5 Reasons Why You Should Host A Sporting Event In Lubbock, TX

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

March 08, 2024


By: Lindsey Neas

Lubbock is home to many collegiate and community sporting facilities. Alongside a variety of food, entertainment and activity options, memories are around every corner in Hub City. 

Here are a few reasons why you should host your next sporting event in Lubbock, TX: 

  1. Lubbock has a variety of sporting facilities

With various indoor and outdoor athletic facilities in Lubbock, hosting sporting events and tournaments has never been easier. Lubbock’s indoor facilities are the perfect place to participate in or watch your favorite seasonal sport year-round.

With venues everywhere, nearly every sport can find a home in Lubbock. Explore the Texas Tech Equestrian Center, Pete Ragus Aquatic Center, Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center and more. Alongside collegiate and public facilities, local high schools have great options for both indoor and outdoor sports. With an average of 350 sporting events held in Hub City every year, Lubbock welcomes national and worldwide audiences.

At any level of athletics, Lubbock is equipped to perform. Book your next sporting event now!

  1. Lubbock is home to many group-friendly dining and activity options

Knowing which restaurants and locations accommodate large groups is a priority in team travel. One of the oldest restaurants in town and a group-friendly spot, Orlando’s Italian Restaurant is a household name popular for its Tex-Italian cuisine. Another spacious location with private dining rooms and outdoor seating, Cast Iron Grill has a menu full of Southern staples and homemade pies. It’s the perfect stop for a fueling breakfast before a big day of games. Check out more group-friendly dining options here.

Find fun and leisure at some of Hub City’s staple locations. Check out Prairie Dog Town to see Lubbock’s furry friends. Located in Mackenzie Park, Prairie Dog Town is a spacious area for groups to explore. Pro Tip: Bring carrots to feed them. The whole crew can play arcade games at Dave & Buster’s, enjoy a round of mini putt-putt and go-carts at Main Event or catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 

  1. Access to Division 1 Universities 

Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University maintain fields, courts, parks and multipurpose centers, hosting year-round events. Texas Tech’s United Supermarkets Arena is a multipurpose center with over 15,000 seats and additional meeting rooms accommodating anywhere between 30 to 400 people. Lubbock Christian University’s RIP Griffin Center features one full court, four full locker rooms and a 25’ by 9’ video board. 

Many pros come along with access to world-class universities. The Texas Tech University Sports Performance Center is part of The Campaign for Fearless Champions, where Texas Tech Athletics envisioned an indoor performance venue hosting competitive meets and providing a facility for athletic training. As a one-of-a-kind facility, The Sports Performance Center seats over 2,000 and has a state-of-the-art indoor track and football field.  

These features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to utilizing Lubbock college campuses.

Home to some of the most passionate fans, Texas Tech hosts collegiate sporting events year-round. Before you visit Lubbock, be sure to check Texas Tech Athletics and grab tickets to the next big game, another group-friendly activity for those who can’t get enough of sports. 

  1. Ease of transportation

Five major highways intersect in Lubbock, making it easily accessible from all directions. The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport services flights from across the globe. No matter your preferred transportation, travel options are readily available. 

Lubbock’s grid-system design enables effortless transportation. Getting around town has never been easier thanks to hotels with complimentary shuttles, rental cars, limo and town car services, Lyft, Uber and charter buses available for rental. Most locations are within 15 minutes of your starting point; get ready to explore!

  1. West Texas Hospitality 

When it comes to hospitality, Visit Lubbock delivers in every aspect. The sales team goes above and beyond to make your trip to Lubbock unforgettable. From coordinating venue details to providing goodies and additional services, we’ve got your back. Don’t forget, our team can help you secure room blocks at a discounted rate! Let us introduce you to our home! 


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