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Sports Groups
Looking for a new location for your tournament or other sports event? You've come to the right place! We invite you to learn what many coaches and sports event organizers already know – that choosing Northern Kentucky as host location for a sporting or sports-related event is a guaranteed home run.

You'll find major league facilities and sports venues for everything from basketball, baseball, golf and soccer, to swimming, ice skating and more, and as the event organizer, we'll support you with many complimentary services designed to make your planning process here enjoyable and efficient.

Easy Accessibility

Northern Kentucky offers many advantages as a destination both for
you and for your participants. Our location means easy access from
throughout the midwest and the south via major interstate highways I-75, I-71 and I-74, and our wide assortment of family-friendly hotels, dining, shopping, events and world-class attractions is sure to be a hit with everyone in your group.

Sports Facilities

Bank of Kentucky Center The Bank of Kentucky Center is the region's new, state-of-the-art, indoor sports and entertainment arena located on the beautiful suburban campus of Northern Kentucky University. Ideal for sporting events of all kinds, this full-service facility
offers flexibility and modern amenities for you along with convenient access and easy on-site parking for your participants.

Additional local facilities to accommodate your group include 37 baseball fields, 29 soccer fields, 14 golf courses and 3 local fairgrounds. Contact us to get information about facilities that are a good fit for your event.

Complimentary Support

We know there are a lot of decisions to be made when planning a tournament, camp or other sports event, and we're here to help. As the event organizer, you will have access to full support every step of the way from a highly skilled & helpful Northern Kentucky CVB sales & convention service team dedicated to making your destination selection and event planning processes efficient and enjoyable.

We offer many complimentary services to assist you and are eager to learn more about the needs of you and your group.

Hotels & Dining

Northern Kentucky offers a wide choice of hotels encompassing a range of price points and amenities. With 65+ brand-name hotels and over 7,000 rooms, you're sure to find accommodations that are a perfect fit for your organization. Family-friendly dining options are plentiful and include popular fast-food and casual dining chains along with numerous local pubs & restaurants offering specialty pizzas, burgers, traditional American favorites and a variety of casual and ethnic fare that will appeal to a wide range of tastes.

Things To Do

Attractions and free time event opportunities are plentiful and far-ranging. Take in a Cincinnati Reds, Bengals or Cyclones game, ride on a paddlewheel riverboat or cheer on Northern Kentucky's fan-friendly minor league baseball team, the
Florence Freedom. We've got Kentucky Speedway and live thoroughbred racing at Turfway Park. Local museums and performing arts rank among the best in the nation and our busy events calendar will let you know what's going on around
town during your visit.

Be sure to visit Newport on the Levee – named by Zagat in 2004 as the #1 shopping/mall attraction for families in the U.S. You'll find a Purple People Bridge, Newport Aquarium, Ride The Ducks, GameWorks, Funny Bone Comedy Club, dining, shopping and more.

For adventurous types, try recreational tree climbing, a Segway city tour, canoeing, Perfect North Ski Slopes, Kings Island and its infamous wooden roller coaster “The Beast.” Soak City and Coney Island Sunlight Pool & Amusement Park are top spots for families to cool off in the summer. Your group will enjoy all that Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati has to offer.
Contact Us Now for more information on bringing your sports group here.

For more information about bringing your sports group to Northern Kentucky, please contact:

Kathy Ehlman Kathy Ehlman
Sports Sales Manager

1-877-NKY-VISIT (1-877-659-8474)  
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