2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Redding, California

By Sponsored Content, May 31, 2018

Located in the heart of Northern California, the picturesque city of Redding is an outdoor sports haven. Labeled as the sunniest city in California with 300 days of sunshine per year, Redding offers versatile sports venues for any event in any season.

In the past year, Redding has been voted a top Outdoor Adventure Sports Spot for its world-class fishing, extensive trail system, and 11 nearby national and state parks. Whiskeytown Lake and Shasta Lake are pristine and inviting for swimming, sailing, or any kind of paddling, gaining TIME Magazine’s label as the “unofficial capital of kayaking.” Learn more at visitredding.com.

Redding Convention Center

Redding Convention Center

The multi-level building serves as an auditorium, civic auditorium and exhibit hall. Moveable walls and different seating configurations are used throughout the building to provide adaptability for a variety of uses. The building also contains both permanent meeting rooms and meeting spaces formed by removable walls. There is a full kitchen, a full Box Office facility, and a convenient registration area. Details: The facility consists of one theater (2,072 capacity) and a variety of meeting rooms. Seats can be removed on the main floor, and balcony sections can be raised to make a large area for exhibit space, banquet, or extra conference rooms when needed. This venue also includes 2 separate permanent meeting rooms that can be used for single or multi-day meetings or conferences. The venue has four dressing rooms—two-star and two troupe rooms located behind the stage. All dressing rooms are carpeted.

Quick Facts
Total Space 50,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 11,700 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating Up to 2,072
Column-Free No
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,736

Cory McCandliss, General Manager

Big League Dreams

Big League Dreams

Those who have dreamed of playing in a big-league ballpark will find Redding’s Big League Dreams Sports Park to be the perfect place. The 30-acre complex features five fields including scaled-down replicas of three famous ballparks: Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Yankee Stadium and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. All venues contain electronic scoreboards, lights and stadium seating to accommodate youth baseball, youth fast-pitch softball and adult slow pitch softball. The facilities at Big League Dreams include a field house, batting cages, playground, and stadium seating. The Stadium Club restaurant offers views of all three replica stadiums. There’s also a 20,000-sq.-ft. indoor pavilion that can accommodate leagues and tournaments for indoor soccer, inline hockey, basketball and more. For additional versatility, the complex has sand volleyball courts and a children’s play area.

Quick Facts
Distance from Downtown 7 miles
Total Space 5 softball fields; 20,000-sq.-ft. indoor pavilion
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,736

Theresa Muth, General Manager

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 473
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 2,736
Sports Venues 200
Largest Indoor Venue Redding Civic Auditorium
Largest Outdoor Venue Big League Dreams
Closest Airport Redding Municipal Airport; Sacramento International Airport

Recently Hosted

> Wild West Bass Trail Fishing Tournament
> National Softball Association
> B.A.S.S. National Fishing Tournament

What’s New

> Sheraton Hotel
> Cultural District

Key Indoor Venues

Redding Civic Auditorium
Big League Dreams
Shasta District Fairgrounds

Key Outdoor Venues

Big League Dreams
Redding Soccer Park
Sacramento River National Recreation Trail


Sabrina Jurisich, Sports Commissioner