High-level summer sports tournaments to attract about 38,000 visitors to our community

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 27-29STYSA State Cup
June 2-4Impact Gold Summer Warm-Up
June 3-4Texas 7v7 Youth State Championship
June 9-11The 11th Annual Texas State Championships
June 16-18The 11th Annual Southwest Regional Showcase
June 22-247-on-7 State Championship
June 24-25Tournament of Champions
July 5-9Aggieland Classic
July 21-23USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball State Tournament
Aug. 26-27Aggieland 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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