Busy sports event schedule expected to attract about 40,000 visitors to town this summer

Busy sports event schedule expected to attract about 40,000 visitors to town this summer

Summer is our busiest sports tourism season. The Parks and Recreation Department hosts 10 events from May 20-Aug. 28, including state championships in girls fastpitch softball, boys and girls youth soccer, and 7-on-7 football. We expect these events to attract about 40,000 visitors to fill our hotels, restaurants, and stores.
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Don’t allow your intense passion as a fan overpower the pure beauty of sports 

Don’t allow your intense passion as a fan overpower the pure beauty of sports 

While sports fans can create a great atmosphere, they can also become a serious distraction when their behavior becomes inappropriate. Being an enthusiastic fan supporting your favorite team can be a tremendous and rewarding experience – if you participate positively and constructively.
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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

Outlook bright for spring sports leagues, tourism

Outlook bright for spring sports leagues, tourism

As registration opens for our spring sports activities, we’re trying to resume the indoor and outdoor programs that have been impacted by the pandemic. We’ve adjusted some of our rules,  and we’ve added a few things. Still, our commitment to offering great programs hasn’t changed. Here’s a list of our upcoming sports programs. Continue reading Outlook bright for spring sports leagues, tourism