hardwood surfaces. There are also track/soccer stadiums; championship softball fields and Philips Park, a 40-acre home to Bentonville High School and American Legion baseball teams.
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With more than 1,200 hotel rooms, Conway has plenty of spaces for you to rest your head after enjoying a long day at a tournament.
Slaughter Pen Trails – Baseball
A top park in the state, Conway Station Park is home to eight fields with a 225-foot fence, while the final field features a 350-foot fence, giving sluggers an impressive challenge to aim for.
A top park in the state, Conway Station Park is home to eight fields with a 225-foot fence, while the final field features a 350-foot fence, giving sluggers an impressive challenge to aim for. This massive park is also equipped with its own concession stand, heated/cooled bathrooms, maintenance shed, and a beautiful pond.
City of Colleges Park – Softball
The gorgeous layout of this lovely award-winning park in Conway allows enough room for five entire softball fields. After being completed in 2009, City of Colleges Park has become known as one of the top softball parks in the area. It also features a playground for children to enjoy. This park is also home to Central Baptist College, St. Joseph High School, and Homeschool softball.
Conway Tennis Center – Tennis
This beautiful tennis center has eight courts where lessons, leagues, events and reservations are available for players to hone their tennis skills. If a reservation is made, the Conway Tennis Center even rents out ball machines for a small fee. The center is made up of eight courts surrounding two smaller buildings with bathrooms and lounging areas.
Fayetteville is more than a city, it’s an experience. With a slew of big-time sports, Fayetteville is a great place to hold a tournament.
Kessler Regional Park – Soccer, baseball, mountain-biking, hiking
This regional park is home to six lighted soccer, four lighted baseball fields, and two restroom/concession buildings. On its 620 acres, the park is also home to historic Kessler Mountain. This regional park is home to six lighted soccer, four lighted baseball fields, and two restroom/concession buildings. On its 620 acres, the park is also home to historic Kessler Mountain. The park operates as a regional sports park with popular areas for mountain-bikers and hikers, with more than 10 miles of natural-surface trails that tie back into the amazing Razorback Green-way trail system.
Baum Walker Stadium – Baseball
Large enough for more than 10,000 visitors, Baum Walker Stadium is home to the University of Arkansas baseball team. This stadium won Baseball America’s poll of best college facilities in 1998 and took second in the same poll five years later. Baum Walker Stadium has hosted five NCAA Regionals and a NCAA Super Regional and has undergone three renovations including the enclosure of hitting and pitching cages and adding 2,600 chair back seats.
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium -Football
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium houses the University of Arkansas football team. Following a major $110 million renovation project prior to the 2001 season, the stadium’s capacity was increased to 80,000. The east concourse is “Championship Alley” with displays of conference championships, the 1964 national title and every football letterman. The south end zone concourse is “All-American Alley” and is dedicated to Razorbacks All-Americans.
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Central on the U.S. Interstate system, Fort Smith is easy to reach by road—or by sky—and offers an ideal mix of Group-friendly dining, shopping, and entertainment minutes away from 2,750+ guest rooms.
Fort Smith Convention Center – Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Cheer, Tennis, Pickleball, Dance, eSports, Martial Arts, Cornhole, Wrestling
The infinitely flexible Fort Smith Convention Center offers 116,800 sq. ft. of usable event space and a state-of-the-art performing arts center just steps from downtown dining, shopping, and entertainment.
The infinitely flexible Fort Smith Convention Center offers 116,800 sq. ft. of usable event space and a state-of-the-art performing arts center just steps from downtown dining, shopping, and entertainment. The column-free, 40,000 sq. ft. Exhibition Hall (divisible into 5 sections) features 34’ ceilings and accommodates up to eight (8) volleyball courts; eight (8) Tennis Courts; sixteen (16) pickleball courts; four (4) basketball courts.
Ben Geren Regional Park – Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Disc Golf, Golf, Mountain Biking
The expansive Ben Geren Regional Park offers a 12-field Soccer Complex; 10-field Softball Complex; 6-court Tennis Center; 27-hole Golf Course; three (3) 18-hole Disc Golf Courses; three (3) Sand Volleyball Courts; a premier Arkansas Mountain Biking Trail System (21+ miles). It is also home to Parrot Island Waterpark and a miniature golf course. Other features include a Community Building, Safety Shelter, Pavilions, Playgrounds, Fitness Course, and a Family & Community Fishing Program Lake.
FS Baseball & Softball / Boys & Girls Club – Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball
Evans Club includes three (3) Baseball/Softball Fields; two (2) Indoor Basketball Courts; two (2) Outdoor Basketball Courts; one (1) Soccer Field. Goldtrap Club includes four (4) Baseball/Softball Fields; one (1) Indoor Basketball Court; one (1) Soccer Field. Jeffrey Club includes three (3) Soccer Fields. Stephens Club includes three (3) Soccer Fields; one (1) Indoor Basketball Court; one (1) Outdoor Basketball Court. And Kelley Park includes eight (8) Baseball/Softball Fields.
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Enjoy a relaxing spa vacation getaway in Hot Springs National Park, where you can hike, shop and enjoy the great outdoors.
Bank OZK Arena – Basketball, cheer, volleyball, pickleball, concerts
Bank OZK Arena seats 6,300 and is connected to the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hotel Hot Springs and Embassy Suites. Bank OZK Arena has hosted the Sunbelt College Basketball Championships
Bank OZK Arena seats 6,300 and is connected to the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hotel Hot Springs and Embassy Suites. Bank OZK Arena has hosted the Sunbelt College Basketball Championships, FLW Bass Fishing Tournament, Arkansas High School Basketball Championships, Arkansas High School Cheer Championships, and GAC Volleyball Championships. The Arena has hosted U.S. Indoor Pickleball Championships, and concerts ranging from Foreigner to Tony Bennett to Willie Nelson.
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort – Horse Racing, track and field, concerts
Oaklawn is known for its 100 + year tradition of professional horse racing which is highlighted each season by The Arkansas Derby. The tracks infield has also proven to be a great setting for the Arkansas High School Cross Country Championships. Oaklawn’s newly opened expansion includes a 4-star hotel, spa, multi-purpose event & concert hall, multiple restaurants, sportsbook, and casino.
Majestic Park – Baseball, softball
The Majestic Park Baseball Complex was specifically designed for youth baseball & softball tournaments and features five fields. Three of the fields are 225 feet to center field, lighted, and fenced with artificial turf infields and outfields, as well as, stationary mounds. The other two fields are 200 feet and 400 feet to center field, lighted and fenced. This new park is one of the best in its area with covered dugouts, covered grandstand seating, concessions and playground.
Filled with gift shops, restaurants, art galleries and a day spa, Jonesboro has something for everyone after a long day at a tournament.
The natural state’s capital city, Little Rock is home to fabulous shopping, impressive art galleries and some of the finest dining in Arkansas.
Natural beauty mixed with a bustling social and dining scene makes North Little Rock a fabulous destination for tournament planners and athletes.
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This Arkansas Delta City is experienced in hosting a variety of sporting events. Be sure to enjoy the many museums and attractions Pine Bluff has to offer.
Situated near the Arkansas River, this city offers 23 parks, soccer, softball and baseball complexes and plenty of outdoor opportunities.
Springdale is for exploring. World-class cycling trails, pro baseball at Arvest Ballpark, art, and history collide for a change of scenery around every corner.
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Unique in that it straddles two states, Texas and Arkansas, this city has a wide array of restaurants, shopping and a bustling nightlife.
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This vibrant outdoor community features glistening lakes, museums overflowing with artwork, and a variety of restaurants for all tastes.
Matrix Racquet Club – Tennis, padel, pickleball, volleyball
Matrix Racquet Club – Tennis, padel, pickleball, volleyball
Located right across the Rogers city line in Lowell, Matrix Racquet Club offers high-quality tennis facilities for camps, tournaments and events. With both indoor and outdoor courts, the facility is perfect for year-round events. In addition to tennis, the Club is equipped for padel, pickleball and volleyball. The expansive facility features 12 tennis courts, the ability to have 56 pickleball courts simultaneously, three padel courts, a café, and a health club.
Rogers Regional Sports Park/Veterans Memorial Park – Softball, baseball, kickball, football, quidditch, lacrosse, rugby, soccer
Rogers Regional Sports Park features six baseball/softball fields, a water fountain in every dugout and a designated warm-up area for each team along with a central concession stand. Veterans Memorial Park features two baseball fields, two softball fields, five grass multi-purpose fields, and one turf multi-purpose field with amenities including grills, pavilions, picnic tables, sand volleyball courts and a pond. Both are connected to the Rogers trail system.
Beaver Lake – Fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking
Beaver Lake, a 28,370-acre freshwater lake, is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains and is a popular place to boat, camp, fish, scuba dive, canoe, wake board, kayak, stand up paddle board, and swim. It is nationally renowned for bass fishing and has become a destination for fishing tournaments.
Arkansas Athletes Outreach – Basketball, volleyball, cheer, dance, wrestling, table tennis, flag football, lacrosse
Arkansas Athletes Outreach is a newly built indoor/outdoor facility that features four indoor multi-purpose courts and two outdoor 100-yard grass fields. The Rogers facility has a sister property in Fayetteville with additional courts.
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