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, future host of the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, 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.


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


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

White Elephant 5K

The festive and fun new holiday race that debuted in Fayetteville last winter is returning for a second year! The aptly-named White Elephant 5K race will take place in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, December 10th.

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Spicy Hog Double Oct 1-2

The Spicy Hog Double challenge will launch this fall, creating an additional incentive for racers to compete in two of Fayetteville’s oldest and most beloved running events! The challenge will span the weekend of October 1st and 2nd to include both the Chile Pepper 10K and the Razor Run 15K.

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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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