Why is Round Rock the Sports Capital of Texas?

You may have heard that Round Rock is the “Sports Capital of Texas,” and you might be wondering, why? Well, we have many reasons why our city is a champion destination for sports in Texas and across the nation! Our reputation has grown over the years because the City of Round Rock invests time and resources into building and maintaining premium facilities that bring in tournaments and athletes from around the world. In addition, Round Rock has top-notch restaurants, attractions, and hotels that win over our guests!

We earned our Sports Capital title with our nationally recognized facilities, fields, and courts. We take pride in having complexes and centers that “wow” our guests and Round Rock residents. Here is an overview of our competitive facilities. 

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex

The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is a spacious facility that sits on 68 acres and consists of 10 “Multipurpose” fields with 5 Synthetic Turf fields and 5 Natural grass playing surfaces. The complex features ample parking, Musco sports lighting, restroom/concessions building, spectator amenities, playgrounds, and more. The space is customizable and can be utilized for a variety of events and tournaments. In the past, we have hosted quidditch, lacrosse, rugby, flag football, and more!

Round Rock Sports Center 

Round Rock Sports Center

This premiere facility has 82,800 square-feet of space and 47,775 square-feet of playable area. Several court configurations are available, including 6 high school-sized basketball courts, 12 high school-sized volleyball courts, and 3 NCAA-sized basketball courts. This space is customizable and can be utilized for a variety of events and tournaments. In the past, we have hosted basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and table tennis tournaments, cake expos, corporate events, weddings, and more. The possibilities are endless! 

Dell Diamond

The Dell Diamond is an award-winning stadium that is home to the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and was ranked as one of the top Minor League Baseball parks in the U.S by Baseball America.  It has 8,631 permanent seats and an outfield with room for 3,000 additional fans. The stadium was designed with the fans in mind. We wanted guests to be immersed in the game day action. In fact, the seating in the first row behind the home plate is actually closer to the home plate than the pitcher’s mound. Additional stadium features include: a Daktronics HD LED video board, a state-of-the-art LED concourse and exterior light system, five public stairways, three elevators, Topps tables, and more!

Old Settlers Park 

The crown jewel of Round Rock’s outdoor facilities is Old Settlers Park. Located on 645 acres, Old Settlers Park features an 18-hole disc golf course, seven playgrounds, 40 picnic areas with barbecue pits, two football fields, 12 tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, cross-country courses, 3.3 miles of paved trails, a 3-acre area designated for special events and a lake stocked with plenty of fish. Champion Fields sits within Old Settlers Park, where you’ll find 20 baseball fields, five softball fields, 18 batting cages, five covered playgrounds, and 39,000 square feet of shaded spectator areas, and warm-up areas. 

Golf Facilities

At Round Rock’s pristine golf clubs you can spend your time soaking up the sun and improving your game! Our two clubs, the Forest Creek Golf Club and Terravista Club have gorgeous courses for a world-class day of golf! 

Location, location, location! 

An important aspect of playing sports is being in the right position. Luckily, we have the goal-scoring position right in the middle of America and Central Texas. Our convenient location makes traveling a breeze for out-of-town visitors. We are located just 15 miles north of Austin and less than three hours from four of the biggest cities in the United States. We are also conveniently located 30 minutes from an international airport.

Notable national events:

Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to host many national events and large-scale tournaments. Our staff can accommodate the needs of a variety of events, and we can customize our facilities to meet any event planner’s needs.

Here’s what Sports Planners have to say about Round Rock:

“We are so excited to be able to come to Round Rock again, especially after such a successful tournament in 2016. It is called the Sports Capital of Texas and we see very much why that is the case. Round Rock provides what I like to say is the best recipe for sports tournament success: great hospitality, great venues and great people!” -Willy Leparulo, Board of Directors President, National Collegiate Table Tennis Association

“We chose the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex for this event because it exceeds both our quality and quantity expectations. Collegiate level play requires first-rate field conditions and larger field dimensions than most venues can accommodate. In addition to the quality of the sports complex, having enough fields for all games, practice areas and a championship setting all in one location is a win for us overall. After meeting with our accommodating hosts at the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the operations staff at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, we knew that this was a place we wanted to bring the WCLA National Tournament, and we feel confident our participants will feel the same.” – Kim Rogers, Director of Special Events, US Lacrosse

Off-Field Attractions:  

After your game, go play in Round Rock! We have off-field attractions that are sure to score with the whole family. Visitors can enjoy a Texas-sized donut at the famous Round Rock Donuts or taste the best slice of pie in Texas at Papi’s Pie! They can dig into some authentic BBQ or savor homemade Italian at one of our specialty restaurants. Guests can also shop until they drop at the Round Rock Premium Outlets, Bass Pro Shops, or The Mercantile on Main. For an exciting family day, they can cool off at Rock N’ River Water Park or make a splash at America’s Largest Indoor Water Park at Kalahari Resorts!

We work hard to uphold our Sports Capital of Texas title, so we go above and beyond to provide our guests with first-class service. We have a team of industry experts to ensure a smooth tournament and we keep our facilities in pristine condition for a perfect game day. Our promise is simple. Whether you’re a youth athlete, a parent an event planner or a leisure visitor, we want you to feel like an all-star when you visit Round Rock.

Watch why we’re the Sports Capital of Texas!

If you’re looking to host your next tournament in Round Rock, contact Nancy Yawn, the director of the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, to start planning. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Sports Capital of Texas- Go Round Rock!