Pittsburgh has long been known as a legendary sports town—with four Stanley Cups, six Super Bowls and five World Series championships—and a major sports destination for professional and amateur events.
With a community that lives for collaboration and a passion for sports, event planners can rely on an experienced staff, dedicated volunteers and committed stakeholders to create iconic experiences and events.
Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. population, making it easy for athletes and fans to experience the thrill of competition in our state-of-the-art facilities—all within steps of some of the country’s best hotels, restaurants and attractions.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality and flexibility with cutting-edge technology to offer meeting planners, show organizers, exhibitors and visitors a location for an unforgettable event experience. The LEED Platinum-certified green convention center offers a skywalk to The Westin hotel and a 700-car parking garage. It is within walking distance of CONSOL Energy Center, Heinz Field, PNC Park, more than 300 restaurants and over 5,300 hotel rooms. Events that have previously been hosted are the Connect Sports Marketplace & Olympic SportsLink, USA Gymnastics National Congress and Tradeshow, USA Karate National Championships & Team Trials, Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest and the East Coast Volleyball Championship.
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, Highmark Stadium is a multisport and entertainment venue offering incredible, unimpeded views. The 3,500-seat facility features a FIFA 2-star certified artificial turf field (240 feet by 390 feet), the highest rating that an artificial playing surface can achieve, and one of only six fields in the country to earn this rating. Highmark Stadium also features permanent lighting, 15 suites and a 400-person standing-room-only space. While the known home of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds men’s professional soccer team, Highmark Stadium also offers a state-of-the-art playing surface for a variety of outdoor sports and events.