Sports in Delaware
For an increasing number of top-notch sporting events, Delaware has become a go-to destination, hosting such standout tournaments as the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, the U.S. Lacrosse Northeast Regionals, and the ACHA American Collegiate Hockey Association Championships.
The assets that Delaware brings to the equation speak for themselves:
- Delaware’s Mid-Atlantic location ensures easy access for fans and teams, whether by ground transportation (Interstate 95 passes directly through Wilmington), or by air (Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington airports are both within an easy drive).
- Delaware’s lack of a sales tax means that teams and fans can enjoy their tournament experience at a cost that’s far less than most other East Coast states.
- More than 25 million people live within a 3-hour drive of Delaware, meaning that attendees, officials and spectators incur less travel expenses, which often leads to increased attendance.
Spacious facilities accommodate a range of sporting events in Delaware, including the 5,000-seat Bob Carpenter Center, the 14-field Kirkwood Soccer Complex, and the multi-sport facilities of the University of Delaware.
Delaware’s modern sport venues are supplemented by convenient and diverse local attractions, ranging from top-rated beaches to magnificent DuPont mansions. The city of Wilmington is at the heart of a wide range of modern hotels, restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment venues.
Whether you prefer a pitch, diamond, rink, court, track or trail, Delaware has you covered. To explore the options for holding your sporting event in Delaware, contact the Delaware Sports Commission, which is ready to help streamline venue selection, secure hotel room blocks, assist with event sponsorship solutions, provide marketing support and act as a liaison for government relations assistance. View additional services here: