2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina

Located in the heart of North Carolina, the communities of Cumberland County have a historic charm packed with excitement and top-notch sports facilities.

2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina

Located in the heart of North Carolina, the communities of Cumberland County have a historic charm packed with culture, excitement and top-notch sports facilities. Sports and athletics have been part of the heart of our hometown for more than 200 years.Fayetteville, N.C.’s timeline is dotted with moments like Babe Ruth’s first professional home run, Jim Thorpe’s stint as a baseball player and PGA great Raymond Floyd’s ascension.

But look between those famous moments in time and you’ll see a region steeped in the American spirit and a love for our country. Our wide variety of venues provide an amazing array of opportunities for athletes, tournament organizers and dedicated spectators.

From soccer to basketball, skeet shooting to fishing, racquetball to wrestling, we have the facilities, accommodations, community amenities and support system to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

Cumberland County is home to NCAA and professional teams, so it is no stranger to the sports scene. Collegiate roots are paving the way for a rapidly growing sports market, and the facilities are making noise in the sports industry. The warm climate and Carolina blue skies offer a setting for outdoor sports year-round, perfect for off-season tournaments in the winter months.

Contact the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for everything you need, whether it’s proposals, site visits, media relations and special event coordination. Take your game to a higher level... take it to Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Destination Facts

Hotel Rooms Downtown 0
Hotel Rooms in the Surrounding Areas 6,400
Restaurants 545
Sports Venues 115
Largest Indoor Venue Crown Complex
Largest Outdoor Venues Jordan Soccer Complex; Arnette Park
Closest Airport Fayetteville Regional Airport

Recently Hosted

>Big South Baseball Tournament
>Champions In Motion Cheer Nationals
>North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Presidents Cup
>All American Marathon
>Christian Cheerleaders of America
>NCYSA Kepner’s Cup
>Professional Disc Club Association
>Spartan Sprint Race
>United States Powerlifting Association

What’s New

>Opened in Spring 2019, Fayetteville’s $33 million-dollar Houston Astros Class-A Minor League Team is home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the will house the Big South Baseball Championships for the next three years.

>New York Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr., unveiled #DaSmithWay Basketball Courts In Fayetteville N.C., in February 2019.

>Cumberland County’s first location, Axes & Armor, a WATL certified venue, opened its door in the first quarter of 2019.

>Cumberland County will have even more locations to rest your head as we have three new hotels scheduled to open within the next two years. This will include a new Hyatt Place in Downtown Fayetteville across from Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

Key Indoor Venues

Crown Complex
Freedom Courts Sportsplex

Key Outdoor Venues

Jordan Soccer Complex
Arnette Park


Stephanie Decatur, Sports Sales Manager
Fayetteville Area CVB

2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina

Crown Complex

The $55 million Crown Complex has hosted NBA games, pro boxing matches, NHL exhibition games and others. Located directly on Interstate 95 Business, this multiuse complex offers two buildings for sports events, including the state-of-the-art Crown Coliseum that opened in October 1997. With seating for 13,500, this versatile facility can host ice hockey, arena football, boxing, rodeos and high school, college and professional basketball games and tournaments.

Another building is Crown Arena, which seats up to 5,000 and can host a wide variety of athletic competitions such as wrestling, basketball, cheerleading and soccer tournaments.

Quick Facts
Total Space 102,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 60,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Permanent Seating 13,500
Ceiling Height 37 feet
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,000

Carolyn Swait, Sales Manager

2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina

Arnette Park

A popular place for walking and jogging, this 100-acre park offers a combination of developed facilities and natural woodlands that overlook the Cape Fear River. Picnic pavilions, ball fields and more make this a popular gathering spot for families and large groups. The 1-mile-long perimeter road is ideal for biking and walking. Amenities include baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, a concession stand, horseshoe pits, disc-golf areas, picnic pavilions, a playground, tennis courts and nature trails.

Quick Facts
Total Space 100 acres
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 400 per field; 300 for tennis
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 1,400

Mike Seal, Athletic Director
(910) 433-1397