Photo courtesy of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Williams Brice Stadium - Columbia, SC

Sports in SC

If you're searching for a place to hold a professional, amateur or collegiate sporting event, look no further. Play here. South Carolina is just right. We're just right for soccer games, baseball tournaments, golf championships and tennis playoffs. And let's not forget about football, basketball and the awesome mud run challenges, 5K walks and runs and fishing tournaments. 

Our small towns, coastal cities and inland areas offer a diverse landscape for indoor and outdoor sports in South Carolina. With award-winning restaurants, affordable accommodations and plenty of fun attractions to keep athletes, their families and spectators busy, you'll score big in South Carolina.

Sporting Events

South Carolina is home to hundreds of tournaments like fishing, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball and rugby. Get in on the action and plan your trip to the Palmetto State. Download and print a list of sporting events in South Carolina.


South Carolina Sports Alliance (SCSA) is South Carolina's statewide sports collaborative endeavor to fully promote South Carolina as the premier sports destination in the United States. South Carolina is home to some of the most pristine destinations, sites and venues to further direct the statewide recruiting efforts to promote and support sporting events coming to South Carolina. The SCSA is compromised of CVB's, sports commissions, parks and recreation entities, statewide tourism regions, major attractions and the private sector who all share one common goal of creating an atmosphere where your sporting event can achieve the utmost success.

The South Carolina Sports Alliance is an non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and develop the continued success of the sports industry of South Carolina. SCSA's primary goal is the growth and enhancement of the sports economy in the state South Carolina and its local communities. The SCSA will provide a forum for sports and all related hospitality industry constituents that actively bring forth ideas and solutions to develop sports tourism for the state. The SCSA also provides an opportunity for the exchange of information as a continuing education process. In these education settings SCSA members will benefit through idea sharing, industry trends, creative alternatives, retention, coordination, and the overall production of sports-related facilities, and the entire event that surrounds it.

For more information on SCSA and, please contact the following board members:

J. Auvis Cole (Rock Hill/York CVB), President/Chair - 888.702.1320 or
Kathleen Cartland (Charleston Area Sports Commission), Vice Chair - 843.805.3030 or
Scott Powers (Columbia Regional Sports Council), Treasurer - 803.467.2344 or
Lindsay Burns (Greenwood CVB), Public Relations Chair - 864.953.2464 or
Jeff Pool (Greenville Parks & Recreation), Secretary - 864.676.2180 or

To locate a venue, specific community or member of the SCSA, please see map and membership directory.

Download SCSA Membership Application and Benefits.

SCSA Partners

Our South Carolina Association partners are ready to help you find a location to host your next sports event.

 Captial City/Lake Murray Country
 Pendleton District
 Darlington Raceway
 North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
 Carowinds City of Seneca PRT
 City of North Myrtle Beach
 City of Rock Hill PRT
 City of Aiken PRT
 Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce
 Columbia Sports Council
 Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Union County Tourism Commission
 Charleston Area Sports Commission
 City of Sumter Recreation Department
 Greenwood Regional Tourism & Visitors Bureau
 Olde English District
 Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Visit Myrtle Beach
 Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
 Hilton Head Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
 City of Easley
 Greenville Recreation & Greenville County

SC Sports Venues

Ready to find a winning combination of a great place to visit and a great place to play? Download our list of South Carolina sports venues.

Vacation Guide

Discover the ins-and-outs of South Carolina culture, attractions, lodging, dining and more with the official South Carolina Vacation Guide.