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.

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.

February, 2018

The 2018 University of Arkansas men’s baseball season is underway, and the Razorbacks are looking to make their way to Omaha for the College World Series. Coached by Dave Van Horn, watching the “Diamond Hogs” at Baum Stadium is one of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville during the spring and summer months.

February, 2018

Looking for something new to do in Northwest Arkansas? Catch a NWA Roller Derby game and you won't be bored!

Roller derby is a completely unique, high-impact sport that is known for being totally inclusive of age, gender, nationality and background. It consists of two teams of five players roller skating around a track trying to get a designated team member (the "jammer") to lap members of the opposing team.

August, 2017

The Arkansas Razorbacks kick off another season of college football today at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, AR. Little Rock has a long-standing tradition of hosting at least one game a year for the hogs, but most home games are played at the University of Arkansas campus right here in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

On game day, you can feel the buzz of energy coursing throughout our town as tailgates pop-up, restaurants welcome visitors and the University of Arkansas fills with friendly faces. With a newly expanded and upgraded stadium underway and a hint of fall in the air, Donald W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville is the perfect destination for SEC football lovers. In fact, Fayetteville was named the best place to live in the SEC.

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