Sports Event Planners

Best Sports Host CityOfficial 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, look at sports calendars that speak to our resume of success, check out the 160-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

Press Releases

Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2024) – Greater Raleigh is one of the nation's top-tier destinations for sports championships and events, boasting world class venues and first-rate hotels in a naturally beautiful region that is centrally located, easily accessible...

Sports Releases

#SPORTSWATCH Upcoming events in Greater Raleigh, N.C.: NC Swimming Short-Course Age Group Championships, Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary • Feb. 15-18 Raleigh President's Day Tournament...

Sports Releases

Pleasant Park, a 92-acre park with an extensive array of amenities, recently opened in Apex, N.C. Sports groups will delight in the park's offerings, including six multipurpose...

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.”