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.

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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

Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Schedule

With its annual “Red-White game” in the rearview mirror, the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team is ready to start its 2020-21 season, which kicks off Thanksgiving week at Bud Walton Arena.  Hogs basketball games are always an electric atmosphere and a great reason to visit Fayetteville, whether it’s a day trip for the game (and a bite to eat, of course), or you’re staying a few days to take in some of the other fun things to do in Fayetteville. Let’s face it, you can’t do them all in one weekend, but that’s why you’ll be coming back!

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Crazy about Disc Golf

A favorite pastime in Fayetteville is a sport played a lot like golf but uses flying discs instead of clubs and golf balls. Of course, we are talking about Disc Golf! This sport has been woven into the fabric of the Fayetteville outdoor recreational scene and is gaining in popularity especially this year. Disc golf is an activity that will bring you to the shores of Fayetteville’s first aquafer at Lake Fayetteville and wind you through the woods of our second oldest park. With two 18-hole courses and several 9-hole courses, no matter what your skill level is, there is a place and a friend here in Fayetteville to play disc golf with you. After a day out on the course, be sure to check out the many great restaurants in Fayetteville and breweries on the Fayetteville Ale Trail.

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Event date: December 07, 2019

Jingle Bell Jog

Much of the flora and fauna of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks may go temporarily dormant in December, but the gardens are anything but quiet in the winter season. The 8th Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Children’s Fun Run on Saturday, December 7, 2019 provides the perfect excuse for people of all ages to run amok (or walk) in their craziest holiday attire.

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Event date: November 23, 2019

Kessler Trail Run

Fayetteville, Arkansas locals know the network of gorgeous trails and stunning natural environment that has helped define the city for nearly 200 years both come as a result of support for land conservation in the region. The Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association determined there’s a perfect way to combine fun with getting the community connected with efforts to protect the beauty of the Ozarks that continuously helps rank Fayetteville near the top of multiple annual national quality of life lists—and that comes in the fabulous form of the yearly Kessler Trail Run.

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