2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Tucson, Arizona

By Sponsored Content, June 13, 2018

With more than 330 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is an absolute natural for hosting sports. The town is a cradle of fandom, given the love for athletic teams fielded by our own University of Arizona. Tucson is also home to the American Hockey League Tucson Roadrunners, who play to spirited home-ice crowds at the Tucson Arena. The city can host a truly wide variety of sporting endeavors—from preseason Major League Soccer and Mexican Pacific League baseball at Kino Sports Complex, to Olympic-qualifying events at Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Whatever you’re game for, we’ve got a place to play!

Tucson Convention Center

Tucson Convention Center

Tucson Convention Center is a multi-purpose complex on a 27-acre campus in the heart of downtown Tucson. The facility hosts a wide range of events including banquets, public shows, concerts, conventions, family shows and other entertainment, meetings, sporting events, trade shows, and performing arts. The Tucson Convention Center facility has 205,000 square feet of space which include flat exhibit space, carpeted meeting and banquet space and three performance venues.

The recently renovated Tucson Arena has fixed seating for 6,792 guests and 29,520 square feet of usable floor space. There are close to 1,000 parking spaces on the Tucson Convention Center campus and another 1,200 spots within walking distance.

Tucson Convention Center

Quick Facts
Total Space 205,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 89,760 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Permanent Seating 6,792
Ceiling Height 19-48 ft.
Column-Free No
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,400

Kate Calhoun, Director of Sales & Marketing

Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex

Kino Sports Complex originally was built as an MLB Spring Training facility. Kino is home to the MLS Preseason Training for 8-10 teams every Spring. The Korean and Mexican Baseball Clubs also train at Kino.

Quick facts
Distance from Downtown 2.5 miles
Total Space 1 baseball stadium, 8 baseball fields (five lighted), 2 half-baseball fields, 16 batting cages. Soccer stadium; 6 multi-purpose fields
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site 3,300 spaces
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 14,900
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 3,500

Reenie Ochoa, Director

Destination Facts

Hotel Rooms Downtown 1,426
Hotels in Surrounding Area 22,257
Sports Venues 20
Largest Indoor Venue Tucson Convention Center / Arena
Largest Outdoor Venue University of Arizona Stadium
Closest Airport Tucson International Airport (TIA)

Recently Hosted

> Tucson Invitational Games
> USA Shooting World Cup
> USA Rugby Women’s Premier League

What’s New

> Direct flights to Charlotte and Minneapolis
> New Convention Center Hotel
> 12 multi-sport field complex

Key Indoor Venues

Tucson Convention Center/Arena
Sporting Chance
University of Arizona Recreation Center

Key Outdoor Venues

Kino Sports Complex
Lincoln Park Softball Complex
Hi Corbett Field/Reid Park Annex


Jeffrey John, Sports Manager