Columbus, Georgia

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Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.22.44 PMColumbus, Georgia, is a great city rich with a variety of sports facilities, located just 75 miles south of Atlanta. The award-winning Columbus Sports Council, along with the Columbus CVB and Columbus Parks and Recreation, will ensure you have a top-notch experience. Columbus is home to a 10,000-seat civic center with two ice rinks, a convention center, football and baseball stadiums, a 12-field soccer complex, a 57-court tennis center and an eight-field softball complex, and is home to the 1996 Olympic fast-pitch softball competition, the world’s longest urban white-water course, Columbus Aquatic Center and more. Couple these facilities with the sports council’s experienced staff and a cadre of loyal volunteers, and you have the recipe for a successful event of any size. During downtime, attendees can tour the National Infantry Museum and Coca-Cola Space Science Center or take advantage of the 15-mile RiverWalk. When hunger strikes, there’s no shortage of palate-pleasing restaurants. If shopping is on your to-do list, Columbus offers a cornucopia of nationally recognized stores complemented by unique local boutiques. Columbus rolls out the red carpet for you, just like it does for thousands of happy visitors each year.
"USTA Georgia recognizes the excellence of the Columbus Regional Tennis Association and Cooper Creek Tennis Center. We hold many tournaments and events at Cooper Creek (including Georgia State Championship events) and are always treated to first-class hospitality in a first-class facility. Columbus truly is a tennis player’s dream destination, a vibrant city to compete in and enjoy all it has to offer.” –Darren Potkey, Executive Director, USTA Georgia

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Columbus Aquatic Center

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.31.17 PMColumbus Aquatic Center is a 57,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art natatorium featuring a 50-meter Olympic-size swimming pool and a 25-yard therapy and warming pool. At the west end of the pool, two 1-meter and one 3-meter diving platforms look down on 13 feet of water. Adjacent to the pool deck are men’s and women’s showers, restrooms and locker rooms. The mezzanine level has seating for 900 spectators, as well as men’s and women’s restrooms. The facility also features concessions, free parking and party facilities. Columbus Aquatic Center is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, including high-definition cameras for live streaming video that’s fed to our concourse area. Spectators can continue to watch their athletes even after leaving their seats by viewing them on the television screens located along the concourse. aquatic center_columbus_ga

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South Commons Softball Complex and Stadium

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.32.27 PMSouth Commons Softball Complex and Stadium in Columbus truly brings value to your event, and the facilities are unparalleled in the softball universe. The eight fields with a roundhouse and 2,500-seat stadium have hosted hundreds of local, state, regional, national and even international softball events, including the 1996 Olympic fast-pitch softball competition. Our complex is a complete package with on-site concessions, abundant parking and proximity to the civic center, and a football and baseball field. It is perfectly located in historic Columbus with more than 40 nearby hotels, local and national restaurants, shopping and the world’s longest urban whitewater course and zip-line adventure. south commons_columbus_ga