ROUND ROCK, Texas (March 28, 2018)—The Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) today announced five national championship tournaments will be held in the Sports Capital of Texas for the first time in one year.
“Our facilities were designed and built to attract national championship tournaments. Securing five events of this caliber at the Round Rock Sports Center and our new Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is a great indication that our state-of-the-art venues have exactly the features, amenities and quality that tournament organizers want and need,” Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Nancy Yawn said.
The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex opened May 2017, and the Round Rock Sports Center opened in January 2014. This year, Round Rock will host more than double the number of national tournaments that the city has ever hosted in one year.
In April and May, national tournaments will be held in Round Rock for USA Deaf Basketball, US Quidditch, National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, US Lacrosse and USA Judo.
“Our world-class sports facilities contribute to making Round Rock the Sports Capital of Texas by enabling us to host a variety of sporting events for youth and adults,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said. “We look forward to welcoming the athletes, their families and spectators who come to Round Rock for these tournaments, and we love seeing them enjoy everything our great community has to offer.”
National championship tournaments bring hundreds of athletes and their families and thousands of spectators to Round Rock. These visitors contribute to the local economy by patronizing local stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues. The following national events are scheduled to be held in Round Rock this spring:
* April 12-14—2018 USA Deaf Basketball National Tournament (Round Rock Sports Center)
* April 14-15—US Quidditch Cup 11 (Round Rock Multipurpose Complex)
* April 20-22—2018 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships (Round Rock Sports Center)
* May 9-12—2018 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates Division I and Division II National Championships (Round Rock Multipurpose Complex)
* May 12-13—2018 USA Judo Senior National Championships (Round Rock Sports Center)
Additional regional and state events are also scheduled to be held at various sports facilities in Round Rock. To see a full calendar of events, or for more information on the Sports Capital of Texas, visit goroundrock.com.
About the Round Rock Sports Center
The Round Rock Sports Center is a $14.9 million indoor sports complex with 82,800 square feet of indoor space, including 47,775 square feet of flexible, playable space. Featuring six basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts, the venue also has a seating capacity of 1,300 spectators, parking for more than 500 vehicles, a full concession operation, referee lounge, locker rooms, a training room, LED scoreboard screens, and three large multi-purpose rooms that can be subdivided into nine smaller rooms. Virtually any indoor sporting event could be held at the Round Rock Sports Center, and the facility can also easily convert into a space for hosting expos, meetings, speakers, concerts and more. Visit www.rrsportscenter.com.
About the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
Located within Old Settlers Park, the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is a $27 million state-of-the-art sports venue that enables Round Rock to host many new types of events, such as lacrosse, soccer, rugby, ultimate frisbee, flag football and more. The 60-acre sports complex features a championship field with natural grass, another championship field with synthetic turf, four multipurpose fields with natural grass and four with synthetic turf, and Musco sports lighting on all 10 fields. Spectator amenities include permanent seating with shade structures for 250 people on each of the championship fields, plus options to add portable seating. The complex also has more than 900 parking spaces, and a clubhouse with meeting rooms overlooking the fields. Additional amenities for families include plazas, pavilions, playgrounds and more. Visit www.roundrockmpc.com.
About the Sports Capital of Texas
The City of Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Department and the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are dedicated to bringing revenue to the great city of Round Rock. Using hotel occupancy taxes (funds paid by visitors who stay in our hotels,) we promote Round Rock as The Sports Capital of Texas for youth, amateur and recreational sports to tournament and meeting planners across the nation. Our central location in Texas, our unique shopping opportunities and our abundance of tournament-ready fields, courts and courses are helping Round Rock quickly become the top choice for planners when selecting a location for their next big event. For the members of our community, hosting more events means hosting more visitors. And more visitors means more profits for our local businesses, plus lowered property taxes for our citizens, for which we can all be big fans. Here’s to Round Rock: a great place to live and a great place to play. For more information, visit goroundrock.com.