Summer sports event schedule a huge victory for our entire community

Summer sports event schedule a huge victory for our entire community

College Station may not have a beach or fancy waterpark, but we’re one of the best-kept secrets for sports tourism. The Parks & Recreation Department will host 12 sports events from May 29-Aug. 29, attracting an estimated 32,000 visitors to the area. The diverse array of events includes youth soccer, girls’ fast-pitch softball, 7-on-7 football, and senior softball. Continue reading Summer sports event schedule a huge victory for our entire community

Nation’s largest slow-pitch softball tournament in town this weekend

Nation’s largest slow-pitch softball tournament in town this weekend

When local softball enthusiastic Greg Hutchinson created the Budweiser Softball Festival with 24 teams in 1986, no one could have guessed it would grow into the largest regular-season USSSA adult slow-pitch tournament in the nation. A total of 163 adult slow-pitch softball teams will participate in the Annual Summer Budweiser Softball Festival Friday through Sunday at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, and Bryan Regional Athletic Complex. Continue reading Nation’s largest slow-pitch softball tournament in town this weekend

Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

What does a sports event or tournament look like in the era of COVID-19? As participants, coaches, and spectators, we’ll soon find out. Through his executive orders, Gov. Greg Abbott has paved the way for adult and youth sports competitions to begin. The City of College Station will host its first tournament June 19-21 with more than 100 girls’ softball teams from around the state.  Continue reading Rescheduled summer sports events can help us recover

Hospitality, venues drive thriving sports tourism industry

Hospitality, venues drive thriving sports tourism industry

People around the country recognize College Station as a special place filled with friendly, hospitable people and top-notch sports facilities. Those factors are the cornerstones as we attract well-attended, high-caliber events that substantially impact on our local economy. In 2019, events we hosted attracted about 27,000 participants and recorded an overall attendance of more than 67,000. Continue reading Hospitality, venues drive thriving sports tourism industry