People don’t call El Paso, Texas, Sun City for nothing. Every year, the city has more than 300 days of bright, sunny weather—that’s more than 300 perfect days to bike, climb, swim, run, throw, kick and anything else that can be done under the sun.
In addition to great weather, El Paso is investing half a billion dollars in facilities for soccer, baseball, football, softball and aquatic sports. America’s newest triple-A ballpark Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, won the 2014 Ballpark of the Year award from baseballparks.com.
The United States Bowling Congress and Conference USA have played here repeatedly, and the Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the nation, has been here for 81 years.
El Paso’s on a winning streak and the CVB hopes you’ll be a part of it. You better El Paso up!
"We hosted the Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in El Paso in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. So when Destination El Paso submitted a bid to host again in 2014, we were thrilled and jumped at the opportunity to work with this dynamic and accommodating group of individuals. Once again, we were not disappointed. The Destination El Paso team is incredibly thorough and did a great job assisting the Conference USA Team in the planning stages and during our events. I highly encourage event planners to take El Paso into consideration for their upcoming events and tournaments.”
–Judy MacLeod, Commissioner, Conference USA
Photo credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Westside Pool, part of the City of El Paso’s 2012 Quality of Life Bond, will provide El Paso with its first 50-meter, competition-ready natatorium facility. The 50-meter-by-25-yard pool will have three depths along its length to accommodate competitive timed swimming, water polo and programmed swimming events. Additionally, the venue will feature separate areas for competitors and spectators with arena seating for about 780 spectators in a mezzanine level overlooking the pool. A warmup and cool-down pool is conveniently attached to the competition facility. Expected completion is fall of 2017.
Eastside Regional Park
El Paso’s Eastside Regional Park is part of the City of El Paso’s 2012 Quality of Life Bond. The $48 million complex will sit on approximately 92 acres of undeveloped land that was originally part of a private recreation facility. The first phase, set for completion in 2018, will feature a competition-ready, indoor 50-meter pool and natatorium, a separate recreational pool, a rock climbing wall, a recreational center, parking lots, a splash pad and a lazy river. Phase two will consist of six flat fields for football and soccer, four baseball and softball diamonds, 12 handball courts, four volleyball courts, three multiuse courts and a BMX/Skate Park facility. The entire park should be completed and ready for competition by mid- to late 2020.