Posts tagged “sports tourism

Live Blog: Thursday’s city council meetings (Feb. 11)

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

Welcome to our live blog from the College Station City Council’s workshop and regular meetings on Thursday, Feb. 11. It’s not the official minutes.

The meeting is being broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and streamed online. An archive of previous council meetings is available on the website.

5:27 p.m.

The workshop has started.

5:35 p.m.

Consent Agenda Discussion

The council will vote on items listed on the consent agenda during tonight’s regular meeting. Councilmembers pulled these consent items for workshop discussion:

  • Lick Creek Nature Center: The council will consider a $2.1 million contract with JaCody, Inc., for the construction of the Lick Creek Nature Center approved by voters in 2008. The design was finalized in 2014, but construction was delayed until an adequate water line could be installed for fire protection. The project, which also includes extensive site improvements and landscaping, is expected to be finished this fall.


6:03 p.m. (more…)

The evolution of our athletic tourism boom

Games of Texas Crowd

By J.D. Wood, Tourism Manager

A couple of years ago, the City of College Station made a decision that would not only shape the direction of its Parks and Recreation Department, but the way people outside our community see us as a tourism destination.

In academic circles, it’s referred to as parks, recreation and tourism sciences, but the tourism part is usually dropped when applied to typical parks and recreation departments. However, College Station’s city management made the commitment to emphasize tourism as a way for our community to display what we locals already knew — College Station is a great place to visit and live.

We then joined forces with the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Bryan and Texas A&M to completely transform the local athletic tourism landscape.



Athletic tourism means more than just Aggie Football

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term athletic tourism

If you’re like most people in College Station, you probably think about Aggie football games at Kyle Field. But the hidden gem in the local athletic tourism business is the City of College Station’s Parks and Recreation Department. We work closely with the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Brazos Valley Sports Foundation to attract dozens of sports tournaments and events to College Station each year.