Montgomery: The Sports Capital of Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama
Known for its Southern hospitality and revitalized downtown, the riverfront capital city of Montgomery is the ideal destination for sports teams of all sizes to visit for their next competition. Montgomery’s award-winning museums, rich history, buzzworthy culinary scene, outdoor adventure activities, premier hotels, family-friendly entertainment offerings, warm year-round weather and easy walkability make it the perfect location for players, coaches, event planners and families to experience an unforgettable sports getaway. With nonstop air service from Dallas, Charlotte, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, the Montgomery Regional Airport (located a mere 15 minutes from downtown) is becoming more accessible each day. Montgomery’s variety of centrally located hotels offer groups a total of over 8,000 rooms, with new developments like a Marriott Autography Collection property expected to open later this year. Montgomery’s revitalization, including the opening of EJI’s National Memorial for Peace & Justice and Legacy Museum last year, has gained attention from national press including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN—to name a few. Montgomery is quickly becoming known as the sports capital of Alabama and supporting this claim is the Multiplex. A 70,000 sq.-ft. indoor multipurpose facility on the edge of downtown, the Multiplex caters to every sport under the sun from basketball and volleyball to wrestling and cheerleading. Located adjacent to the Multiplex is Montgomery’s newly renovated 25,000-seat stadium, the Cramton Bowl, which hosts the annual Camellia Bowl for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl subdivision. Event planners should also keep the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex in mind. It offers eight lighted regulation soccer fields, two championship stadium fields, seating for 4,000 spectators, a new press box and indoor practice facility. Recognized as two of the premiere baseball and softball complexes in the U.S., Montgomery’s Lagoon Park Softball Complex and 40-acre Dean Fain Park are only a few miles away from Montgomery’s sport-friendly hotels. Baseball players can take advantage of Montgomery’s 7,000-seat Paterson Field stadium and Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium—home of the minor league Montgomery Biscuits. Those seeking a venue for their next basketball tournament can utilize Montgomery’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome located on the ASU campus, a multipurpose facility featuring a 7,400-seat basketball arena suitable for NCAA Tournaments and concerts, as well as six team locker rooms for athletes, entertainers and banquet facilities. Montgomery’s vast array of sports venues also cater to non-traditional sporting events. The city has previously played host to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, World Firefighter Combat Challenge, triathlons, road races and more. In addition to Montgomery’s premier sports venues, the destination’s hospitality sales team provides groups with impeccable service to help plan their perfect event. Experienced representatives prep event planners for site visits and guide them in identifying the best hotels, sports arenas and activities for groups to enjoy when not competing. They also help connect planners with the best Local Organization Committee for their event and with any local volunteers if needed. For more information on booking your next sports event in Montgomery, visit or call 334-261-100.