Sports & Recreation

Most people know that Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. In fact, Fayetteville is Named the No. 4 Best College Town in the Nation and Fayetteville is ranked #1 place to live in the SEC. While the region packs the stadium to call the Hogs, enthusiasm for sports goes beyond college team spirit.

Fayetteville is the ideal backdrop to host sporting events of all kinds and sizes. The north-south Interstate I-49 connects the largest towns in the region and in doing so expands the possibilities for larger events. We have the facilities, the know-how and all the resources to knock your sporting event out of the park.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that the 2022 Cyclo-Cross World Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jan. 29-30, 2022.  This will be only the second time that the championships have been held in the United States. Local nonprofit BikeNWA will lead a coalition of community partners, including Experience Fayetteville, in organizing the World Championships.  

The legendary Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team is having their annual training camp in Fayetteville January 31 through February 8.

November, 2018

Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas which means it’s a thriving college town with lots of Arkansas Razorback sporting events. Throughout the cooler months, Bud Walton Arena roars with excitement as the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams take on the some of the most difficult opponents in the SEC and beyond.

Under the first year of new Head Coach Chad Morris, the Arkansas Razorbacks football team is looking to make a splash in the SEC during the 2018 season.

The season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1, with a home game against Eastern Illinois in the newly renovated Donald W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville. The renovations, which focus mostly on an expansion of the north end zone, will add 4,800 seats, including new luxury suites, club areas and loge boxes.

With the Razorbacks competing in the 2018 College World Series, many locals and visitors will be looking for a great place to watch the baseball games. Outside of Omaha, restaurants and bars in Fayetteville are the best places to watch the Hogs compete.

The games will be played from June 16-27, and Arkansas’ first matchup is Sunday, June 17, with an old Southwestern Conference foe, the Texas Longhorns. The “Omahogs” and the ’Horns are scheduled to toss the first pitch at 1 p.m.. If you’re in need of a table or stool to watch, here are a few popular places in Fayetteville.

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