THAT Sports Destination

THAT Greenville has become that place for hosting sporting events. The fans, the media, and the players love us! Greenville, SC has earned its place as a top southeastern destination for major regional, national and international sporting events. A closer look at the location, convenience, affordability, flexibility, and quality of venues makes it easy to see why.

Greenville is centrally located between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC - getting here is a breeze! Easy interstate access is provided by I-85 and I-385, while five major carriers (Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines) service Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport with over 100 daily nonstop flights. 

Significant investments in facilities like the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, TD Convention Center, Fluor Field at the West EndWestside Aquatic Complex and MeSA Soccer Complex, have made Greenville a sports magnet.

Recently hosted events include: 

  • 2017 USA National Karate Championships and US Team Trials
  • 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships - Rounds 1 & 2
  • 2017 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament
  • 2016 & 2017 Southern Conference Baseball Championships
  • 2016 & 2017 NAIA Men's and Women's Lacrosse National Invitationals

Greenville has repeatedly hosted the USA Cycling Professional Criterium & Team Time Trial National ChampionshipsGEICO Bassmaster Classic and the annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament. Upcoming events include the  2018 & 2019 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships and the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

That list doesn't include the dozens of soccer, baseball, karate, swimming, softball, archery, wrestling, bass fishing, waterskiing and well, you name it, that Greenville has successfully hosted it!

Once you're here, you'll find more than 9,000 hotel rooms and more than 600 restaurants - including more than 110 in our walkable downtown area alone (most of which are independently owned!). That means we can host events of any size comfortably, keep everyone entertained and offer a variety of price points to suit your specific needs.

So what are you waiting for? Contact Robin Wright, CSEE, Senior Sales Manager, via email at rwright@visitgreenvillesc.com or call 800.351.7180 x 105 to discuss hosting your next sports event in Greenville.