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

The goal every night for the Carolina Mudcats organization is for all customers to leave the ballpark with a smile on their face, knowing they had a great time and will have happy memories, regardless of the outcome. The show is just as big as the on-field product—from the antics of Muddy to the wow factor of Mudzilla, the franchise’s video board that, at least as of last season, ranked as the largest in all the minor leagues.

Don Fish realized more than a decade ago that retirement was not for him. He was in his mid-60s, living on the coast, fishing and playing golf and doing all the other things “you’re supposed to do...

My run through downtown Raleigh on the morning of April 8 was more than 13.1 miles. Not in actual distance, of course, because the legs couldn’t handle much more. The race, my first in the themed Rock...

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.”