Sports Event Planners

Official site of the sports event industry in Raleigh and Wake County, North Carolina

Greater Raleigh, N.C., is one of the nation's premier locations for sports championships and events, and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) is the smart choice to support and help grow your event in the Raleigh area.

Greater Raleigh is a sports planner's dream—world-class venues and first-rate hotels in a naturally beautiful region that is centrally located, easily accessible and affordable... and brimming with Southern hospitality. No wonder N.C.'s capital city area has carved its niche as one of America's hottest sports destinations. 

Browse our venues & facilities, read testimonials from recent sports event planners, look at sports calendars that speak to our resume of success, check out the 140-plus area hotels in which participants can stay and contact the GRSA sports marketing team with your RFP.

GRSA's seasoned professionals, supportive community and host partners provide quality venues and unparalleled service that ensure winning results that participants can celebrate!


Sports Event Planners Playbook

Hey, hoops fans! For the second straight year, March Madness is rolling into Raleigh, N.C.! The 10th-ranked North Carolina State University (NCSU) women's basketball team will host first and second round NCAA Tournament games on campus in Raleigh inside beautiful James T. Valvano Arena at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on Sat., March 23, and Mon., March 25. The Wolfpack, who earned a three seed and the right to play in their home arena, will be joined by three other teams:

Jackie Myers, the athletics director at Meredith College, has always looked up to legendary basketball coach Kay Yow. In many ways, it’s fair to say that where Yow has gone, Myers has followed. She...

Today the GRSA has a full-time staff of five, which Dupree credits for the alliance’s continued success. “There’s no staff in America that is more highly regarded and widely respected than our staff,”...

Paul Seiler
USA Baseball National Training Complex

Paul Seiler

USA Baseball

As the executive director and CEO of USA Baseball, Paul Seiler lives and breathes the game. His team brought the USA Baseball National Training Complex to Cary, a must-visit locale bustling with energy and the chance to watch up-and-coming athletes show off their skills.

“The term 'Southern hospitality' is not just a marketing slogan and it’s not a myth. There’s depth to it and it’s a real thing. It makes living and visiting here that much nicer and that much more pleasant.”