Columbus, Georgia

By Connect Sports Staff, March 21, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.22.44 PMColumbus, Georgia, is a great city rich with a variety of sports facilities, located just 75 miles south of Atlanta. The award-winning Columbus Sports Council, along with the Columbus CVB and Columbus Parks and Recreation, will ensure you have a top-notch experience.

Columbus is home to a 10,000-seat civic center with two ice rinks, a convention center, football and baseball stadiums, a 12-field soccer complex, a 57-court tennis center and an eight-field softball complex, and is home to the 1996 Olympic fast-pitch softball competition, the world’s longest urban white-water course, Columbus Aquatic Center and more. Couple these facilities with the sports council’s experienced staff and a cadre of loyal volunteers, and you have the recipe for a successful event of any size.

During downtime, attendees can tour the National Infantry Museum and Coca-Cola Space Science Center or take advantage of the 15-mile RiverWalk. When hunger strikes, there’s no shortage of palate-pleasing restaurants. If shopping is on your to-do list, Columbus offers a cornucopia of nationally recognized stores complemented by unique local boutiques.

Columbus rolls out the red carpet for you, just like it does for thousands of happy visitors each year.

“USTA Georgia recognizes the excellence of the Columbus Regional Tennis Association and Cooper Creek Tennis Center. We hold many tournaments and events at Cooper Creek (including Georgia State Championship events) and are always treated to first-class hospitality in a first-class facility. Columbus truly is a tennis player’s dream destination, a vibrant city to compete in and enjoy all it has to offer.”
–Darren Potkey, Executive Director, USTA Georgia

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