Welcoming Tucson Puts Tournament Planners and Athletes in a Great Mood

With an abundance of sunshine year-round, Tucson is an excellent place to host a tournament, no matter the season

Introduction

Tucson, Arizona

Interstate 10 runs through the heart of Tucson on the way from Phoenix to El Paso, while I-19 runs due south from Tucson on the road to Mexico. If you’re flying in to town, Tucson International Airport (TUS) is located about eight miles south of the city.

Popular Activities

  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines a zoo, natural history museum, art gallery, botanical garden and aquarium.
  • From fine dining to funky platters, The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in the country can be found in Tucson.
  • Explore more than 350 aircrafts on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum, home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame since 1991.
  • Hike through the wilderness or in the mountains when you visit the east or west sides of Saguaro National Park.
  • Marvel at one of the oldest European structures in Arizona by visiting the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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We would like to take the time to express our sincere gratitude for your (Visit Tucson Sports’) support of the University of Arizona (UA) Equestrian team’s annual western competition. Your kindness and the incredible generosity of Visit Tucson Sports played a major part in making our show a success. Supporters like you are invaluable to our team and the local equestrian industry as well!

Arizona Parker, UA Equestrian Team President

Find Your Perfect Tucson Facility

Facility Summaries

Oro Valley Aquatic Center

Sports Covered: Swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo

As a premier venue for competitive meets throughout the region, the Oro Valley Aquatic Center is open year-round and filled with family-friendly amenities for competitors and guests. The center features a 25-yard recreation pool and an Olympic-sized, 50-meter competition pool, complete with a Colorado Time System, touch pads and a scoreboard. The center also has a splash pad, concession stand, shaded areas and bleacher seating.

Tucson Convention Center

Sports Covered: Indoor football, hockey, multipurpose indoor, volleyball

Home to the AHL Tucson Roadrunners and the annual Cactus Classic Volleyball Invitational, this center is located in downtown Tucson and includes nearly 9,000 seats in its arena and offers 205,000 square feet of meeting space. With a recently approved $65M renovation plan, the center is soon going to see some exciting improvements, including upgrades to the arena and other important infrastructure.

Sporting Chance Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, multipurpose indoor, volleyball

Home to many tournaments, leagues, camps and clinics, this 40,000-square-foot fantastic indoor venue is a tournament planner’s dream. The facility has a flexible design that can be configured to hold up to eight volleyball courts or five basketball courts. The Center hosts the annual Arizona Middle School Basketball Championships in the spring. https://www.statebasketballchampionship.com/arizona

Kino Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, football, soccer, rugby, multipurpose

As the former MLB Spring Training home for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox, this massive multiuse venue is state-of-the-art. From the centerpiece, Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, which seats 11,500 to the recently developed South Complex, which has increased the overall area of Kino Sports Complex to more than 300 acres. With this expansion, Kino has surpassed the current major facilities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, making it a prime destination for regional and national tournament events. Branching out from its baseball roots, the facility is home to FC Tucson, USL League One and WPSL teams, and hosts MLS preseason training and matches. Rugby competitions are also Kino’s forte, including the 2019 USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships.

Lincoln Softball Park

Sports Covered: Softball

ADA-accessible and with a walking path that surrounds its fields, the Lincoln Softball Park is a great place to catch a game—and a gorgeous Arizona sunset. The park features eight softball fields and two soccer fields. The facility hosts the annual Tucson Invitational Games softball tournament through the month of March.

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Luchie Javelosa

Luchie Javelosa

Sports Sales Manager

Telephone: 520-770-2129

Website: https://VisitTucson.org/Sports

Email: LJavelosa@visittucson.org