By Samantha Holland, Tourism Supervisor
Have you wondered why our community still seems packed with people when most college students are gone for the summer?
The reason is simple – College Station is a sports tourism hotbed, and summertime is our busiest season!
Tournament organizers know all about our fantastic facilities and next-level hospitality. And it doesn’t hurt that College Station’s central location provides easy access for sports teams from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and elsewhere.
The Parks & Recreation Department will host 10 tournaments from May 27-Aug. 27, including five state championships in girls fastpitch softball, boys and girls youth soccer, and 7-on-7 football. We expect those events to attract about 38,000 visitors to our hotels, restaurants, and stores.
Here’s a look at upcoming tournaments at city-owned facilities:
2023 Summer Sports Schedule
|May 27-29||STYSA State Cup|
|June 2-4||Impact Gold Summer Warm-Up|
|June 3-4||Texas 7v7 Youth State Championship|
|June 9-11||The 11th Annual Texas State Championships|
|June 16-18||The 11th Annual Southwest Regional Showcase|
|June 22-24||7-on-7 State Championship|
|June 24-25||Tournament of Champions|
|July 5-9||Aggieland Classic|
|July 21-23||USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball State Tournament|
|Aug. 26-27||Aggieland Friendship Cup|
Be sure to give these athletes a warm welcome and a “howdy” when you see them around town!
About the Blogger
Samantha Holland has been with the Parks and Recreation Department for four years and is in her second year as the tourism supervisor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Texas A&M in 2018.
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