Yes, we can block off our downtown streets for some sports. Aren't you impressed?
Looking for the right place to make it unmistakable? Yes, that would be Lawrence.
So, what makes Lawrence the right fit?
- Lawrence loves sports, you’ll find a receptive audience here.
- If it fits, we often make it a party.
- World-class facilities for indoor and outdoor sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis, cross-country, golf, disc golf, and more.
- City and county roads perfect for running and cycling – and supportive city and county officials who help make such events happen.
- Bodies of water, and miles of trails for outdoor competitions such as fishing, triathlons, paddling, and more.
- A team at eXplore Lawrence dedicated to making your Lawrence sporting event successful.
Events we host:
- Belgian Waffle Ride gravel cycling (2021)
- Reebok World Championships youth basketball tournament – Sports Pavilion Lawrence (2021)
- KC Pre-Nationals Volleyball tournament – Sports Pavilion Lawrence (2021)
- USECF Gravel Grinder Nationals (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Big 12 Conference Championship cross country – Rim Rock Farm (2006, 2014, 2020)
- 18U Mid America World Series baseball tournament – Hoglund Ball Park (2021)
- NCAA West Preliminary regional meet – Rock Chalk Park (2020-cancelled, 2016)
- USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships – Rock Chalk Park (2017)