Sports Events

Sports have always given the good people of Columbia SC reason to rally. While the Gamecocks may have the home advantage at University of South Carolina events, Columbia plays host to sports and competitions for all ages and skill levels who benefit from the region’s year-round temperate climate, diverse array of both indoor and outdoor venues, affordability and accessibility. From football, baseball and basketball to quadball, rowing and pickleball, Columbia welcomes all with unbridled enthusiasm and deliberate planning in the heart of SC.

State-of-the-art stadiums, courts and fields like Colonial Life Arena, The Fields at Saluda Shoals Park, Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center at Otarre Point, Gibson Road Soccer Complex and more make it possible to host events ranging in size from local games and matches to major national tournaments. 

What’s more, Columbia lies at the confluence of the Broad River and Saluda River, which merge in town to form the Congaree River. Nearby is Lake Murray, home to a number of fishing tournaments. The region is flush with local parks, offering opportunities for both organized competitions and impromptu games with friends.  

And the Experience Columbia SC Sports team is on hand to give you the competitive advantage, rolling out the red carpet for sports planners, helping to plan the event every step of the way and providing the kind of individualized attention that can be hard to come by in larger destinations. We’re here for you for everything from selecting venues to securing convenient hotel blocks to promoting and marketing your event and making it a winner on every level. 

Our marketing team works to bring creative ideas to the table, can analyze your current strategies and help collaborate on the promotion and execution of your event. We’ll utilize our media contacts to boost your pre-event exposure and increase community awareness. Let us help with press releases, listings on our event pages and even social media content.

Columbia’s characteristic Southern charm and food(!) make everyone feel right at home. And with so much to see and do, your athletes and their fan clubs can look forward to exploring this capital city beyond the main event. We’ll provide your group with insider tips, guides and blog insights. Connect with us now to get started on planning your victory.