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Sports & Recreation

You might know that Fayetteville is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, but it’s also consistently ranked the #1 place to live in the SEC! Whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, volleyball or any of the other 11 sports at the University of Arkansas, die-hard fans pack the stadium rain or shine to call the Hogs. Our city’s enthusiasm for sports goes beyond college team spirit, too – we’re home to the NWA Roller Derby, a World Championship Cyclocross course, and a disc golfer’s paradise. Wherever and whatever you want to play, we can help you find it in Fayetteville!

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 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. Interested in bringing your event to our incredible city? Connect with us.

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Razorback fans of and visitors to the University of Arkansas have the opportunity to attend sporting events year-round, as the school currently fields 19 total varsity teams — eight men’s and 11 women’s — in 11 sports. The men’s varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and of course, football; the women’s varsity sports include basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, softball and volleyball.

Razorback Schedules

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Staying for a while? Fayetteville Parks and Recreation offers Adult Sport options in kickball, volleyball, soccer, and slow pitch softball. Youth leagues are available for fast pitch softball and soccer!

City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

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Experience Fayetteville and all the other college towns from around the SEC have come together to create an exciting new experience for all of our fans. With the Visit the SEC Pass, you'll find 10 of our favorite spots in each and every SEC town.

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June 8, 2024

Ladies Du Fayetteville

The annual Ladies Du, a unique multi-sport race experience for women & women-aligned athletes, is returning to Fayetteville for another year of competition on Saturday, June 8, 2024! The duathlon kicks off at 7:00am at the Lake Fayetteville Marina.

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Call the Hogs in Tuscaloosa

It’s time to make your way to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where you’ll cheer on the Arkansas Razorbacks against The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide. Whether it’s your first trip to T-Town or a long-standing tradition, we can’t wait to welcome you here! Where To Stay The game kicks off at 11:00, which means you’ll have to round up fellow Hogs fans early for a tailgate party before you head into Bryant Denny Stadium. Reserve your hotel room for Friday night now to make the most of an early start on Saturday morning.   Of course, downtown Tuscaloosa offers great stays within an easy walk of campus and even easier access to most of the city’s greatest restaurants and entertainment venues.  Embassy Suites The Alamite Hotel Indigo AC Hotel Many well-established hotel chains are spread along the I-59/20 exits, allowing a quick drive around the city to reach downtown.  Where To Eat If you’re looking for a taste of home, Fayetteville’s own Slim Chickens’ explosive growth has reached Tuscaloosa. For other familiar eats, look no further than Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, Mellow Mushroom or Newk’s Eatery for a meal you know and love.  But if you’re hungry for flavor native to Tuscaloosa, it’s time to dig in.  Buffalo Phil’s Urban Bar & Kitchen Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ Taco Casa For additional fun, explore the delights and easily find something for everyone in your group at the many local food trucks set up on campus or nearby on game days.  What To Do There’s no action like game day action on campus! From UA’s traditions to the Paul W. Bryant Museum to the loads of people watching in between, there is no down time before kickoff. If you haven’t been to the museum yet, enjoy the history and relics that keep the legend of Coach Bear Bryant alive and well.  Tailgating is the mainstay of gameday. Free spots on the Quad are on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to have your plan ready to go! Set up your basecamp for all of your fun then be ready for the Walk of Champions two hours before kickoff and then back over to the Quad to take in the Million Dollar Marching Band perform the Elephant Stomp on the steps of the Gorgas Library.  UA Gameday is your essential source for the best information for navigating campus, reserving parking and finding stadium info.  Where To Park  If you have a room downtown, you have some of the best parking available in Tuscaloosa on a Saturday. Enjoy the walk or contact JoyRide or Bama Ride for golf cart transportation that gets you closer to the destination. Free public parking is available in the Downtown Intermodal Facility deck and fills up fast, so arrive early for great parking and enjoy dinner at Heat Pizza Bar, located at street level, before heading home or back to your room.  Other nearby locations allow gameday parking for $20/vehicle, such as DCH employee lot or public schools. Check out uagameday.com for more information and maps to these locations.  If you’d rather avoid driving closer to campus, free parking is available at University Mall with your $20 cash going toward shuttle rides to and from campus. This is a great option if you’re only spending the day with us in Tuscaloosa.  Fayetteville, we can’t wait to welcome you and the Razorbacks here!

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Welcome to Baton Rouge!

Welcome to Baton Rouge! Known for our eclectic culture and ability to celebrate anything and everything, a visit to Baton Rouge is a bucket list item every college football fan should consider. Experience a game day like no other, where the music, drinks and of course, the food, flows freely and abundantly, and see for yourself why there’s nothing quite like game day in Baton Rouge!

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Things to Do on Game Day Weekends

Every fall, Razorback fans travel to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs play football! College game day is a staple of American culture, especially in the South and SEC, but here, the options for weekend fun go beyond the Saturday battle on the gridiron. Visitors in town for the football game often stay Friday through Sunday for the best experience - and leave wishing they had more time. When you aren’t tailgating and cheering at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, make the most of your weekend trip by trying some of these popular traditions and things to do in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Rent a Razorback Tailgate Party

Fayetteville, Arkansas and the rowdy Razorback fans that join us each fall make each game day the experience of a lifetime. Visitors flock to the University of Arkansas to take part in one of the most vibrant and celebrated tailgating scenes in the country each Razorback football home game day - and it just got easier for you to do the same!

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Visitor’s Guide

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