Round Rock is known as the Sports Capital of Texas for good reason. With top-tier venues,
pristine weather and amenities for the entire family, Round Rock makes sports
organizations planning youth sports competitions and amateur athletic events feel right at
Having hosted premier events such as the 2023 Sprouts Farmers Market Big 12 Soccer Championship, Collegiate Rugby All Stars- 2023 Women’s 7’s National Cup, 2023 National Collegiate Table Tennis Association Championships, 2023 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Championships, 2023 USA Ultimate South Central Men’s Regional Championship, and the 2023 NIRSA Soccer National Championships, Round Rock has proved it’s in a league of its own turning tournaments into experiences of a lifetime. It’s little wonder why many events return to Round Rock for a repeat visit.
The staff at the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau understands the importance of sports tourism. These are not merely events for youngsters to shine. Rather, these are group events in which participants’ families also come to town as tourists on vacation. The new Kalahari Resorts, featuring a thrilling indoor water park, is just the latest example of Round Rock’s ability to cater to all family members’ needs. We have it all in terms of your group planning needs.
Read on to see why your next event will rock when you bring it to Round Rock.
College athletic conferences and sports teams agree Round Rock presents a championship-worthy array of venues to choose from. As the Sports Capital of Texas—where everything is bigger—we know rights holders and event owners are looking for elite facilities. It’s hard to top Round Rock Sports Center and Round Rock Multipurpose Complex for any type of competition.
Dating back to its debut in 2014, this world-class facility has hosted top-flight indoor and outdoor competitions. With 82,800 square feet of indoor space, Round Rock Sports Center lends itself ideally to basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and dancing, not to mention badminton, table tennis, fencing and martial arts. Flexibility is paramount here, as the indoor component can be configured for six high school and three NCAA-level basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts.
There are 1,400 spectator seats and top-of-the-line amenities, including pristine locker rooms, LED signage and more. Your event will truly feel like a big deal here.
Plus, you can take the action outside with 47,775 square feet of flexible, open, playable space.
Sports-themed conferences could also consider the facility for gatherings to conduct off-the-field business. The site has the functionality to host concerts, expos and other functions, in addition to team activities.
With 10 fields, including championship grass and synthetic turf surfaces, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex can host entire tournaments on-site. Sports that already have experienced this elite facility include soccer, Ultimate, flag football, Quidditch, rugby and lacrosse. Musco sports lighting allows for action under the lights, Friday night or any other day of the week.
The breakdown of fields is as follows:
– Four natural grass multipurpose fields
– One natural grass championship field
– Four synthetic turf multipurpose fields
– One synthetic turf championship field
On-site plazas, pavilions and a playground spread across the 60-acre campus will keep siblings who can’t sit still in the stands busy while the games go on. There are rentable areas for team meetings and parties for pre- and post-action gatherings to fully soak in the experience.
Players and their families can cool off and chill out at the new Kalahari Resorts Round Rock, an African-themed hotel complete with an indoor water park and 16 food and beverage outlets. Sports associations can consider pairing an annual conference with a tournament by utilizing the hotel’s 200,000-sq.-ft. convention center and 50,000 square feet of outdoor event space that could be home to a post-tournament celebration.
This game-changer of a hotel represents the ideal nature of Round Rock. It’s a great place to play and do business!
Athletes and their families won’t just be singing “Take me out to the ballgame” here, they’ll also be cheering the high quality of the destination’s restaurants, retail and entertainment options. As families transform tournaments into vacations, Round Rock has a clear home-field advantage. Be sure to check out Round Rock Premium Outlets, which will be a clear favorite with its many name-brand storefronts. It wouldn’t be a sports event without coming home with some swag, would it?
A Go-To Site
Round Rock’s appeal extends to its convenient location. It’s a mere 24 miles from Austin, home of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, where most out-of-state teams will fly into.
Meanwhile, other major Texas hubs San Antonio, Dallas and Houston are within driving distance. This opens the door to regional events attracting teams from throughout the southern and central United States. Your event will almost surely set participation records when in Round Rock!
Rounding It All Up
Just as no two tournaments are the same, no other destination quite competes with Round Rock. Sports are embedded into the destination’s fabric, as is the hospitality needed to make group events so legendary that they are discussed for years to come.
Not to brag, but the Round Rock CVB hits it out of the park with the many services they provide. Planning a sports competition will never seem as easy as it does here. It’s a bold statement to declare Round Rock the Sports Capital of Texas, but we live up to the billing.
With Round Rock’s great venues, planners are sure to walk away with victories regardless of the competition. From dance and cheer to soccer and football, and everything in between, we’ve covered the bases for all sports.
Your tournament will feel like the main event here. It’s just a matter of strapping on your equipment and selecting your field of dreams at one of our best-in-class venues.